Thursday, October 15, 2015

morning invitations * splash


It's the absolute best part of a leisurely morning at home.

It's this introverted counselor's therapy of choice, the ultimate stress relief, for sure.

It's where they found me between each daughter's wedding reception and the after-parties at the house at the end of those long, emotionally-laden, joyful milestone days.

Soaking in a tub of luscious hot water filled to overflowing with mounds of fragrant bubbles.

One problem, though.

The tub in our new house was built for someone maybe about 4' tall.  It's that teensy tiny ... really.  And the shower is the size of a very cozy phone booth.

We're not quite sure what to do about this dilemma.  I'd like to imagine that maybe someday I'll have a grand soaking tub.

Like this ...


Or maybe this ...


Or how 'bout ...


A girl can dream, can't she?

And while I'm daydreaming about lounging in a sea of bubbles, YOU GET THE CHANCE TO WIN a $500 DaySpring shopping spree!  YAY-HEY, PEOPLE!




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24 comments:

  1. It's very clever in the first bathroom how they made the copper pipes also be used to hang the curtains.

    God bless.

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    1. Yep, because there are times when only a brisk cascade of water from above will do!

      ;-}

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  2. You're reminding me that I need to slow down and enjoy this time, not try to rush through it. Sometimes I'm still like a little kid when it's time to get cleaned up; do I have to? ha. But for today I'll try to see it as a gift, not a chore. Thanks, Linda. :)

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    1. This just might end up being your very favorite time of day!!!

      ;-}

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  3. You just make me smile! What glorious tubs! I do not treat myself enough to a good soak. Happy Thursday!

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    1. I could use a good long soak right about now ...

      ;-}

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  4. Sorry - I was trying to do this so quickly, I clicked "Unknown" instead of "Marilyn" on the above comment!

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    1. See how good you're doing? Give it another try, ok? The comment never showed up.

      I'm sure you've got something amusing to offer us!

      ;-}

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  5. Hi Linda! I am totally a shower gal, but when I'm on vacation? That's tub-time for me. I get the luxury part! When I was in Mexico on vacation, they had a 'bath drawing' service. Hey, go for it! When I saw the tub, I was amazed. The bubbles were high over the edge of the bathtub. When I got in, I could hardly see past the bubbles! That's a memory I'll always have.

    Have a blessed day my writing friend,
    Ceil

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    1. A bath drawing service, Ceil. Yep ... THAT's what I need! NOW we're talkin'!!

      ;-}

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  6. Oooooo those bathrooms!!! I used to be a tub soaker, but after having kids, I can't get into it anymore. Something about those long evenings with kids splashing water everywhere turned me off. Maybe someday ...

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    1. Yeah, I remember those 'splashing water everywhere' days ... don't worry, someday you'll embrace the tub soaking joys again! Promise!

      ;-}

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  7. Nothing better than a bubble bath to soak away the cares! Such beautiful images you have shared - makes me want to re-do my bathroom :)

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    1. I know ... aren't they fabulous shots? If I had a bathroom like that, I just might never come out again!

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  8. I haven't had a good bubble bath or soak in a really long time. My current bathroom has a shower... Boo hoo! We did put a pool in out back, so I am using that was my very large pseudo tub.

    A few years back, I visited a friend in Chattanooga, and she had one of those tall claw foot tubs. So much fun! :)

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    1. A good soak melts our cares away! I truly believe it, Lyli!

      A pool, a claw foot tub? Those both sound very inviting right about now!

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  9. Its just now getting cool enough for me to enjoy a good soak. I will have to schedule one the next morning I'm off. I'd love one of those big soaking tubs, too.

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    1. Yeah, the summer's not the time for more steam and humidity surrounding us! I hear ya', girl!

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  10. Oh yes...welcome to New England where bathrooms were added as an afterthought to most homes. We have a nice clawfoot tub in our flat...but it also serves as our shower. Feast or famine, as my nana used to say.

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    1. Ain't that the truth, Kara! And we're in the last days of that greatest of seaside rooms, the outdoor shower. It's getting just a bit nippy to be in that wonderful enclosed outdoor space, warm water cascading.

      Back to the phone booth, I guess ...

      ;-{

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  11. Love that 2nd shot, Linda! Maybe a mini renovation is in order ? We don't have a tub, and it is definitely something I miss. I guess for now you can soak with with your knees up, lol :)

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    1. Kinda nice to know I'm not the only tub-lover!

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  12. I must admit I love the look of old tubs but I have panic attacks in the tub. I developed some strange fear of water as I got older... have not figured out why. So showers it is for this girl. Catching up on your 31-day-series. Beautiful and soothing, friend. xoxo

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    1. Anxiety is a strange visitor, isn't it, Beth ... sometimes we can track it down and sometimes it remains elusive. But yes, we sure do know when it comes to call ...

      ;-{

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Linda