For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Bubble Bath


You wake up and you know that the entire day is yours to do with whatever you want. I stretch and curl up. I roll over and pull the blankets back up over my head and think I'm going back to sleep but I can't. Okay, no problem. Get out of the bed lazy head! Today is a new day and time to start anew.

I love Saturdays for two reasons: I can stay up late on Friday night knowing I get to sleep in most Saturdays AND I take bubble baths. I love bubble baths and I love to just sit and soak.

As a child I didn't have the privilege of taking many bubble baths because my mother had the concern about little girls getting vaginal infections from the scented bubbles. However, a first grade teacher gave me a bubble bath package and I was allowed to enjoy them occasionally. As I got older I really began to pamper myself.

This is posted to all of my girlfriends who also love the fancy-schmancy bath stuff. Kaylen, Meri, and my little buddies Lizzie and Halie. For a young lady the experience of a bubble bath can still be just as pleasant and enjoyable as when you were a child. The only difference: Our products may be more lavish and expensive. Okay, so they don't come in cute cartoon character bottles with removable heads but the bubble bath is all the same--a very relaxing experience.

I get the bath water running while I am running around doing other things. I have a garden tub in my master bath so it takes a while to fill up. I pour not one but two capfuls of bubbles into my water and I swish it around some to make sure the bubbles are rising. If they don't look ample enough then I add another capful. I get a CD and program the songs that I want to hear into the stereo and put the selections on repeat mode. Yes, I plan on being in the tub for a while!

I step into a tub full of very warm water and I slide effortlessly from back to front. Remember as a child you slid all the way under the water and you came up with bubbles from head to toes? Well, I go all the way down until my hair touches the water. I sit and take it all in. A bubble bath is an exhilarating experience. If you use the right products it will awaken your senses. You take in the wonderful aromas and you feel as if something is breathing new life into you. I just sit and take it all in. Sometimes I will prop myself up on one those tub pillows and I will read a book. I wiggle my toes to the beat of the music and I begin to ponder the rest of my day. But nothing will rob me of this moment--this time of peace and tranquility. This is my time to relax and reflect.

Now you may say that I can do this because I am single and don't have a husband or children banging on the door or demanding my time. That might be right but I also know that we, as ladies, must take the time to pamper ourselves and we must demand the opportunity to do so. I often have my friends children at my house for overnighters. The girls range in age from 4-16. I have always made it known that my Saturday bath is just that--my time. I lock my bedroom door so that they can't even get to my bathroom door and I go about my routine. Generally the girls will be preoccupied with Saturday cartoons or the Disney channel and they know we will have a much better day if they leave me alone.

Back to my bubbles...I cannot afford to go to a spa and let someone pamper me. And even if I could I wouldn't because other than letting someone play with my hair I cannot stand for people to touch me; especially strangers. I love to soak in bubbles and wash my hair and shave my legs and just do it at a snail's pace. I use the more extravagant bubble baths from Bath and Body Works--love the Twilight Woods and I will get the fancier products from department stores. But every once in a while the lady in me taps into the child within and you got it--that inner child wants to take a stroll down memory lane. So, I pull out the Mr. Bubbles or the Barbie bubbles that smell so delicious. I have those items in my linen closet for the younger guests but hey, when the child within wants Mr. Bubbles, she gets Mr. Bubbles!

It's not what you use or how much time you take. The fact is that you are allowing yourself some time alone. A chance to regroup from a hectic week. A time to prepare for a very busy day or weekend. If you don't take that time then who is going to give it to you?

"We don't quit playing because we grow old. We grow old because we quit playing."

13 comments:

  1. Oh, I love, love, love this entry!! Yes, the child inside of all of us is wonderful to let out. :D I love your quote too. Wow, Gigi. You are a genius!

    Enjoy your bubble Saturdays. :D

    **hugs

    ~Reviewer11

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  2. By the way, I love that picture of the bathtub and the kitty on a laptop. Is that your cat? It's so cute! :D

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  3. Don't we all need a reminder of this once in awhile, whether married or single, children or childless. Life gets far too busy and sometimes we just don't take time to enjoy the pure and simple joy of "bubbles."

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  4. Yay, I made a blog too! :D

    I'm so excited!

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  5. Yay! Thank you so much Gigi for posting a comment on my first blog entry!! I got so thrilled when I saw you and Krista's posts. :D It's so comforting and just amazing to see familiar faces online. Well, you know what I mean lol!

    I want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart! :D

    Many hugs to you. :D

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  6. Hey sweetie! I'm glad you got to take advantage of a little "me time". It is so good for the soul. ;-)

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  7. Oh your post reminded me of my crazy childhood friend. She used to close the glass door in the shower and make pretend it was an amusement park. We would slide down the walls and water went everywhere.

    Her mother never did discover why they had terrible leaks in the ceiling until a few years later!

    My friend went through a lot as a kid- her sister died of hodgekins (sp) and having fun like this was a way for her to escape.

    I still remember those shower days with a giggle at how crazy fun it was.

    Our tub now is too small to take a bath in, and I miss it. Someday I will take a long lovely bubble bath in a huge tub!

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  8. Viking lady dropping by to say hi :)

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  9. Viking lady is stopping by to say hi again and send you many hugs. :D

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  10. (Pee Wee's Voice) "Ha ha, me again, haha!"

    LOL!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog! I don't write as often as I used to but when I do I make it worth the time.

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