Keeping in mind that I’m stuck at home now because of a Winter Storm Warning [or maybe it’s a Level One Snow Emergency at this point], I give you the following…
Some days you slay the dragon, other days you befriend it.
I’m nothing if not good at entertaining myself with goofy little projects. Blame it on my curiosity and a creative spirit and a lonely only childhood that taught me to make my own fun. Thus as an adult, who just happens to write a personal blog, I’ve no shame when it comes to trying new things here– and making obscure references*.
This is especially true when there’sa potential source of flapdoodle and twaddle sitting in our family room while waiting to be discovered.
Hence I give you the following 18 second silent video of our Christmas Dragon** who never got packed away at the end of the season this year. Instead he’s been lounging on an outdoor swivel dining chair that is, for reasons too complicated to go into, currently residing in the corner of the family room.
Clearly the dragon looks good sitting on the chair: you might say he’s a natural. In fact, in a moment of pure genius complete kookiness I realized I could make my first [and only?] action video, thereby showcasing my directorial skills and testing the waters to see whether Christmas Dragon could be a regular*** on this blog.
In other words, tell me if you think he has star potential.
Wanna know a secret, my gentle readers? Yes? Well then lean in closer and I’ll tell you one.
When I chose SIMPLIFYas my word of the year I planned on taking this summer off from blogging. Just bug out completely. Detach entirely.
However plans change. Perhaps you, too, live in a state where you are still being asked to stay at home? Well, we do and we are.
This is the end of Week 13, by the way.
Now clearly I have the time to post to this blog, but summer [in the northern hemisphere] is when I’ve found that personal blogging slows down to a dribble. Plus I’m in a blogging rut, in the mood for a change, a simplification as it were.
Thus I’ve decided to adopt what I’m calling SUMMER HOURS. To wit:
I’ll be posting my usual flapdoodle and twaddle here every other week instead of weekly.
I’ll be posting mid-morning, probably on Tuesdays, thereby allowing me to have a relaxed morning in keeping with summer’s mellow vibe.
I’ll be commenting less frequently on your blogs, keeping up weekly with the cool kids who keep up with me.
And with that I wish y’all a groovy weekend and a happy summer. I’ll be here when I’m here.
1. Find two puzzles with the same number of pieces that were cut using the same machine. Just because two puzzles are from the same company and have the same number of pieces doesn’t mean they have the same shape pieces. Lesson learned hard way on this point.
It’s all about the details when you decide how to merge the puzzles.
2. Put together one of the puzzles then put together the other puzzle beside the first puzzle. Stare at the puzzles until your eyes cross you see an interesting way to mix the images in each puzzle. This takes imagination, but you can do it; time is your friend.
This is an action shot as we began the methodical mixing of the pieces.
3. Carefully begin the process of extracting the pieces that form one image in the first puzzle, setting these pieces aside on a flat surface like a baking sheet, then extract the same area from the second puzzle. This requires patience and a steady hand.
Our first masterpiece called: Hot Air Balloons Landing On Giant Folded Quilts
4.Put pieces from the first puzzle into the empty space created in the second puzzle. Continue this mixing of the pieces until you’ve created your own unique puzzle that makes you smile. If you’re not smiling at this point you’re doing this wrong.
Our second Masterpiece called: Giant Quilts Covering Hot Air Balloons In Sky
5. Photograph your masterpieces, pat yourself on the back, then deconstruct your puzzles, keeping track of which pieces belong in each box. Congratulations, you’re officially a jigsaw puzzle artist nonpareil.
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Your turn. Whatcha been doing for snorts & giggles? What else should we be doing with all this free time? Please share your ideas in the comments below.
I took the fast & fun interactive What’s Your COLOR ID Quiz on the Sherwin-Williams website. Click HERE to go take it for yourself.
My quiz results told me I am a Dreamer. A Dreamer is defined thusly:
I was further told that as a Dreamer I do the following:
Here is a screen shot of a few of the Sherwin-Williams colors that a Dreamer likes to see in her home.
Here is a photo of the wall in this particular Dreamer’s home office [or study if that’s what you want to call this room] where she is currently sitting. This wall is painted SW 7666 Fleur de Sel, one of the colors shown in the image above.
It’s not often that I take an online quiz and end up with results that I agree with 100%. In fact some of my previous posts [here & here] have been less than kind when discussing my quiz results, but for whatever reason, this time the quiz results made sense to me.
And with that I’ll end this pleasant post about knowing who I am by wishing you, my gentle readers, a Happy Weekend. May it be colorful in a way that pleases you and filled with sweet dreams ’til sunbeams find you.