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 11.9-11.15
• Worked on and posted about Ornaments every day. I’m at the halfway point! Join me for the Mini Give-aways and the Grand Give-away. Details here.
• packaged and mailed the 1st Mini Give-away ornament for Michelle!
• called my Grandpa in England.
• was paired up for the Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange.
• backed up my computer to an external hard drive. It’s a good thing to do more regularly than not.
• still reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey.
• worked on a knitting project. Details to come later
• watched a free Creative Live broadcast on how to build a successful creative blog. Incredibly insightful!
• made some dog beds.
• paid bills.
• Skyped/Knit with a friend who lives in San Diego.
• met with friends for coffee and knitting.
• watched The Bletchley Circle, Series 2. It’s a bummer it’s only 4 episodes.
• posted to Instagram for the #dogphotoaday challenge. I fell behind one day, but caught up and am still having so much fun! My favorite from the week? Paws
• walked the dogs everyday and took lots of pictures of roses and leaves. And by lots I mean hundreds.
Walk On | Week of 11.16-11.22
• 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”.
• Skype/Knit with a friend who lives in San Diego.
• watch more free broadcasts on CreativeLive all about handmade businesses.
• begin planning and prepping December Card Series.
• make birthday cards for December birthdays.
• finish reading Stranded by Dani Pettrey.
• go to a free seminar on Container and Vertical Gardening offered by my local library.
My favorite quote from the week: “Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.” David Broadfoot.
That picture of my paws with my “Paw” is my favorite also.