She's at it again! You'll want to hop on over there and make a nice comment. She's got a lovely tin of violet mints (with the tin, you know), and some beautiful size 50 Himalayan Poppy hand-dyed thread.
Tatting while listening to audio books is what I call relaxation. I get home from work, get dinner out of the way, then park myself in my favorite chair. I pick up my lap desk covered with shuttles, patterns, strings and beads, stick the earbuds in and say, "Checking out!" Nobody bothers me then -- until it's time to go ride the stationary bike, that is.