A feel-good Friday …


It’s finally Friday and the weather made it a kick-up-your-heels kind of day. I decided Mother Nature definitely deserved an “atta girl”, though I may have to take it back in the coming week.

The morning was just perfect, and, finally I was dressed properly for my walk … not too hot, not too cold. The sun was inviting and warm on my face and hair, and it seemed that everything was right with the world.  Suddenly I felt very energized, much like a foal running around the paddock … the wind in my hair and footloose and fancy free.

In 1992, my mom and I travelled to Kentucky and one of our stops was at Kentucky Horse Park. It was early May, the week after the Derby Day.  As we walked around the sprawling grounds, all the new foals were out in the paddock jumping and kicking up their heels like wild Mustangs and you couldn’t help smiling at their antics.  The Horse Park was a treasure trove of history and warm fuzzies and we spent an entire day touring the grounds and attractions.  The weather was picture perfect, much like today, and I snapped this picture of my mom standing at the entranceway to the Park.

I didn’t realize ‘til this morning that the Kentucky Derby was tomorrow. It seems our local news has been chockfull of nasties all week and Campaign 2016 has trumped any other topic on the national news, so the annual running of the three-year-old fillies took a backseat.  At least until today, when the media was all abuzz about “Nyquist” the three-year-old colt that is the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.  He was named for Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist.  Well, hopefully he runs like the wind, fueled on oats, not pizza pie.

Well, I too was fueled on oats and enjoyed my exercise, though I didn’t run like the wind, as I simply put myself through my paces, taking great strides, just like Nyquist to get ‘er done and move on to the next goal.

I could have dilly-dallied a little longer, just taking in the beauty of the day, but horse sense told me it was a work day and I’d better get back to my post in record time.


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 A feel-good Friday …

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It truly was a gorgeous day. One we wait for all winter. The hats are out today. The trees are decked out in their leafy green. I fear our weather will be a little wet.


    • lindasschaub says:

      Marge – it seems like we have to make the most of the nice, sunny days, because they are in short supply anymore – I hate hearing that we are in for a stormy and unsettled week coming up. Even the ducks are getting tired of the wet weather.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………..I caught the:…………”2016 has Trumped any other topic…..” nice pic of your mom……………………….hooray for our weather


    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Ann Marie – I want to keep everyone on their toes. I liked that picture as well. We had beautiful weather while there and if you like horses it is a very fun place to go.


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