Daily Quote: January 20, 2022

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made.
Very few people die past that age.

~ George Burns
American – Comedian / January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of my favorite celebrations: Take a Walk Outdoors Day. My daily walking partner is off cruising in the British Virgin Islands, so walking in this cold weather is a little harder than usual, but the snow is pretty.

Today is also International Day of Acceptance. By accepting and welcoming everyone maybe we could actually have equality and peace.

Tonight get out the cheese and crackers to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day. If you can’t wait, have a grilled cheese for lunch. 😉

Our summer trailer sold yesterday. We weren’t using it much anyways and the annual cost of staying in a trailer park was quickly approaching. The young man that came to buy it talked us down, but it still avoids that annual fee. It was something we tried and just didn’t like so it was time to cut our loses and move on. The tree in today’s quote was on our way to the trailer.

Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~ Dogen
Japanese – Leader / January 19, 1200 – September 22, 1253

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate New Friends Day by making new friends. But always remember you can’t make old friends so cherish them.

All Artists tend to be outlaws, changing art and going in different directions. So celebrate Artist as Outlaw Day by colouring outside the lines.

Make some fresh popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day.

Today’s quote reminds us that life comes and goes, we cannot control it, so appreciate what you have and love it while you can.

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 15, 2022

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American – Leader / January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Humanitarian Day is celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to remember the struggle of breaking segregation and striving for equality. Wear white to day in solidarity. And yes, quote the great humanitarians. Learn more about their wars and views. Remember there may be a difference between what’s legal and what’s right.

Need to look up a fact? Check Wikipedia and celebrate Wikipedia Day.

Kombucha has taken on new flavours but still remains the same homebrewed tea beverage grown from a culture on the kitchen counters of the world. Don’t forget to celebration National Booch Day with a glass of Kombucha filled with probiotics and good gut stuff. 😉

Daily Quote: January 14, 2022

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

~ Albert Schweitzer
German – TheologianJanuary 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Photos

Happy New Year as we celebrate the Orthodox New Year.

Today we also celebrate the strong donkey that played a key by giving Mary a ride to Bethlehem to deliver the Baby Jesus; in the barn keeping the baby warm; from Bethlehem to avoid the massacre of boys under 2 and gave Jesus a ride on Palm Sunday. So give your Ass a bit of a treat today. Celebrate the Feast of the Ass.

Enjoy Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day with a great Hot Pastrami Sandwich. 😉

Daily Quote: January 13, 2022

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer / January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Dreamers dream, project managers plan and track progress to make dreams come true. So Make Your Dream Come True Day must celebrate Project Managers. 😉

My favorite background, public radio. Giving us music, talk shows, trivia, the news and weather let’s celebrate Public Radio Broadcasting Day.

Although I’ve never tried Peach Melba it seems like a good day to taste it on National Peach Melba Day.

A temporary ice sculpture formed by water bubbling up and extreme cold temperatures seemed like a good way to frame today’s quote. Wisdom written on ice, quickly fading away as the weather changes. As the Irish say, may you always have enough. Enough sunshine and food to grow, enough beer to feel good and enough money to keep a roof over your head. I’ve been lucky to have enough.

Daily Quote: January 12, 2022

We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think.
Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far.

~ Swami Vivekananda
Indian – Clergyman January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Love it! Today is Kiss a Ginger Day. So beware you gingers, total strangers may walk up to you and kiss you. 😉

Not even 2 weeks into 2022 and it’s Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day. So pull up your socks and get back on track for making 2022 your best year. Schools are re-opening for in person learning on Monday the 17th. Already the teachers are warning about Omicron outbreaks.

Keeping things spicy, today is also Curried Chicken Day. Enjoy!

Daily Quote: January 11, 2022

Act as if what you do
makes a difference.
It does.

~ William James
American – Philosopher January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Historically this is the best day to shop for travel as we celebrate National Shop for Travel Day. With the pandemic the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Americans have been advised not to travel to Canada due to our high COVID numbers. Is it a political move as the USA has been identified as reduced travel for Canadians? A tit for tat situation or a sad reality that the numbers are at a record high? Commercial truck drivers from the USA are now required to be fully vaccinated to drive into Canada.

Even Milk is being attacked. Milk is no longer on the Canadian Food Guide as a daily requirement. But it is still the easiest source of protein, magnesium and calcium as well as being fortified with vitamin D in the war against rickets. So raise a glass of Milk on National Milk Day and if you want add a couple of cookies to celebrate. 😉

It’s a tough time in Canadian History. All the faults of our predecessors are being judged according to today’s standards. Monuments of our historic leaders are being defaced and removed. Names are being changed to hide our tumultuous past. Even our first Prime Minister is being negated. Sir John A MacDonald Day is being eliminated from our vocabulary. I’m afraid when we remove all these references we hide the truth. When there are no more “Indian Roads” how will it change the struggles and racism? When re-naming the roads, if it is required, it should be to tribal names like Mohawk Trail, or Cherokee Crescent or Muncee Mile. Don’t eliminate the indigenous presence of our landmarks or historical significant markers or you will truly loose your way by not acknowledging the suffering of indigenous people in Canadian history. Instead strive for equality and a better future for all Canadians.

Daily Quote: January 10, 2022

I spent ninety percent of my money
on wine, women and song
and just wasted the other ten percent.

~ Ronnie Hawkins
American – Musician Born: January 10, 1935

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

What do you think is a waste of your money? Living certainly isn’t. So although it is necessary to have a good financial plan it is also important to invest wisely in your vices and passions. Happy Birthday Ronnie Hawkins. Sing on!

It’s important to set aside one day as National Clean Off Your Desk Day. I’ve always been more of a keep items handy that you’re working on type of person. So I guess one day a year it should be cleaned.

Dark chocolate, eat Dark chocolate on National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. 😉

Although the Eagles have rebounded in the last few years it’s still important to recognize them on Save the Eagles Day. So here’s to all the eagles.

Daily Quote: January 9, 2022

Treat your friends as you do your best pictures,
and place them in their best light.

~ Lady Randolph Churchill
American – Celebrity January 9, 1854 – June 29, 1921

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

I’ve used today’s quote before. Always treat your friends with love and respect. Never say bad things about the people you love.

Get out the weekend newspaper and do the word games to celebrate National Word Nerd Day. My Father and Husband used to have a weekly competition to see who could solve the word search puzzle first. I know of others who are brave enough to do crossword puzzles in ink. This is a day to celebrate their brain power.

During the Pandemic restrictions it will be a little harder to do, but be certain to gather the family together for National Sunday Supper Day.

Today is the 1st Sunday after Epiphany. The three kings gave their presents and were told by an angel to take a different way home. Then King Harrod had all the baby boys under 2 killed. Luckily, Mary and Joseph had already gone home and were no longer in Bethlehem. But this Sunday isn’t remembered for the mass murder of innocent children, but for the Baptism of Christ.

1st Sunday after Epiphany.