I’m a well-known crossword puzzle junkie. Actually, I only like the puzzles from one specific writer, because I find his particularly entertaining and mind boggling. The only time that really works for me to do a puzzle is late at night – usually 11 PM or later. That’s when my kids and husband have been in dreamland for a matter of hours and the house is finally quiet. It’s my time. And I love to do a crossword puzzle at bedtime, because it helps me to unwind and makes me sleepy. Plus, I feel that these puzzles help to sharpen my mind and I learn new words and definitions. I do need a few important things on hand to ensure success with my crossword puzzles. These are a mini book light, so that I don’t disturb the sleeping beauty next to me; a Cambridge pen, to give me lots of smooth writing on the paper; correction tape, for those rare moments when I make an error; and a fleece throw, which keeps me toasty on chilly fall nights. Yes, I do need quite a few things to make my crossword puzzle time perfect, but hey, it’s my time. Shouldn’t these quiet moments be perfect?