My friend Phyllis is a great puzzler, and she’s adept at sending me online puzzles that are just about the right number of pieces — 50 or under, I’d say. Who knows what has moved me at this late date to try to improve my visual spatial skills while having fun, but here I am. I first realized how bad I am with visual-spatial challenges when I took driver’s ed around age 16. During a test drive, my instructor observed “You have absolutely no sense of how far away that oncoming car is, do you?” Nope. I’ve learned to compensate, but drivers behind me often get impatient because I have to wait for a really big opening in traffic before I pull out.
I briefly tried some of those online cognitive improvement games that are supposed to help you stave off turning into a doddering idiot, and I hate them. But I do like these virtual puzzles, and actual ones besides. I have a 500 piece underway, but the grandkids have been occupied with T-ball and baseball, and on my own it’s slow going.
I have to ignore how much time it’s supposed to take to complete the online puzzle. 🙂 I take longer.
I love Phyllis for giving me just the right encouragement at just the right time, without turning it into a chore. 🙂 Thank you, friend.