Peel me a grape.

Ahh … had my first pedicure of the season today.  It’s not really toe-exposure weather yet, but it’s close.  (In truth, I have pedicures year-round, but I do have more of them in the warmer months.)  And I wasn’t the only person who thought so: my little spot was full tonight!*  There were manicures, pedicures, massages, wax jobs … But for me it was just the big, cushy massage chair and the pedicure.

There’s something so wonderfully pampering about a pedicure.  Having someone spend so much focused time soothing and massaging your feet and calves is so decadent and indulgent.  And perfect.

So here I sit with my toe nails winking a funny irridescent clear mauve up at me.  Every once in a while (or three or four times in a while) you need to be indulgent with yourself!

(* And even with that crowd, Mopsy, the ladies asked after you!  Were your ears burning?)

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10 thoughts on “Peel me a grape.

  1. Sounds wonderful. I love the line about your toenails winking up at you. I first experienced the pampering of a pedicure about two years ago and really don’t know why I waited until I was 40 something to do so! Just caught a glimpse of next weeks weather… I better schedule my appointment too!

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    1. I know! I should have been having pedicures my whole life! I had my first one in preparation for a weekend away with my first serious boyfriend. I got it because I knew he wanted me to get it. I didn’t enjoy the experience at all, was too busy worrying that he wouldn’t like the color I’d chosen, to uncomfortable with the idea of a stranger ‘messing with’ my feet. I didn’t have another pedicure for years. I think part of what makes the experience so great now is that I’m not doing it for someone else. I’m there because I want that pedicure, because that pampering is something I enjoy. What a difference it makes when we start doing things for ourselves and not to please or impress others!

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  2. Same here. Pedicures and waxing for me. More in the summer and for beach vacations in the winter. Sandals and a ped and a waxing and I feel like I’m a VIP.
    Ahhhhh,
    Heaven
    Bonnie

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    1. Oh, you are a braver woman than I, Bonnie! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to have even a centimeter of my skin waxed! I started writing a post about waxing after the pedicure post but got side-tracked by the conference. Maybe I’ll go back and finish it.

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  3. aka Mopsy

    I’m glad you got a pedicure, and I’m hoping you’ll be ready for another one when I got back. Don’t even ask how my heels look! It’s a complete disaster.

    ~ Mopsy

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  4. Nothing says warm weather like pretty, pretty toes in an interesting color showing off a strappy sandal.

    I am in the pedicurist chair on a regular basis also. As much as I hate shoes? Now that it is getting warmer, it’s a necessity.

    Besides, I know that annual rite of warm weather notice “Ladies It’s Time To Take Care Of Yo Crusty Feet!” should be making the email rounds any day now. I laugh and cringe at the pictures every time I see it. I don’t open it one year and find it’s my tootsies highlighted in some secret footage (footage – hah!) of what not to do to your feet. So yes, I am making gosh darn sure (that’s a nod to your colleague Stacie :)) that my little piggies make it to the pedicure market.

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