Woke up REALLY early this morning. I do love this ultra quiet time in the middle of the night. One of these years, Gordon and I will have renovated and moved into Grandma's house, and I will have a little Penny Room where I can go and sew or read or whatever in these wee hours of the morning when I wake up and can't go right back to sleep.
I've done my TO DO lists for everyone for today and sent them to the printer in the old farmhouse where we have taken over the den for shipping and office space.
So now, to lull my brain to sleep again, I will play at the computer jigsaw puzzle that I have going right now.
Unc and I have put together jigsaw puzzles together for as long as I can remember. We try to start one around Christmas or the New Year to work on together during the less active months. We can put together a 1000 piece of 1500 piece puzzle in just a few days. After completing a few of them, our puzzle passion is sated until the next year. Usually, we need the kitchen table for some other project..
Until I found BigJig online. I tried some of the other computer jigsaw puzzle programs, but BigJig lets me do the complicated puzzles I crave. It has multiple windows that will let me sort the puzzle pieces. I adore this program!
Now I keep a jigsaw puzzle under construction 12 months of the year. It does not matter if it takes me months to finish one because I have so little time to work on it. It serves its purpose in giving me a mental reprieve for even five minutes...an escape to clear my mind...between projects or when trying to go to sleep like this morning.
You know how people say that doing crossword or other puzzles keeps their minds sharp? Well, I can claim that I think working jigsaw puzzles keeps my mind sharper because I do memorize the little pieces and the nuances of color, blah, blah, blah.
Why do some of us feel the need to justify a fun, wholesome game or activity? *grin*