Are you a hot-weather fan?


Feelin’ hot hot hot!

Memorial Day weekend is the gateway to Summer, so if you’re a hot-weather fan, today’s weather didn’t disappoint. Yesterday my favorite weatherman, Paul Gross, warned us to “get set to sweat” and Paul was 100% correct, since it feels like Summer has already arrived.

Well, I’m no fan of hot and humid weather and when I stepped out for my walk this morning, the temperature was already 70 degrees and the humidity was sky high. I’ve worn three different sets of clothing this week … cold, warm and hot-weather garb, plus I’ve gone from a jacket, to short-sleeves in just a few days.  That’s Michigan weather for you.  Over the course of the last week, I’ve had the heat on overnight and early morning and the A/C on merely twelve hours later.

There was a bit of a breeze, but it didn’t help much, so I ambled over to Emmons Boulevard to take advantage of the canopy of trees which line the street and provide some shade. It was “raining” those lightweight maple seeds that we used to call “helicopters” or “spinners” when we were kids, and the ever-present elm seed “dots” were still flying about and settling everywhere.

The traffic wasn’t bad at all, so I think a lot of folks played hooky and got an early start up North for their long holiday.

I suppose the Scripps Spelling Bee people would have been more original in their choice of words to describe this very warm morn – they’d have picked some long or complicated multi-syllable words, certainly more eloquent than the words sultry, sweltering, sizzling, stifling, scorching, steamy or sticky. Interestingly all these words begin with the letter “s”.

I’d probably forget the descriptions and just say “the heat is here folks – get used to it!”

Suffice it to say it was hot, hot, hot, but I still got four miles done and have now reached 250 miles walked so far in 2016.

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 Are you a hot-weather fan?

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Congratulations on 250 miles. The weather didn’t cooperate for many miles of your journey, nor did your car. I hope your next hundreds of miles will be much more relaxing. It is very warm and himid again today.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks Marge – I really thought I’d have more than 250 miles by now since I walked more than usual in the Winter. I can’t count my car miles against my walking miles anymore since I have to drive it more as you know, but the last few mornings I’ve gone out and the battery is at peak performance, so I must be doing something right; unfortunately, though, the miles I need to drive now cut down on the walking miles, so it becomes a vicious cycle. I hope the rest of the miles go smoothly as well – it was terribly hot and humid this morning and I left early. It is way too early to be this hot in my opinion, but maybe I am just cranky. 🙂


  3. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………..Hooray for you…………..young lady


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