Paws || Walk On – 5.10 – 5.23

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 5.10-5.16

• still watching West Wing again (for the 3rd time).  Yes, it’s that good.
• finished reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.  So good.
• continued the May photo-a-day challenge.
• helped to count the church offering.
Mothers Day Card from WEM• had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch with my family.  And my dogs bought me a beautiful card and a gift card to Joann’s.  These guys are good to their momma.
• got my teeth cleaned.
Pet Blanket• finished a pet blanket for the fundraising auction.
• didn’t doodle at all this week with the a 100 day project.   I have a lot of catching up to do.
• still reading Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton.
• walked the dogs.  Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar.  So far for 2015: 111 out of 138.
• helped with item inventory for a fundraising auction.
• finished reading Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton.
• staDay 10 Oswald the Penguin3rted new blog series {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
01155186f43602eca1bd1bb0336efa46e2dce65c7d_00001• still working on Margaret’s scarf.


Walk On | Week of 5.17-5.23

• call my grandpa in England.
• continue with the Photo-a-day challenge for May.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• continue reading Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton.
• help to count the church’s offering.
• start prepping for Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• continue with blog series {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}
• 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.
• work on Quest46.

My favorite quote from the week:  “Don’t be afraid to fail.  Be afraid not to try.”  Unknown.

Have a wonderful week,






I love sitting here looking at the birds.  I can’t wait to see who joins us next week.

This entry was posted in Accountability, Bird is the Word, Books, Crochet, DeCluttering, Doodles, Goals, Homemade, Knitting, Organization, Pinterest, Quest46, TV & Movies, Yarn and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Paws || Walk On – 5.10 – 5.23

  1. ealserb says:

    Hello! I started knitting the scarf too because I saw one of your older blog posts about it and it looks interesting 🙂 but somehow my holes from the *k2tog,yo* rows aren’t very obvious ><;

    I like your blogposts a lot because it's very detailed on what you did/plan to do, and I think I should be that way with my own life but I'm rather disorganised about it :p so I would look to you as a role model in being so organised 🙂

    I like crochet as well and in fact I started with crochet a little while before knitting 🙂

    All the best with your goals for the week ahead 🙂

    • gracieed says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. You’re very sweet and I appreciate that you think I’m organized, but I’ve got a long way to go lol. But I keep trying.
      I agree with what you said about the scarf- the holes aren’t very obvious, but I’m hoping when I’m done and the scarf has been blocked that they’ll show up.
      I learned how to crochet before I learned how to knit as well. My mom taught me both. How did you learn?

      • ealserb says:

        Sorry for taking so long to reply! I learnt off the Internet 🙂 and I learnt some crochet basics from my aunt, before going on to the Internet as well. To be honest, I’ve never blocked anything before ><; I've only ever crocheted little toys and things that didn't need blocking 😡 I'm moving on to knitting some simple toys now though cos I feel that the stockinette fabric is really much softer 🙂 I still can't knit in the round, by the way.

  2. That blanket looks amazing!

    • gracieed says:

      Thanks Faye. I just found the yarn, Baby Blanket by Bernet. It’s considered super bulky and has a feel of soft minky plush fabric. I gave this blanket away, but I’m definitely going to knit up another (slightly larger) for my doggies.

I look forward to your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s