Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A puzzlement

Yea for snow days!

Though around here, it's more like ice days. I'd give anything for a lovely snowfall.

But any housebound day is a good day in my book. I did a slow-cooker pork roast for dinner so I wouldn't be stuck in the kitchen and broke out a jigsaw puzzle. This made Heir 2 happy and Heir 1 dizzy.

Heir 2 got a double-sided puzzle of the Beatles' White Album on one side and a picture of each vinyl record (all four sides) on the other. He completed the picture of the vinyl side, but was never able to complete the puzzle on the total white side. But that's not the puzzle we're working on now because it's supposed to be fun...not give you a nervous breakdown.

We do like a challenge, though. So we're doing a 2,000-piece puzzle of a famous painting, which you should be able to make out by just the colors...if not, Heir 2 swears we'll have this done by the end of the week. (Notice he said "the week," not "this week.")


Gwynne said...

That has to be Van Gogh's Scream! And a lot more fun that the Beatle's White Album, I'm sure. Sounds like a great way to spend a snow day. Enjoy!

John said...

Brings back older sisters loved puzzles with tons of pieces. I never had the patience. If I can't do it in one sitting, or at least see major progress in one sitting, I more frustrated than anything. I am just now getting in to doing puzzles on and enjoying it, but still only go up to around 50 pieces.

To each his/her own!

Sisiggy said...

Gwynne: You're half right. The Scream was by Munch, wasn't it (can't remember his first name...I suppose I could Google the whole thing, but I'm just not that motivated)? But the puzzle is a Van Gogh.

John: I like online jigsaw puzzles just for the satisfying snap that accompanies a match.

Gwynne said...

Heh, just covering all my bases. ;-) Starry Night then? Sunflowers maybe? Maybe it's an amalgamation of all of Van Gogh's works, kind of like the Beatle's puzzle?