Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hibernation



I've been fairly deep in hibernation since Mr. S. left town on 1/26...only one trip out, last Saturday, to visit our new dog. If you've been with me for very long, you know how I value my time alone. Nothing about not loving all the people in my world, I'm just wired in such a way that I seem to need this sort of time to refuel my soul.

It has been a productive time...spinning lots of new yarns, doing some dyeing, finishing a book and starting another. I've walked the dogs in the deepest snow I could find in the yard, pretending I was getting a great workout. The sun has been rather illusive, so I've not been able to do photo shoots of so much shop inventory that awaits. It's OK, though...this year is the year I'm trying to really work hard at setting sensible, achievable priorities and lose the last remnants of my secret Type A personality. There are two of me who live here: one who would love to travel endlessly and the other who never wants to step outside the gate. Finding balance is part of this year's plan.

Today's the big day: our new girl dog comes home. Last weekend she met Haus, our big goofy male Rottie. He was singularly unimpressed, and found her a bit of a bother. He has led a sedentary life style these two years we've had him, so having a new girl pup to run him around the corral is going to rock his world...in a good way, I hope. Here are a couple of photos of them meeting last Saturday. He's the handsome devil sporting the pinch collar.

8 comments:

swamericana said...

Beautiful dogs and what a good couple they seem to be. Or will. I know about the alone time being important. I hope the snow has added to your pleasant solitude. I know it would add to mine. And, the balance. My life is the same in a lot of ways by trying to balance work and home, assertive and letting-go. Hard to let go of work after all these years.

RuthieJ said...

I'm glad you doggies are getting along Martie.
Enjoy your alone time! (That's something I never seem to get enough of either.)

Taos Sunflower said...

Jack: I live with a former professor and workaholic, so it's a bit of a double whammy around here! It seems to get better over time, but I think it's a shame to "retire" if you love your work and don't have any other interests to pursue (saw this first hand with my own dad).

Taos Sunflower said...

Ruthie: Well, our little old female isn't any too happy about this, and after a scant 24 hours, it's obvious they will never be friends. We just have to play "musical dog"...lock one up in a room while the other two go about their business...I'm sure we'll find a routine here soon. Some warmer, sunny days will help, too...looking forward to spring!

dyedreams said...

I love time alone. I used to have time by myself, and I'm sure I'll have it again. Right now it takes a lot of work and planning to have time alone. I'm envious of you. Savor those moments!

~StephanieG

Taos Sunflower said...

Stephanie: I'll savor some for you next time I get a chance!

swamericana said...

I hope the dogs can become better acquaintances.

Taos Sunflower said...

Jack: Haus (our male) loves her, and they're playing as much as they can with well over a foot of snow in their yard. Our little old female has other ideas, and after making the mistake of getting between them and getting my thigh bitten twice, we now have to keep one isolated while the other one goes from A to B.