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post #161 of 784
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Originally Posted by trmpetplaya
I got my new senior title!!! I'm so excited that I was able to think of one finally. It only took me 400+ posts to think of one

love and peace.
I love it mama

Sorry about your dh. It seems like he has had some barefooting accidents recently I'm glad that he is healing.

peace~
post #162 of 784
DS ripped a good piece of flesh of the tip of his little toe the other day. We were just walking around a small touristy town and his tripped and hit his head, HARD! We didn't realize his toe was hurt until we got home and saw the dried blood. The chunk of skin was dead. We cleaned him up, put a bandage on it and put some See Kai Run sandals on him for a few hours to keep the bandage on. Poor little guy points it out to me several times per day now.
post #163 of 784
I also wanted to mention that I get much lessle hassle from folks when I'm in long skirts. Yay! for long skirts!!
post #164 of 784
Well, I went for 2 weeks straight with no shoes. We went out to eat with an older couple who are really good friends of ours so I put on a pair of flipflops cause I didn't want to cause a scene. I did take them off in the car and at the table so it was just walking in and out of the restaurant!!

Then Sunday at Church, I was passed a note from the Sisters saying they saw that I didn't have any shoes on and that it would be more appropriate (?) if I had them on and if I had any I should put them on. Well, I did have a pair in the car so I couldn't honestly say I didn't have any so I put them on. My feet were so unhappy. And the shoes came off immediately after!

We have a dress code at our church which is cool with me, but it doesn't say a thing about shoes. I don't see what the stretch is from barefeet to tiny flip flops is. Several religions remove their shoes in holy places. Peasants would have worn barefeet to church since they didn't wear shoes in the summer. I'm a peasant!

Discalced (I know I didn't spell it right) means without shoes. There are several religious orders of nuns and priests that are discalced. So there are Discalced Carmelites, Discalced Franscicans etc. My dear friend and fellow shoe hater said to tell people I was doing it for religious reasons: I'm a Discalced Momalite!

Seriously though, I'm going to have to talk to the Sisters and find out what the problem is.... My dad hates it, but that's a whole nutha story!
post #165 of 784
Oh ya, trmpetplaya - Nice senior title!
post #166 of 784
trmpetplaya -- I *LOVE* your title!!! I *still* haven't thought of anything witty to put there

(maybe by the time I hit 5,000?)
post #167 of 784
I'm am barefoot every single chance I get. if I have to wear shoes it's those silly rubber airwalk cheap things b/c I can't afford anything eco friendly.

in the winter I often wear slippers outl

I never understoo how anyone can stand boots. all that restriction around your ankle! YUCK! when I was young and thought i was a cool "punk" I weore Docs 24/7. and it drove me nuts! But I wore them at all times.

thinking back I seriously was trying hard. b/c I hated those shoes so much. the most uncomfortable thing i ever stepped in. haha funny!
post #168 of 784
I totaly agree with you!!! no shoes in church should be a GOOD thing! Holy ground, right!?

silly how even church get caught up in dress codes!!!

I was just thinking this same thing. I always take my shoes off during our service... an put them on to walk out. people have noticed. but I bet if I walked around shoeless I would get comments. I would also GIVE comments! hahaha


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Originally Posted by cfiddlinmama
Well, I went for 2 weeks straight with no shoes. We went out to eat with an older couple who are really good friends of ours so I put on a pair of flipflops cause I didn't want to cause a scene. I did take them off in the car and at the table so it was just walking in and out of the restaurant!!

Then Sunday at Church, I was passed a note from the Sisters saying they saw that I didn't have any shoes on and that it would be more appropriate (?) if I had them on and if I had any I should put them on. Well, I did have a pair in the car so I couldn't honestly say I didn't have any so I put them on. My feet were so unhappy. And the shoes came off immediately after!

We have a dress code at our church which is cool with me, but it doesn't say a thing about shoes. I don't see what the stretch is from barefeet to tiny flip flops is. Several religions remove their shoes in holy places. Peasants would have worn barefeet to church since they didn't wear shoes in the summer. I'm a peasant!

Discalced (I know I didn't spell it right) means without shoes. There are several religious orders of nuns and priests that are discalced. So there are Discalced Carmelites, Discalced Franscicans etc. My dear friend and fellow shoe hater said to tell people I was doing it for religious reasons: I'm a Discalced Momalite!

Seriously though, I'm going to have to talk to the Sisters and find out what the problem is.... My dad hates it, but that's a whole nutha story!
post #169 of 784
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Originally Posted by paxye
I agree with you... I don't believe that they are trying to insult me... However, it does! I have a friend that I visit often and for religious reasons everyone must take their shoes off in the house, no houseshoes etc... even repair men etc are asked to take off their shoes...
That is what I would love in my house...
Hang a nice friendly sign strongly inviting them to take of their shoes and relax when in your home. hang it on your door! and put a shoe area/rack out to use. I did this =) it worked!!

and if people said they'd rather not then I figured they had a good personal reason and I let i go. their friendship is more important than my dislike of shoes haha
post #170 of 784
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny
I totaly agree with you!!! no shoes in church should be a GOOD thing! Holy ground, right!?

silly how even church get caught up in dress codes!!!

I was just thinking this same thing. I always take my shoes off during our service... an put them on to walk out. people have noticed. but I bet if I walked around shoeless I would get comments. I would also GIVE comments! hahaha
I just wanted to add onto this. I recently found a wonderful church to worship at. I wore my nomadics, but too them off during the service. No one said anything, but then I wasn't walking around. I was thinking about this the other day and was curious if anyone knew any scripture re:barefooting.
post #171 of 784
Thread Starter 
I haven't yet gotten up the courage to go barefoot to church either... There's no dress code or anything and I think it should certainly be appropriate!!! Holy ground for sure I haven't worn "real" shoes to church in years though. Only sandals and such. Last Sunday one lady LOVED my Nomadic sandals (I got the natural JC ones) so I guess people notice feet in church...

Cfiddlinmama - that's awesome about going for 2 weeks! It's so liberating, isn't it? I can't believe how many years I wore shoes needlessly because I thought it was necessary in public

Thank you for the senior title compliments!!! I'm so happy to have one finally :

love and peace.
post #172 of 784
I admit to not going barefoot in public places -- until yesterday

I went to my favorite cofffee shop barefoot yesterday! I haven't worn shoes in.... two days now! And I'm *so* loving it!

(and I'm working to get some paypal to get the nomadic state JC sandals!! my all-time-favorite Borns finally bit the dust three days ago!)
post #173 of 784
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by judybean
I admit to not going barefoot in public places -- until yesterday

I went to my favorite cofffee shop barefoot yesterday! I haven't worn shoes in.... two days now! And I'm *so* loving it!

(and I'm working to get some paypal to get the nomadic state JC sandals!! my all-time-favorite Borns finally bit the dust three days ago!)
Yay!!! It's the most liberating feeling in the world to go barefoot in public! I seriously think that wearing shoes contributes to depression. I feel so happy when I'm barefoot and so sad when I have to put sandals on (though the JC's are awesome! Almost like going barefoot for sure).

love and peace.
post #174 of 784
I was at church today and dd and I were both barefoot. We were meeting w/ the pastor to discuss some Bible studies. He commented on us being barefoot and how wonderful he felt it was

I definitely feel so liberated and free while barefoot. My JCs were really stinky today I had left them in the car after going into a store in the rain, where they FORBID going barefoot: had to put on some shoes to walk to the office or I would have ended up w/ some more blisters on my way across the asphault-it has been blistering HOT here. I got horrible blisters from the sandals. Just another reason why barefoot is so much better.
post #175 of 784
:hi
i think its really odd when people wear shoes inside...
or when they force shoes onto thier children.
i dont even force clothing... im a closet nudist barefooter
post #176 of 784
as much as i love being barefoot... and I've always been that way, I still like the feeling of shoes sometimes. (well only *good* shoes... not like uncomfortable crappy things... or god forbid HEELS!!! EEEK!)

Like I went into the store yesterday barefoot and it was SO cold my feet hurt which made my back ache. the whole tme I wished I'd worn shoes.

so I guss I won't be starting any revolutions! haha I just wanna be barefeet when I wanna be barefoot. and that's pretty often. but.... shoes are useful. when I want them.
post #177 of 784
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny
as much as i love being barefoot... and I've always been that way, I still like the feeling of shoes sometimes. (well only *good* shoes... not like uncomfortable crappy things... or god forbid HEELS!!! EEEK!)

Like I went into the store yesterday barefoot and it was SO cold my feet hurt which made my back ache. the whole tme I wished I'd worn shoes.

so I guss I won't be starting any revolutions! haha I just wanna be barefeet when I wanna be barefoot. and that's pretty often. but.... shoes are useful. when I want them.
Well... it's like anything else. It's definitely doable part-time I think that everyone should be free to wear shoes or not anywhere they want to! My thing is that many people who wear shoes regularly think that they can tell me that I should wear shoes even though it's perfectly healthy and legal not to... because apparently I'm not smart enough to make up my own mind about it : I don't bother them about wearing shoes

You rock, proxybat! We don't force clothing on our dd either (unless we go somewhere) We EC so she goes at least half naked all the time while at home!

love and peace.
post #178 of 784
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Originally Posted by poxybat
:hi
i think its really odd when people wear shoes inside...
or when they force shoes onto thier children.
i dont even force clothing... im a closet nudist barefooter
My dd loves to be nude. It doesn't bother me. I actually like some time nude myself. She has also liked to take off her pants and now panties. She recently learned how to pull some of her shirts off.
post #179 of 784
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Originally Posted by trmpetplaya
You rock, proxybat! We don't force clothing on our dd either (unless we go somewhere) We EC so she goes at least half naked all the time while at home!

love and peace.
poxybat, actually :
and we EC too! yay!
post #180 of 784
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by poxybat
poxybat, actually :
and we EC too! yay!
Well... I always warn people IRL that I'm terrible with names

I think EC and barefooting go together in a different paradigm from normal kind of way... both diapers and shoes are perceived as being necessary and normal in modern society and yet they're both optional

love and peace.
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