Convinced that my brain was beginning to atrophy.
I began various attempts to challenge the synapsis
and keep them in excellent firing capacity.
I tried crosswords for a couple of years
until I went crosseyed.
Then came sudoku which found me
doing just a numbered crossword of sorts.
So addicting was sudoku that
after a couple years, I spent
a couple days doing
nothing but sudoku, and I had to
enter a rehab program.
Soon I was forgetting movie stars names,
and how to subtract, and I quickly searched
for mental health answers.
I found -
(didn't I mention this before?)
and yes I have an addiction problem once more.
They're a cheap brown bowl of bar peanuts.
I started with the 100 pieces with an initial
self set goal of
completing a puzzle within 20 minutes.
Giving my mouse clicking
and dragging skills a major workout,
I was soon at 12 minutes and this week
most have been done in under 9 minutes.
Whether or not my brain is less likely to atrophy
because of it remains to be seen.
The lightbulb moment this morning was
my issue may really be avoidance.
I need to create new projects to teach,
repaint the garage floor and redo
the entire back yard.
My feet are immersed in cement it seems,
so I push oddly shaped jigsaw pieces
around on the computer and achieve satisfaction
of accomplishment. But do I really?
Once more, I play mind games with myself.
An hour ago,
I told bloggie pal Carole that
I was headed up to the studio.
I had good intention
Instead I came here.
to visit all of you.
six minutes for 100 piece
seem too difficult?