Saturday, 29 September 2012
Got the Sulks
I thought I would report progress on my jigsaw (5000 pc), started in January. Having got to the 'blue bits' two months ago, I have ground to a bit of a halt. When I had visitors two weeks ago for a week, we were a bit short on entertainment one afternoon, so in a weak moment, I allowed them to work on my puzzle for an hour or so, pretty confident that they might be able to place a possible 3 pieces between them in this time. To my dismay, the one lady's eyes lit up light beacons, she was galvanized into action and despite my saying that the shoals of tiny fish would be almost impossible to place in the time - she finished two fairly large areas in twenty minutes! Luckily, it was then time to make dinner, so we all traipsed inside, and the beacons were extinguished. What gets me really is that this lady talks so slowly, I imagined she would do everything else at the same pace. Wrong! I have now ignored my puzzle for the subsequent two weeks since their departure, glaring at it accusingly from time to time. How could it allow someone else to so easily fit about fifty pieces when I have labored so long and hard for months? I've learnt my lesson: no-one else is allowed to have a go. In all probability therefore, it will take me another year to complete. That's OK. As it is, I shall have to confess that the two 'blue' areas beneath the turtle are not my own work. Such humiliation.