Hiding in the bathroom everymorning, with a book, is one of the great joys of my life. My husband and kids think I'm crazy but this is what I do.
1. get a cup of coffee
2. find the current book I'm reading
3. turn the shower on hot
4. sit on the toilet lid, yes, the lid is closed, and read as the room fills with steam.
This fifteen minutes makes me so happy. The noise from the shower protects me from everything going on in the house, I can't hear any yelling or complaining. I disapper for a few minutes, all alone and protected. My family is very very close, but they generally leave me alone when I'm in the shower. This is the only place I'm absolutely alone, in the house. So I sit quietly and read in my own personal sauna. This drives my husband nuts becasue I'm wasting a ton of water, and I know he's right but I really don't care. Remember when you were a little kid and you could hide in your treehouse or closet. Well, that's what I'm doing. So, please don't flush the toilet or turn on the washing machine during my alone time.