Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I know I live in the driest state in the driest continent. I know we're all supposed to be saving water. Short showers, redirect the washing machine rinse water on to the garden etc.
But and again....once in a blue moon....I step into that shower and run the water fast and hot. And I stay under there! For at least 5 minutes, sometimes 10.
I don't do it often and I tell myself it's okay because I only wash one or two loads a week, dishes are only washed up once a day, the garden is watered according to regulations imposed by our government. Plus I don't grow plants that need lots of water.
I figure the guilt is worth it when my achy old bones and muscles relax under the hot spray and when I get out of the shower I feel renewed.


  1. I am sometimes guilty of doing the same thing as well. I balance it out by normally only taking short showers and being careful with my water usage. We are on tank water so being careful is second nature.

  2. Hi River,

    So you DO have a blog.


    I live in the (supposedly) the wettest city in the wettest part of (one of the) wettest countries in Europe.

    And I am as jealous as hell ...


    Nice blog by the way.




  3. I have one of those water saving shower heads so the pleasure of a long shower is somewhat denuded! Talk about living on the edge!

  4. I am on tank water and do the same. It's not like it is everyday !!!

  5. There should be an age dispensation on account of various aches and pains. I know I sleep better when the hot water has flowed down my spine for 5 minutes.

  6. Listen to me carefully, I will say zis only vunce:
    Guilty allowing yourself aquatherapy...
    until they stop the Hilton Hotel from washing 3000 sets of room linens every day.