I haven’t been wanting to watch TV as much lately as I used to. I might want to watch an hour or two tops, but I no longer want to spend multiple hours sitting in front of the television. Unfortunately, I don’t always feel like reading, and there’s not a lot else to do. Eric made a suggestion last night that certainly offers a change of pace.
He suggested that we put together a puzzle. He had a few stored in the closet that haven’t seen the light of day in years. Why not? it sounded like a decent way to spend some time. I picked one that I thought was pretty, a stained glass peacock. Of course, it turns out that it’s a total nightmare to assemble. The pattern is so diverse and colorful, it’s very hard to figure out what goes where.
Despite the difficulty level, it will certainly give us something to do that doesn’t involve being in front of the television. We can chat while we work on it, and it’s something we can do together. it’s been a long time since I worked on a jigsaw puzzle, but it’s something I used to do a lot when I was younger. Putting puzzles together was one of the few things my grandmother and I could do without fighting. (Or talking for that matter.)
I don’t know how long it will take to put this puzzle together, but we’re going to try to get it done, then glue and seal it so that we can hang it. Some people would break it up and put it away again, but I’d rather decorate with it than shatter all that hard work and hide it back in the closet. After we finish this one, we do have a couple more, but we don’t know if all the pieces are there.
I think if we can complete this puzzle without losing our minds I might look into buying some others that we’d enjoy hanging as decoration when they’re done. It is a good way to kill some time and we can do it together. I might even be able to get mom into it. That could be cool.