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Spring is on its way and is officially here on Friday, March 20th! This past week we’ve been blessed with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. While I love the spring, it can be a tumultuous season here in the Midwest. One week it’s sunny and the birds are singing, the next week Old Man Winter makes a reappearance with snow and ice. Ugh! To keep my spirits uplifted when Mr. OMW comes around again, I pamper myself with a little “me time!”
A good long soak in my claw foot tub helps me shake the winter blues when it decides to snow in March or April. I’ve enjoyed “me time” soaks ever since I was in high school, sometimes spending an hour in the bath or as long as I could keep the water warm.
Magazines have always been my first choice of reading material for a long soak in the tub. Although it’s reaching 60 degrees today, it’s dropping below 40 next week, so I headed over to Target and picked up the latest copy of People® magazine and Real Simple® magazine. I’ll need these when I thaw my bones in my claw foot tub later this week.
Sometimes I line this shelf with candles, but this time I added a row of milk glass tumblers filled with pink carnations and swigs of baby’s breath. My grandmother had tumblers exactly like this, which is why I snagged these a couple years ago at our local flea market.
Speaking of my grandmother, this issue of People® magazine has an inspiring yet sad article on Alzheimer’s. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and now my mother suffers from it. According to the article, new research and drug treatment is providing hope for those who might have it in the future.
Here’s another spot in my farmhouse where I like to read and enjoy a little “me time” all by myself. Coincidentally, Real Simple® magazine has some great tips for improving the bedroom with lighting, bedding, and more. It’s inspired me to make a few simple changes in my under-the-eaves bedroom.
When the spring season weather cooperates, this is my preferred spot for unwinding and staying sane. Whether I’m reading, enjoying a favorite beverage, or just listening to the birds sing … spending a little time on the front porch always lifts my spirit.
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