Dashing through the snow – NOT!!


Whittling down those remaining steps needed to achieve my goal of 1,000 miles walked in 2017, sure has been tough this past week.  What looked like an easy goal and a cinch to complete just a few weeks ago, has turned into walking sessions done in dribs and drabs.  These days my miles have been garnered by slogging around makeshift laps on the snowy grass at Memorial Park.  I still have 12 more miles left to reach that lofty goal.

Unfortunately, the prospect of walking over the next few days isn’t so great either.  Right now it is snowing everywhere in metropolitan Detroit, at the rate of one inch per hour, and the landscape is already blanketed by soft and fluffy snow.   Schools and universities are shuttered for the day and likely tomorrow.  It seems that every time I’ve heard the weather report, there was more snow in the forecast.  Now, it is up to nine inches, though I don’t think this will be happening in our neck of the woods thankfully.

I got another two miles walked this morning before the Wintry weather arrived though snowflakes were already fluttering down while I was still outside.  Of course, Winter does not officially arrive until December 21st … but don’t tell Mother Nature that.  While dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh may sound magical this time of year, the commute home for most drivers has been tedious and daunting, and I’m sure they’d trade their vehicle for a horse and sleigh in a country meadow in a heartbeat.

The world outside these four walls now resembles a snow globe – pretty to look at, and I, as well as many others, would love to be able to shake it madly, turn it right-side up after watching the flakes drift down and have it all go away.

[Image by Tyle Rullery from Pixabay]

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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2 Responses to Dashing through the snow – NOT!!

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………….I’m with you wanting to shake that snow globe and make all that snow go away………………………….


  2. lindasschaub says:

    Ann Marie – I am already tired of Winter and it hasn’t even arrived yet! I wish it was as easy as tipping the snow globe back the other way.


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