Paws || Walk On – 3.29 – 4.11

A glorious Happy Easter to everyone.  May your day be blessed and spent with those you love.

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 3.29-4.4

• spoke to my grandpa this week.
• still working on the great garage declutter with my mom’s help.  Baby steps, baby steps!
• celebrated Mike’s birthday.
• took care of a friend’s dog.
• continued reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.
• finished reading Michele Cushatt’s book Undone. Told you it was hard to put down.
• took several trips to Goodwill and the Used Book store to drop off stuff.  On a first name basis now ;-).
01c45a098fbd7987a84c72dec9099587b878675dce• finished March photo-a-day challenge.
• knitted and drank coffee with friends.
• showed kids how to make a couple of crafts at the Easter Fair at our church.  I love watching their creativity.
• helped Mike get ready for a 3-day trip with kids from the teen center where he works.  They’re going to a couple of theme parks and the beach.  He’ll be cooking for them.
• uploaded my book list to Goodreads; a better way to keep track of books I’ve read and books I want to read.
• started reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Soooo gooood.
• spent a couple of days with my niece.  She helped me to sort more of my sequins.  She’s really good at it.
• took a break from walking with my mom because my foot is swollen and sore.  Not sure why. RICE-ing helps, but if there isn’t improvement I might be visiting my doc.
• had lunch with some dear friends.
• walked the dogs.  Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar.  So far for 2015: 89 out of 96.
• started my April blog series, {DIY From Scratch}.
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
01155186f43602eca1bd1bb0336efa46e2dce65c7d_00001• still working on Margaret’s scarf.
Make Madness• worked on and posted projects for MakeMadness.


Walk On | Week of 4.5-4.11

• call my Grandpa in England.
• knit and drink coffee with friends.
• continue with the Photo-a-day challenge for April.
• started a quick project for a secret gift.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• need to make and post cards from January Card Series || Cards for 2015 in my Etsy shop.  Been waylaid by Spring Cleaning
• FINISH the mini Spring clean of my house.  I’m afraid this will morph into a Summer clean.
• spend a day with my niece again.  Love those days.
• start prepping for Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• start cutting 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.
• Skype and knit with a friend.
• continue reading Platform by Michael Hyatt and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
• work on Quest46.
• work on and post projects for {DIY From Scratch}

My favorite quote from the week:  “God pursues us with relentless love.”  Bob Goff.

Have a wonderful week,



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Happy Easter everyone.

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