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~John Lennon


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One Puzzle After Another

As busy as I am each day, I manage to work on the jigsaw puzzles. I have completed three recently and finished another one last night.

Most of the puzzles are hand-me-downs from friends; some are found at garage sales; some I buy on an online garage sale site in this area. So some of the puzzles are missing a piece. Or two. Never more than two.

But I find I enjoy the challenge of working something to a conclusion, to find there was a missing piece.

Another challenge in life. Working things through, completing a task, or a trial, to have it revealed that something was not there, not done as expected, testing my abilities a smidgeon more.

12 comments:

Ms. A said...

My Mom LOVED jigsaw puzzles!

My memory is full of missing pieces and I hate that. Talk about testing your abilities, that'll do it.

Lisa said...

Even with missing pieces, we can still see the big picture. I would enjoy a jigsaw puzzle, my mother and I worked on many when I was growing up.

LL Cool Joe said...

I always have at least one jigsaw puzzle on the go. I love doing them, and often buy second hand ones from eBay, but I hate it when any pieces are missing!

DJan said...

I have never worked jigsaw puzzles, but my aunt was always working at least one. You would really have liked her, CiCi. You are two peas in a pod, about puzzles that is.

Jeanie said...

I haven't worked a jigsaw puzzle in years but I loved working them with my aunt when I was a kid. I'm thinking that if I had one to work on now I wouldn't get anything else done until the puzzle was done, but I might think about giving one a try. I'm not sure how I would feel if I got to the end and there were pieces missing.

Abby said...

I love jigsaw puzzles too! Even if one piece is missing from a 1000-piece puzzle, it's so unsatisfying.

Stickup Artist said...

That brings back memories. When I was a kid, we used to vacation at the Jersey shore every summer. My Mom always set up a card table with a giant jigsaw puzzle. It was always so sad to take them apart cause it meant summer was over...

Stephen Hayes said...

You've managed to find inexpensive therapy. Good for you. Maybe I should try puzzles.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It's at this time of year that I tend to work on jigsaw puzzles. I love them! (But not the missing pieces)

Rock Chef said...

We used to do a lot of puzzles, but not any more. Too many memories, I guess.

Unknown Mami said...

Love you and your insights.

Brian Miller said...

cole absolutely loves doing puzzles....we did one last night....probably a whole lot more simple than yours but....ha....puzzles keep you sharp as well...