Thursday, October 10, 2013
The other day, I was tired. Stressed. Tired. Cranky. Tired. In a not fabulous mood. Tired. You get the picture. The Natives were off at school and with a good book in hand, I thought I would take me a nice restorative peaceful bath. I just luuuuv baths. Especially in the fall and winter when it is cold outside!
I started the bath water and added some sea salt from the Dead Sea that The Scout Master's parents had brought us back from Israel. I was going all out on the pampering!! And then..... I had this brilliant thought......... I love Citrus Bliss Essential Oil!! It always makes me happy! I luuuuv the smell. It's in my bath bar and hand lotion, why not pour a bunch into my bath water! Putting calming Essential Oils into one's bath water is a common thing! Note: I said calming..........
I dumped several drops in my bath water because we all know if one drop is good then 50 must be better and settled into the tub with my book. Down I went into the water. Ahhhh it felt good. I started to read and imagined I'd be in the tub for quite some time. I started to squirm.
Why was my back feeling a bit hotish? Ignoring the discomfort I shifted myself a bit and settled back in turning the page of my book as I read on fascinated in the biography I was reading. Soon, the hotish began to get a little more intense and now other parts of my submerged body were starting to feel a bit like little fire ants were pinching me. You'd have thought I was reading a hot romance novel by how on fire my body was starting to feel!
I jumped out of the tub hooting and hollering chucking my book and looked in the mirror. Bright red. Oh my goodness!! I was on FIRE! I grabbed some lotion and started rubbing myself all over because we all know that some Essential Oils tend to be 'hot' and so we use them with a carrier oil......... uh huh........ we don't submerge ourselves in them.................. WHAT WAS I THINKING????
Dancing around my bathroom panting and whistling......... I will be as discreet as possible in this story so when I tell you that when you are in the tub, there are parts of your body, your yaywhoos and yawhoos!!! Uh huh! You know what I'm talking about! HELLOOOOO! I looked like I was dancing on hot coals running around my bedroom at this point fanning myself! Can I just say that I was very grateful all Natives were at school???
After a few minutes of screeching and dancing myself into exhaustion I fell on my bedroom floor laughing with tears running down my face. I never cease to amaze myself at my stupidity. One thing was for certain. I was wide awake!!!