Pamper Yourself into Passionate Bliss
Work Week is Over!
Your work week is over, and your body and mind can become weary from constant shopping, cleaning, cooking, and keeping the family on schedule. Also, I am trying not to forget the absolute joy of entertaining family and friends on week-ends and special events.
With the last person out the door—what do you say to yourself? Really! Would it be--thank God and green apples I am finally alone.
Now, we all know we enjoyed doing it for others. But let’s be honest, I are bone weary, slapped-down country tired, even my eyelashes hurt. Ouch!
I am looking forward to Pampering myself into Passionate Bliss!
Time to Clean my House---Again.
Now, we really have to meticulously clean our house-- again. Especially, since little Davie likes to hide his candy in strange places.
Like today, I found a snickers chocolate bite hidden in-between my new laced yellow towels and it was not in its wrapper. The chocolate had adhered to the yellow fibers leaving a chocolate mess. To the cleaners it will go, and I can’t wait to see their faces when I hand over a towel to be dry cleaned.(Bless his Heart. And if you are Southern you know what that means. HA!)
Then a family member thought she was helping when she took my Irish Linen Tablecloth off the Dinner table and threw it into the washer with the linen napkins.
Now, I baby my linens, as I wash them by hand looking for stains and tiny spots, so I can scrub them out. Yes, it takes time, but they are beautifully clean when I finish washing them.
Now, after wanting to scream when I went to my washer and found my tablecloth and napkins all spun out and waiting to be dried. ( My fingers inched to wash and spin her. Where in the world has my Southern sweetness gone? Gone with the Wind, probably. And then my Country Girl thoughts take over---no sweetness there.)
What I had was a wet-spotted mess, which I finally got all the spots out, and dried and ironed them and put them away for another dinner, hopefully without a family member's help, next time.
Now it is Time to Pamper Me!
I lined up all my favorite candles around the bathroom, and open a cool bottle of wine, get my wineglass and take it into the bathroom.
Then I light my favorite candles, turn on the hot water, pour in my favorite oils and bubble bath crystals, and pin my hair up---then I feel sinful as I stepped into my own passionate bliss, while slowing sinking down into the hot water and bath oils----my skin is so thirsty to drink of its pleasures.
And ever so slowly the stress and tension of the day’s past-- start to disappear-- as if magic fingers of a Greek God was rubbing and massaging all the kinks and knots outs, bringing a smile to my relaxed face. One can dream!
I stay in my own piece of Paradise, until the water gets icy, then I rinse off in hot water, followed by cold water to close the pours of my body. Then I moisturized my body all over--before I put on my robe.
Afterwards, I will get a good book and lie on my bed or recline in my recliner and read or take a nap, whichever comes first.
By that time--- everyone and everything is passed out and sleeping in our home--- and I promise myself to think about it tomorrow----to decide if it is worth it year after year to go through the same tiring rituals.
And just before I closed my eyes I know I would do it again for as long as I can for my family.
And as long as my Greek God stays young enough to massage the stress away, I can stare the future Holidays in the face and smile. These are my last thoughts as I slowing drifted into slumber land. (We pamper and spoil ourselves into a passionate bliss in the country back roads of life. All women are worth everything their hearts desires.)
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