Tia Phyllis, I hope you are proud of me. After Sara fixed my placement mistake around the outside border of the cupcake puzzle, we went to breakfast. I dare say if she’d stayed working for half an hour she could have finished the whole thing. But that’s Sara, who has superior visual spatial skills.
I came back to the puzzle throughout the day — I get too frustrated to stay at it for hours — and by my 6pm dinner date I was done. Proudly. 🙂
I work on puzzles, even though I’m not very good at them, because I’m trying to keep my spatial skills from getting worse as I age. My joints may be more dodgy, but I don’t want my spatial skills to be. I prefer to do something real like a puzzle rather than engage in those brain-training games, which I find a colossal bore. I actually did enjoy this puzzle, all 200 pieces, especially once I got a good part done and seeing the placement of new pieces got a little easier.
A serious puzzler probably wouldn’t even bother with this one, but it was just right for me — thanks to Phyllis and Sara for their support and for getting me launched.