These days one of the best ways I can relax is to do what I affectionately call "Making Cannibal Soup."
I run the water as hot as I can stand, get a book, a coconut-lime-verbena candle, some coconut-lime-verbena bubble bath (thanks, honey, for the Christmas gift) and escape to the relaxing world of bubble baths.
Of course, this is only when it's cold outside, which, considering that I live in Minnesota, gives me plenty of time for baths.
Reading books in the tub. Hmm...I remember when I first started doing this a few years ago. I was so nervous that I might drop the book in the water or splash a few drops on a page. It felt like I was doing something daring and dangerous, something my mom might have told me not to do when I was a kid.
But it doesn't really bother me anymore. Granted, I only read tub-books, those that are mine, not borrowed, not even from the library, and those that would be pretty easy to replace if I had to. Nothing old, limited edition, or signed. And I'm careful. Really. :)
How do you relax and get away from it all? Do you make cannibal soup? Do you go for a walk or surf the net or watch tv??