I used to go to the walking trail in town & stay all day just to avoid my mother-in-law. I'd leave at 9:30am & not return until around 4:30 - 5 in the evening. I'd pack a lunch & put it in a cooler & eat at the park, & then walk for hours instead of having to put up with her. At least I lost weight & was in the best shape I'd ever been in! I had just lost my job due to a layoff, so I was here at home, & my mother-in-law used to come to my house 3 & 4 times a day! So much for having some "me" time! My husband worked during the day, so I was stuck here having to entertain her. After doing this for several months, & telling her she was coming to my house way too much, she didn't get the hint! To keep my sanity, I had to take off in the mornings to get away from her. In the winter months I would hang out at the library or mall. Nobody knows about this except my hubby & you.