Sunday, April 19, 2009

And so, when I said on Friday to "come back tomorrow for a contest", I really meant to come back on Sunday...(that's just the way I roll sometimes)


to celebrate.......



The clear blue sky on a warm afternoon

Saying "hello" to a pair of old friends I haven't seen for a few months

(the sandals AND the unsocked feet!)


Sitting in the garden, drinking juice with my favorite little boys
Being barefooted on a warm afternoon

Flowers that are blooming in the garden right now

Debbie's birthday week

(We thought a "birthday MONTH" might be a bit too much!!)
Clean clothes hanging on the line that dry in just a few hours

And just for the fact that.....
We are having a contest.



Last year, a friend gave me a pair of handmade zori (slippers). They are made of cotton scraps, some from old kimonos. At first, when I saw them, I thought, "No way are my large,
size 9 1/2, foreign feet going to fit into those."
But, my friend assured me that if I wore them every day, in 3 weeks, they would fit.
So I did....for 3 weeks...I wore those slippers around the house. Oh...they were not the most comfortable things I have ever worn, but.....3 weeks I could do.
Funny thing about these slippers....they get really soft....and they sort of smoosh out to fit the feet that wear them. If you put them in the washing machine, they will not only get clean (because I have been known to use them to wipe up spilled water or tea!!), but they also get softer!!! They are wonderful....and I wear them around the house...
all...
the...
time.

And so, I have.....2 pairs of these lovely handmade slippers to give away.... to 2 very lucky people!!
This is the easy part....All you have to do is leave a comment on this post....or any other post I may write.....until Thursday morning (Japan time, yo...maybe your Wednesday!!). So, today is Sunday....and I'm sure I'll post a couple more times....You'll have a post or two more that you can write comments!!


And because I'm going to be a total "comment ho" about this....
you leave one comment...you get one chance.
You leave 3 comments....you get 3 chances.


We will have the drawing on Thursday morning and post the winners soon after.
Who knows....there might be a few "extras" along with the sandals (small and light extras!)....I might be feeling really generous by the time Thursday rolls around!! :-D
So...there you go....
Leave a comment (or two...it's your call!).

Then go have a really great day.

13 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How about if you just give them to the first person to comment?!

AP said...

There is nothing wrong with having a birthday month! The way I see it you take care of everyone else all year long, you deserve an entire month of taking care of you!

phd in yogurtry said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'd love to try them out, but I almost never wear thong style. I've got the most sensitive inner toes on earth, I guess. But happy winners, whoever they may be.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

You are de-lovely (I linked you today - does that get me an extra entry?? :D) - those slippers are a fabulous idea, and super cute!

And I certainly say YES to a birthday month...

Moxy Jane said...

Yeah for Spring and for pretty painted toenails and snazzy rag sandals to show them off!! I'm already picking out matching polish, hee hee;-)

A birthday week is the LEAST you should get! I say, GO FOR A MONTH!!

Have an absolutely beautiful Spring birthday, Debbie!!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

YAY, have a wonderful birthday! I'm a lurker, but your contest totally drew me out of lurkdom. :D

gaffergirls.com said...

YOU ARE SO FUNNY...

& I want those slippers..
gosh if I win the girls and I will be fighting over them... :):):):)
will post on our blog toooo
have a great week...
mona & the girls
oh by the way .. I celebrate my birthday the whole month of June...
just becuz...

3rdEyeMuse said...

perfect US timing to say again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

cool that you want to spread the happy ... count me in. :)

oh ... and did you forget that I ALWAYS celebrate birthday month?!? lol - it's actually true. ask my family. :)

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!


Love the rag sandals and the toe ring =)

Janet said...

Love your toe ring :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I think you know how much I need those slippers.

Everyone else wants them.

I need them.

Need I remind you about the bum toe and missing toenail and the pain and swelling and redness and greenness and blueness and how I keep you in hot toe doctor stories?

I think not.

Please send me what I need.

The Girl Next Door said...

I missed your Birthday! Darn darn darn darn!! Happy Birthday! Heck it IS your birth month!!!

Oh and sandals? Please. yes.

the "birds" nest said...

Oh...I am wearing my rag sandals...as we speak...breaking them in today. Also polishing the wood floor..LOL. Love,Love,Love them. A girl could have more than one pair?? Maybe even Steve could break in a pair..just keep that picture in your mind. LOL. Love you Deb....you are always in my prayers.