Puzzled

Can’t.

Stop.

What is it with jigsaw puzzles this year at our house? It’s the Third Day of Christmas, this is the third giant puzzle, people are staying up half the night each night obsessed with the hunt, eyes glazed, unnaturally competitive elbows sharpened….

dangerous around here.

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 27, 2017 at 7:53pm

Seen my family like this

you need horizontal surfaces

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 28, 2017 at 8:55am

The puzzle table is in a weird spot this year - and there was another side table next to it for all the loose pieces but then they all seemed to be moved into the puzzle, anyway.... no one seemed to want the room. I have a feeling it's for easy snagging of puzzle pieces out from under another's view.

Things getting back to normal, this last puzzle is a tough one, cut to fool the eye, plus all the different candy coating sheens..... hasn't bested me yet, though  ; )

The first puzzle was of a Joan Miro painting. That one was fun.

Comment by Phyllis on December 28, 2017 at 6:04pm

Sharpened elbows. :)

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 29, 2017 at 9:38am

Phyllis  : )

I could use some of those skills.

The sons left for the city yesterday, so quiet here you could hear a pin drop, again. Food's all gone. I stayed up until midnight again last night working on this puzzle. It really brings out the compulsiveness in a human, those puzzles. I've never seen one like this one, purposefully cut to hide obvious patterns.... it's taken over my evenings post-work this week, and replaced making and eating dinner last night!!

'Food schmood, I must find this one piece' kind of week, I guess. How rare : )

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 30, 2017 at 11:28am

Well, the photo a day drizzles into inertia at the end of the month/year....

but the puzzle's almost done  : )

(...just crickets around here.....)

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 30, 2017 at 11:28am

drizzles?

drifts, maybe.

Comment by Anna Herrington on December 30, 2017 at 11:28am

slows.

Comment by Phyllis on December 31, 2017 at 8:39pm

Happy New Year, winter is a good time for drifting.

Comment by marilyn sands on December 31, 2017 at 10:02pm

Good luck with that - have a happy healthy new year!  See you on the other side!

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 2, 2018 at 11:12am

Thanks Phyllis and Marilyn! Happy New Year to you both!

Puzzle complete, thank gawd, that one was a challenge. Fun to have grown sons sticking around to help. Made me wonder if any studies on compulsiveness and jigsaw puzzles exist ; )

2018. Made a fabulous beginning when David Crosby liked my tweet. The. David. Crosby. (ha! A little mild fangirling it today.)

Life is good.

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