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As I lay in bed early this morning, I realized it was Saturday. Given the current circumstances of the world with COVID-19, I knew we had no where to rush off to this morning. Unhappy about being up so early, I attempted to fall back asleep, to no avail.

I eventually dragged myself out of bed and headed downstairs, with intentions of getting some of my work completed before the girls work up. I filled up my water bottle, and instead of heading to my office to work, I turned left and headed into the dining room to work on my puzzle.

I cannot remember the last time I spent a morning taking time to myself like I did this morning. Working on this puzzle that I have been attempting to complete for literally months, was calming amidst the craziness in our lives right now. I enjoyed the sunshine coming through the windows as I worked. Piece by piece, the puzzle was coming together. I could see the end in sight.

I am happy to say the puzzle is complete! The girls knew how much I wanted to finish it this weekend and gladly gave me the time to work while they played. I think we all enjoyed taking some time to do the things we enjoy.

With the craziness of the world right now, I am grateful to be able to find some joy in self care. Taking time for me today was much needed.

Finally finished!

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  1. I love puzzles. I get so wrapped up in them, though, that I tend to keep them firmly locked away unless it’s vacation. I guess I have a little time now, so maybe I’ll just pull one out of the closet. Thanks for the idea. I’m glad you enjoyed a relaxing morning. Take care!

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  2. Such a pretty Parisian scene. Glad you found your moments of self care. My daughter took up water color painting today as a way of relaxing and practicing mindfulness. Hold on to whatever peace you can find.

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  3. You deserve it! Funny, I’ve been working on my first puzzle in probably 25 years. At first I was frustrated at not being able to finish it up quickly, but am realizing the point of doing a puzzle is patience. We all need a bit more patience these days.

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  4. What a perfect morning! I love the satisfaction of completing a puzzle. I just started a 1000-piece one yesterday that will take me a while to finish. Good thing I’ve got a lot of time on my hands! šŸ™‚

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