“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

12.03.2012

advent evening 3: red toenails and jingle bells


we are ankle deep in leaves and stars
and knee deep in paperwhites, not yet bloomed.
it was 80° today, with a smidgen of rain.
a texas christmas be coming,
which means we really have no idea what will happen.
but i painted my toenails red anyway,
in celebration of the yuletide season
and flipflops not yet gone,
and i wished for tiny jingle bells to wear on my toes.
i know  santa is listening.

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9 comments:

  1. It's almost the same here...open windows and we never really put our sandals away. I used to love putting jingle bells on my shoes when I was little...I wish that I could again.

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  2. This just makes me smile. It was warm here today, not warm enough for flip flops, but extra warm for December.
    Santa always listens....

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  3. Ah, flip-flops. Love 'em. Sadly, it's just a little too chilly for them here.

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  4. most likely santa saw from afar your red toenails and heard from afar your wish for tiny silver bells: i'm sure your wishes will be honour'd....

    [wish my toenails were red but santa would probably not see them through wool sox and winter boots....]

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  5. oh my gosh, red toes and flip flops for christmas? what a concept, what a thought! shades of pale are my usual lacquer, but now you have me thinking...xoxo

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  6. This is pure delight. I love it. This put a smile on my face too. :D Jingle Bells on toes would be perfect!

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  7. Either that is one very very large leaf, or you have very very tiny feet.

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  8. like pencilfox, it is not often we see painted toenails
    thru our wool socks and Arctic packs. BUT yesterday i walked
    barefoot on the dead grass void of snow for a couple more days
    perhaps, and my heart smiled.
    in fondest. t.

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  9. I like how even though you have no idea what will happen (weather wise) you painted your toenails anyway. This seems to me a cheerful kind of waiting ... an interesting angle on advent. Love!

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