Sep 11, 2012

Shower

Took a nice, long, relaxing shower the other afternoon. I know, shocking right? Go ahead with your jokes, but I do shower every day. And this isn't meant to be one of those "too much information" posts. It isn't the frequency of showering that I want to discuss. It's the quality.

You see, normally I either take a shower first thing in the morning or right before headed out for some social activity. And those aren't the optimal times to enjoy a nice, long, relaxing shower. I'm pretty much brain-dead first thing in the morning. So I need that shower to wake my silly ass up. And I'm generally running late most of the time, so that shower before heading out isn't a relaxing one either.

But the other day I woke up early and immediately jumped into some work. A couple of cups of coffee and a morning session of putting out some figurative fires and all of a sudden it was around 1PM. Had a stretch and decided that I had plenty of time for a shower.

And I reveled in it. Just enjoyed the incredibly hot sauna-like experience for around 15 minutes. No drought warning in our neck of the woods, so I didn't feel guilty at all. Just wallowed in the luxury. Something we don't often think about or do that since hot, running water is something we all take for granted. But I really thought about it in that quarter of an hour. And I used that time to remind myself how truly blessed we all are even if we don't think about things like a nice shower that often.

Even if it's something as easy as enjoying my daily shower, I'm gonna try to take a bit more time to enjoy the simple things that life has to offer. Sometimes those simple things make all the difference.

Note: The above tripe written late last night to avoid the BIG topic of the day. So there. 

12 comments:

SK Waller said...

We have an antique freestanding claw-foot tub, so I like long, hot baths with my MP3 player, candlelight, and a carafe of wine. Can't do that here in the summertime though because it's too damned hot.

Weird to say, but next time I take a shower I'll be forced to think about you now! ;)

B.E. Earl said...

SK - My work here is done. ;)

Heff said...

Other than daily showers, I tend to pleasure myself at least once a month with a nice CALGON CANDLE-LIT BATH.

THERE'S your visual....

Slyde said...

Its kinda hard NOT to think about you when i'm in the shower....

you wont stop scrubbing my back...

hello haha narf said...

i kinda wish i could shower in only 15 minutes. sheesh. i spend that long with just the shampoo and conditioning (and shaving) portion of the shower. then again, i do all my best thinking in the shower...the warm water is soothing or something.
(thank you for acknowledging today, even though you chose to keep it light.)

Mrs. Hall said...

i love me some showers! i make the kids take there mini showers ahead of time to get the water heater all qued up and then yay!! long burning hot shower. totally eases my big ol' preggy belly and back ache these days.

yay!

B.E. Earl said...

Heff - Visual is burned into my brain now. Thanks!

Slyde - You can't quit me.

Becky - My normal shower is around 5 minutes. But I live with a woman who takes at least 3 times that for the reasons you outlined. I'm in and out so fast that I rarely have time to think.

Holly - Nice! Using your kids to your advantage. I like to hear it.

Chef Files said...

I thought sex and whisky was the be all and end all until I had a double headed power shower fitted. Yeeeaahhh!

Bring it on...

Dr Zibbs said...

That reminds me that I haven't taken a refreshing bath in ages.

B.E. Earl said...

Chef - There's a way to work all three of those into the same equation.

Zibbs - I can't recall the last time I took a bath.

Happy Mommy said...

Next time you title a post "Shower" there should be video.

And, uh... I like taking long hot showers. We keep the AC turned down very low because we have a lot of computers warming up the house all day, so every shower I take is kin to the long hot shower one takes after shoveling snow.

marty mankins said...

I cannot make it through a normal day without showering. It's my wake up time. Although I can go to the gym and have a good workout before showering and wake up, but the process isn't complete until there's a shower.

Camping is an exception, especially when i don't have anything to do except drink, eat and enjoy the outdoors.