my friend krista picked me up the other night and the two of us went shopping and then to another friend's house. at some point, krista realized she had lost her mitten but we couldn't find it. the next day i got a text message from her that said, "i think the mitten fell out of the car when i picked you up!" at that point i looked out the window, down onto the street where she had pulled over... and there was the mitten! just lying there in the snow!
so the mitten has been rescued from the street and will be reunited with its mitteny mate.