2.13.2009

baby, it's cold outside


ants on a log and cucumber water

An old man once told me ”There’s no such thing as cold weather- just bad dressers.” But I beg to differ. No matter what I do these days to stay warm, even when indoors, I’m continually chilled to the bone (and I like to think that I am dressed for the climate). So I’ve been trying to come up with some crafty solutions. The infrared sauna I went to last week was great, but I can’t do that everyday. I bought myself a heating pad (which I now call my new boyfriend with a 6 foot cord), but it’s not exactly portable. If I plug in any more space-heaters, there's sure to be trouble. Then yesterday I saw my bathtub in an entirely new light. I often work from home…..why not combine my afternoon break / snack time with a hot, core warming bath? It didn’t take long to create a menu that would be complimentary to my decadent plan…..Ants On A Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins) + Cucumber Water. I’d had the flavoured water at a fancy spa once, and had been meaning to make it at home for quite some time. Today’s ‘home spa’ experience was both effective and extremely enjoyable. I think I’ll make another appointment for tomorrow.


Home Spaaaaah:

-tub full of steamy water, fancified with your favourite bath salts or bubble bath
-music to suite your mood
-candles, of course
-celery, peanut butter and raisins- serve on a fancy plate
-cucumber slices, ice and water- serve in a fancy glass
-a bathtub tray (could even be a plank of wood)
-your fluffiest bath towel + slippers + bathrobe

1 comment:

Michelle said...

great idea Diane, try some mint with your cucumber water you'll love it. Love the toes!