But then I work out mid-afternoon and it's been hot here, so even though our apartment is air-conditioned, it's set to 78, so it's air-conditioned to keep us alive, not to keep me comfortable when I'm squatting, lunging, and jumping. So I get sweaty. Viciously, drops of liquid landing on the floor, red-faced and soaked through all the layers of my clothing, disgustingly sweaty.
|We call these mallards The Gentlemen. There's always a brace of four or five of them at this patch of "beach" by the "lake." I use those two terms loosely.|
Do I shower? Do I put my clothes back on without showering? I feel like a quick, 30-second rinse off wouldn't be crazy, but then I'd have to re-lotion my arms and legs (because my epidermis is UNGODLY sensitive and I'm already applying a steroid cream to my hands and patches on my arms twice daily because of this sensitivity and I don't want to have to add more trips to the dermatologist because I stopped putting lotion on after a shower) and I hate putting lotion on more than most any other personal care chore. This lotion thing is the main reason I don't want to take multiple showers a day, although if I see you in person I'll spin some tale about water conservation and Mother Earth.
Okay. So that's done.
Then, after dinner, probably 90% of the time, I realize that I don't have my 10,000 steps for the day, so I have to go for a walk.
|Gawky teenage goslings! See what I mean about living in a swamp?|
I have been just ignoring my grossness after working out and taking a brief rinse after my walk (including lotion) and just washing my face after the workout (which means I'm washing my face three or four times a day, but let's not think about that). Is this what adults do? I mean, do people who have their shit together shower three times a day? How do they have time to do that? What if you're wearing make-up? Do you have to reapply EVERY TIME? I'm stressed out imagining all of this. Even if the shower itself is only thirty seconds long, it's at least ten minutes afterward to do all the REST.
What's your summer showering schedule?