Paws || Walk On – 4.5 – 4.18

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 4.5-4.11

• spoke to my grandpa this week.
• took care of a friend’s dog.
• enjoyed Easter Sunday with our family.
• continued reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.
• finished reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Highly recommend.
• started April photo-a-day challenge.
ankle-tendons-medial01fde043aa395bbf3f140957a38230682887757211• had to halt working on the garage declutter because I found out why my foot is swollen and sore.  I have peroneal tibial tendonitis.  I know more about feet now that I ever did.  I have to wear a boot for 3 weeks and then we’ll access.  The dogs are not happy!
• knit and drank coffee with friends.
• started reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Soooo gooood.
• started a 100 day project by drawing a Doodle everyday.
• spent a couple more days with my niece.
• went to a service to celebrate the life of a dear friend who had lived 97 years.
• walked the dogs.  Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar.  So far for 2015: 91 out of 103.
• continued my April blog series, {DIY From Scratch}.  I’m amazed at how much can be made at home relatively inexpensively and it all actually works.
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
01155186f43602eca1bd1bb0336efa46e2dce65c7d_00001• still working on Margaret’s scarf.


Walk On | Week of 4.12-4.18

• 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, but now with the bum foot I could get this done.
• celebrate Mike and my niece’s birthdays at a brunch.
• POSTPONE the mini Spring clean of my house.
• start reading Death of an Outsider by M.C. Beaton.
• start prepping for Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• start piecing 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
• work on Quest46.
• work on and post projects for {DIY From Scratch}

My favorite quote from the week:  “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” Amelia Earhart.

Have a wonderful week,





We are not happy that our mom’s foot is hurt, but dad has said he will take us on walks and mom plays ball with us in the backyard.  And Woody isn’t as sad as he looks, he’s just not good with change.

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