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!

Published by booksonthebackporch

I am a wife, mom to two girls, a reading specialist, and avid reader and writer! I am excited to share my experiences through the different books of my life!

15 thoughts on “

  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!


  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.


  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.


  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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