Loving the Sacred through Word and Image. Parliament Hill Ottawa. A Wordpress Production

Pausing on Step 10 …

Courtesy: Masternservant

It is a bit cool tonight. And it was so all day today. We are sitting at 4c at this hour. It was a beautiful blue day today and breezy. The house was busy all day and I was up and ready to go early this afternoon.

I headed out for the church with plenty of time to set up and sit outside and watch people go by. I cranked out chairs and tables and I finished before 5 o’clock which meant I had plenty of time to kill. I had reading material, but opted instead of listening to some new tunes I bought the other night.

If you’ve never heard of Marina and the Diamonds (Electra Heart) and Florence and the Machine (Ceremonials), there is some stellar music on those tune list. I really enjoyed both of these selections. You can find them on I-Tunes.

The problem with I-Tunes here is that you download the program onto your computer and when you open the program you can search for music on your store (i.e. the Canadian store or the U.S. store). If your music doesn’t appear in your store the program automatically steers you to the other store. And even if you have a gift card, like I was using, I live in Canada and tried to make a purchase on the U.S. side but it wouldn’t let me complete the purchase because I did not have a U.S. address, (which is one of the purchase steps) which meant I had to go back to the Canadian store to make my purchase.

Ugh !!! I miss going to HMV or other record stores to but the actual disc.

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The room was packed, we sat 41 folks. Funny, that the room is open early but people started showing up fifteen minutes till 7 like a mad rush to find seats, in order to get a chair on the main table you need to be here 30 minutes prior. A bunch of our women came early to read their books together.

We continued on Step 10 tonight. And I concurred with some folks who spoke on the same topic of personal restraint.

“Our first objective will be the development of self restraint. This carries a top priority rating. When we speak or act hastily or rashly, the ability to be fair- minded and tolerant evaporates on the spot. One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe a whole year. Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.”

Like one of our women said tonight … Sometimes I need a pause button on my computer, because I have a propensity to publish before I think, then end up in the drink in being hasty…

So I’ve pissed off a few people over the past few months. And certain members took it upon themselves to chide me for my penmanship… I just wrote them off to be honest. But some others I made a mistake, and I acknowledge that.

It was a full period of shares, we went long in the end. But it was all good.

I got some good news today in regard to finances here at home, and it wasn’t soon enough that the wheel turned in our favor for once. The wheels can now move into motion for the holidays. Since they are on the doorstep now.

All in all it was a great day. I hope you had a great day today as well.


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