I was thinking of that summery song from the 70s by Seals and Crofts as I strolled along the perimeter path this morning. Those lyrics, and this chalk art, sum up a perfect Summer day. I took the photo of these chalk etchings a few weeks ago and decided to tuck it away, then match it up with a sunny, Summer-lovin’ day like this one.
Anticipating the refreshing walk, I got an early start and took the car out for a spin to Council Point Park. I wanted to get my four miles in, so I could hurry home and start cleaning out the garage. The garage was fairly organized after I decluttered it and cleaned it out in the Fall of 2016, but, unfortunately, on June 9th the contractors for the insulation job threw everything in a heap in the back of the garage and also left hundreds of foam tidbits and cellulose pieces in their wake. I swept out some of those papery particles and others have glommed onto everything, even inside closed cabinets. It was quite the colossal mess, so I decided that I’d make use of the cooler, less-humid weather to tackle this job.
Slowly, but surely, in the year 2017, I have declared war on disorganization, clutter, and/or mess – whatever description you want to use, and I’m still anxious to finish everything to enjoy some “me” time. I just hope it doesn’t rain every weekend once my designated “me” time finally arrives.
Despite that big, bold sun, there sure was a “Fall feel” in the air, and it made me recall that I heard Accuweather’s long-range weather forecast on August 1st and jotted it down, to look at around Thanksgiving to see how accurate they were. I really don’t know whether to believe these same weather folks, who predicted a snowier-than-usual Winter for 2016-2017, and, it turned out to be a fairly mild and low snowfall season (not that I am complaining).
Anyway, the Accuweather meteorologists predict that Michigan will have a “very dry September, a very moist October and a wintry November” (hmmm, I’m glad they used the word “very” for the first two months only!) At that rate, I’d better keep motivated and moving along with my steps and miles, just in case October and November’s weather put a big dent in my daily excursions, thus messing up my final goal.
Most of the regulars were at the Park today, and I chatted with a few folks, then hastened to get my two laps in so I could get home. I did not even make a single pit stop for my peanut pals, because they were all MIA, so that full Ziploc bag filled with peanuts that was slapping against my thigh the two trips around the entire Park, went home with me untouched … well, there’s always tomorrow.