Today was mostly a day off - groceries shopping, homework for Heimlich, some drawing. then I realized I needed to find some snow shoes for me, and a pair I can customize for Effie. So I braved the winter sales crowds and went back home with new snow shoes that should actually insulate my feet, silk undergloves, a second sled (because one isn't enough for a family of four,and the kids are afraid to use the round sled-thingies), ankle boots for Effie, and on the way I found a pair of black regency-ish flats, with three straps and a pointed toe. In my size. On sale. In a shop where I could use the holiday checks we get from the Home geek's work. Sadly, I can't find the shoes online, but they are great, and will replace my well-loved-and-now-deceased square-toed regency-ish flats very well.