Today (Thursday, October 25) was the first official snowfall in the Twin Cities of 2012! (Just a teeny, tiny burst of white flakes - nothing piling up on the ground - but it still counts.)
To commemorate it, I bought my first pair of real snow boots in years - primarily so I don't slide all over St. Paul when I'm tromping around town with the dog this winter. The boots are mint green and black and very sturdy, and I'm quite pleased with them. I'm ready.