Family Bonding and the Soothing Magic of Puzzles

I don’t really seem to have much to say these days. I’ve picked up more hours at work to try to make ends meet while my husband is still looking for work. That’s been keeping me busy and I’m actually enjoying it more than I thought I would. I love what I do, but it can be very draining, so I am really pleased that these extra appointments seem to be giving me more of a drive to get things done than ever before.

The girls have made a friend in the neighborhood. Well, my oldest has made a friend that is her age and her sisters play with him too. It’s a brand new thing to let the kids run over to his house and have him hanging out over here waiting to play with them. It’s caused some fights, but they’re figuring it out.

Our anxiety levels have been rather elevated lately. I am spending days battling it back or trying to ride it to motivation land. We finally caught up on everything, so that helps, but we still have address change stuff to do, including cars and licenses. We also both received jury duty summons. Honestly, I would love to do it. It would be an adventure, but I have to work and he has to be here for childcare so I can work. They always call on me when I’m the only income.

The biggest news is that we have begun completing this puzzle as a family. My stepdad made us puzzle boards and they have been going mostly unused. I spent three days putting it together with a little help. Now everyone is helping to color it. It is set up in our living room, which is ever closer to being all moved in looking and has been a great way to relax at the end of the day. I’m happy that we have reached the puzzle stage of family dynamics. We even have a set of markers just for the puzzle.

Each day we chip away at the list of to-do’s and each day we complete a little more of the puzzle. Once the puzzle is done, we’ll admire it and then take it all apart. Later, after a few more puzzles, we’ll pull it back out and have a whole new experience of putting it back together.

Published by adg34

Wife, mother, massage therapist, crafter, book lover, and nature lover.

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