Monday, January 28, 2008

Jigsaw Puzzles - Waste of time or good for your brain?

I love doing jigsaw puzzles. However, whenever I do one, I always feel some guilt that I am wasting my time. I know I have a lot of other chores and errands to do, but I just can't keep away from the puzzle I'm working on. My husband teases me that he'll see me again in a couple days when I'm done with my puzzle. That is a fairly accurate assessment of my obsession. When I start a puzzle, I can't stop working on it until it is done.

Anyway, my neighbor told me that working on jigsaw puzzles is really good for your brain and helps prevent Alzheimer's disease. So, maybe I shouldn't feel so guilty about it...

So, what do you think? Am I spending hours doing something completely useless? Or am I making a long-term investment in my brain?

Wanna trade puzzles?

Hi! I am somewhat of a puzzle addict, but I only like to do puzzles once. So, I would like to use this blog as a forum for like-minded people to trade puzzles! Here is a picture and brief description of my Thomas Kinkaid puzzle:

My Mom gave me this puzzle for XMAS. It is called "The Night Before Christmas", and it has 1,000 pieces. It took me a little longer than normal to put together, because a lot of the colors are somewhat similar (grayish). However, I enjoy a challenge, so it was no big deal! :)

If you have a 1,000 piece puzzle that you would like to trade for this puzzle, then let me know! A couple of things to keep in mind:

(1) Your puzzle must have ALL the pieces.
(2) After we agree to trade, both of us should ship the puzzle within 3 days.
(3) The puzzle should be packaged adequately, so it doesn't get smushed.
(4) After we trade, you can keep the puzzle or trade with someone else.

Sound fun? Send me a picture of your puzzle, and maybe we can trade!