I Am In Heaven!


English: Two children enjoying a bubble bath

I don’t know what happened today while the shower lady was here, but I think I will not question it, nor will I make any unexpected noises in the house. I feel like I am back in my first apartment, when I left my ex. The little box I lived in was all mine, peace rang through out the walls. I lived it and loved it, and only gave it up once I started caring for Al.

Tonight, Al ate fairly well with no gagging or choking and he finished all of his supper. He told me after he was finished, that he was going to his bedroom to read his bible instead of staying out here with me and watching his two favorite shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. I was a little shocked but said nothing. I cleaned up the kitchen and came over to my best friend here in the house, my computer. This is where I reach out to all of my good friends I have made through out the years.

Well time ticked by and still no Al. I got a tiny bit concerned and so decided to quietly tip toe in his room and make sure all was well, and it was, and I was greeted with a small smile. He has continued to stay in his room the whole evening. Of course, now that I have written this, he will be out here any moment. This is just the way life works, like saying your car is such a good running car, and then when you get in it tomorrow to go to work, the starter has gone out!

Well, after I realized he was not coming out, I quickly changed the television to the music station, and landed on the jazz from the forties, fifties, and sixties. How relaxing is this? Pretty darn relaxing! Cheek to Cheek by Mark Murphy is now playing. I had forgotten how much I love a good song. I am not being forced to watch American Pickers or Storage Wars. I am not saying I don’t enjoy them, but come on, the whole night long?

Then the creative juices started flowing inside of my tired brain. I peeked in on him once again, and still got the smile, so I sneaked into my bathroom and shut my door and lit my candles and ran myself a nice warm bath.

I love my bathroom, since I have fixed it up with oldies and Victorian items. Light the candles, and lie in a bubble bath, with only the glow of the candles bouncing their reflections of the walls and my bubbles.

I was in heaven, let me tell you. I have had the stiffest neck and shoulders for the last 24 hours, and although the pain is not entirely gone, most of it is. I took my time, soaking, then got out and dried off. I brushed my hair 100 strokes, until most of it fell out from old age. LOL. I got dressed in my pretty nightie and went into my bedroom and began to trim and file my toenails. Wow, I once again thought,  I am in heaven!!!!!

I am so thankful for what ever happened to give me these two quiet hours. God if this was you’re doing, I praise your name over and over on bended knee. If this had to do with our new shower girl, I whisper to you , a big thank you. One more thing, could who ever made this happen possibly make it happen again one day next week?????

36 thoughts on “I Am In Heaven!

  1. how wonderful for both of you! no matter how much you love someone we need time away from each other. hoping you continue to have some stress free time to help you manage those crazy making days:)

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  2. What a relaxing evening for you – so glad you were able to “escape” in a bubble bath. I pray too that you have many more opportunities to let go and to just be…. Hugs ~ Patty

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  3. Praise the Lord for smiles no matter how small and for long hot soaks in the tub. There’s nothing like either one, especially when they don’t happen frequently. I’m so happy for you. I just love to soak in the tub before I go to bed. It’s so relaxing. I hope you get evenings like this more than once a week. You need them.

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    • thank u my friend. the bath did feel nice. i am so grateful for the help of the home health care coming in, but i would still like to be able to get out for more than just to hurry and buy groceries……..does that sound selfish?

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      • It does not sound in the least bit selfish. We all need time by ourselves and for ourselves. And we sometimes need time just to do something frivolous, something that is not on the “must do” agenda. Like treating ourselves to an ice cream cone or window shopping or…you can fill in the blanks with what you would like to do. Go for it when you can, and when you can’t, plan what you would like to do when you get the chance.

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