There I was, after the New Year, parked in front of my computer screen catching up with my present of an e-Advent Calendar. There were about ten days of catch-up. There are some windows to open with very clever creative work to do. You decorate a Christmas tree, or, decide where to hang stockings for filling. Then there was the window that hooks you in to play a memory game of matching up cards. With my less than alert grey matter, it took a long but enjoyable time to complete. I was nearly timed out!
From November on through December is a busy time, so, play time is hard to justify to myself. It’s nice, but just hard to fit in with all the other domestic demands. I reckon I have more administration to do for daily living than I used to have when I was at work! How can that be?
I clicked through the days not yet explored, (to paraphrase a well known quote), listened to pretty brass band seasonal music; Christmas Carols; classics like the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and scrolled through the main animated 19th century scenes, busy with all sorts of delightful activities. That’s it done! Well……no it wasn’t. A date which I had missed, with a logo, was blinking at me. You can’t ignore it can you; you can I suppose, but I didn’t. I clicked on the winking date and was given a jigsaw puzzle to do, timed of course. I chose the maximum number of pieces on offer. If a piece fitted it clicked into place, if it didn’t, it jumped out like a jack-in-a-box. I completed the puzzle in one minute and forty-three seconds. Now, that was a surprise. And yes, this time, that was it…..all done!