So by the title of this post, you may think that I’ve spent a nice little weekend at a bed and breakfast. Not the case. When you see B&B in my posts from now on, it means Bath. And Books.
I have a new found love for baths.
Earlier this week, the temperature was starting to drop. Even though I had worked out, I still had a little chill in my core. Instead of getting a shower and getting my hair wet again, I decided to get a bath.
I have never liked baths, but for some reason it sounded appealing. Next thing I know, I have the lights off, candles lit, backlight on the Nook and I’m settled in. Not to mention I have no bubble bath or bath salts or whatever else you use in the bath, remember I hate baths, so I use shampoo.
In the past, a bath has done nothing but stress me out. I always think about the things I should be doing instead of sitting in a bathtub. I always get all sweaty and uncomfortable. It has always been a pain rather than a relaxing time for me.
So what changed this week? Nothing specifically this week, but a lot has changed in my life the past few months and 2015 is proving to be very optimistic. I am trying new things and learning to sit back and relax.
So you got the gist on one B, but let’s get back to the other B… this is a book blog, so you can guess what that B stands for. I’m currently reading an ARC print version of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It’s okay for you to be jealous. I geeked out a bit when I was emailed and asked if I wanted to read it. But, I can’t take a paperback book to the bath in a dark room. So, I’ve been juggling two books. I read The Nightingale the majority of the time, but have been spending my bath time with my Nook. Turn the backlight on that little guy, and it’s perfect.
I also have found some nice relaxing playlists on Spotify. I’ve gotten into the routine of reading for a bit, then turning off the Nook and turning on my music and laying back and closing my eyes. No worries, I’m not going to fall asleep and drown!! My favorite playlist I’ve found is Acoustic Covers. I’ll listen to a couple of songs to get my final relaxing time in before drying off and getting back to reality.
I did three baths this week, and found myself looking forward to them, especially a couple of days when I was battling my second sinus infection of the season. I also splurged on some Philosophy bubble bath. I also have my eye on some candles from Anthropologie! This is getting serious!
So here’s to trying new things in 2015, starting with a good bath and a good book.