Frozen lips and fingertips …


…. may be happening, but, the lack of frozen precip on sidewalks and roads makes all well in the walking world.  I’m making steady progress with only 50 more miles to go until I get to 700 miles; then I rest on my laurels and end 2015.  Rain spoiled my Tuesday morning, but it wasn’t ice and snow, so I’ll take a glass-half-full attitude these days.  The sun is pokey getting up and this morning it didn’t even bother to rise and shine.  I did though and piling on all the extra clothes had me scurrying out the door later than I’d like.  As to frozen lips, well … I guess I don’t really need to crack a smile and can just mumble good morning if someone, other than a squirrel, crosses my path and wants to communicate with me.  The frozen fingers aren’t so wonderful if you’re trying to take a picture though.  I toted along the camera today, even though the sky was dark and dreary looking , but I made the Detroit River at Emmons and Biddle my destination, so who knows what I might have seen down there?  As it turns out – there was nothing.  There’s not much allure on the water in Michigan come December, even a mild one like what we are enjoying.  I saw more homeowners have added Christmas critters to their front yards and the strings of miniature lights that were still lit twinkled brightly like stars in  the gray sky … they were like mini beacons beckoning me to keep going and persevere, so feet don’t fail me now.

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”  – William Shakespeare

[Image by photographer Ales Krivec at Unsplash]

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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5 Responses to Frozen lips and fingertips …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I thought you took the picture that graced your blog today. We are enjoying a mild weather week. 700 miles, Wow! Good luck.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I wish I could say I did take that picture Marge – and you give me an idea because right at the border of Lincoln Park and Wyandotte is a huge evergreen. It smells soooooo good whenever I pass by when it has rained or it is very humid out. I will take an up-close pic of it, next time there is “frosting” on it. I’m liking the mild weather – the fog not so much.


    • lindasschaub says:

      P.S. – I think I can get to 700 miles if the weather cooperates, so fingers crossed! It is only December 5th so it looks promising.


  2. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………….I am pondering Mr. /Washinton’s quote still………….something to think about……………………………….does anyone in our modern age come up with some profound quotes or do we have to wait till were very old to hear about some modern quotes…….?


    • lindasschaub says:

      You raise an interesting point Ann Marie – I don’t see many quotes by living people – I used to like the quotes by Maya Angelou and often used them, but she recently passed away … there are the occasional Oprah Winfrey or Bill Gates’ quotes, but that is about all. I will find some more current ones for you – maybe a few for the Christmas season.


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