I know I’ve complained on here before about my pathetic master bathroom, but I’ve slowly learned to accept it. That, and I also try to avoid watching too much HGTV in which I get depressed over these people who get to soak in super large tubs with jets and all the fancy bells and whistles and real tile. (Read: I hate you Angela.)
But I digress.
I’ve tried to make it more functional. When you’re dealing with a 4×8 space, one must be very creative. And while I’m still out on the lookout for the perfect vanity to replace the cheap generic one we have, I did manage to make a shelf to make it more pleasing to the eye, that is, if you don’t mind seeing twenty different kinds of lotions and oils.
One thing I knew that had to change was how I cleaned the shower. I’d have to get a bucket out and literally pitch it at the sides to get the cleaner off. A simple answer to this would be to get a handheld shower head. But see, I’ve had one already. Been there, done that, and every morning in the shower I felt as if I was being stabbed in a small circle on my back. We had replaced it with a similar shower head that offered nothing too exciting, but the 10 dollar price tag.
I finally realized that in my day of 24 hours, I only get a few to myself and even less now that I can’t exercise like I used to.
So I cashed in my amazon.com points and bought myself a new shower head. Was it expensive? Yes. Was it functional? Yes. Was it worth it? Hell yes.
In fact, it was so worth it that I got two. The kids needed a functional shower head, too, since any time they’d turn it on, it’d spew water everywhere. And since Claire doesn’t like to take baths anymore, she’d use my shower. I was tired of her using all my face wash for her feet. And I don’t even want to know what she used my face scrubber for.
It took all of 10 minutes to install both of them. I even impressed Matt and got pipe thread tape for the faucet connection. Boom Pow, y’all.
And when I finally got to try it out, I think Matt said I took a record 20 minute shower which involved me mainly standing there and actually feeling the water hit my entire back at once.
For the first time in years, I didn’t feel like I was being stabbed by water. My back doesn’t hurt as much. I felt relaxed.
And Matt? After his run, he said, “That’s a mighty impressive shower head.”
Who gets this excited over a new shower head?
Gosh I really need to get out.