Friday, November 19, 2010
When I was little, growing up in our house with my brother, sister, mom, dad and one bathroom, the luxury of a long, hot shower was not to be. We had to take a quick bath most of the time. We weren't even allowed to do showers until we were much older, so a bath was very little water and a very quick shower. It wasn't to conserve water but hot water for a family for a family of five. This morning as I was standing in the shower letting the hot water run over my sore body I was reminded of Granny. When we spent the night with Granny and Granddaddy it was always just one kid at a time. I'm not sure if it was Granny's rule or Granddaddy's but it was awesome to be an only child for a night or two. The one thing I loved was that we could use their shower and Granny let us use all the hot water we wanted too. I would stand in that shower and play until the water began to run cold and we didn't get into trouble. I have to watch myself now to not use all that water but instead enjoy the hot tub. What happens in the shower for me is that I get a lot of thinking done. I am totally alone with my thoughts relaxed by the running water so my mind does all kinds of things. I make lists, visit memory lane and sometimes have a blank mind. Today it took me to old wonderful memories!