Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's Puzzling

(You know Betty is living a wild life when she devotes an entire post to her thrill at putting together a puzzle.)

I came across this the other day in a store and bought it for a puzzle-loving friend of mine, but then I was too intrigued by it to give it away.



I hadn't done a puzzle for a very long time.  Why not just start this 1000 piece one?





As you can see, I had some help.  Zelda was right there to lend a paw.




Until it was nap time, of course.




My son and daughter-in-law soon got in on the action.  I discovered that I was completely drawn in by this activity.  

(That is another way of saying I was a complete nut--staying up late, getting up early, getting sharp, shooting pains in my neck and shoulders and still continuing to search for the piece that looked like the state of Missouri and had part of a green Ju-Jube on it.)

I think more puzzles are in my future!  Woo-Hoo!  Watch out world!



17 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

Loved the pics and your dedication to finish the puzzle.
Haven't done one in years.
Yvonne.

The Stoopidist said...

I haven't done a puzzle in decades...love the candy theme. Typical cat move. I'd have to work around three of 'em.

Connie said...

That looks like a fun puzzle, except that I think it would make me hungry to work on it. Great job! :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tell her - not helping!
Would you believe we have that very same puzzle?

annie said...

I love puzzles! I have to get this one. It's great and I have to look for it now.

Isn't it marvelous how cats can sleep anyplace, anytime?
So glad you are back as I do enjoy your posts so much.

Ann said...

I haven't done a puzzle in ages. The last time I looked at them in the store I was a bit shocked by the price. Typical cat being right in the center of things...lol

ellen abbott said...

I love to do jigsaw puzzles and can waste an enormous amount of time doing it. when the twin grandgirls were younger we would do them all the time. they are older now and have part time jobs so don't get as much time to come hang out as they used to. and I have three new puzzles just waiting!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I worked on puzzles with my niece last Christmas. Hadn't done it in years and truly enjoyed it. Very soothing.

Ms. A said...

Brings back a lot of candy memories! My grands used to love doing puzzles. I hardly ever see them anymore, since they all moved away and I haven't done a puzzle since.

Leah J. Utas said...

What a wonderful puzzle. And so good of Zelda to help you.

Gigi said...

I love a good puzzle! I used to do one every year during my Christmas vacation - until we sold our house a few years ago. The condo we lived in didn't have the space for me to spread out. I may have to find the space in this house because I've missed doing one.

Lin said...

We do puzzles all the time. They are great in the winter. But...like you...I get very addicted and that is all we focus on when I set up the table for the puzzle.

We actually just bought a 500 piece puzzle for vacation. Our cabin is known for our puzzles and everyone is welcome to stay however long they want to chip in.

Madi and Mom said...

WTG Zelda....Tuxies know how to get right in the middle of the action
BB will you be framing that? It is gorgeous?
Hugs Madi and mom

Stephanie Faris said...

My father-in-law was into puzzles before he died. I was thinking it might be nice and relaxing to put puzzles together...but that looks stressful! (Except for the cat part--that just makes me smile!)

Peggy K said...

Whenever I visit my Texas "sisters" we work on puzzles. That's the ONLY time I work on puzzles. Otherwise, no patience!! And how could you not drool for chocolate whilst working on this???

Empty Nester said...

We keep a puzzle on the table from time to time. It's a great stress reliever, most of the time. It's also a great way to enjoy conversation. Daughter 3 keeps one on her table all the time. I can't take that much stress relief. Ha!

Pat Tillett said...

I like doing the edges only... This puzzle makes me want some candy.
While working on the last puzzle we had, three of our four cats made themselves at home on it. By morning, about a third of the pieces were on the floor.