Daily Quote: August 7, 2020

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
~ Tryon Edwards (American – Theologian / August 7, 1809 – January 4, 1894)

Today was my sister’s birthday.  Being at the trailer I was unable to upload pictures.  Here’s a slideshow of us celebrating other occasions together.  I hope she had a wonderful day.

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Daily Quote: August 6, 2020

The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
~ Luc de Clapiers (French – WriterAugust 6, 1715 – May 28, 1747)

Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Root Beer Float Day

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (HiroshimaJapan)

Passions arise from the heart.  We endevour to grow our passions.  We learn every thing we can about our passions.  Lessons may give us the nuts and bolts of how to do something, but passion and intuition perfect the art forms.

Daily Quote: August 5, 2020

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
~ Guy de Maupassant (French – WriterAugust 5, 1850 – July 6, 1893)

National Underwear Day

Work Like a Dog Day

The love of my life looking out our screen door, wearing a t-shirt from our Texas adventure, certainly has made life interesting.

COVID-19 may have changed where we will be able to travel, but it certainly won’t be able to stop more than 40 years worth of adventures together.

Some sources are now saying the Canada-USA borders won’t open until at least next summer, as the numbers in the USA continue to increase.

Numbers according to Google News:

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

18,445,787 2,372 11,036,083 691,740

United States
4,850,114 14,717 2,366,721 159,128
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

18,445,787 2,372 11,036,083 691,740

117,792 3,101 102,345 8,958
39,628 2,914 35,601 2,782


Daily Quote: August 4, 2020

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
~ William Henry Hudson (British – AuthorAugust 4, 1841 – August 18 1922)

Hooray For Kid’s Day

Obama Day – United States

You may not be able to fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren, but you can fly and do your best every day.  You can grow in your abilities and learn a new song to sing high in a tree.

Daily Quote: August 3, 2020

Shakespeare was a dramatist of note
who lived by writing things to quote.
~ H. C. Bunner (American – JournalistAugust 3, 1855 – May 11, 1896)

Civic/Provincial Day

International Beer Day

Strange having a holiday during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Although most of Ontario is now in stage 3 of restrictions, not much has changed.  People are permitted to dine in at restaurants, but we’re so used to take out we’re still choosing to stay home to eat.

The beaches are full as everyone is trying to enjoy some of what’s left of summer.  Unfortunately, too full and many have had to close due to capacity issues.



Daily Quote: August 2, 2020

Life is a wave,

which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
~ John Tyndall (English – Physicist August 2, 1820 – December 4, 1893)

National Sisters Day

National Friendship Day

Wishing all of my sisters a happy National Sisters Day.


Daily Quote: August 1, 2020

Study as if you were going to live forever;
live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
~ Maria Mitchell (American – Scientist August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889)

Emancipation Day


World Scout Scarf Day

Many flowers put all their energy into a 1 day bloom.  Okra is one of these.  It has beautiful yellow flowers for just 1 day.  Then 5 days later the fruit is ready to pick and eat.

Daily Quote: July 31, 2020

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge
to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
~ Paul D. Boyer (American – ScientistJuly 31, 1918-June 2, 2018)

Eid al-Adha

(Muslim – Feast of Sacrifice)

National Mutt Day

World Ranger Day

Hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming…

I believe the longer you keep active the longer you can keep doing things.  My A1C’s are unfortunately staying at 6.8 for a year, so I’m now officially a diabetic.  Although 6.8 for a diabetic on medication is an excellent number, for me it’s too high.  I know the quick answer is to loose 20-30 pounds, but as you get older this is so much harder to do and I enjoy eating.  As one lady I know (who has lost her sight and is unable to do the wonderful things she used to do) said: Eating remains a true pleasure when all else fails.

So having a label doesn’t really change anything except that I need to keep active and watch my diet.  I don’t want to start taking the medications so I should start to work seriously on loosing weight.