IS LIFE LIKE A PUZZLE?...by b. Malin
I'm Ok with that...
My oldest Son and family wanted to send us something "different" because of our BIG move...And "Online", he found it... A company that makes a unique "Handmade Puzzle" of your home! It came with a half size "Aerial photo" detailing all of our Condo, along with LOTS, and LOTS of PUZZLE PIECES... Can you imagine how surprise and pleased we were at seeing this unique gift? Well we were.
Now, am I a Puzzle Person?...Honestly, I have NO Patience... But I'm ok with that. Because I Loved the idea. So now you're probably thinking, what about Lover Man? Well he GROANED at first, and SIGHED...and then GOT TO WORK ON IT! I'm an Encourager...and so I Encouraged!
Exactly ONE MONTH LATER, and lots of ENCOURAGEMENT, and a little of my help, like, "hey, this piece looks like it will fit...and here's a Magnifying Glass you can use". He was done, and feeling OH SO PROUD... A picture was taken and sent along with an e-mail so the family could see the results... A completed Perfect Picture Puzzle of our home, which we will treasure. And I've got to add, I think Lover Man is having withdrawal pangs. Well, there's always the picture puzzle of the Grand Daughters in their bathing suits when they were little, that we never got around to doing...and I've still got lots of ENCOURAGEMENT left. So we'll see, we'll see.
From our "Lanai" we have a Wonderful view of the Marina, and all the Beautiful Yachts... We have nicknamed the "boaters" that we see. One man, we call "Dog Man", has a cute small "terrier" type dog. His "Yacht" is parked in between 2 other Yachts, and of course there is dock space, or piers that can be walked along. Well "Dog Man" ALWAYS carries the dog off his Yacht, and puts him down where he thinks NO ONE can SEE him, and lets the dog URINATE there! Then he picks the dog up and carries it back to the Yacht. He is NOT aware of Lover Man & I watching him. So we're thinking, maybe the dog is SICK or CRIPPLED ...But still "Dog Man" should come back and water down the Urine...but wait, it gets better...
The other day we once again see "Dog Man" carrying the Dog, and he is also carrying a small plastic bag..."Mmmm, now what"? I say to Lover Man, as we eat our Brunch. Well we don't have to wait long to see..."Dog Man" puts the dog down, takes the small plastic bag and gets down on his HANDS and KNEES as he places the bag under the dog's BACKSIDE! Yes, the POOP lands in the BAG! Then he scoops the Dog up along with the poop bag, which does get dropped into the trash container near the OTHER GUY'S Yacht! We almost fell off our chairs LAUGHING!
The other night, we are taking our nightly walk, when whom do we see..."DOG MAN", and dog actually WALKING together on Green grass, which is quite a distance from the Marina. He smiles at us and we all say "hello". The dog seems to wag his tail happily.
So, is this many of Life's little Puzzles...do the pieces fit...and do they need to? And at this moment in time, I'm OK with that!