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A Little Splurge Can’t Hurt
Food

A Little Splurge Can’t Hurt

My husband and I enjoy cooking and most often it is Spanish cuisine. While we have made most of the popular dishes, we are always in search of something new. Sometimes we spend hours and houses whipping up delicious food. You get pretty tired standing on your feet for so long. Your arms get tired of stirring and slicing. I always wanted a hot tub so I could relax after a session in the kitchen. The warm water is so soothing, and as for the jet sprays, what can I tell you? It is heaven. I didn’t have one for a long time and had to go to a neighbor’s house. I prefer more privacy. So Hugo and I decided one day to buy our own unit and a few accessories.

It was a bit of a splurge for us, but we both wanted it and felt it was worth the money. We therefore selected a large luxury model that would easily accommodate four adults and maybe a few small kids. I see a pool party in our future! You can bet that when the neighborhood children found out about it, they came over to ask to swim. I require that an adult be present and I didn’t mind doing the job. The small hot tub we’d found online served Hugo and I well at night after dinner, while during the day it was occupied by laughing and splashing kids.

The hot tub was almost a daily ritual for some. I am glad that it gets good use. I didn’t want to regret the purchase and stop using it after a few months. When the weather turns cold, most people abandon their hot tub until spring and summer. Not us. We plan to use it year round. It has a small heater that warms the water up to the desired temperature on frosty days. If it gets icy cold, we cover the tub for a while—but not for long.

With the patio lights on, I can read recipe books if I am in the tub. If Hugo is with me, we like to sip a glass of wine. This makes you sleepy and quite ready for bed. I have never slept so well. For those with insomnia, I recommend lounging in warm water. A bathtub is uncomfortable and too small. Get a hot tub and instant relief. If you have a bad back or aching shoulders, you have the perfect remedy. A hot tub is the relaxation method of choice; I kid you not. In many rehab centers they use them and call it water therapy. It helps people with injuries like muscle strain or a pulled tendon.

I am cooking up a storm these days as I no longer have aching feet. I can be more productive and entertain more frequently because of the hot tub. I love the attachable tray that holds my beverage and maybe a snack. I listen to music and linger for hours.