Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Socks...Day 4

Today is my 4th  slice for the 
March Slice of Life Challenge 



I don't like socks. I like the idea of socks. I am very picky about socks. They can not be too tight or too loose. I prefer ankle length socks, but I like longer socks for hanging around the house. They must be soft. Socks must feel good inside my shoes...too thick and my shoes don't fit and too thin and my shoes slide around. 

I have a few pairs of socks that I like...

A grey pair with the word beautiful in spelled down the side of the sock in sky blue letters. These socks are perfect...and they make me smile every time I see my feet declaring that I am beautiful. 
Wearing my Beautiful socks to school today! 

Black and white striped socks with a neon green stripe at the toe and the heel...that's my other favorite pair...but I have sad news. 
I put this pair in the wash. Only one sock emerged. 

Yet another reason I do NOT like socks. They disappear. I can never find them, so I don't like getting attached. I am so sad about the loss of my striped sock. 

As I take the socks out to photograph for this post, I smile. My favorite socks (except for the striped ones) all have a word on them. Beautiful. Joy. Happy. (Although the "Happy" socks are a bit too short for me, but I can live with it.)



I prefer sockless feet, but if I have to wear socks...I will wear socks that make me smile. 

20 comments:

  1. What a fun post, Michelle! Let's go sock shopping together! Mine are boring socks with no words :( However, I do have some with stripes! I've been considering using lingerie bags to launder my socks in because I have the same problem of losing socks in the laundry, I think everyone does. I used to believe there were elves in the dryer that had cold feet, but I recently found a sock peeking out of the drum of the washing machine, so there must be elves in the drum, too! I wonder what they use them for?

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  2. Socks?
    You never know what expect during SOL, do you?
    I admit, I never think much about socks, other than .. will they keep my feet dry ...
    Love the post
    Kevin

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  3. Your post made me laugh and also introduced me to the possibility of socks with words on them. Who knew? I didn't. I am now on the hunt for socks with inspiring words. A small thing to brighten my day. My husband bought myself and both our daughters knee socks that I love. Your picture of the striped sock connected to my loss. For the past week I keep thinking I will pull out the next load of laundry and my striped knee sock will be reunited with its mate. It has been a week, I may have to accept my loss.

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  4. Such fun socks, Michelle! I've never seen so many with words on them, but I guess we can find inspiration anywhere, right? Hopefully this weather will warm up soon so we can stick those socks back in the drawer.

    Jennifer

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  5. I have some great Christmas socks-great because they fit and feel good on AND my boots do not EAT them! I'll bet you find that sock statically stuck inside a shirt or sheet! Great post!

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  6. Right now I am imagining what it would feel like to wear socks that say beautiful. Would I feel different all day? Would it make me pause every time I look down and see the word? Maybe I have to be on the look for socks with words on them!

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  7. Today is crazy sock day at school as we celebrate Dr. Seuss. Wish I had a pair of Beautiful socks to wear.

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  8. I, on the other hand, love socks, and have far too many, Michelle. I mostly wear them in the summer too, but do have sandals, I promise. I love seeing your socks with the words, & bet that those "stripes" will turn up in a sleeve of something or other. It is strange how they disappear. Love the slice!

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  9. How fun! My grandma always said you need to always get at least two pair of each kind of sock. This way when one disappears through that black hole that exists in dryers, you still have a complete pair.

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  10. Wonderful. My sister & used to send each other socks n the mail. It was always a delight when the unexpected package arrived. In the last few years I've begun knitting socks. I particularly like the striped socks. I enjoy wearing fun socks and knowing that my feet have a splash of something surprising that no one else really gets to see. It s my little secret.

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  11. I never really gave socks much thought. When I worked black socks went with black slacks, brown socks with brown slacks, grey socks with grey slacks, etc. You get the picture. Now very imaginative on my part.

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  12. I am the queen of mismatched socks! Go ahead and wear your lonely striped sock. Pair it with another friend! We don't have to be alike to belong:) Lisa

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  13. Because it is the simple things, the everyday moments we take time to notice that bring us joy. Love that you pointed out one such thing. I have a pair of orange and brown socks with Nerd written on them. They make me smile too, as they were a thoughtful gift. My son wears a uniform to school, but since he can control his socks, this year he's taken to wearing all sorts of funky socks: monkey socks, lacrosse stick socks, YouTube socks. Love the socks!

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  14. As soon as I started reading this, I laughed, because my friend Megan and I were talking about socks just this past weekend when she and I were sharing a hotel room at a conference. She said she has sensory issues, and the seams that run across the toes in certain socks drive her crazy. ;-) I talked about how my winter dress socks HAVE to come up to my knees, or they drive me crazy. Ha. And what is it about socks that cause them to disappear one at a time....?! Fun slice!

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  15. Isn't it funny how socks go in but many times never come back out! Is there a big black sock hole somewhere in washers? The in-thing for kids here is to wear mismatched socks. My sister-in-law doesn't even bother pairing them anymore for my niece. Now, that would be nice!

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  16. Cool socks!
    Wool with the red trim at top are my favorites!

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  17. Fun. Perfect write and great read to close out a day! Socks. Who'd a thought? Thanks for a fun read.

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  18. You have the best collection of socks - fun, colorful, even inspiring.

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  19. I hate socks! (Which is funny because I live in the Midwest and need to wear them this time of year.) But I love this post! So creative and fun to read. Thanks!

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  20. I'm with you on this Michelle. You have so perfectly described my antipathy towards socks. I only wear them when I have to. And what's up with those disappearing socks?!

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