#Who's Who of B and B

Puzzled

December 22, 2017

Several years ago I decided it would be a nice family project to do a puzzle together at Christmas.  I picked a Norman Rockwell puzzle.  It had four scenes in it and lots of color.  My daughter, My Mr. B, and myself really enjoyed sitting around the table working on that puzzle off and on during the holiday.  It was a lot of work, but we had interesting conversations and just really enjoyed being with each other while working on it.  I couldn't bear to take that thing apart after all our hard work, so I glued it (with puzzle glue) and had it framed.  Of course my daughter claimed it - do your kids do that, call dibs on things when the folks pass on?


I always like to make things even, so the next year we did a puzzle, Santa with a John Deere sleigh, which I figured would go to my son - you know, when we pass on.  Great, a puzzle for each kid.


But then a friend gave me a puzzle for Christmas.  It was a puzzle in a box, not put together.  So after the holidays, I worked on that thing at work during my lunch hour.  But now I have a problem.  Do you see it?  There are three puzzles and I have two kids.  What was I to do?  Well, the next year I got another puzzle and the family spent the holidays working on that puzzle.  Everything is right with the world now - each of my children will get two Christmas puzzles at some point in their life.



But last year my daughter was here for nearly two weeks and we were itching to work on a puzzle.  So we did.  It was a snowman.  Who knew that the colors white and black could have so many different contours and such!!  I did glue and frame this one, too.  Just so happens that my sister-in-law loves anything snowman, so guess what she got for her birthday?  She even sent me a picture of it hanging for her Christmas decorations.



I kind of enjoy doing these Christmas puzzles - I thought.  But then I broke one out for this year and it's sapping up all of my brain power.  The only conversation is with myself trying to decide if that color green is for the wiseman, the shepherd, Mary or the grass.  My Mr. B is too busy with his other projects (at least that's what he tells me).  I'm sure I'll be satisfied when it's all finished, but it's not near as much fun when you're doing it by yourself.


It won't be finished for this Christmas, but hopefully before the new year.  I'm even afraid to vacuum under this table, in case there is a puzzle piece that has fallen.  And no, I won't be keeping this one either, because my kids already have two each.  But I'm sure I will find a good home for it.  If you have any free time, come on by - I would appreciate all the help I can get.

XO,




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