Kids in bed? Check.
Candles lit? Check.
John Coltrane CD? Check.
Bath full of bubbles and extremely hot water? Check.
Mug of hot chamomile tea with LOTS of honey? Check.
I lay in the hot bathtub, soaking, just enjoying the moment. Listening to the saxophone. I feel like I can breathe again. The steam is rising from the bubbly water, and I can prop up my feet by the tub's faucet. Taking a sip of my tea, I think, "Aaahhhhh". Yes. That is all I can think.
And the A/C kicks on. "Aaahhhhh", is no longer what I'm thinking. I'm thinking a four-letter word. And it's not a word I use in front of my kids. So, now, I have two choices. One, I can get out of the tub, throw on my robe and leave a trail of wet bubbles on the way to the other room to turn off the A/C. Or, two, I can just try to enjoy a bath that will become lukewarm to almost cold within two minutes.
I opt with the second. Enjoy it for a couple more minutes. Next time, I think I'll put "Turn the A/C up" on my Checklist.