Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today I want to talk about puzzles. That's right puzzles. First lets talk about how when the word is italicized it looks like the word shouldn't exist. Second, how come people don't do these more often? I saw a post on Facebook this morning, about a brand that makes puzzles with no edges and 5 extra pieces--it had a caption of "Satan, is that you?"or something along those lines-- and that made me want to get a puzzle. So I headed on down to my local Kmart this morning--it's like 3 minutes from my house-- and it took me 10 minutes to decide on a puzzle, there was a lot of choices. It was 8.99, and I feel like I got my 8.99 out of it just today. At the point in the picture I had worked on it about 4 hours. Not very much work done is there? That's because you gotta separate all the edge pieces from the non-edge pieces, then I separated by color scheme and that takes a long time. It's a 1000 piece puzzle, but it takes a long time to get through all those pieces, plus I missed some of the edge pieces during the first sort and so I had to sort through them again gosh darnit. All in all I spent about 6 hours on the puzzle today, and it only looks a tad bit different than in the picture above.

I'm not going to lie, trying to find the pieces that go together gets overwhelming after a while; but it's a little exciting each time I find one that matches. I was listening to music, the whole time so I wasn't just sitting there in silence--that would be boring. The main goal of it was to get off the couch and away from the TV. I haven't started work yet and each day besides my daily workout, cleaning the house, and going outside to play with the dogs, I basically just sit on the couch and watch TV. It's annoying, really. I wish that my neighborhood would be more walk friendly. There is basically no sidewalks, and a million cars parked on both sides of the road. So your basically walking in the road if a car were to choose to be going down the road and I don't like the idea of driving somewhere to take a walk.

I got off on a little tangent there. Back to the puzzle. It was really entertaining, I feel like it could be something I could do with my husband if he wanted. I'm exited to finish it--pray there are no missing pieces-- glue it together and then hang it on the wall. The image is just beautiful and I love when I've seen puzzles as art in other places it's nifty. Besides, I get art for 8.99. Who can beat that? I guess I could if I got a cheaper puzzle--were you thinking that too? 

So anyway, puzzles. Do them. :D

When was the last time you did a puzzle? Do you enjoy them? or think they're boring?


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