Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

February 6, 2009

When I can't escape life

This is where I go sometimes when it is raining and cold outside or humid and hot. When my body aches, when I am fighting a cold , when I need to be rejuvenated for the day ahead, or when I just need a break from life stressors. I can close the door for a few minutes and relax and let my mind wander enjoying the peace and quiet. It is a wonderful feeling of well-being. I do like the scent of essential oils and a good scrub with a loofa sponge. I have a place to go where things are only mine, where I can light a candle, read and sometimes sip a glass of wine letting the world slip away. I have my favorite oils, gels, fluffy towel and scented lotions, relaxing music and I pamper myself with these simple luxuries. Sometimes for only a few minutes sometimes 1/2 hour or more. My bathing pleasures. Vanilla and Lavendar are my favorites for relaxing, but grapefruit and lime are my invigorating choices when I just need to be refreshed and recharged to tackle the day ahead. Sometimes the sun shines through the window and warms me. Sometimes at night I turn off the lights and the stars & moon glow with a burning candle. I have always wanted a garden tub and finally years of waiting I have one. I still dream of an outside bathing place, surrounded by fragrant flowers and and trellises of roses on a patio in with a clawfoot tub sipping fresh squeezed lemonade, visualizing myself in a tropical rain forest after a day in the garden.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ! "This is a great place to be!

Bath Time Ritual

First Unplug the phone.
Lock the door to prevent intruders like kids and spouses.
Stop the drain in the tub.
Light aromatherapy candles. Choose lavender to relieve stress and sandalwood to relax.
Turn on the water and adjust the temperature to your liking.
Pour a small amount of bubble bath or oil into the running water.
Allow the bathtub to fill with water and suds. If you are not satisfied with the amount of suds in the water, add more bubble bath into the running water.
Turn off the water when the tub has filled. Replenish hot water as needed.
Slowly enter the bath
Breathe deeply and relax.