Daily Quote: January 18, 2022

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you.

~ A. A. Milne
English – Author / January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

We celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day on A.A.Milne’s birthday. Winnie was named after a bear at the Winnipeg Zoo. Christopher Robin was A.A.Milne’s son. What a perfect combination for children’s stories. But children grow up and favorite toys get lost or forgotten. We all have to grow up.

What’s the word for it? Check your Thesaurus on Thesaurus Day maybe we could find the right word or another word that better expresses our thoughts.

Let’s celebrate Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day. We all know the best way to live is by eating healthy well balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise. But we all want that magic pill, that quick fix, so fad diets and gimmicks will continue on. 😉

Daily Quote: January 7, 2022

Wear the old coat
and buy the new book.

~ Austin Phelps
American – Clergyman / January 7, 1820 – October 13, 1890

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Merry Orthodox Christmas. The day after the Epiphany.

Enjoy National Bobblehead Day. Who doesn’t love those little caricatures?

Eat fried foods on National Tempura Day. Fried Fish on Friday in tempura. 😉

Daily Quote: January 6, 2022

I am not afraid…
I was born to do this.

~ Joan of Arc
French – Saint / January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is the celebration of Epiphany or also known as the 3 wise man’s day. Some Christians wait until today to exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

For the rest of us today is National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day. So if not already done getter done today.

The food of the day is beans as we celebrate Bean Day. Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. Nice baked beans with leftover ham. Mmmm…. 😉

Today’s quote is from Joan of Arc. Burned to death for telling the truth and doing what she believed was her destiny. Or was it because she was a woman who dared to lead men into battle?

Daily Quote: January 2, 2022

The final test of a gentleman is his respect
for those who can be of no possible service to him.

~ William Lyon Phelps
American – Educator / January 2, 1865 – August 21, 1943

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of us that like to watch before we react to day is World Introvert Day. I’ve never figured out if I’m an introvert or not. I can function well in crowds, but prefer smaller groups and time alone.

We also pay homage to that wholly cheese as it is Swiss Cheese Day. Time for a grilled swiss cheese for lunch. 😉

On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

Daily Quote: December 30, 2021

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

~ Rudyard Kipling
English – Writer / December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
Six geese a laying, five golden rings
Four calling birds, three french hens
Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

Those with live Christmas trees remember to water them as you celebrate Falling Needles Family Fest Day. My artificial tree is lit everyday until the New Year. It’s been my family tradition to take the tree down and put away the decorations on the first of January.

Bacon and tomato sandwiches sound like a wonderful way to celebrate Bacon Day. 😉

Daily Quote: November 11, 2021

Respect for ourselves guides our morals,
respect for others guides our manners.

~ Laurence Sterne
Irish – Novelist / November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Turn up the music and celebrate National Jukebox Day.

Dance, sing, paint, draw, bake….. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.

Then as our American friends prepare for Thanksgiving Thursday, today is Tie One on Day. An apron that is. To finish up preparations for the big meal tomorrow.

Daily Quote: November 19, 2021

The truth will set you free,
but first it will make you miserable.

~ James A. Garfield
American – President / November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

You want the truth, but often people aren’t ready for the truth and until they are ready you can’t make them face it.

Today is International Mens Day. A day fighting for gender equality as men are starting to enter traditionally women dominated fields. Kindergarten teachers, day care, nurses, stay at home parenting….. True gender equality means that careers can be chosen without bias or discrimination.

Thank goodness we have modern ways to get rid of crap. Today is World Toilet Day. Without the modern toilet we would still be using outhouses or buckets.

Celebrate National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine by having a Coke. You could add a bit of extra spice if you want. 😉

Daily Quote: November 13, 2021

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish – Writer / November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of my favorite memories of elementary school was in Grade 7 when our Principal, Mrs. Helen Coulter read Return to Treasure Island to the grade 8’s in our split class. The group of Grade 8’s were from poor local families and had below their grade level reading English skills. Her gift to them was to read a book of adventure and growing up to them. Hoping to instill in them a sense of love of reading. We should follow her example on World Kindness Day. Going above what is required with love.

The third annual dance in High School was the Sadie Hawkins Dance in remembrance of Sadie Hawkins Day. It was the girls’ turn to ask boys to the dance. I never had the nerve to ask someone to go out with me at that age. I soon learned that you had to put yourself out there if you wanted anything you had to ask.

Samples of wine while touring sounds good to me. So celebrate Wine Tour Day, even if it’s just in sampling the bottles in your own fridge. 😉

Daily Quote: Octobeer 29, 2021

There is nothing worth the wear of winning,
but laughter and the love of friends.

~ James Boswell
Scottish – Lawyer / October 29, 1740 – May 19, 1795

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

My new Engineered Hardwood floors arrived yesterday and are sitting in a pile on my den Floor. Tomorrow they are being installed. Then we have to finish the preparations for the vinyl floors.

All the while my cats are so interested in what’s happening. They won’t leave my side. I think they remember going to Florida and Texas and they think we’re getting ready to leave for the season as it’s getting cold outside. So on National Cat Day, I’ll pet them and assure them I wouldn’t leave without them.

Today we remember World Psoriasis Day. What seems like a minor rash (major disfiguration for some) and irritation can have severe long term effects. If not treated the ongoing inflammation leads to Psoriatic Arthritis. Get treatment for your Psoriasis and avoid the secondary issues.

Feed your stomach and soul on these cold mornings with a nice bowl of steaming Oatmeal. Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with a little bit of brown sugar.

Daily Quote: October 19, 2021

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.

~ Marsilio Ficino
Italian – Philosopher / October 19, 1433 – October 1, 1499

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As you get older making and keeping new friends seems to be harder to do. When I was young I met a girl around the corner from me. She instantly became my best friend and we did everything together until she graduated from high school and moved away. She was an amazing friend and companion for 12 years. I miss the ease and comfort of having such a close friend. Then I got married and have had a best friend for more than 42 years. Now entering our Golden Years together. So, as we celebrate New Friends Day, may we all find new friends as beloved and cherished as our old friends.

Hand in hand with remembering our old friends is Evaluate Your Life Day. There is no way to evaluate your life without including all your friends and family and love you have been lucky enough to have along the way.

So as we commemorate Information Overload Awareness Day, unplug from everything and maybe also celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day. I’ll drink to that (although it will probably be with a glass of cold water.) Or just do some “Nature bathing” on this sunny Autumn day.