baking gives you time to think. especially when you don't have a mixer and you end up spending three hours doing it.
you always hear that time is money, and that's true in several ways, but what people cease to realize sometimes is that the time spent thinking can be just as valuable as the time spent making money or being social or what not. and when you are baking you are making delicious things you can eat after you're done thinking. satisfaction
oh, and the bread rolls are the best bread rolls i have ever tasted