I finished the puzzle last night so we can reclaim our coffee table:

It was a process (metaphor alert!)–there were days when I would just sit and try to make things fit, get frustrated when nothing did, and walk away. There were other days when I would be able to make it all work and the pieces just feel into place. There were days when I just wanted it done already and other days when I got into the zone.

Will I do another meta–ahem, puzzle again soon? Probably. But I think I’m going to stick to just 500 pieces.