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 2.8-2.14
• called my Grandpa in England.
• had lunch with friends.
• went to see the Imitation Game with my mom. Such an amazing movie.
• continued tidying my craft room. I finally located a set of stacking shelves for my cupboards. Here is the before and after.
• continued February’s Photo-a-Day challenge.
• met for coffee and knitting with friends. Started knitting a scarf using some lovely Blue Faced Leicester wool my pen pal sent to me. It is a lovely variegated purple that she hand dyed herself. So clever.
• made a couple of waterproof dog bed pillow inserts for a custom order.
•almost finished reading Silenced by Dani Pettrey
• sent off Valentine’s packages to my nieces and nephews. So much fun!
• went to the Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner at our church.
• ordered yarn for a wedding gift. Going to make a blanket like this one except mine will be different shades of green.
• still working on Margaret’s scarf.
Walk On | Week of 2.15-2.21
• call my Grandpa in England.
• knit and drink coffee with friends.
• keep up with the Photo-a-day challenge for February.
• have lunch with friends.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• still need to make and post cards from January Card Series || Cards for 2015 in my Etsy shop. This would go a lot faster if I hadn’t broken my paper cutter. A new one is on the way.
• repeat the #clutterfree30 challenge.
• continue to clean my craft room.
• take care of a couple of dogs for some friends and family.
• finish reading Silenced by Dani Pettrey.
• begin reading Scary Close by Donald Miller.
• work on Quest46.
• have dinner with friends.
• begin prepping for taxes. This is one of my least favorite jobs. Maybe I should do it first.
My favorite quote from the week: “I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable, beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” Mary Oliver.
We’ve really been enjoying the sunshine while mom works on her stuff.