Connor was sounding well enough to return to school today, which was nice. He apparently slept through a good portion of it though, and when he got home he absolutely crashed. So I might have been better off keeping him home one more day. Hindsight is 20/20, of course.
I spent the time he was at school catching up on errands (such as restocking my chocolate supply), getting some chores done and doing a bit of shopping for our upcoming trip. I needed a good sturdy pair of shoes that were good for walking, relatively dressy and also easy to slip on and off. In Thailand it's polite to take one's shoes off before entering many buildings, so it's a good idea to have shoes one doesn't need to untie. I hate shoe shopping with a burning, fiery passion, so I basically pounced on the first set of shoes that fit the bill, threw some money down and got out of there as fast as I could.
So, mission accomplished. I found a comfortable pair of Mary Janes that I think will work well. I was careful not to get shoes that are too expensive, though. I have been warned about shoe thieves: apparently they will occasionally abscond with particularly nice brands if given the opportunity.
Finding some good walking shoes for Jeremy might prove a bit more challenging; usually he wears sneakers these days if he's going to be going any distance, and those won't really work for this as we'll need to be dressed up for several meetings. I'm sure we'll figure something out before we go!
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