The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 27/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “clean/dirty.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!
I was never a mucky kid, always washed my hands after using the loo or before a meal, and hated wearing a dirty frock or tee shirt. Not for me picking up the chicken wing or leg with my fingers and pulling the meat off, getting grease all over my face and down my chin.
In later life, it’s now a case of not minding getting dirty as long as I had the means to clean up. I hate feeling stale, sweaty, grubby or smelly so the current heat does not help one iota!

Before I got married, Sunday was bath day, one luxurious soak in the morning with a good book and the radio until the water cooled. Bubbles were a plus and although bath cube residue left a ring, my skin was always soft. Washing my hair was a case of lying back and letting it float behind me under the surface, but no bath additions then as it stripped my crowning glory of its natural oils. I remember once using washing up liquid instead of shampoo and my hair was dull and lifeless for weeks until it had recovered after using one of the top quality shampoos each time afterwards.

Fast forward to showers, and standing under the steaming jets aimed at my aching back and then getting out to dab myself dry with a lovely clean fluffy towel.
Sometimes it’s worth getting dirty for the simple pleasure of getting clean afterwards. Even better if you’ve got someone to scrub your back !


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 27/19

  1. Sadje says:

    I cannot exist without my daily shower.

  2. Ritu says:

    Love a good soak… Sunday evening with my book is my soak slot!

    • Funny how as a teenager it was always Sunday morning apart from the night before my wedding in1977 when I pulled out all the stops for a pampering session! I do remember the simple pleasure of a hot bath with oodles of bubbles in a hotel for our joint 25th anniversary and my 60th birthday. Bliss, pruny pink, strawberries and chocolate, and watching telly in bed!

      • Ritu says:

        It’s the little comforts in life!
        I love a bath, but hardly git a chance to savour one, what with mum and wife duties, nevermind work… So this year I promised Myself that Sunday would be my evening. And I’ve done it! If for any reason I couldn’t on a Sunday, I had it in a different day.

      • The all importance of ‘Me Time’ Ritu. As a working wife and Mum you have to have some time set aside for yourself, even better when the family is downstairs and can answer the phone or the door just as you begin to relax in a sea of froth!!!

      • Ritu says:

        Yea. Perfect!!! 😍

  3. ellenbest24 says:

    Steamy shower on a frosty morning. A bubbly piping hot bath before bed. Sometimes I cry under the jets of water; for the people who have no chance of experiencing these things. We too easily forget the countries in drout, without plumbing or an opportunity to feel truly clean. Your post/response reminded me how fortunate we are. Great job keep writing.

  4. J-Dub says:

    A soak in the tub sounds wonderful. I have not done that in ages in favor of showers. Time for a bubble bath.

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