These Puzzling Times…
If quarantine has done one thing to me, it has brought out my inner 80-year-old grandmother. The best example of this is the emergence of my puzzling addiction.
It all started when my mother brought home a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puzzle from Target. It was 1,000 pieces, and she thought it would be the solution to my boredom. Little did she know, It would turn into a bit of a problem.
You see, the thing is, once I start something, I don’t stop until it is done. You may see where this is going. The day that puzzle got brought home, we sat down and did the entire thing in one, 12 hour, sitting. Yeah. We overdid it justtttt a bit. After we were done, I decided to order some puzzle glue, so we could frame and hang it. Then came the idea of a “puzzle wall”. And so, naturally, we ordered more puzzles.
As of right now, I have completed 3 1,000 piece puzzles and one 500 piece (the 500 piece being one I also completed in one, 9 hour, sitting), with two other 1,000 piece puzzles currently in the works. I find it weirdly relaxing, and it has allowed me to binge watch many many shows in the process.
After I finish the puzzles that are in progress at the moment, I will move on to the 3 or 4 that I have in the queue. It’s been interesting, and I would highly recommend puzzling as a quarantine past time!