As for today, I went and changed the clock hands since the old ones weren't working. I had an old clock that worked fine that I didn't use, so I just took off the hands from it and put them on the new project.
Then I did the mosaic around the edges, which was pretty simple. I didn't cut any of the tiles down but I think it is coming along nicely. I will probably use the black unsanded grout that I bought pre-mixed.