my bathtub. filthy ergonomic nightmare is what usually comes to mind. i’m not blessed with a large claw foot beauty to lounge in. just the standard shower/tub combo surrounded by cracked mold and mildew infested tile work. sounds relaxing doesn’t it?
i turn lobster red in an instant if the water is too hot and my feet go white like boiled potatoes if the water goes too cold. oh poor baby. but regardless, i’m a bit of a bubble bath glutton these days.
don’t even bother to nag me about water use. i know. i know. but the sore joints. oh they like. they like. and my mind likes the quiet and the slosh slosh of the water.
because i’m typically an extreme multi-tasker (even though I know it’ll be my downfall) i can’t give in to a relaxing bath without loading up the side of the tub with tea, books, crosswords, to-do lists and journals. all of which inevitably gets soaked.
the other day i was out in the shop working on a farmhouse style table that i have been making out of old oak farm fence boards that I rescued from a burn pile. i decided to take a break and pull together a quick 10 minute side project. you know sometimes when you have been working on one thing for a very long time it can be very gratifying to break away and give yourself some instant success. so i whipped up a quick bathtub board/caddy for bubble time. now my bathtub multi-tasking is fully supported with a reclaimed oak caddy. i haven’t put a finish on it yet, but have been using it anyways because i’m impatient like that.