The year 2016, just like the sidewalk … slip-slidin’ away.


Mercifully, the year 2016 is sliding into oblivion, just like I would have done some slip-slidin’ of my own, had I headed out on a walk this morning.

I have been running errands over the past two days, and missed some mighty fine walking weather, so I was happy to look outside and see no snow had fallen and I could walk.

But, once I headed outside, lo and behold, there was a thin glaze of ice on the driveway and sidewalk. So much for the walk and wiping out, thus I ran the car in the garage, then took my bundled-up self right back into the house.

With a mere two days left to make resolutions before 2017 arrives, have you decided on how you will right your ship, or keep yourself on track next year?

As to me, I know I can’t eat any healthier … I’ve given up fast food, fried food, sweets and treats, salty snacks and red meat over the course of the last five years. I study labels for sodium and sugar content – so, yeah me.  But, on the other hand, oh how boring my meals have become!

Once again, I’ve embarked on the exercise bike regimen for the Winter months, since walking is kind of iffy due to ice and sometimes snow-slickened sidewalks, but, I do vow to walk if it is clear and cold, having yet to christen those hiking boots I bought in the Fall of 2015. They still are in the original box in the bottom of the closet.

Well, my 2017 resolution is pretty simple … I will be more organized! I want to know where everything in the house is located without scratching my head and giving up where to look.  I was organized at one point in my life, so, why orderliness has moved out and disorganization has moved in its place, I have no clue … but that is my resolution for 2017.

Otherwise, I am perfect … (just kidding!)

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 year 2016, just like the sidewalk … slip-slidin’ away.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Oh Linda you are perfect. Why couldn’t your bike be put in your spare room? It would be handy whenever you wanted to jump on….like this morning.


    • lindasschaub says:

      That is mighty tempting Marge as it is cold sometimes to go down into the basement (though once the heat comes on, then it is really hot down there once I start pedalling). I used to have a few fans set up – when basement was less cluttered … I have to shut my eyes to what I see while I am sitting on top of the bike or I might get sick. I turn off the big light and then I don’t see so much – as to housekeeping I am far from perfect!!


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Dear Miss Perfect…………………………….I haven’t thought on how I’m going to “right my ship”……………….except to kick myself in the pants and walk over to the exercise room………………okay because of your blog tonight……………………………..I’m going to!


  3. lindasschaub says:

    Good girl! Ann Marie – I am far from perfect believe me … you had an excuse for not walking as you had a bad cold, then you got busy getting things ready and baking for Christmas. Thursday there was black ice … that’s why I turned around and came back inside. You remember what happened to you on your front porch your last Winter on Mill Street after you slid and fell on the glazed cement? This morning it was okay – the warm temps yesterday melted the ice, BUT it was brutally cold and windy and there were alot of snow flurries, but, I lived to tell about it. I’m glad I inspired you to go to the exercise room,


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