There's so much we could be doing this week but as soon as the Santa puzzle comes out everything else gets put on the back burner.
We've done this puzzle every year since 1995. It's in pretty rough shape and one piece is missing. A few years ago I bought an unopened one from someone on Ebay but I've never opened it. Ratty as it is, this is THE puzzle. No substitutions.
I've been saving up my kitty cartons for it. We take our puzzle solving pretty seriously around here.
We even pull out recognizable pieces and sort them in advance. It's always a race to see if we can get it done before Christmas but this year that doesn't seem to matter. The Mister and I have been laughing about how harder it seems to be this year. I guess that's to be expected. Everything seems to be harder at our ages.