Let me just say that I am very happy with the military-grade long-johns that arrived yesterday. Sooooo much warmer.
My feet got wet today and I had to do the year end comments in the gym barefoot. My speech was simple and short, and I got to make fun of the second years, so that was all good. The teachers realized I speak Japanese again because of that; it should wear off in about a week and then it's back to normal.