Soaking after weeding

Wild mushrooms have been surreptitiously taking over our front yard. Mama and I didn’t notice them at first because they blend in with the landscaping bark. We’ve been keeping our sweet Paisley away from the potentially dangerous fungi. This afternoon I weeded as many of the little buggers as I could manage until my back…

Wine & chocolate-fueled soak in the bathtub

More than 10 years ago, I started a personal tradition I call “Self-Care Sundays,” which helps me prepare for the week ahead. Some Sundays, Mama and I do face masks or I take a relaxing, fancy bath. Other times, I call one of my besties, organize my thoughts into lists/charts, read a book, revel in…

A long, hot soak

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a much-needed, long, hot soak in a bubble bath. Today’s soaking recipe included Epsom salts and Lavender bubble bath. It felt so wonderful to be reunited with my bathtub! Day 287 of 365. And Day 1,018 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Staying safe 2 years ago today: Pumpkin biscotti & chai…

Lavender bomb fizzles my bath

Tonight I decompressed with a lavender scented bath and it was glorious! I used this locally made bath bomb with lavender flowers, which fizzled in my tub and left a pretty purple tint. My muscles appreciated the Epsom I added to the soak. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely, relaxing bath. Day 120 of 365. And Day 851…

A perfect afternoon

Wine. Chocolate. Candles. And a bubble bath. The very definition of a single caregivers perfect afternoon. This was my Valentine’s gift to myself. I enjoyed the bath so much I forget about the book I was going to read during my soak. The Epsom soothed my muscles, while the oatmeal calmed my skin and the…