Well, at this precise moment, the answer would have to be: nothing but a smile. ;-)
I just came inside and took my shoes off at the door. Now I'm barefoot. Earlier while out and about, I was wearing my Crocs, so I choose 'clogs' as I figure that's pretty much what [basic/original] Crocs are, style-wise anyhow.
Right now? My faux fur trimmed, blue suede slippers. Always have them on in the house since my floors are cold. Have to put them in the outer porch when I take them off since my dogs love them too much.
Not sure why this is gardening-wise significant on a Monday at 3 something in the afternoon. Leather shoes - comfortable yet compatible with the politics of what is acceptable footwear in an office environment.
My tootsies are bare and leaning towards the fire--outside is a Cape Cod blizzard (8 inches of snow and counting). The fact that I'm so comfortable means that the heat is turned up too much to be economical! Oh well.
Zone 8b, Heat Zone 9 deep southeast, TX on Lake Sam Rayburn
Its 9:10 am, Tuesday, Dec. 21. Stayed up to watch full Lunar Eclipse last night...sleept in. Right now, I have my confortable Penny Loafers on. I bet you can guess my age...I love my Penny Loafers...MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL DG'S
This is an extraordinary winter in Colorado. It is mud below 8000 feet and avalanches above! Been raining for over a week so it is the snow boots in which I abide, they also make wonderful "mud slippers".
never worn anything but sneakers, except for the extremely rare occasions I have to go someplace where I should be 'presentable'. Hiked through canyonlands several times in sneakers... only person on the trips that did not get blisters. Also hiked into snow country... sneakers dry fast over a fire. Best garden shoes, too.
I love what GardenGlory said: "I am barefoot. When I go out, its Bikenstocks. Work in the yard in them too. Sandal style only. For a funeral, its straight to payless for a pair of throw aways ;-O"
I wear flip flops nine months out of 12, but I have on my sneakers right now because I just got back inside from walking in the snow... home from the grandkids' house already! I wear black flip flops to funerals, no kidding. I'm a flip flop girl, except sometimes I wear sneakers in the garden.
Cajun ~ part of being cold is our circulation, especially when we sit still. A couple of suggestions as I don't like the cold either...
Layers are good but too many have a reverse effect. Start with an old pair of pantyhose, then a pair of socks and a slipper or shoe or flipflops to put something insulated between you and the floor.
I have an old pair of wool clogs that I love. The wool is warm, even on bare feet. The soles of the clogs insulate from the cold floor and the clogs are large enough that they can stand the bulk of a pair of stockings.
Speaking from experience as I sit here with four layers of shirts ~ LOL Stay warm!
when i have a day off from work i still get up before dawn and go into the computer room which has carpet so i rarely put socks on. in the kitchen area it's another story. we have those fake wooden floors and they get a bit cold in the winter so i will put on a pair of those white ankle socks.
Ahhh... puppies! Mine warm my sofa and my bed! when I get up from the sofa, one moves into my seat. When I come back, she moves and my seat is still all warmed up. At night, I can put my feet under the covers next to or under her and all toasty again! Kitty at night and in the morning is cuddled next to me. Hubby stays hot so is nice to have something to snuggle to without him complaining about getting too hot! LOL!
In the garden in the summer it is crocs! Easy to get off and on. BRIGHT colored ones! When I take them off and can't remember where...there they are...too bright to miss! Eadsy to wash the dirt off and out of them too.
Sneakers. When I don't have sneakers on it is socks and slippers together. Year 'round. I cannot stand dirty feet, so cannot go barefoot outside or inside, we have small dogs who have accidents inside. Yecch! Only wear sandals on pavement, not dirt, so not at home.
We've had Christmas and the blizzard so I hauled out the "Aunt Mary socks" which are hand knitted wool socks my sister knits for me and other members of our family who live in cold climates. She is a master knitter but lives in North Carolina where people don't usually wear such heavy duty footwear. Fortunately for her knitting habit, we do. Oh, and Santa brought me a pair of L.L. Bean fleece lined leather slippers for Christmas. So I can take the garbage out in my slippers if I have to.
Happy New Year!
It is 38 in Alabama (Zone 8) right now. Its a relatively warm day. According to the weather forcast we will have a high of 58 and a low of 35 today. There will be rain and then another cold spell of lows in the upper 20s.
I don't think any parts of Alabama are in the same zone as New York.
Hi, Gloria125, Thank you for the map. This is a different one fromthe ones I have seen. As for footwear, right now nothing. I have been out tilling and planting spring greens. I hope this mild weather continues. I am in for the evening. Luciee