John Wayne and his entire posse will fit in my tub

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

This morning I took my first official bath in my new bathroom. We still have some finish work to do in the bathroom, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you know that my hobby is bathing. Yes it is, and I’m proud of it. Some of my best ideas, dreams, and plans have come to me while bathing. A good hot bubble bath is the best way I can treat myself.

What can I say? I’m just a simple farm girl.

Anyway – I LOVE my tub! This was my one biggie for the new house, a cast iron over-sized stand alone tub. Jack and I decided we would each get one biggie for the new house (biggie as in splurge). It didn’t take me long at all to decide on my biggie, maybe 1 or 2 nanoseconds. So today, for your viewing pleasure – HERE IT IS, my biggie!!!

(I'll show you Jack's biggie later - and pehlease, I'm talking about Jack's biggie as in for the house - if you are thinking otherwise, well you just have a dirty mind!)

But before christening my new tub, I had to get the essentials all ready. Hang on, you're about to see it.

I mean REALLY. Who can take a bath without candles?

Disclaimer: We’re still not completely settled, and I know it needs some warming up. I seriously am once again putting the horse before the cart by going ahead and moving into my bathroom, but hey – it’s been almost 3 years! I couldn’t stand it anymore. Here’s another shot with a little better lighting.

What’s that in the far right bottom corner? Well that’s Poncho. It was so funny because while I was taking my first-ever wonderful bubble bath in my new tub, Poncho was snoring away! I mean LOUD! It actually was quite soothing and made my bubble bath that much more pleasurable…

Now let’s talk about the windows. I’ve gone back and forth about window dressings – should I or shouldn’t I? I think the windows by themselves are so pretty, I kind of hate to cover them up.
And it's not like I'm at risk of showing my naughty parts to neighbors.
At the same time, I feel like the area is still a little sterile – it needs something, I just don’t know what. Just in case you’re interested here’s the view out the window.

Doesn’t everyone have a John Deere tractor & round bales of hay stacked up outside their bathroom window? Here’s the view looking the other way.

You can see the Spanish Oaks are getting ready to drop their leaves. I just hate that.

For now I put a jute rug in the bathroom, only because I had it on hand. My intent is to get a really nice Persian rug, something like this one, but in a way I kind of like that plain jute rug. The simplicity and naturalness of it is kind of, I don’t know – natural.

I am open to any and all suggestions about my new bathroom. It needs to be manly for Jack, but I want some girlyness for me.

This is the look I’m looking for: John Wayne meets Marie Antoinette; they shack up for a while but never marry, and meanwhile John dumps Marie for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and she moves in and changes everything up.

You know what I mean?

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