Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bath Time

I used to take baths a lot. Long hot baths filled with bubbles. But in the last five years I've probably taken no more than 3. I suppose part of the problem is my bathroom. The bathtub itself is pretty good. I can lie almost full length in it so I am totally submerged. But the rest is troublesome. It's difficult to get the shower curtain out of the way and the ambiance is non-existent. I think I have this image in my mind of a full Roman bath - marble probably- with a great view out the picture window. A city bathroom just can't live up to that kind of thing. Then I got this stomach trouble and decided I needed to detox. Good hot baths are part of many detox plans. The idea is you sweat some and lose toxins right through the skin. Then you take a shower while giving yourself a little scraping with a loofah or some salt scrub. My need was great enough that I pulled out the old bath salts and ran myself a bath. I should have done it sooner. The shower curtain is still a problem but I think I can live with it. I light a candle, turn on some soothing music, and lean back into the steaming water. Nora is fascinated by the water. She sits on the tub edge and leans in a bit but she's not quite brave enough to stick a paw in. Just as well, I don't think she'd like it.

I may have to work on the bathroom a bit, make it a little more inviting. Perhaps I could paint the walls with a pastoral scene. I suspect I'll have to give up on the marble.

3 comments:

Epiphany Alone said...

It's a shame it's so institutional - that's what I thought when I saw it. Softening that is a little hard.

Have you thought about replacing the curtain? I'm not remembering exactly what you have, but I think it's clear plastic. Something that encircles the tub and sort of blocks out the rest of the world.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

While the appeal of the Roman bath is undeniable...they so often included a grown man enslaving a young boy and do you really want that in your belly-calming bathing experience? Me, I'll take the cramped quarters without the pedophilia...

Delphi said...

My Roman bath would only have the grown man in it. A skilled masseur, naturally.