Friday

Bubbles or Isn't it Ironic

I slowly poured lavender scented bubbling bath salts into the steady stream of warm water in my bathtub as I prepared for a tranquil spa like sanctuary. I lit a lavender scented candle (making sure to maintain the same aroma as the bubbles.)I pushed "play" on the cd player and heard soothing jazz sounds filling my dimly lit bathroom. I eased myself into the bubble filled bathtub and began to descend into the warm water surrounded by bubbles……
I quickly discovered the bath salts hadn’t all dissolved. My bum was sitting on what could only be described as wet sandpaper. I tried not to move too much as I brushed the offending rough salts away with my hand. Then again I slid into the calming lavender scented tub. The fragrant bubbles were…….. over powering ….The lavender scented bubbles were stinging my eyes and the bubbles were spilling out onto the floor.
My bum was chaffed, my nose was burning, and my eyes were watering. I blindly fumbled for the tap to run cool water to calm down the bubbles as I sightlessly searched for a towel to wipe the offensive bubbles from my eyes and nose. I bumped the tap with my elbow (funny bone) causing the water temperature to drop rapidly.
But, determined to fulfill my spa like sanctuary I lowered myself slowly into the tepid water. I cleared my mind drifting off into the smooth jazz sounds filling the air…..ding dong, ding dong, the smooth….ding dong, ding dong,….! I stood up covered in bubbles which quickly found their way to the floor. I grabbed my robe knowing I had to answer such a distressing and repetitive door bell ring. I managed to avoid slipping in the bubble puddle and ding, dong, I answered the door………………………..ding dong! Standing in front of me with apple cheeks and a sweet smile, was a little girl with a wagon full of things for sale. She asked me in a soft voice “would you like to buy some scented bath salts?”



39 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And your answer?

Vintage Christine said...

Oh lordy that sounds exactly like something that would happen to me. Not any more though--we took out our tub/shower and put in a walk-in shower with one of those "rainshower" heads. No burning bum issues now!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Katherine,
That is way too funny.
Debbie

shopgirl said...

That's too ironic Katie! You poor thing...I can just imagine how you were feeling at the time. I guess the upside is that ..... what is the upside? xoxo

Hope your weekend is a lot better!

Terra said...

Too funny!

Valerie@it'sonly100pounds said...

That's funny!

Createology said...

You had me at every word. Great post! Smiling and happy creating...

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Alex, yes, I bought some, who can say no to such a sweetie. giggle :-)

DJ GlenMC said...

LOL.
That was too good.
When you plan to relax...watch out.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
DJ GlenMC

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Fantastic post!

Felicity

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! That's really funny :)

Karen said...

Ha! Enjoyed this!

Debbie said...

Now that's what you call situational irony! I love people who can tell a great story and make me giggle. You can. It did.

I had a hunch you were going to say that you bought some!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thanks for finding me, I'm following you back :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, Katherine! Delighted to meet you...I will look forward to getting to know you better...and will follow your blog too! Thank you for extending your hand of friendship to me...I did want to tell you that you have signed up to follow my left-over blog...I don't publish there very often...I would be so grateful if you would sign up for my primary blog because then I will not miss seeing you... My regular blog is

http://www.snifflesandsmiles.blogspot.com

Thank so much!!! This was a hilarious story, btw! You are extremely witty...and an excellent writer! ~Janine XO

lakeviewer said...

Katherine, thanks for following Italian for Beginners. Arrivederci.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You are so sweet! So much for having a relaxing bath.

Jeanette said...

Hahaha! That sounds like something that would happen to me. It actually reminded me of something I read once about a woman trying to wax her legs and ending up waxing herself to the bottom of the bathtub!

I'm your newest follower! I would love to see some more craft posts!

Dee said...

LOL. You poor thing..but It did make good blog post...I do hope you got to go back and try to take your bubble bath over again with your new purchase.:)

kden said...

Thank you so much for adding me to your watched blogs. I love this post, so funny. Once I made homemade bath salts with peppermint and red food coloring for Christmas gifts. I had some left so added more mint and got ready for an invigorating bath. The higher content of mint, first felt cool, then started burning my skin. Add more water, skin still burning along with eyes now. Add more water, still no help. I finally had to get out and felt my skin burning for quite some time. So I feel your pain...

Sashindoubutsu said...

Oh... I was with you as I love warm baths until you mentioned about the burning bum.

Funny post.

~hugs~

MosaicMagpie said...

I have sent you an award.

http://mosaicmagpie.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-awarded-and-passing-it-on.html

Debbie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds like something that would happen to me. Very funny!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Now that is FUNNY!

S. Etole said...

Thanks for the laughter ...

Angela said...

I could picture everything..lol. My goodness it reminds me of a few of my 'relaxing bath times'..lol. Lavender is my absolutely favorite. I giggled with the 'sand paper' on the bum feel,,I do hope you were able to end up having a relaxing bath...free from sandpaper, blinded eyes and no funny bones getting banged up (which really does NOT make for fun does it).

SOUL said...

hi!
this is fabulous! in a ME sort of way. sorry about the good bath gone bad thing. but of course you have a sense of humor that just makes it sound like the best thing ever.
i also wanted to say hello and thanks for stoppin by my place. not real sure how you found me, but i am happy you did. i hope to see you again.
and i spose i don't really want to know how you responded to the kids selling bath salts , do i?

hope you have a wonderful day!
soul-

GWENDOLYN said...

Seriously? Ha! How funny is that?!
I hope your next "spa experiance" is a pleasant one.
Blessings~
Gwen

One Heart said...

Oh, this is so cute--put a smile on my face early Monday--that's a good thing. ;)

Thank you for visiting my little corner and for the google follow. I clicked on your follow and look forward to visiting. Your blog is so beautiful.

Lovely Monday!

Southpaw said...

Oh my heavens, what a unique "spa" experience.

Lou said...

Did the look on your face send the poor little girl to tears? I know mine would have!

Funny!!!

melissa said...

I really like your blog! I'm a new author and have enjoyed this new experience. I find that it's the most difficult and most rewarding. I'm also a graphic designer and love having that creative outlet as well.
Thanks for your post! I will be back for more updates. :-)

Melissa Nielsen
frommysomewhatseriousmind.blogspot.com
www.printhis.biz

Pamela said...

OH this is so funny!! A true comedy comes to mind!!

I love jazz and baths as well!
Pamela xo

Slamdunk said...

Ha, funny stuff. Sorry that all of your work did not equate to a spa experience.

Oh Sew Good said...

OH MY! NO WAY!!! I was up with the cows and chickens again today and it's hard not to laugh when others are sleeping. I'm sorry I laughed at your expense but that was funny!

melissa said...

Hey I posted your button on my blog

Betsy said...

Oh my....I'm laughing...I hope you're able to laugh now, too! :)

Sheila Deeth said...

What a lovely fun read.

Kathleen said...

What a great post! Laughing out loud...although I am sorry you didn't get to enjoy a nice spa moment!