Daily Quote: September 18, 2020

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
~ Samuel Johnson (English – Author September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Cheeseburger Day

1st day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish Observance)

AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – USA

MIA Recognition Day – United States

Cheeseburger Day on a Friday.  Time to celebrate the end of the 1st school week for many.  But don’t celebrate with too many people.

COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions still apply.  Many University of Western Students celebrated too much at large gatherings.  28 university students have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in London Ontario.  The province of Ontario has re-introduced restrictions in some areas (Toronto, Ottawa and Peel) .  Gatherings have been reduced to 10 inside and 25 outside with some exceptions (school, bars, weddings).  Fines have been increased to $10,000 and will be imposed.  We’re being told the 2nd wave is here and to still be cautious, keep your distance and wear a mask.

Daily Quote: September 16, 2020

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.
~ Nathan Meyer Rothschild (English – Businessman September 16, 1777 – July 28, 1836)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 16, 2020

Mexico Independence Day

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

National Working Parents Day -USA

September 16th is my middle son’s birthday.  He will always have a special part of my heart.  It is so wonderful to watch now as he spends time with his daughter.

Daily Quote : August 11, 2020

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
~ Alex Haley (American – Novelist August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

Mountain Day (Japan)

Global Kinetic Sand Day *

Roots.  Where did we come from?  Everybody has their own story.  The struggles or titles by our ancestors that are told from generation to generation.  Some hidden skeletons in the closet that have never been acknowledged.  Genetic alterations that can lead to life long challenges or something as simple as the nose on your face.

It is the only time in history where parentage is being questioned by genetic testing available for less than $100 through Ancestry.ca (or Ancestry.com in the USA).

The definition of “Status Indian” has been recently changed in Canada, so now the “Status” also is passed down by females as well as males.  Finally Matriarchal societies are being remembered and recognized.  After all, your mother is your mother but your father can only be proved by genetic testing.

Daily Quote: July 25, 2020

The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.
~ Thomas Eakins (American – ArtistJuly 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916)

Feast of Saint James

International Red Shoe Day

Health and Happiness with Hypnosis Day

“International Red Shoe Day remembers and celebrates all those who have passed away from Lyme disease and other “invisible diseases” such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. ”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it is important to remember all of the other diseases that continue to plague the world.

According to Google News :

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

15,746,452 2,025 9,054,474 639,900

United States
4,186,329 12,703 1,256,407 147,650
Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
New cases (last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million people

15,746,452 2,025 9,054,474 639,900

115,115 3,031 100,504 8,923
58,243 7,090 50,615 5,663
38,405 2,824 34,100 2,758

Daily Quote: July 24, 2020

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
~ Simon Bolivar (Venezuelan – RevolutionaryJuly 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

National Drive-Thru Day

National Cousins Day

Daily Quote: July 17, 2020

I didn’t decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
~ Berenice Abbott
(American – PhotographerJuly 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991)

World Day for International Justice

World Emoji Day

People tend to “fall into” professions that they have a natural talent for, then they can either just do enough to get by or develop their natural talent into a passion.

Project Management was my first “career by accident”.  I loved Project Management.  Making a plan, breaking it into attainable pieces, tracking the progress and celebrating the finished goal.

Similarly Photography is a passion I fell into.  Taking pictures of people, places and things to capture them in the best light possible.  Going for a walk with camera in hand to see what I can discover today.

This little Hackberry Emperor Butterfly was sitting on the railing as I was finishing my walk on the Cedar Trail at Pinery Provincial Park.  She seemed to pose and smile for me.

Happy Emoji Day 🙂