Monday, December 17, 2012


The month of December has traditionally been a month I've used as a break. I usually don't do much beyond holiday stories.  Sometimes I use the month for writing or other projects. This year I've had the added…blessing…of working. It’s been awhile since I worked this many hours and I feel the toll. December break? Ha! What break, lol!

I've been missing my normal routine. It makes me feel totally discombobulated. I haven’t had a lot of time to visit as many blogs as I normally do—I have a list and try to get to all on it once or twice a week. This year is a bit different and has been the past two and a half months. I don’t know how others are, but when I’m chained to my computer and a phone 7 hours a day the last thing I want to do is hang out on the computer or talk to anyone in my down time. I find myself hightailing it out of the office and outside, go visit with my critters, which have been feeling abandoned, catching up with chores, which have also been neglected. 

And releasing my creative spirit with baking. 

To add to the toll, I've also been dealing with a grieving Great Dane who lost his faithful companion of the past five years. Poor baby. He’s had a rough time the past three weeks. I spend most of my breaks with him. He’s doing better. The first few days after my Roxy died, he was in a frenzy. Very agitated—barking and howling. This is a dog I've never heard howl.  It about broke my heart to hear his mournful grieving. Anyone that thinks animals don't grieve should have been at my house and they'd change their minds very quickly. 

My Black Magic gets all my dogs howling in sympathy. Good thing I don’t have any close neighbors. J He’s settling down but he misses her something awful. 

I do too. She had a good life—thirteen and a half good years, some gorgeous pups, and was one of my favorite leg warmers.

Or maybe a better description, I was her leaning post. 

My sweet Roxy was my first Great Dane. It's not the same without her. 

I’m looking forward to after the holidays. I’ll be working less and back on schedule with everything. 



Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sia .. I know computer stuff sometimes is enough.

I am so sorry to read about your Roxy - losing an animal and faithful friend is always so difficult ..

At least you have Black Magic to keep you company and he has you ...

It's never easy .. but with many thoughts and I hope Christmas is relatively peaceful ... Hilary

Liza said...

I'm sorry about your sweet dog. Here is hoping that everything rebounds. Wishing you a joyful season and looking forward to reading more in the New Year.

Kat Sheridan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Roxy, and glad that you and Magic are finding time to comfort one another.

Now, tell me about this baking! I haven't even started mine yet. I got slammed with some work, and haven't even thought about writing. I'll do that in January. For now, it's time for baking and family and visiting with friends and treasuring the season. Hope your work eases up soon!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Thank you. It was tough and Magic's pain and grieving just made it so much worse.

Kat, I'll share some of the recipes I've been experimenting with a bit later. I needed something creative and non-computer to involve myself in.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A puppy with a broken heart.
That's why I'm glad I can blog from work. I visit some in the evenings, but by then, my eyes are tired from staring at a computer all day.

Johanna Garth said...

Awww, poor puppy! And I think the blogging community understands when things get busy.

Yvonne's World of Poetry said...

So sorry for the grieving puppy, it's hard to lose a pet especially as they become one of the family,
Take care.


colbymarshall said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Roxy. Have you ever read the poem "The Rainbow Bridge"? If not, make sure to google that one.