Cheaper Than Therapy

Crafty Happy Scrappy

Day by Day With the Addison Girl

Diane Estralla

Existence At Its Best

Faye Hicks Blog

First 50 Words

Grits and Purls

Heather’s Blog

How The Cookie Crumbles

Intentionally Poor

Life In The Boomer Lane

Morrisstown Memos

Not Quite Old

Old Girl New Tricks

Sharon Hicks Fine Art

Write From The Heart


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  1. I had occasionally been “grabbed” by Jigsaw puzzles but usually when I was foolish enough to pick one of 500 pieces or more would pick one with lots of differentiated pieces, so I had a general idea where each piece went. I see some very patient Seniors who work on one of the large puzzles, where there is little differentiation between pieces, for days then flip it over and do it upside down. Not for me.

    I used to buy puzzles from Goodwill stores, designed for kids, with 100 pieces or less, so I could complete them in 10 or 15 minutes. Some of them I even returned and exchanged for others. Sometimes I gave them away to friends. A good way to deal with all the frustrations of modern life. I even did some of them 3 or 4 times.

    Then I discovered all the free jigsaw puzzle sites on the internet, where I had been spending far too much time. Some of the computer time was business related but lots of it was for non productive activities that were becoming addictive. Yesterday I think I did over 50 of the online puzzles of 48 to 60 pieces to the exclusion of almost anything else productive. One of the sites even shows you the fastest times, the average times and my time. Usually I was about 1.5 times the average speed but who cares, it was fun and super satisfying each time I completed one.

    It certainly is a free and pleasant waste of time and maybe a way of preventing Alzheimers and better than some of the more negative addictions one can practice. But it does keep one from getting some more healthy form of physical exercise.

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