Sunday, January 24, 2010

Puzzled

Willow asked to start a puzzle she has had forever-a 750 piece puzzle. Like a dummy I told her ok.

We used to do puzzles when I was a kid but I think we had a bigger house. This one turned out out to be way too difficult for her so I offered to help. We always started with the outside pieces, so three times we have been through the pieces and yet we are still missing at least one piece on one side. I think it is a trick piece or we have already lost it. Probably the dog or one of the cats or the vacuum or the stack of books and papers on the floor where she started it ate it and several others.

But that's the fun of a puzzle-you don't know for sure if you're missing a piece until the end. I must have worked five hours on the thing today-I got sucked in-my eyes are cross-eyed. It's got five cute furry kittens in a flower field. How fun! (sarcasm)

Well, thank goodness for afternoon chores around here, haying the goats on the dead white snow help take some of the cross out of my eyes. Now I'm going to go make a broccoli and cheddar soup. Hopefully I won't be trying to piece the broccoli back together in my bowl.

I picked up Appaloosa on DVD a couple days ago and hope to watch it tonight. It's rated R so it's just for me. I have been hitting the sack early and hope I can stay up late enough to watch it tonight-or it's tomorrow afternoon when the kids are in school.

Ah, January in Maine...

1 comment:

~Tonia said...

A few years ago we bought Several puzzles... We did the first one and the rest have been in their boxes still sealed up!!Lol Occasionally some one says something about them but we havent got them out yet...
I am the one that seems to work on it the most because it bugs me to death!!
I still have a movie I havent watched... Maybe tomorrow sometime...