My sister ML came for a visit recently. She was here just two full days, but we made the most of our time … doing “important” things. Of course we ate, a favorite activity in our family, but for entertainment we alternated from playing our family’s favorite dice game, Yahtzee, to working a jigsaw puzzle.
ML works lots of jigsaw puzzles, so she is much more organized about it than amateurs like me.
She suggested we sort the pieces by similar colors plus a pile for the edge pieces.
When we were done sorting, I thought the pieces looked like a mosaic. But when I suggested that since we had already achieved such a “work of art”, why spoil this look by actually assembling them!!, ML thought I was joking, so we started working the puzzle …
You can see a man’s hand on the left. That’s because even though Hubby swore off jigsaw puzzles after we had what turned into a jigsaw puzzle marathon a few years ago, he couldn’t resist putting a piece in occasionally as he would walk past.
As hard as ML and I worked for those two days and even for an hour or so the morning of the third day, before she left, we still didn’t get it finished. When I went to bed that night I had decided to finish it the next day.
What a surprise when I got up in the morning and found this …
Do you see the two little pieces, upper left?
What a surprise that the puzzle was finished except for two little pieces. I laughed to myself because I knew the only other person in the house had finished the puzzle … almost. I “finished” the puzzle and looked forward to hearing why Hubby had avoided being the one to finish the puzzle.
When Hubby got up and looked at the puzzle, he said he was glad I had finished it and reminded me that he doesn’t really like doing jigsaws.
He may not like them, but I think Hubby would have to agree that jigsaw puzzles are like popcorn — it’s hard to eat (popcorn) or place (puzzle pieces) just one!
ML and I had a wonderful couple of days together. Hubby pretty much stayed out of our way and did his own thing … until of course, it came to popcorn or jigsaws. Those he has trouble resisting.