Mistakes are a part of the
~ Sophia Loren
dues one pays for a full life.
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934
Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.
If you paint a picture and I paint a picture,
~ Adam West (Batman, Mayor West)
we each want to do it our own way.
And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.
American – Actor; September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017
Summer is almost gone.
Celebrate while you can.
Don’t rush the pumpkin spice.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
~ Samuel Johnson
who can do him absolutely no good.
English – Writer; September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784
The last Sunday of Summer. Warm, sunny low winds.
Motorcycle ride or Kayak?
Walk or Run?
Fast or Slow?
Paint or Read?
Enjoy these last days of summer.
There ain’t a man livin’
~ Hank Williams
who hasn’t talked to his dog.
American – Musician; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953
The last Saturday of the Summer and the weather is giving us a mini heat wave to enjoy. The trees have already started to turn red. Less than a month and it’s the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
Group fitness activities have finally resumed. Zumba for the first time in 3 1/2 years. So glad to get out there and shake it a bit to get fit again.
The local motorcycling group has a new president and sent out invitations to all the inactive members. Monday night family dinners or motorcycling? I think we should try family dinner nights on Tuesdays. I haven’t gotten my motorcycle out since July.
The real secret of magic
~ David Copperfield
lies in the performance.
American – Entertainer; Born: September 16, 1956
Today is my middle son’s birthday. A little bit more serious and sensitive. A hardworking great father and husband. Always finding a new project to work on. This year’s project is a gazebo in his backyard.
Sunsets are always magical and a reason for celebrating. The one in today’s quote was in Port Stanley as the water was calm.
Never do anything yourself
~ Agatha Christie
that others can do for you.
English – Writer; September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976
Yes, free up time so you can do the important things in life and give them your full attention.
Well there are some things I enjoy doing that others can do for me, but there have been times in my life when I was able to delegate or hire others to do for me. The one thing I always hated doing was housework. I was so lucky to be able to hire a cleaner while I was working so I didn’t have the weekly arguments with my family about chores.
I always like birds to present the quote. I call them “birds of wisdom”. Blue Herons always look wise.
Be what you are.
~ Julius Charles Hare
This is the first step toward
becoming better than you are.
English – Clergyman; September 13, 1795 – January 3, 1855
This week is full of birthdays in our family, today my niece, born 1 day after my grandson in the same hospital, celebrates her 11th birthday. I think we just wanted an excuse to eat cake everyday the first week of September. 😉
Familial Cholesterolemia type II runs in our family as well. Although diet does play a small part in high cholesterol levels, our DNA is a much bigger contributor. My mother had her first cardiac arrest at 38 and died with her second at 43. Her Cholesterol and triglycerides were high, but there were very few options to reduce it. Her father died with his first cardiac arrest at 36 after a short walk to his brother’s house (with no previous indications that he had a cholesterol problem). My younger sister had a DNA test to confirm she has the gene, so at 57 after taking cholesterol medications, she was prescribed Repatha, an injectable to help lower her LDL numbers. Since I have a significant family history; high levels even with 40 Mg Crestor and 10 mg Ezetimibe; and I have a confirmed immediate family member; I will also be starting Repatha. Hopefully my LDL will go below 0.5 and I can reduce the other 2 medications. I hate needles, but today and every other week I’ll be taking this shot to help reduce the effects of high cholesterol.
The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
~ Charles Dudley Warner
American – Journalist; September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900
Happy Birthday to my first Grandson, turning 11 today going on 40. Enjoy all the adventures life has to give you. ❤
While we were kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel the Cormorant in todays pictures swam beside my grandson and then climbed onto this branch to pose for us.
In the summer of 2020 the Ontario Government introduced hunting seasons for the Cormorants. Not based on science or the preservation of birds in Ontario, but because of a general fear that cormorants fish. I’m not against hunting for food but this is just killing for sport. Contact your local MPP and demand they stop this slaughter. There is no scientific proof that Cormorants are dangerous to the environment and no justification for the daily numbers of kill permitted. See this article for further information: https://euc.yorku.ca/research-spotlight/ontarios-cormorant-hunt-and-what-it-means-for-its-future/
God sleeps in the minerals,
~ Arthur Young
awakens in plants,
walks in animals,
and thinks in man.
English – Writer September 11, 1741 – April 12, 1820
Today is my oldest son’s birthday. Just a little more than a week after my greatest sorrow of loosing my mother, my greatest joy was born. He brought us hope and a reminder of the circle of life. He has always enjoyed living on the edge and doing the unexpected. He has grown into a hard working man, a father and husband.
Bad choices make good stories.
~ Margaret Trudeau
Canadian – Author Born: September 10, 1948
Why do children always love to chase seagulls?
There were plenty of Seagulls at Port Stanley this week, so this little girl decided to chase them around.