Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Soaking It In (January's Simple Moment)

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
The shop door swings open, accompanied by the tinkle of a bell and a blast of cold air. The combination rouse me from my near-slumber.  I look down at my feet, soaking in warm  bubbling water. The smiling Vietnamese woman lifts one out and gently scrubs the ball of my foot and then the outer contours of my heel. I glance over at Clara, sitting in the chair next to me, and observe a vivid shade of blue being applied to her toe nails. "Hey mom, if you push these buttons, the chair will vibrate!" I comply with her request and the chair springs to life. Rows of balls move up and down my spine, giving me a pleasant massage. The hum of the motor drowns out the background noise, and I drift off once again. 
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This simple moment is inspired by Alexa of Trimming the Sails. To read other January moments or to join in, check out this link.

26 comments:

alexa said...

Ohhh, that sounds just glorious - both the back and foot massage and the lovely mother/daughter time :). Drifting off seems the only appropriate response! So glad to read your moment and thank-you for joining in ...

Beverly said...

Ahhhh the best kind of simple moments ... pampering and girl time. I can never let myself drift off because I have sleep apnea and snore horribly lol

Jo Murray said...

If that was me I'd be asleep by now.

Miriam said...

Oh how lovely, the massage and the mother daughter moment. I love those chocolatey colours on the top row. I wonder which colour you choose?

Missus Wookie said...

Oooh - I love the bubbling spa, foot scrubs and pedicures I get from Wookie. Wonder if I should mention back massages at the same time...

Sounds gloriously fun - glad you and Clara got to have some time together doing something fun.

Cheri said...

Your salon sounds just like ours!

Irene said...

Great simple moment. Wish I had been there.

scrappyjacky said...

That sounds just wonderful.

Amy said...

Pedicure places are the same here ... I had to do a double take when I saw the picture as it is EXACTLY the same where I go! A great moment Rinda - would like to go back for another myself right now!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

oh! our pedicure chairs don't vibrate! at least, not at the two places I have been too anyway. might need to branch out & see.

Karen said...

Oh I wish I was there!

Fiona said...

Sounds great.

Irene said...

Such a fun thing to do with your daughter and sounds so..o relaxing! A great Simply a Moment.

Ruth said...

A great moment. Pedicures are such fun and I could do with one myself right now!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Your photo and your words sound like something Carrie and I would have put up. I love this post, Rinda, and I'm glad to hear that you and Clara enjoyed a pedicure together. I always love those times with my girl C. xo

Sian said...

I'm feeling relaxed just thinking about it, so you have obviously done a brilliant job of conjuring up the scene!

debs14 said...

A lovely moment to share Rinda. How lovely that Clara wants to join you on these 'girly' moments.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Now that's my kind of moment! I need to check out vibrating chairs next time I'm in for manicure/pedicure!! :D

Karen said...

Ahhh! I called for a pedicure appointment this morning, and your simple moment made me glad I had!

Alison said...

Have just had a catchup of your last few posts Rinda....There's not been much time for blog reading this week :(
You have put me in the mood for a pedicure...love all those nail polish colours...and I love the. Colours in the first and last pages today!
Alison xx

Becky said...

Loved reading this. So nice that you and Clara are able to have time together having fun. Love the sound of the massage chair!

Jennifer Grace said...

This sounds very pleasant and relaxing! x

Melissa said...

Sounds relaxing! I usually read while getting my toenails done.

S said...

What a wonderful time for you and your daughter - mine would have picked a bright shade, blue a definite possibility, as well.

Jimjams said...

Ah what a delicious moment - thank you for sharing! I love the idea of doing this sort of thing with my daughter (I've spent a spa day with my mother!). I wonder what shade you chose ...

Jennie said...

Ahhh - pedicures - wonderful!and how lovely to share the moment with your daughter. Makes me think its time for me to go to the salon again! Thank you for sharing such a lovely relaxing moment. J xx