Off the Beaten Path: Jemez Springs Bath House

Maybe it’s just me/or maybe Mercury is in retrograde again… but life’s little stressors have had a big affect on me lately and I have been having a hard time shaking them off. Finally having another day off after a rough work week I decided to go for a ride into the mountains (I know I should have been writing but I have been stressed out to the point of doing something and then forgetting that I’ve done it and/or walking into a room and not remembering what I was going to do. Stress saps my energy & makes my mind go blank! Is it ever going to end? Work, teen in school, and now a leaking roof:(

The afternoon drive  lead me to the Jemez Springs Bath House. The Bath House is a cute little building owned by Jemez Springs and is non-profit. They have massages, herbal wraps and private mineral baths. I opted for a 50 min. mineral bath. I have been here before (a long, long, time ago) and bought one of their packages that included the massage, herbal wrap, and bath. The whole package was very relaxing, though I’m not sure I could have the herbal wrap again. It’s was rough for me, not being able to move around and all.

“Their facility includes four massage treatment rooms and eight oversized cement bath tubs. The tubs are enclosed for privacy and filled with 100% mineral water from the natural hot spring using a combination of hot and cold mineral water. Some of the hot mineral water is diverted into cooling tanks to cool overnight. The bather has control over the temperature of the bath by combining the hot and cooled mineral water. The naturally occurring minerals in the Bath House’s water are acid carbonate, aluminum, calcium, chloride, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicate, sodium and sulphate.”

After that I drove around the Jemez mountains for a while and enjoyed the scenery. Most of my stress has dropped off my shoulders and I am now ready to delve back into the grind-stone.

On a separate note:

I just read a great post on getting organized and time management. I have been getting organized and back into a routine and my time management in the mornings (before work) has been getting better. It’s the after work drain that’s giving me the blues. I need to get motivated at night to get things done, without the cup of coffee. If I have caffeine after 6pm I tend to be up all night and that’s not good because I wake up fairly early in the mornings. I’ve had to limit my writing to my days off because I find it difficult to stop writing and remember what I was thinking about in order to go to my day job.

Any suggestions on picking up that extra energy at night without getting the extra jolt from caffeine?

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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