I have been suffering from some sort of bug for the past two weeks. Actually, I have had it off and on since Thanksgiving. I come home everyday from work feeling exhausted and have been crawling into bed directly from the dinner table. Thankfully I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday to get to the bottom of this.
My husband suggested a bath to help me relax and when he told me he would draw it for me, of course I jumped at the chance! I don't know what it is about the bathtub. I have been looking forward to using it since we moved here, but for some reason, I find every excuse not to. It DOES take forever to clean - so maybe that is it.
I am digressing...
Back to my bath.
My hubby went upstairs and ran the water while I got my wine and CD'S ready. Why not go all out right?
He filled the tub to the top with hot (scalding actually!) water and I added lavender bath salts. Oh it smelled heavenly! I was wondering what took me so long to do this!
I shooed him out of the room and turned the music on, turned some lights off and lit my candles. The atmosphere was so relaxing!
This is when I realized our mistake. I TURNED THE JETS ON. Sediment started to come out of the pipes. I yelled to my husband to help me and between the two of us, we were able to clean it out. I was not quite sure at this point if I wanted to continue, but I didn't want to discourage my husband as he was so nice to draw the bath for me in the first place. The problem was that he had used all of the hot water filling the tub so if I were to drain it at this point, I would have had to forget the bath until the water heated up again.
I reassured him that it was okay - and he left the room. I lowered myself into the scalding hot water and tried to get comfortable. I turned the jets back on and settled back - lulled by the soothing spray of the jets. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something black hurtling at me from the jet spray. I jumped up in panic to see that it was quite large. I turned off the jets and to my horror, I realised that I was sitting in a tub full of water with a big black SPIDER!! It had crawled into the pipes at some point and was now in the tub with me. I am deathly afraid of spiders - alive OR dead. This one was dead, but it really didn't matter. I screamed and bolted out of the tub. The walls and floor were sprayed with water. I didn't care. I am quite sure I will never be able to enjoy a jacuzzi bath again!
I know - most of you reading this are probably saying - well you idiot - you should know to clean out the jets first! I really hadn't thought that far ahead. I was just so astonished that my hubby would do such a sweet thing for me that I didn't think about anything else. Believe me - I have learned my lesson! My worst nightmare came true - swimming with a spider...ICK!
So back to my decorating dilemma. it is hard to know where to start. I definitely NEED to start with some rugs.
As you can see I have my work cut out for me. I really DO welcome any suggestions that you may have for this room. Also - if you can tell me a way to get my husband to upgrade from using the Pert Plus shampoo that you see in the shower - I would truly appreciate it. He has used this ever since we have been married. If I were to use it on MY hair - I am afraid it would all fall out or be FULL of tangles. I have tried to get him to use my Salon brand - but he seems to think he will turn into a woman if he tries it ~smile~