17 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 1-8-2017

  1. I’ve been daydreaming about spa baths/hot tubs. I wish I owned one. I’ve been thinking about how to have an environmentally friendly and cost effective one.

    Ah well. Happy Saturday everyone.

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  2. Bubble baths would be good.

    Do you suppose the woman in the bath is on drugs, drunk or merely trying to look seductive? Her eyes definitely look like something other that enjoying her bath is going on.

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    1. That’s Jeanne Crain. According to Wikipedia: “At the top of her stardom, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Crain was nicknamed “Hollywood’s Number One party girl,” and she was quoted as saying that she was invited to at least 200 parties a year.[9]” Then she got married and had seven kids, so I think she was probably pretty successful at the seductive part.

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  3. It’s one of the things I’m weighing up when it comes to finding a new home: do I really need a bath, or would a proper shower be better. I only have a bath every couple of months, and since I always go the whole hog, and soak for ages in really hot water, I tend to be alarmingly wobbly when I get out. The perils of decadance.

    Actually, I could do with a hot soak right now: I got sucked down the rabbit-hole of internet research into a new camera (which I don’t want to buy in the middle of winter anyway), and my shoulders are unbelivably tight. Instead, must start work on the proofs that arrived this morning – about humankind’s relationship with the horse.

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    1. I loved the big tub I had at the last house. I only used it a couple of times a month, but it was wonderful. But I also had a big shower, and that was even better.
      This little house only had a powder room on this floor, and the basement where the bathtub/shower was had to be gutted. So I tiled the powder room and made the whole thing into a shower with a sink and toilet in it, and that’s been fantastic. But I miss having a tub a lot, and I have another bathroom to put in, and there is definitely going to be a tub in that one. I miss baths. A lot.

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  4. This is just sad. Am a bath person without a good tub. Love to read in the tub and soak until wobbly like Jane.

    My in-laws recently moved into a new place that has the exact style of bathtub I like (ie fits petite people). Hubby made fun of me b/c I actually took a pic of it I liked it so much.

    Now I will be spending the rest of the day thinking of that tub. Le sigh.

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    1. I really like the look of those, too. I saved a picture of one with a wide wood surround and a shower over – I think that would be more future-proof than a shower over an ordinary bath, which became a bit tricky for my mum latterly. You could sit on the surround and stand up from there. Plus I think a small, deep tub has great soaking possibilities. And it looked great.

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  5. The best tub I ever had was in my apartment in Berlin. It was a fiberglass tub with a step up surround and it sloped at both ends like a hammock. The faucet and plug were in the middle on one side so it was a great tub for two as well (grins), although I was only ever able to talk my (now) husband into joining me there once before I sold the apartment and moved down here. The tub we have here is not bad but nothing as good as that one in Berlin.

    We both love our baths and would be completely lost without at least one. On days like today I will run a bath twice in a single day, we have on-demand water heating, so we never run out of hot water (smile).

    Which reminds me, I’m gonna go fill the tub up again now and read some more in Good Omens, which I am thoroughly enjoying!

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  6. Well now I have to finish ‘The Alchemist’ tonight. And maybe the bottle of white that I just saw in the fridge ?.

    Oh the hardship.

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  7. I live in an old farmhouse with a large cast iron clawfoot tub. I MacGyvered the hole that drains when it gets too full, so you can actually fill it even more. Sadly, since I screwed my knee last April, I can get into it (the first few months, not so much, since the sides are very high) but getting out is tricky, since I can’t put a lot of weight on the bad knee. I’m still considering taking a bath tonight.

    When I used to take baths regularly, I had a table I would put next to the tub for my book, a small hand towel, and occasionally a glass of wine. Magic the Cat liked to sit on the table and keep me company. Since she’s not afraid of water, occasionally she would dip her paw into the tub (which usually had some lavender essential oils, salts, etc.) and then flick it…

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    1. We had a six foot long claw foot tub which I used to love to soak in with a good book and a glass of Drambuie and a weight at the foot to brace against so I did not slide under the water.

      My cat Moshe would walk around the edge of the tub batting at the bubbles. It was not relaxing when he started to slip. Our other cat Boadie (Boadiccea) discovered she could join us by tippy toeing out onto my chest and sit, then swish her long tail back and forth through the warm water and flick water onto Moshe. I would give up on the book at that point but double up on the Drambuie.

      Thank you for reminding me of this memory. I loved those beasts dearly and they have both been gone for 30 years now.

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      1. I miss having cats.
        Unfortunately, the three dogs I live with would not be cat-friendly. Wolfie would have been, he was great with cats.

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  8. Something about the hot water and the way being in the bath and how it muffles the outside world and all its sounds, its just delicious. My dream is to do as the affluent Japanese do, large steam shower that flows into a soaking tub….dreams 🙂 I presently live in Northern CA post war 40’s shower tub small bathroom hell, even the shower is a bummer.

    We all live under the rule of the cat even the foster dog who tries to break rank, so all five animals must supervise strange human cleaning rituals in small bathroom.they string out of the bathroom according to rank….kitties up front and way too personal

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  9. Hah, I remember that blog post about baths. I totally agreed with it. Relaxing via bath is hard. Showers all the way!!

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  10. In our last house we put in a whirlpool tub in the master bath. It was wonderful! However we only used it a few times a year. This house I think I’ve used the bathtub to soak in, maybe twice in 10 years. I’m likely to be good if my home doesn’t have a tub .

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