This job is the longest commute I’ve had – about 40 minutes. Unfortunately, none of it is on highway so I’m often stopped at red lights and in crawling traffic. This hits me more often on my drive home; usually my drive to work isn’t as bad, and I’m half asleep so I’m more laid-back. :-)
I used to listen to a morning show that I really liked, but 40 minutes a day got too much for me. I got bored of the topics, and so I set about trying to find something else to occupy my mind in the mornings. I then decided to get some books on tape! I am very fortunate to have both a cassette player and a CD player in my car, so I can check out pretty much all of the audio books at the library.
Earlier this week, I picked up a book unknown to me, entitled “The Cat-Nappers“, by P. G. Wodehouse. Apparently it’s the last book in a very popular series about a man name Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves. If you don’t recognize this book, you may know it by its British title, “Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen”. I really enjoyed this book, and I am eager to read the others in the series! There are some great one-liners, which I would repeat here but I’ve forgotten them due to me driving at the time.
Today it took me an hour to get home, because traffic was crawling. I was eager to get home to Paul since it was his birthday today(!!!). Yet, I wasn’t stressed at all – in fact I was engrossed in the novel and didn’t even look at the time until I got home. Hmm, I think this is a good thing for me. :-) (I can get quite ticked off in slow traffic!!)
I finished the book today, and went to the library and got two more out. I would like to take this opportunity to listen to some books I’ve been meaning to read, like perhaps a C.S. Lewis book, or Jane Austen? Or would those be too difficult to listen to? We’ll see. :-)