Saturday, January 18, 2014
Puzzle time with Morty
" Well....okay...so....uh....well, I love you. I'll talk to you soon...." I'm easing out of the call....
She keeps talking for a bit more and I have to interrupt her to say something to Joe.
"No, no, Joe. It goes HERE. Not there. Quit handing me that....I can find my own pieces..."
This goes on for a bit until I have to explain to Emma what we are doing and why I have to hang up the phone.....
We are working on a puzzle.
In order to fight cabin fever, I went out and bought a 1000-piece puzzle for us to do instead of sitting on the computer or the couch watching TV each night. You know, get the brain and the eyeballs a-movin' a bit, stir up the fun, challenge the mind and all that good stuff.
It's all good, except we are sorta addicted to that damn thing. We come home from work and stick in a piece. We work on it before dinner, after dinner and until we are bleary-eyed and remember that we have to get up early for work. And then we aim to place just one more piece....
So, Em's call is just holding us up. And while I'm all about walking away from the puzzle while we have full conversation, I ease my way back into the family room when the idle chat kicks in. I can't leave Joe alone with the puzzle for too long, you see.
At one point, Em says "You two are ridiculous. You sound like that old Jewish couple from the Swiffer commercials--you know, Lee and Morty...."
Morty and I finished that puzzle. We are heading out to the store to get another. We are a fun couple on the move, you know.