Friday, October 2, 2009

My New Sanctuary

Sitting in a tepid pool of my own filth has never really "done it" for me. I rather enjoy the gravity assist that a shower offers when I want to get myself good and clean. Besides that, baths have always bored me. I could never last for more than 10 or 15 minutes in a tub. That is, until now.

We recently moved into a new house that happens to come with an extraordinarily inviting, jetted bathtub. It's white and sparkly, and surrounded by gorgeous travertine. And it sat unused by me for three weeks. And then one day, after carrying yet another box to some corner of the new place, my back muscles simultaneously screamed out "enough!" What I needed was the swirling action of a hot, jetted bath. Funny thing is, I've "needed" a bath lots of times since then. I caught a little head cold, took a bath. I had some time to kill, took a bath. I even came home from work the other day and took a soak at 1:00 in the afternoon.

A girl could get used to this.

What do you do to relax? Have you ever gone from disliking something to embracing it?


  1. First! Is it lame to first something? I have never done it, until now. I like baths, but for some reason, I think I have programmed myself to accept showers. I go to work early and I have a shower routine now. I don't have jets though. Maybe I would take more baths if I had jets.

  2. I love taking a bath - there's nothing like it when your joints ache or you just feel rundown. You need to embrace bathsalts and bubbles as well!
    So glad to see you in blogland!!

  3. I prefer a bath over a shower anyday. I hate standing in the cold, naked.