Is my goal a tough nut to crack?


Well today is the official first day of Winter, though you wouldn’t know it … not that I am complaining mind you. While the tail end of December would usually find a Michigander swiping snowflakes off their nose and creating a pathway with a booted foot or large snow shovel, we are enjoying Spring-like temps once again.

When I left for my walk on this murky morning, it was 50 degrees. I was happy, because, after a solid day of rain yesterday, it promised to dawn dry this morning.  It was a different story, once I got suited up and outside though, as there was a fine mist and it was a mite foggy too.  Well, I had my heart set on getting to that 700-miles-walked goal, so I just went out anyway.  But, walking in the rain has never been my shtick and, though 50 degrees was mild, I felt a little silly muddling along in the puddles for the sake of a personal triumph, when we have another nine days left in 2015.

So, no slacking on my part, just turning back toward home and hoping for better weather tomorrow, along with a vow to keep soldiering on.

This pair of nutcrackers are the Christmas decorations on a porch on Emmons Boulevard – since I took the picture last week, they now are front and center in the garden, guarding the front door with their grinless and stalwart gaze.

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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2 Responses to Is my goal a tough nut to crack?

  1. ann marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda and Buddy……………………Merry Christmas to you………………………..yes I’ve been going crazy trying to get in all of the baking………………no I haven’t attempted any walking since I just run around …………………………you are the best at your walking and more best at your enjoyable writing…………………………annmarie


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thank you Ann Marie for your kind words – I did think it was strange I hadn’t heard from you in awhile, but thought you were active with your church and the soup kitchen. Today I got to 700 miles and will be writing about it later today. Christmas blessings to you, Steven and Digger. Hope you have something tasty for Digger too. 🙂


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