Monday, September 25, 2006

Sleeping with Bread Monday: Traffic Time and Reading Time

For more about Sleeping with Bread go here.

What was the least relaxing thing I did last week?

I sat in Friday rush hour traffic needing to pee (pardon my bluntness). If you've been reading my posts for any time at all, you've probably picked up on my I-hate-to-drive-in-traffic theme. Normally XM radio keeps me sufficiently distracted from my annoyance at sitting in traffic, but Friday I was getting a lot of static so my major form of driving entertainment was not so entertaining. I'd already had a lot of coffee during my all day meeting so decided to forgo my usual coffee pacifier for the trip home. Of course, all that coffee meant I had to pee about 9 miles into my 31 mile trip home. I had been in the car for about an hour (yes, it took an hour to drive 9 miles), so this wasn't completely unexpected. I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of making my way across 4 lanes of stop and go traffic in order to exit the freeway in the hopes of finding someplace with a public restroom -- so I held it. Not so relaxing.

What was the most relaxing thing I did last week?

I spent the weekend with my husband and books, books, books. We went out for dinner Friday and then over to the bookstore to browse. I rarely browse bookstores without walking out the door with a purchase. Friday's purchase was "A Thread of Grace" by Mary Doria Russell. I'd previously read her other two books "The Sparrow" and "Children of God" and enjoyed both, so am eager to read this newest of her books. Saturday and Sunday were both spent reading. I took my current read, "Rider at the Gate" by C.J. Cherryh, over to Diedrich's Coffee on Sunday and sat outside alternately reading and staring off into space thinking. Very, very relaxing.


  1. The weather will soon be perfect, perfect, perfect for book reading, coffee shop sitting and into space thinking. Just a few degrees cooler and I'm good to go!

  2. This weekend might be really good. The weather report I saw shows the Sunday temp to be about perfect. Last Sunday was pretty good. Just barely on the warmish side but very very dry. Of course Friday was the most absolute perfect weather for sitting outside but of course I was in my car ;o)