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 3.8-3.14
• still mini Spring Cleaning my house. Hope I’m done before Winter!
• didn’t speak to my grandpa again this week. He’s still doing great; My week was just all over the map.
• learned how to weave. I’ve been wanting to do that for years.
• continued tidying my craft room, sort of. Re- organized our financial papers. Boring, but necessary.
• took care of family dogs.
• continued reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.
• gave all three dogs a bath. Not all at once – but all in the same morning.
• celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with 3 dogs in funky, glittery bow ties.
• borrowed some books on doodling from the library. Let the fun begin!
• had dinner with some dear friends.
• walked the dogs almost everyday. Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar. So far for 2015: 74 out of 80.
• helped to make 24 baskets for our Easter fair.
• learned how to English Paper Piece and now I want to make ‘hexies’ like a mad woman.
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
• still working on Margaret’s scarf.
• worked on and posted projects for MakeMadness.
Walk On | Week of 3.15-3.21
• call my Grandpa in England.
• knit and drink coffee with friends.
• keep up with the Photo-a-day challenge for March.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• need to make and post cards from January Card Series || Cards for 2015 in my Etsy shop. Have.got.to.get.this.done.
• FINISH the mini Spring clean of my house.
• start prepping for Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• start pulling out fabric for a couple of super easy baby quilts.
• continue to make the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
• continue to organize my craft room. You’re probably wondering when I’ll be done with this. Me too.
• start prepping for April blog series.
• Skype and knit with a friend.
• continue reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.
• work on Quest46.
• work on and post projects for MakeMadness.
My favorite quote from the week: “Worry is a waste. It holds no ability to impact outcomes or change circumstances. Instead, it ruthlessly steals any remaining joy and energy from the gift of today. So REFUSE it. Leave no room for it. Let worry go, and peace will come to rest instead.” Michele Cushatt, Author.
Looks like you’re going to be really busy this week. We’re still walking, right?