Monday, October 21, 2013

Some Much Needed Mommy Free Time

I am happy to report that I got a nice little chunk of Mommy Free time this last weekend and it was WONDEFUL!!!  It was the first completely kid free time I've had since Cole was born about 2.5 months ago.  Randy took both kids out for several hours and gave me a break.  Of course, instead of napping like I probably should have, I couldn't wait to get in some puzzling time.  I spent close to 4 hours working on the puzzle and it truly felt like heaven.

I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to, but I did make some really good progress on the black / blueish sky area and mostly finished the dolphin jumping out of the water.

Here's a couple of new pictures so you can see the progress.  Hoping to get another mommy free break again in the next couple of weeks...yippeee!

Very slow progress, but at least I am moving forward a few inches at a time!  LOL

Monday, October 7, 2013

Two Relatives Visits and Two Kids = Too Little Puzzling Time

Wow, hard to believe it has been two months since I touched my puzzle!  Of course, having another baby and a toddler has definitely had a huge impact on that.  Plus the fact that we've had almost nonstop company since Cole was born.  Not that I'm complaining about our growing family, lack of sleep, or the visiting relatives and friends, but it sure isn't allowing for any puzzling time.

So for the first time yesterday, I got to spend about 30 minutes off and on doing a little puzzling.  Of course I didn't get much done as I had to keep stopping and checking on dinner, but it was one of the rare moments where Derek was busy with Daddy, Cole was sleeping, and I wasn't passed out asleep.

Boy did it feel good to get back to the puzzling table.  It had been so long and it really felt like I was revisiting an old friend and picking up our conversation right where we last left it.

I've got to see if I can manage to bring a portion of the puzzle upstairs to work on while watching TV with Randy as I hardly get any alone time with him right now so the last thing either one of us wants is me to be in the basement working on the puzzle while he's up here watching a show or something.

Alas, we will get there at some point once Cole starts sleeping through the night and we can put him to bed at a decent time.