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Jan 24, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Well, I've done a couple of small drawings. One of these days I might post again on my blog. I deactivated my FB. I'm just not in the mood for social media these days.

How are your parents?

Enjoy your puzzling and writing. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I'm happy to hear you're drawing, Patsy. You have way too much talent! I left FB about a year ago. Scrolling through other people's lives isn't a healthy way to live for sure!

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Thanks, Jill! I hear you about FB. I didn't do that so much as getting distracted reading pet and animal stories, lol!

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LOL! I know you enjoy your animal stories, Patsy! Enjoy the weekend. xo

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Feb 5, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Enjoy your weekend as well, Jill! xo

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

That's impressive. My bro and sis-in-law do puzzles non-stop. I expect that my cats would have a field day with one. I had my mahjongg tiles on a card table and found several on the floor with a cat nearby looking pretty pleased with herself!

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LOL! Knowing your cats, you'd need to keep the puzzle in a locked room, Kate! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the game! Go Eagles!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Wow! You're on Book 8? Sounds like your puzzling really helps you write!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Puzzling definitely helps me relax when I get stuck, Patsy. Thanks for stopping over today. I hope your shoulder is feeling better and that you've been able to get back to your art. Say hi to George!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

I imagine puzzling is akin to adult coloring books for that mental relaxation. That you plot and scheme while puzzling is a bonus! :)

Also, "our puzzling journey"--lol! :P

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That's very true, Betsy. Puzzling is much like the adult coloring books. Often, if I get stuck in my story, I'll head to my puzzle to work through things. LOL...we've had quite the journey with puzzles! Thanks for stopping by. I hope your boot is working out for you!

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Such a great, cathartic way to work out a plot problem! And, yes, the boot is working well for me. Thanks.

And love to Donald. Tell her I miss her. :)

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It definitely is, Betsy. That's great to hear! I'm happy the boot is working well. You've been through so much. Here's to a pain free 2023!

Aww...thanks. I'll tell Donald! Enjoy your weekend!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Hi Jill, I think you are very patient to do puzzles of this size. I use baking and cooking time to think about things and also when I walk around the garden at home.

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Hi Robbie, it took me a while to become patient with working puzzles. I can see where baking and cooking would give you time to think. Of course, your baked goods are like works of art. For me, that would require a huge amount of concentration. I could never do what you do. I hope your husband is doing better. Thanks for stopping by.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Hi Jill, Terence is coming home from hospital today. Hugs.

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I'm so happy to hear this, Robbie! xo

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

I don't get puzzles, but my daughter has become addicted to them, too. She puts them together but then--unlike you--seals and frames them. Then goes and buys a new one! She has a demanding job so this is a great release.

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I remember you mentioning that your daughter worked puzzles, Jacqui. That's great that she keeps them. We used to glue and hang ours in the garage. It was like a beautiful art gallery, until a pipe burst, and the garage walls were damaged. Puzzling is a great stress reliever. Thanks for your visit!

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

I love your focus on the past, too, Jill. The older I get, the more I love those times.

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Same here, Jacqui!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

If you saw any of my closets/cupboards you would not be embarrassed to show yours! As I've mentioned before, I like to work on jigsaw puzzles online when I go to bed--it helps me fall asleep--and I don't have to worry about the boxes piling up. I find processing my photos gets my creative juices flowing and helps with writing. So I can certainly see how putting together jigsaw puzzles can help with your plotting. Writing a novel is all about putting the pieces together.

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LOL! Well, maybe we can compare via email, Roslyn. :) That's so true. Writing a novel is about putting pieces together. Sometimes, I feel like I'm working a 60K piece puzzle! I hope your writing is coming along. I'm sure your beautiful photos get your creative flowing. Thanks for stopping by!

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I love the satisfied feeling I have after organizing a closet! I think it's wonderful that puzzling helps you work through plots. Since learning that about you, I've been allowing myself to do hobbies that also help me work through things. So thank you!

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You are very welcome, Lynn! I do believe there are benefits to making time for our hobbies whether its gardening, taking photos (yours are beautiful!) or sewing, etc. All of these activities can relax the mind and for some, spark creativity. Sadly, many people turn to scrolling social media accounts which I found did the opposite for me. I love an organized closet too! Thanks for reading!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Congratulations to Joanne! My, all those puzzles. My mom loved doing jigsaw puzzles. (So do I but, as you know, I have cats.) Sadly, she had to give them up when she was about 98. Too confusing, she said. But she can still do scratch-offs as long as they are simple ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yes, working jigsaw puzzles can become confusing for the elderly. I'm sorry to hear this about your mother, Marie, but from what you've shared over the years, she's a tough and determined lady...like her daughter. :) Thanks for stopping by today!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Wow! That's a serious puzzle collection, Jill. While people may not think of it as such, working a puzzle is a form of meditation. It's a great way to keep your hands busy while you work through life's real puzzle. :) Love this!

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You hit the nail on the head, Jan! That's so true. As someone who struggles with keeping my focus and settling down, the puzzle calms my mind to work through problems, with my current WIP and life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! xo

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Great job on the puzzles and organizing. It's nice that your husband also enjoys putting together puzzles. And whatever works for you in plotting out a book! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks, Merril! I'm sure you do a lot of your "plotting" while baking and cooking! :) Your breads always look so yummy!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jan 19, 2023ยทedited Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

Hello, my friend!

I have been busy trying to plan a trip to see my sister that lives about 500 miles southeast from us. She is the one who visited me for my birthday in October. My Cajun hubby won me a $50 prepaid gas card so now I just have to figure out when to go! He will be "babysitting" the furbabies so it will be a faster trip.

I am going to convince my sister that we need to visit Corpus Christi so that I can (hopefully) have lunch with one (or more) of my high school classmates that live there now. I plan on stopping in San Antonio for so I can lunch on "the riverwalk" considering how many times I have been in and through the city and haven't made that part of the visit!

I love that picture with the statement "never stop dreaming!" I love all the pictures of the many jigsaw puzzles! I had a lot at one time but never close to that amount! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hugs and have a Blessed Thursday! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Cheryl Arcemont

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Hi Cheryl! I

It's great to hear from you!

It sounds like you've been busy planning your trip. I'm sure whatever you do, you and your sister will have a great time. That would be nice if you could hook up with your high school classmates.

I'm glad you liked the picture. I have a lot of pictures like that one on my "wall of inspiration" in my writing room. :)

LOL! Yes, we've got a lot of puzzles! When Hobby Lobby discounts them so low, they are hard to pass up.

Thanks for stopping by! Keep me posted on your trip! xo

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

I don't write books while putting puzzles together, but I do listen to them - one after the other. I'm working on my fourth 1000-pc puzzle since January 1.

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That's fantastic that you listen to audiobooks while puzzling, Pam. Wow! Your fourth 1000 piece...that's some serious puzzling and very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

My husband and I received 3 new jigsaw puzzles for Christmas but haven't started any of them yet. Where does all of the time go?! :D

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I remember you mentioning the puzzles you received for Christmas, Donna. The great thing about puzzles is they'll be there when you're ready to work them. I'll look forward to an update. Thanks for visiting! xo

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

No cat, but certainly other distractions.

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You're juggling a lot, I know.

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Jan 19, 2023Liked by Jill Weatherholt

I love doing jigsaw puzzles. They are an an excellent stress reliever!

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Yes! I agree 100%, Angela! I have a tendency to be somewhat hyper, but I'll sit still for a good puzzle. Thanks for sharing today!

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