Thursday, January 29, 2009

Are you Puzzled?

"To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue. Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together." ~ Henry Winkler

"Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle that makes you think all the time. "
~ Stephanie Zimbalist

"I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans. " ~ Adam Baldwin

"My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort. "
~ Adrian Belew

Today is National Puzzle day. Now anybody that Knows me well knows that I love puzzles. I love all kinds of puzzles. Crossword, and word search, riddles and Find the difference. I love the Puzzle games on-line and the Puzzles that children play with. I love fill it ins and Where's Waldo. I love the three dimensional puzzles that turn into houses and towers and though I haven't put one together yet, I saw one that would be a person when finished. I would have that Puzzle person sitting in my living room now if he hadn't cost more than a real person would! But my favorite of all time is a jigsaw Puzzle. Dave and I and other neighbors too spent many a happy hour when I first moved here, sitting in my tiny kitchen working on Beautiful jigsaw puzzles. The children swear that I would never let them eat unless they finished my puzzle that I kept on the table at all time.. I think they exaggerate a little. I would have fed them. I'm sure they all had plenty to eat every day. I did keep a puzzle on the kitchen table all the time. That much is true. But I didn't (or I don't remember ) Make them work on MY puzzle before they could eat. I will admit that I made them crawl in and under and behind everything in this house and others before; searching for a missing piece. Nothing I hate worse than a missing piece!

I have put together pictures of almost everything you can imagine. I Love the lake and beach scenes and boats as well. I like Churches, Big and middle sized and The Little Chapels in the woods. I like animals and farms and mountains and even a million gum ball machines. I have done race cars zooming around the track and Autumn leaves falling across an Amish looking farm. I have put together dolphins and zebra's and even two naked women that some one once thought to give to Dave as a gag gift. I still want that person Puzzle that I saw~ at least he had on clothes.

I used to give the puzzles to the Family children after I was done with them. I stopped that after Phoebe got nerve enough to tell me that thanks to me, every child in the family HATED puzzles. She too swears that I made them puzzle to eat. Maybe I did.. I'm claiming to be puzzled about that! I was saddened to learn that I turned them against Puzzles. I think they would all relax more and feel better if they worked on Puzzles. I even have a few I'd share with them. The bubblegum one is only missing one piece and the others as far as I know have everything. I even bought two last week. I thought Cooper might work on one when he can't sleep. He laughed at me and said.. " I'll Pass Ma!" I know I didn't make him puzzle to eat because he was too young back then. It Might have been him I sent in; under and over and around places though.. Seeking lost pieces. I guess Dave and I will put these two together when we ever find a minute. Maybe I'll ask him for a puzzle date. This time we'll frame them and hang them on the wall. I have a place for a big picture of Pretty Parrots and for the boats of Chesapeake Bay Virginia. In fact I'm thinking that since I made all my children and nieces and nephews Puzzle before I fed them that I owe each of them their own Puzzle to hang on their own wall. That should Keep Dave and I busy for at least a year. I might even leave out a piece so they will feel like they got the ones we used to do.

Sometimes it is easy to become Puzzled by the things that we face in the world today. It is certainly very confusing sometimes. Older people can't comprehend the way the younger ones live and the younger ones think the older ones are odd creatures. I think they need to spend more time talking and visiting with each other so the generation gap doesn't grow any larger and we aren't quiet as Puzzled by each other. I hope you enjoy today's poem. If you get the chance today solve a puzzle. You will find some at the link below! Have a great day!


Please don't think me demented
Until you have walked a mile
Zooming through my thoughts
Zest for life bubbling from your heart
Love for all a must
Excuse me? Were you speaking to me?
Damn; I was puzzled there for a minute!

written By: Patricia Sawyer


Sunshine said...

Patsy, I am glad your husband will help you with your puzzles. My mom loves all kinds of puzzles and she always keeps one on the table too! My dad on the other hand is not so fond of them, especially the ones taking the place of his food on the kitchen table. Have a great day! Thanks for bringing this to my mind today. I enjoyed thinking about my parents this morning!

Big Time said...

I had for got about you and puzzles. I remember now though. I on the other hand don't like them much either and I can sympathize with your children. I still love you though. Reuben