Sunday, February 26, 2006

Indulge Yourself

Used to be, every holiday I’d lock the bathroom door, leaving my husband to deal with the girls, and take a long, luxurious bubble bath. Inevitably one daughter or another (we have three) would knock on the door and demand to come in. Because t I needed that small piece of alone time I ignored their pleas. But someplace along the way the baths stopped. Too busy to spare the time, I guess.

Now my daughters are grown and on their own. Even so, it took a friend’s thoughtful gift to lure me back to the tub. For my birthday, this friend bought me six Lush bubble bath balls, each with a different scent and shape. I’ve been using those balls, half at a time—they’re big!—for a Sunday morning indulgence. So pleasant to relax in a scented, suds-filled tub, listen to music, and let my mind wander. I always emerge feeling relaxed and revitalized, ready for whatever the day brings.

What do you do to indulge yourself?

4 comments:

Milady Insanity said...

Mornings on the train without reading to do. LOL. I stopped that after realising that I'd only have to reread what I had covered on the train later because none of it makes sense so early in the morning.

Seriously though, chat-time with my best galpals and time with the needle--I'm a cross-stitcher.

Ann Roth said...

Ooh, cross-stitch. That sounds lovely, Milady. And you're making something for all to see. I agree too, that time with girlfriends is the best!

Shanna Swendson said...

Reading is still my favorite indulgence -- and I mean a good wallow in books. I make a pot of tea and settle in on the chaise lounge in my "library" with a book and no timetable of when I have to stop. If I want to read the whole book at one sitting, I can. It's best of all if it's a rainy day and I can read to the backdrop of the sound of rain on the roof.

Unfortunately, my family has a weird knack for calling me just as my tea is ready. I almost missed my rain yesterday when my brother called.

Rhonda said...

A good book and of course just a little bit of chocolate!