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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Addiction, Obsession, or Amusement



I'm not sure what to call it, but I really enjoy doing Sudoku puzzles.  Not just the one in the daily paper, or an occasional one found in the airline magazines.  I download and print them from two sites on the web, and usually do between 5 and 8 puzzles per evening.   I alternate between Suduko and reading.  A couple of puzzles, then some reading etc.

 I have RLS (restless leg syndrome) and find that if I just sit and read my legs are all over the place.  As soon as I am concentrating on a puzzle, they calm down.

 I have compared notes with my sister, who also has RLS, and she tells me her legs are calm when she is doing counted cross stitch, but when she reads she sometimes feels like walking around with the book.

Just a little tidbit about me.  Suduko will be a light and easy take along on the road!


Painting: Got the first coat on all the cross beams in the area I pictured yesterday.   I have decided not to include the window area in this weeks paint target.  I will start the 2nd coat tomorrow.  

Surprisingly, I was not at all stiff this morning.  Was out by 8:30!

Daily countdown:
504 days, or 1 year, 4 months, 17 days to go.
Exercise Goal:
1000 miles on the treadmill,   mile today
Total walked = 167 miles
Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles  in National Parks!


Time spent Painting the House  
4.5 hours today,          Total = 9.5 hours

3 comments:

  1. I'm the exact opposite. I think doing Sudoku puzzles would give me RLS! :) I prefer crossword puzzles, which is interesting considering I was a math major in college. :)

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  2. I know kids can do Sudoku puzzles, but let me tell you...try as I may, I just don't "get it". How did you learn?

    Nellie
    http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com/

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  3. Interesting about the concentration helping with RLS! I deal with that quite often too and usually end up doing a lot of stretching or massaging to mellow them out. Maybe I will have to try something more cerebral!

    Thanks!

    Never tried Sudoku...

    -Mike
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
    HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

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