Progress, Not Perfection

Some observations from yesterday and today.

It started with this: Taking The First Step

It continued with a picture of a Father’s day gift that was back ordered, but has since arrived…in Charlotte.  I get it on next visit.

Certified since 1988 and re-certified twice.

Certified since 1988 and re-certified twice.

 

After having to meet a contractor at my soon to be “new” office, I came home and Megan and I went to the home of friends who are out of town and raided their garden. (Of course it was with their permission and encouragement).   While the blueberries and figs were not ripe yet, we did come away with some tomoatos and basil.  Megan had the idea for  Caprese Panini  for dinner.

They were exquisit.

The beginning of a beautiful, summer dinner.

The beginning of a beautiful, summer dinner.

I received an e-mail from fellow blogger and good friend, Doug, with an app to help me limit my iPhone use. My work responsibilities may make using it tricky, but I’m checking.

Even though the band is in hibernation, I played for awhile, using another of my Father’s Day presents.. a very unique and encouraging  guitar pick.  

…at least on a good night.

…at least on a good night.

I visited with a home-bound friend, watched a little golf and enjoyed some wine. 

Being true to my impulsive tendencies, I decided two years was enough and I shaved my beard off and am once again, smooth faced.

I also received another belated, Father’s Day present, which I am wearing this afternoon.  The message is telling.

Need me to pick up tampons on the way home?, no problem.

Need me to pick up tampons on the way home?, no problem.

Attending church for my scheduled hour of Perpetual Adoration early this morning, I caught this shot as I arrived.  That hour each Sunday morning,  gives me some quiet time with Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. 

Downtown is quiet at 0100hrs as the moon peek through the clouds

Downtown is quiet at 0100hrs as the moon peek through the clouds

I picked up my friend (mentioned above) and took him to Mass this morning and then he treated me to breakfast at IHOP.

I am getting this done now and then have a few chores to complete before my wife returns from her visiting family in NJ for the past few days.

Thinking about it, I had some good balance  and an  interesting surprise was that the post in which I stated I was slowing down received the second most views of any post since the blog began in January of 2010…almost 400!

I realize that for some of you “real bloggers”, 400 is a slow day, but for me it is roughly three times the normal traffic.

Go figure, but I think Steve Landry (@landryst) and Kurt Harden, (@hardenkurt) may have had some role in the numbers.

Those that know recovery understand, it’s about progress, not perfection and you can see that I enjoyed a diverse weekend.

PS…What’s with the WordPress rainbow header on the admin side?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Progress, Not Perfection

  1. lulu says:

    What an enjoyable post and one that tells a little more about you.

    Liked by 1 person

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