Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
My mother and I made an experimental order of shoes from Britain about a week or so ago. (I have hard-to-fit feet: short (US 6), wide (EE), and with high arches. I can't wear heels over about an inch, due to balance issues, and sandals have never worked for me. I can rule out 90-95% of shoes in most stores or catalogs off the top of the bat. My history in shoe stores, as far back as I can remember - 1970 - is a tale of mostly disappointment.)
My new shoes just came, and are wonderful. They are a rich brown suede, soft and buttery. They were actually a little roomy before I added the optional inserts that came with them!
I have a big pile of unread books (decisions, decisions), and new shoes that fit.
I am a very happy woman.