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 11.2-11.8
• Worked on and posted about Ornaments every day. Join me for the Mini Give-aways and the Grand Give-away. Details here.
• called my Grandpa in England.
• signed up for the Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange.
• tidied up from my Mom’s party. There’s nothing like a having a house full of people to force you to do a deep clean!
• started reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey
• worked on a knitting project. Details to come later
• received my first letter from my Pen Pal in Australia. She’s fantastic and I’m so excited to get to know her better.
• cut out materials for dog beds and collars.
• posted daily to Instagram for the #dogphotoaday challenge. So much fun!
• Skyped/Knit with a friend who lives in San Diego.
• found a good portion of my ribbon stash for the Pinterest party. Taught the basics of making bows using the Bowdabra.
• had my teeth cleaned at the dentist. Love my hygienist!
• met with a friend for coffee and knitting.
• went shopping with my mom for Christmas presents for my grandpa.
• Took care of Brewster, Phoebe and Izzy for a couple of days.
Walk On | Week of 11.9-11.15
• 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 Monte the dog this week.
• Skype/Knit with a friend who lives in San Diego.
• watch a free workshop on CreativeLive all about starting a handmade business.
• begin planning and prepping December Holiday Card Series.
• make birthday cards for November birthdays.
• pay bills
• finish reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey.
My favorite quote from the week: “The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.” Seth Godin.
Good thing it’s hard to fail at walks. Just one foot in front of the other. Or in my case, four feet…