The weather outside is frightful, but the sherpa’s so delightful! #Wordless Wednesday #Brr! #But today will be 55F!

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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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47 Responses to The weather outside is frightful, but the sherpa’s so delightful! #Wordless Wednesday #Brr! #But today will be 55F!

  1. rajkkhoja says:

    So nice weather!

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  2. peggy says:

    Keep your feet warm and one feels toasty. Roller Coaster weather time.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I agree with you there Peggy. I hate when it is sunny and cold out and you’re enjoying yourself, but your toes and fingers are tingling so bad, you have to go inside or wait in the car awhile to unfreeze. Our weather got to 57 today, after an extremely foggy start and rain a good part of the day. At least there’s no shoveling. I hope the tornadoes are nowhere near you.

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  3. You need sherpa from head to toes!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, especially last week. A couple of years ago I bought a pair of those Bernie Sanders-like mittens that everyone was talking about after the inauguration. So my fingers are toasty, even if my hands look like they belong to Nanook of the North.

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  4. Christmas present to yourself? Looks like it will keep you nice and warm!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes it was as a matter of fact Barbara! All very warm and comfy for the depths of Winter. I have my Bernie Sanders mittens I bought after they became an internet sensation after the inauguration. We have a store in Michigan’s U.P. that creates upcycled sweater mittens (and other woolen hats/scarves/mittens) and they are really warm. So I’m good to go unless my toes get too cold.

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  5. Dave says:

    I thought your snow hat was a cupcake, Linda. Guess I’m still getting over my overindulgence in Christmas goodies! Happy New Year!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I can see how you could think that Dave – it’s hard to step away from those Christmas goodies. I turned the hat inside out to show the sherpa lining. My head is toasty! Happy New Year to you as well Dave!

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  6. trumstravels says:

    Freezing rain here today ! Ugh, I would rather have snow. Most of our snow is gone and after that big blizzard that went through it’s surprising.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Oh, I hate freezing rain and if it gets cold, you’ve got it around for awhile. We had some extreme fog today. And more rain – ugh. Yes, at least you can shovel away the snow. That warm weather melted our snow, but you had a lot more than we did, so I’m surprised it melted that fast. Too bad it isn’t gone for good!

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  7. Laurie says:

    Those fashionable duds will certainly keep you warm while you are accumulating the miles in 2023. This morning, I ran in capri tights and a long-sleeved tech shirt. I was so warm, I had to take a cold shower afterward to cool down! Yay for temperatures in the 60s in January. One more day toward spring.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, they do Laurie … so I’ll stay toasty while walking. I’ve never seen sherpa-lined pants before, so I had to try them out. Amazing weather and who would think you could be running in clothes you wear in Spring or Fall in the first week of January? We had fog so thick you could barely see across the street and rain as well. Thankfully, there are lots of days left to fulfill my goal, so it was a nice break.

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  8. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Linda………………………I felt warm just reading todays blog……………………..I’ve seen several men wearing shorts yesterday and today……………………..

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I was toasty when I wore those clothes Ann Marie, but now I don’t need them until the next Polar Vortex or cold weather streak comes along. There was a guy who used to walk at the Park and he only wore pants on the coldest days in Winter, otherwise shorts paired with a Winter jacket as he said his legs got hot!

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  9. Joni says:

    I’ve been looking for a new lined winter hat and yours looks very warm! Where did you get it?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I bought it at Meijer, which is kind of like a Walmart in that they sell everything, just not as big a store as Walmart. So I saw the sherpa lining and thought it would be really warm. It is warm – almost too warm sometimes as I have long hair! If only I could find sherpa socks – I see them as sherpa slipper socks, but not just plain socks which is too bad. A good place to look is in the men’s section for working outdoors. This is a woman’s hat but I’ve bought wool hats for men before.

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      • Joni says:

        Sherpa socks would be lovely. I find most women’s hats have a pompom on the top, and I hate pompoms.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        This hat has a fur pompom on it. I don’t generally buy a hat with pompoms either because if they’re heavy enough, the hat keeps sagging backwards while it’s on. The trapper hats are really warm – I got one a few years ago to wear when I wear my hood up … but having the hood up bugs me when walking as I don’t see what is going on around me.

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  10. I haven’t seen the sun for so very long! Geesh! 🙄

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  11. The sun was out for a time today here! Yay!!! 🙂

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  12. Other than the cold snap I will take this weather in January any time!

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    • I forgot, your Sherpa looks so warm and soft Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Oh me too Diane. Finally the rain/fog/sleet is done so I can get back to walking again. That brutal cold snap was something else and I just got my DTE (gas/electric) bill today and it was $150.00. I have never had a bill that high – ever. That was from December 5th to January 4th … I did crank my furnace up to 73 for four days over the Christmas holiday weekend, but I have a small house. That blew me away!

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      • Linda, when I was a service person for the gas company here and I talked to customers that complained about a high bill I asked if they raised their thermostat. When they said yes I told them for every degree they raised it, it added 3% to their bill. So if you raised it by 4 degrees for 4 days, you increased your bill by 12% on each of those days. So in addition to the cold, you increased it by raising the thermostat. I also asked them if they changed their furnace filter, another reason for higher bills. I hope this helps.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thank you for that info Diane – boy I didn’t know that, but the rest of the time I keep it at 71 … I would keep it lower but I sit here in one place for work, then into the evening for social media or blogging. I am sitting in one place for 10-11 hours, so it gets cold. As for the furnace filter, I have a high efficiency furnace and just had it checked and a new filter put in the end of October. Supposedly you only have to change it every four months, but I do it at three months. That really amazed me though!

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  13. Ally Bean says:

    Feels like -24º!! Oh I do not like seeing that. Ours was about the same on that day though. Your hat is adorable– and warm I trust.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Oh Ally – that weekend was brutal! I got my electrical/gas bill today and it was $150.00 – I have never paid that much for one bill. I raised the heat to 73 for four days and I have a small house. I hope that was the one and only brutal weather event we get this season. Time will tell what happens to bushes and flowers. I lost my entire butterfly garden from the 2013-2014 Polar Vortex. Thank you – I got it at Meijer and it is very warm and toasty!

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  14. So cozy looking!! I feel your pain, it’s been SO cold!

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  15. Stay warm Linda!! Those warm duds will hopefully keep you comfortable on your outings. And your title!! I love it.

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  16. I would definitely wear these if I lived in your climate. “Feels like -24”????? Holy cow!

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  17. J P says:

    Every now and then, being late pays off. There is a big snow storm today so this topic is perfect.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You’re right JP – we had a snow storm too, 5.5 inches of wet, heavy snow here and I read about your “lightning snow” and “thunder snow” you experienced today. We’ve had that before, not today though.

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