Always Look on the Bright Side

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I was lounging in the bath last night, when I realized how wonderful it is to have a bathtub.  Not too long ago, I was “living” in a shack on a beach with very few creature comforts.

In no particular order, here are five things for which I’m super grateful:

  1. A bathtub!  I don’t know if cleanliness is next to Godliness, but it’s next to impossible with only a teeny, tiny shower stall.
  2. A real kitchen with actual appliances, including a full size fridge/freezer.  In my initial excitement at having the technology to freeze food, I may have eaten far too much ice-cream.  I’m over my ice-cream feeding frenzy now…mostly.
  3. In-house laundry facilities.  Not only do I have a squeaky clean body, but pristine clothes to cover it with!
  4. Improved mental health.  My mainland year was tough, and I almost crumbled.  I’m stronger and healthier now.
  5. Seeing my Boy doesn’t require a ferry ride (or two.)  We’re both on the Island, separated only by a couple hundred kms of well-maintained highway.  This is likely a contributing factor to #4.

Haute Dog!

005I haven’t had a bath in over two months!

Sadly, the cottage is far from perfect.  No laundry, no bath tub…no joy!

Every night I squish my grimy body into my coffin-sized shower stall and perform a series of contortions in an attempt to come out cleaner than I went in.

I miss bathing so much that the idea of languishing in a tub of warm water, wine glass in one hand, novel in the other is never far from my thoughts.

I’d almost given up on my squeaky clean dreams when I found the answer–public dog baths!

For $10, one can enjoy a hot soapy interlude at the pet supply shop.  Granted, it may not be as private as I’d like, but it’s a bath!!!

If staff try to tell me this opportunity is only for dogs, I’ll have one thing to say:  woof!

Friends, if I play my cards right, the word of the day might just be splash.