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The holidays are not that far away. I think, between now and the end of the year, I'll periodically share with you a few of my favorite things. Some of the items might be things you'd like to add to your personal holiday wish list. Maybe you'll even get some gift ideas for the important people in your life.
Men? This post is not just for the chicks. You should maybe take notes while you're reading it.
Most of you know I spend a good deal of my life being beaten on by The Torturer. In turn, each evening after he's tortured seen me I'm hellaciously quite sore. He nags me to sit at home for hours on end with ice on my arm and shoulder, but I rarely have time for that. Besides, ice is cold and I'm subjected to it's coldness enough while at physical therapy.
I hate to be cold.
I hate coldness in general.
There's a reason why I live in Orange County and not someplace like Nebraska or New York.
Sometimes The Torturer will suggest I hang out in my jacuzzi when I go home. (Heat can help with healing and also help relax some of my screwed up muscles.) Sometimes I do. The problem is we have a very large jacuzzi and it takes awhile to heat up. Also, I always want someone to join me in the jacuzzi so I don't get eaten by one of our neighborhood mountain lions. (Not joking!)
Instead, at a friend's suggestion, I've recently rediscovered my bathtub. Quite honestly, I forgot it even existed because I don't think I've taken a bath in at least fifteen years. There are no mountain lions in my bathtub, unlike the hazards I sometimes face in my backyard.
I still take a shower every day. I don't take baths to cleanse myself … because really, wouldn't I just be sitting in my own dirty water if I did? No, I've rediscovered the pleasure of a bath for pure relaxation … and in my case, the hope of pain relief too.
I can't even express how much I enjoy locking the door and sinking into a hot, steamy, scented, bubbly, tub. Locking the door is extremely important. Otherwise, my family sees no problem walking in and out or sticking their heads in the door to yell questions to me. Also? Briefcase would hop right in the tub with me the moment he saw me naked. He's funny like that. We have a very small tub. Someone would get hurt.
Peace. Serenity. Relaxation.
Sometimes I can only squeeze twenty minutes in, but it is so worth it.
I love these products. They aren't just for women either. A male friend was the first person to confess to me an addiction to Lush bubble baths. I'm already planning to use Lush products as stocking stuffers. They also make great hostess gifts. Most of the bombs and bars run from $4 – $8 each. They make an affordable gift and can be grouped together in a cute box or basket if you want to give several.
Today – just for the hell of it, I'm going to give away to ONE winner two Lush bath bombs. In fact, I'll throw in a package of two Lush bath oil bars while I'm at it. This is how it works:
Leave me a comment telling me what one of your favorite bath/shower/beauty products is.
Each comment equals one entry.
You may enter as many times as you'd like.
Comments will be closed at 9 p.m. Pacific time tonight.
I will use the Random Number Integer thingy to pick the winner.
The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post.
Have fun and good luck!
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