I find cooking and brewing beer (which is in itself cooking) to be very relaxing.
Of course in the case of brewing, my wife's friend is ruining it because she wants me to teach her all about it. "Please don't brew that next batch until I come over next time."
Um, no. This isn't being done to entertain others around their schedules.
Don't get me wrong, she's a sweet girl and I love her. And I also love sharing my finished beers with friends and family. But the process of brewing them is for me and me only. Adding someone else to the mix turns a relaxing activity into an annoying one.
Sorry for the rant.