Paws || Walk On – 5.24 – 6.6

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 5.24-5.30

• called my grandpa in England.
• still watching West Wing again (for the 3rd time).  Yes, it’s that good.
• helped with setting up cookies and coffee at church with my mom and aunt-in-law.
• finished the May photo-a-day challenge.May in Pictures
• watched a friend’s dog for a few days.
Mindy Lily• started reading Death of a Hussy by M.C. Beaton
• helped to count the church offering.
• knit with friends at Starbucks.
• didn’t doodle at all this week with the a 100 day project.   I have decided to try this again later.
• walked the dogs.  Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar.  So far for 2015: 125 out of 152.
• finished the blog series {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word} sort of abruptly.  I’m happy with the number of birds and I still plan to add more as the year progresses.
Handcrafted Beauty Workshop• most of the reason for abrupt finish of the Bird series was to spend the week setting up a Handcrafted Beauty Workshop for the ladies at my church.  It was so much fun!  We made Lavender Foot Soak, Rose Petal Bath Salts, Citrus Sugar Scrub and Peppermint Lip Balm (not shown).
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
01155186f43602eca1bd1bb0336efa46e2dce65c7d_00001• still working on Margaret’s scarf.


Walk On | Week of 5.31-6.6

• call my grandpa in England.
• continue with the Photo-a-day challenge for June.
• make a dog bed for a donation to a pet rescue.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• start embroidering the first panel of Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• continue to make the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
• continue to organize my craft room.  I work on this all the time.  It’s taking so long because I’ve re-organizing sections and trying to make things more efficient.  One day it will be done.
• write to my pen pal.
• start posting some items to Etsy.
• Skype and knit with a friend.
• work on Quest46.

My favorite quote from the week:  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.”   Winston Churchill

Have a wonderful week,






I sure liked Lily.  When can she come over again?

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