Tuesday Musings.

Yesterday was an anomaly weather-wise, though I’m sure there were no complaints.

My favorite meteorologist, Paul Gross, said that we shattered the former record of 55 degrees set back in 1888.  Yup 1888 – that was not a typo!  While there were still some patches of ice and snow when I set out on my walk, it was a cinch to navigate – no traipsing into the street, so I could pay more attention to the sights and sounds, instead of watching my feet as they navigated the pavement.  But, despite those warmer temps, the Ecorse Creek was still covered with ice, with one small fissure bisecting the Creek, but no water visible yet.

So, like I said, I had a better opportunity to check out the Christmas décor that I missed during the two-week hiatus from my walking regimen, thanks to the two snowstorms and freezing rain. One such holiday item was a huge inflatable “snowwoman”, who appeared to be made from sand and was propped up near a garage.  I know this towering inflatable “sandwoman” was way taller than me.  She was quite the beach babe – extremely curvy, with three beige-colored sandballs, instead of the usual snowballs, comprising that body.  This sandwoman had her accessories down to a T … there was a floppy hat to protect her head from the sun’s rays and dark sunglasses perched on a cute conch shell nose.  She wore fashionable starfish buttons and had donned a colorful lei.  But, instead of carrying a purse on one twiggy arm, she had a sand bucket.  Very clever!  She looked perfect for yesterday’s weather, but I’ll bet she was shivering, as was I, when I opened the door to leave this morning.

What caused those Spring-like temps we had yesterday to vamoose? And who ordered those pesky little ice pellets that landed on my nose and down jacket today?  Grrrrrrrrr.

Well, after all, we did just begin the Winter season. Now, we’ve dispensed with Christmas and the news station is carrying their year-in-review for many different topics.  The advertisements are now about New Year’s Eve reservations and New Year’s resolutions.  Whoa!  And, on social media, people have tweeted and posted about Valentine’s Day and Easter cards, candy and décor springing up everywhere … did someone say Spring?

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 Tuesday Musings.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    Nothing like pushing the seasons. The weather was nice for a few days. Now back to the real world.


    • lindasschaub says:

      That’s for sure Marge – at least the sun was out this morning and that made it feel a little bit better, but I hope we don’t get that inch or so of snow tonight and tomorrow night … just when everything is clear to the cement and easy to navigate by car or on foot. Maybe they are wrong.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………I did hear that the temps were up but I didn’t venture out all day yesterday…………………………where’s the picture of THAT “snowwoman”?……………………I’m trying to picture her.


    • lindasschaub says:

      Today was so nice for a Winter day Ann Marie, but I am hearing we have snow tonight and tomorrow night – just an inch, but enough to mess up the walking. It can stay clear and dry and that suits me fine! I have located a picture of that “sand woman” online and will send it to you separately, as well as the location in case you are out and about in the car.


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