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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#119 – Had a Busy Week? Try Hot Water.

Submitted by on August 15, 2010 – 8:35 pm 3 Comments

What’s a girl to do when she’s been flat out all week running a way cool website, teaching people how to blog, and make money from positive writing, and raising an even cooler kid who happens to keep her up two nights in a row and (not that she minds) deprive her of sleep?  Why hit the bath of course.  For three hours.

That’s right folks, today was family bathing day.  Though Maia the dog wasn’t allowed in, no matter how cute she looked.  I grabbed my new (birthday present) tube of yummy Weleda rose shower wash, Kahu grabbed his deflated speed boat and we spent the morning in soothing, lavender scented hot water.  This humble escape served as yet another of my cleverly designed mini-holidays.  After an hour I felt like I was reclining at the beach-bach in Para Para I spent half my child-hood in.

Yes, the tension ebbed away and time ceased to be an issue.  After three hours I was so relaxed I could hardly form words.  And that’s saying something for a pro talker such as myself.  And the smell of that Weleda rose stuff … ahhh, it transported me to a luxurious desert island where I was being waited on by rose clad servants (who were paid high wages and enjoying excellent  employment conditions) who provided me with platters of tropical fruit, focaccia bread with heaps of olives, and the occasional pina colada.

This type of ‘getaway’ is great for someone who can get a little too ‘heady’ and intellectual, as the hot water simply takes over, rendering the brain muscle just another part of the human body.

It took the afternoon for my speech to properly return, I’m not kidding.  And I’m still feeling the effects of my epic bath now.  I highly recommend it as a family pass-time.  And if you want to get really green on it, you could use your bath water to water your garden – though that’s another subject.

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation (as I raise my gorgeous son and grow my good news website to a subscription base of 100,000 people).  The Low Down on this Blog.

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  • Rebecca says:


    my perfect bath… oh yes…
    the perfect bath comes after a long day, in the sun, playing sport with your friends. (ok, does drinking cider while playing pétanque qualify for this?)
    the perfect bath usually has some things in it to alleviate sunburn, sore muscles, fatigue
    for this alone i’d add 1/4 c baking soda, 1/4 c epsom salts, lavender and sandalwood oils, about 5 drops each…
    then of course i’d add my 2 favourite men
    and put the whole lot in my garden…

    (being green, it does work as a bit of a liquid fertilizer with the epsom salts, for most of the garden)

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  • Charlotte says:

    Thanks for your awesome comment Rebecca, love it, love it – especially popping it in the garden with two of your favorite men. Hmmm Epsom salts on the garden, can anyone answer this one?

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  • Hannah says:

    I got home after a long day of work in the library on Monday to dinner being made for me, and after I had a quick nap a bath was drawn, candles lit, lavender body oil (Living Nature) drizzled generously into the steaming water…then I was left to it!
    Soaking myself into a prune, all the aches melted away and when I got out I was greeted with a foot massage…

    Oh my, life’s simple pleasures. Thanks for sharing yours <3

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