My husband teasingly refers to the temperature in our bathroom as REFRESHING! There's nothing refreshing about dropping your pants, or worse yet, getting naked and into the shower when the ambient air temperature hovers around 45 degrees!
Needless to say, showering takes planning during these dark gloomy days and nights. Now, remember that I heat soley with wood, so there is no heater in my bathroom. We have a woodstove in our adjacent bedroom but we only build a fire in there if the house temperatures plummet due to snow or bad winds. To do so makes one want to dress in a bikini and go barefoot.
A shampoo takes more planning (I do not use a hair dryer and my hair is very long). Today I decided that I could no longer be seen in public without a shampoo, even with a hat. I took this venture one step further and decided instead of braiding the hair on my legs I would shave. Not knowing when the little pink disposable was used last, I threw it out. I'm guessing it was before Christmas, or maybe August, I'm really not sure. Judging from the forest, it could have been longer.
I started the water and did some small "fill the time" tasks. (I so wasn't thinking about being wasteful!) After about five minutes I went in to read the indoor/outdoor thermometer...it read 52 degrees. Yipee! That was better than normal, so I quickly disrobed and hurried in. I lathered, rinsed, and repeated. I even used the scrubby puffy thing I always forget about until I turn the water off. I carefully shaved the forest that had grown on my legs...without injuring myself! I thought of a million things that needed to be done outside before Spring actually arrives. That was exhausting!
So here I sit, all squeaky clean, shaved, and shampooed! Ta Da! This is an accomplishment and it's only Monday!
Now to get dressed and to work.