Soak in a Hot Tub

My parents had a hot tub at the house while I grew up. We were very close to a family that shared our back fence. We even made a doorway so we could come and go in each other’s yard and house. They installed a pool. It became fun for us kids to go back and forth, jumping in the pool and then into the hot tub.

Another memory of “soaking” in the hot tub was when I was swimming at the junior college. One of the things swim teams do is shave down before a big race day (like championships). We get together and have a carbed out dinner, and shave our legs so they are nice and smooth and less resistance to go through the water. Some of the guys shaved their heads. I had one of these shave down parties at my house and we crammed a lot of the girls into the tub at one point.

Here’s a fun photo of us showing off our shaved legs.Often times it is nice to just relax and soak in hot tubs. Don’t you think?

Monthly List: January 2014


541 Attend an art opening
555 Beat the odds
568 Become the president of something
562 Catch a falling star
547 Catch a snowflake on your tongue
566 Commit
560 Do nothing
558 Don’t take the day off; take two
542 Eschew the boring
556 Exact your feelings
543 Follow your bliss
552 Go fishin’
561 Hire a caterer to deliver dinner to your home for a week
545 Hit the road
554 Inhale
553 Invent a new word and spread it around
544 Married or not, go on a honeymoon
559 Over tip the barber at some odd time of the year
551 Say something profound on a billboard
563 See a rodeo
569 Show up
557 Sit on more laps
570 Slow up
567 Soak in a hot tub
564 Stay on a bucking bronco
550 Take a four year old to the zoo
546 Teach English as a second language
565 Teach your dog to sing
549 Tear down a wall, literal or otherwise
548 Walk knee-deep in maple leaves

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.