Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Never Underestimate the Power of a Hot Bath.
I'm a bit under the weather today. I'm achy and feverish. I'm coughing and cold. I'm never cold.
Last night I decided to take an Alka Seltzer before I went to bed. I opened the package, put the Alka Seltzer tablets in my hand, filled my glass with water and then, inexplicably, popped the tablets into my mouth! It took a second to realize what I had done and, by then, I had a mouth full of foam. Blecch.
This morning I woke up, read a few of my favorite blogs and wished that I could curl up and sleep in any corner I could find. Instead, I took a hot bath. Lovely.
Filled with the hottest water I could stand, a little lavender and some Epsom salts, I slipped in and within a few minutes in I found myself drifting off to sleep. Blissful, restful, much-needed sleep. It's amazing what that kind of rest will do for the body and the soul. Maybe I'll get a little something done. Maybe. I could just take hot baths all day.
Now, if I can just remember to put the Alka Seltzer in the water tonight, I'll be all set.