Saturday, December 11, 2010

Smells Like Christmas

When the boys were young, we used a Countdown to Christmas calendar. It had a pocket for each day that held a strip of paper with an activity that would help us get ready for Christmas. Even though I haven't used that calendar for many years, I still like the concept of spreading out the holiday activities, and try to do one or two things every day to make the season less hectic.
I haven't exercised all week, which is a bad idea at this time of year. The last few days have been nonstop eating, and the food orgy will continue for the foreseeable future.  When Hubby Tony suggested a trip to the gym today, it didn't take me long to agree.

The gym was pretty empty when we got there.  I did enough aerobics to get nice and sweaty, used a couple of machines, then decided to call it a day and hit the shower.  We had a couple of errands to run on the way home, and it was too cold to be running around with damp clothes on.

The women's locker room has two showers.  They're usually in good shape, so I was surprised to see that one of them had a large puddle of water on the floor  I got in the other one, turned on the water, and tried to get some soap from the wall dispenser.  It was empty!  I thoroughly rinsed my hair and body with water, but  I couldn't shake the feeling that I didn't smell good.

One of our stops on the way home was Whole Foods, where I had an inspiration.  The store carries a selection of perfumed and essential oils with testers in their body department, and  I decided I'd take advantage of them.  In honor of the season, I dabbed a bit of peppermint on my wrists and behind my ears, and continued my errands smelling like a candy cane.


  1. I don't have any perfumes or colognes in the house. I really like the idea of smelling like peppermint though. It sounds so refreshing.