Today, I needed to take the car to the shop. The last time I had to, Joe booked a garage in the middle of nowhere. This time, he luckily booked it in a cute part of town that I’ve never explored. I spent this morning at two lovely coffee shops enjoying some me-time and even had a leisurely venture to Whole Foods sans kids. Somehow what could have been drudgery has been one of my best mornings in a while. Part of the magic was that the exceptional circumstances were such a surprise. Can you make your required downtime rejuvenating? Here’s to wishing that the mechanics take their time.