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.
This always reminds me 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 10.26-11.1
• planned, prepared and celebrated my Mom’s 70th birthday. Our friends in England bought a “Happy 70th Birthday” sign and took pictures with my Grandpa (her dad) holding it. That was very special.
• made a Coconut Chocolate Tart for Mom’s party. It’s sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. And it was really good.
• called my Grandpa in England.
• picked up some more books from the library on the subjects of weaving and macrame. They’re all from the 70’s – they’re awesome.
• finished reading Shattered by Dani Pettrey.
• started reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey.
• The 30 Days of Christmas Ornaments has begun. Join me for the big Giveaway. Details here.
• Took Mindy to the vet and she did very well. She’s a very brave girl.
• Ellie went to the vet also for a follow up from her dental surgery. Good news is she’s healing beautifully. Bad news is she made such a fuss the vet had to come and see her in the car. We have the best vet in the whole wide world!
• walked the dogs everyday and I am just loving all the roses that are in bloom.
• cut up denim jeans for the beginning of a dog pillow for my craft room.
• made a cover for my ironing board.
Walk On | Week of 11.2-11.8
• call my Grandpa in England.
• make more dog beds and collars to sell on Etsy.
• post daily to Instagram for the #dogphotoaday challenge.
• prep, organize and post my November blog series, “30 Days of Christmas Ornaments”.
• Take care of other people’s dogs this week.
• Skype/Knit with a friend who lives in San Diego.
• watch a free workshop on CreativeLive all about starting a handmade business.
• go to the dentist for a cleaning.
• prep for and attend a Pinterest party. I’m teaching them all about bows using the Bowdabra.
• make birthday cards for November birthdays.
• finish reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey.
My favorite quote from the week: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln
You know what I am? I’m a good dog.