The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


I remember a teacher from way back in grade school telling us kids that every day we should “be like the sun and rise and shine”, no matter how we felt. I thought of that phrase this morning – I was up and at ‘em and ready to take on the day – but Mr. Sun … well, not so much.

When I left the house, wrapped up in full, cold-weather gear, it was still another gloomy morning, with below-freezing temps and a stiff 20 mph wind. Yikes!

While the math nerds may be liking today as it is “Square Root Day” (the date is 4/4/16, so one of nine events in a century, when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year), I know these frosty temps are numbers that don’t sound right for the 4th of April, nor for the anticipated cold weather that is predicted for the next ten days or so.

What little snow we had left over from Saturday was long gone, but I noticed that the pesky Snow in the Mountain has already crept into the lava rock and mulch in two of my gardens – you win some, you lose some I guess.

I have racked up 142 miles so far this year and was hoping to reach 150 on Wednesday which is “National Walking Day” but the weathermen are already breathless in anticipation about the next bad weather front, slated for Wednesday, and guaranteed to be an off-and-on rainy, sleety mess all day, so the consolation prize for such a sloppin’ morn is a few more extra ZZZZZZZs.

Oh hurry up Spring; I’ve waited a long time for you and my patience is wearing thin.

In the meantime, a girl can just dream …

[Image by Tangjiao from Pixabay]

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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4 Responses to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Awe I lost my comment again…as always hurry up spring. Good luck in your goal.


    • lindasschaub says:

      Sorry, you lost your comment, but thanks for replying anyway. As to the walking, I guess it is still early in the year, but I just seem to get going and then poof – weather gets in the way … a little frustrating Marge.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………….yes a girl can dream………………………..I too said: “come on spring lets get some warmer for walking weather”………………..the wind is what made yesterday so cold………………today was a good walking day……………………Have you taken your little car for a ride?…………………………………..


    • lindasschaub says:

      Hi Ann Marie – I did take the car for a ride this past Saturday as I knew the weather would be bad all week. I try to take it out at least once a week; it is a little cumbersome now because it has the “battery tender” on it, so to take the car out, I have to unplug the gizmo from the car, unplug the extension cord, put the cords and gizmo somewhere and then take out car, and repeat process when I am done and ready to put it back in the garage. I think twice about dashing to the store. If it is just a few groceries, I just walk and get them. We are getting some snow they say this weekend. I did get out this morning, but only because I really hustled, walked fast as I wanted to get the mileage in to reach 150 miles. Today is “National Walking Day”. I want to read up on it and learn more about it. I never knew it existed ’til last year.


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