Let me give you some advice that will stand the test of time: Never walk in the snow with hole-y shoes.
Okay, I know what you're thinking. Why would I blog about something so boring? Ahhh, but let me tell you the story....
My work shoes are wearing out. Nothing very unusual about that. When you spend four to eight hours on your feet, your shoes tend to develop holes in inconvenient places. So now my work shoes have slits in the bottom. But they don't leak, and they're still comfortable, so I haven't replaced them.
However.... on Monday I decided to walk from my work to the library, a distance of about half a mile. I've done it many times, no problem. There was a little snow on the ground, but I figured my shoes were up for the task. What I didn't count on were the slits.
They didn't leak, oh no, nothing so mundane. They collected snow.
See, no one ever told me that when you have slits in your sole, it's like walking with little snow shovels on your feet. About halfway to the library, I discovered a snowball in my shoe between the sole and the inside lining. Then the snow got compacted by my weight and turned into ice.
Have you ever tried walking with a marble sized chunk of ice in your shoe? I don't recommend it.
Here's what the last half of my walk looked like: I would start out walking normally, begin to limp, stop bang my shoes against the curb, fence, pole, whatever, (swearing under my breath) and then start walking normally again. The drivers passing by must have thought I was a crazy person.
(Ahh, invisible spiders!!! Get them off me!)
By the time I got to the library, I was hot, grumpy and limping. Fortunately my library had lots of books and comfy couches. (Comfy couches cure all ills.) But I am NEVER doing that again.
So that's my 'duh' moment of the month. Anyone else done something stupid lately?