Friday, October 26, 2012

Puzzle Buddy

I might not be around much this weekend. It's a special mini stay-cation. My sister from Picayune, Mississippi is coming to visit me for the weekend. She's arriving today and staying through Sunday. I come from a big family, five girls and two boys. Of all my siblings, this sister is the most like me.

She loves to read the same kind of books as I do. She likes sports. We're pretty physically alike. We each have four kids. We do crafty type things and are good at home fix-it projects. We love our pets. We're both comfortable being alone and tend to be a bit quiet in a crowd though neither of us is shy.

One other big thing we share is our love of puzzles. For over twenty years, we've been exchanging jigsaw puzzles on our birthdays. We each search out something we hope will challenge the other. No puzzle has ever defeated one of us. My birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.
I want to do this one.

So if you don't hear from me this weekend, I'll be browsing through the bookstore with my sister. We'll probably have lunch out somewhere. We'll watch some movies on TV. We'll probably go watch my son coaching his high school football team. Stay up late and sleep in.  Great fun. I'll visit you all on Monday.

Weekend plans for you? Have a sibling you have fun with? Love those jigsaws?


  1. Sounds more like a sleepover.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. hi! just happen to read your blog.

    weekend plans?? just staying home. have a bonding with my cat and dog! hehe


  3. Have an awesome weekend!

    My plans are doing an in-the-dark visit to a National Trust property Saturday night and then writing on Sunday.

  4. Your sister sounds like a great friend as well. Hope she never comes across a thousand-piece all-black puzzle!

  5. Have a wonderful time. My Dad's coming to stay for the weekend. Come to think of it, we used to do puzzles together when I was a kid. Maybe I'll get one out while he's here.

  6. ooh! How fun! enjoy your little staycation. There are times when i love puzzles, and times when I hate them:)


  7. We get a puzzle every year for Christmas from my husband's parents and put it together on New Year's Eve. They pick some tough ones.

    Have a good weekend with your sister.

  8. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    I really like jigsaw puzzles, though I'm not fast at them; and for some reason I like physical ones a lot more than electronic versions.

  9. That does sound like fun. I love puzzles too.

  10. Sounds like a solid dose of "sisterly bonding".
    Have fun!

  11. Have no siblings and jigsaws are really not my cup of tea. Never had the patience I guess.
    But have fun with your sister!

  12. Please to report we're having a great time except now we have to watch the Saints on TV. My sister is from Picayune after all.

  13. good for you!! i spent last weekend with my sister for her birthday...a blessing indeed!
    guess now we will be spending time with Sandie! be safe!