Every now and then when I’m walking dogs, I will just stop, ask them to sit for about 30 seconds and then I will say “walk on”. That is there cue to start walking again. I do this for a couple of reasons: 1. They’re super focused when they’re on the walk and I like to know I can get their attention any time I need it. 2. It’s good to continue to incorporate training into their daily routines. Just as we need to continue to refine our skills, so must dogs.
As I was doing this today I was reminded of how important it is for me to pause and reflect on the past week and then think about the next one as I “walk on”.
Paws | Week of 9.28-10.4
• worked on and fine tuned my dog bed design.
• completed and sold 2 dog beds in my Etsy shop. (More to come)
• made a collar for Mindy.
• started October Photo-a-day Challenge.
• need to be more disciplined about exercise.
• the day after National Coffee Day I quit drinking coffee because I found out it might be increasing my blood sugar.
• finished the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs. So loving my local library.
• didn’t work in the backyard one day. Need to change that.
• started the monumental task of organizing my photos and memorabilia.
• blogged every day.
• am so thankful for my awesome husband
Walk On | Week of 10.5-10.11
• help to count the offering at church
• take care of my Aunt’s dogs and my parents-in-law’s dog this week. Big dog week.
• write everyday
• make dog beds for Etsy.
• make collars for Woody and Ellie.
• make dog beds for Woody and Ellie.
• start a secret project. (more about this later in the week)
• have lunch with friends.
• work on a book binding class for my friends Girl Scout troop
• work out at least 3 times this week.
• work in the backyard everyday
• start reading another book. Probably Darned if You Do (A Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris
• finish birthday cards for my brother and mom.
My favorite quote from the week: “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” Albert Einstein
I’m okay with “seeing the world anew” as long as that doesn’t affect our walks. Oh, and I’m also excited about the new bed and collar.