So I put together a 300 piece puzzle on Wednesday, and yesterday I put together four 27 piece 3D Christmas ornament puzzles. I have to say that it wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be.
At the beginning, before I start working, thoughts of mom and puzzling with her pop up – but as I get engrossed in the assembly I find that the focus is solely on the pieces and how they fit together. When I finished is when it was the most difficult for me, as that’s the time I would send mom a picture or a text and show her the finished puzzle; we would talk about it and what I was going to do next. I’m going to miss that so very much.
I’m thankful that the almost meditative state that jigsaw puzzling brings to me is still intact; and that even though I’m sad I can no longer sit with her at my puzzle table, jigsaw puzzles are still able to help me de-stress and turn off my brain for a while. I’ve never needed to stop thinking more than I do right now.