Betty White Quotes: 100 +49 Days

Why retire from something
if you’re loving it so much and enjoying it so much,
and you’re blessed with another group of people
to work with like the gang on ‘Hot in Cleveland?’
Why would I think of retiring?
What would I do with myself?

~ Betty White
American – Actress / January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021

Daily Quote: March 4th, 2022

Spring is God’s way of saying,
‘One more time!’

~ Robert Orben
American – Entertainer / Born: March 4, 1927

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today must be army day as we celebrate March Forth.

Show how much you appreciated your employees on Employee Appreciation Day.

The first Friday in March is World Day of Prayer. If ever the world was in need of prayer it is now as Russia continues to bomb Ukraine.

The first Friday of Lent is a good time to celebrate Friday Fish Fry Day. 😉

Daily Quote: January 25, 2022

Money is like a sixth sense without
which you cannot make
a complete use of the other five.

~ W. Somerset Maugham
British – Playwright January 25, 1874 – December 16, 1965

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Robbie Burns Night is a time to remember the Scottish Poet. Haggis and parties. Beer!

National Opposite Day is set aside to celebrate all those extremes and everything in between.

And I’ll drink to National Irish Coffee Day. 😉

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.

Daily Quote: January 8, 2022

Truth is like the sun.
You can shut it out for a time,
but it ain’t goin’ away.

~ Elvis Presley
American – SingerJanuary 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

A dollar store hyacinth in a glass bottle. The roots white and pure, extend to fill the bottle while the flower is small and sweet.

Today is National Vision Board Day. For those of you who don’t know what a vision board is it is a way of graphically showing yourself, your dreams and goals then making them happen. Near the new year sounds like a good time for this exercise.

If just relaxing sound more like your goal for the day, it’s Bubble Bath Day, so fill the tub, light the candles, put on some relaxing music and indulge.

Or you could just indulge your sweet tooth to celebrate National English Toffee Day.

Daily Quote: November 5, 2021

A weed is but an unloved flower.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
American – Writer / November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of the Red Heads today is National Love Your Read Hair Day. For those who wish they were Red Heads, there’s always the hairdresser or Ms. Clairol.

A day to celebrate cursive writing: Fountain Pen Day. Nothing is so elegant as a hand written note with a Fountain Pen. Even a grocery list written with a Fountain Pen looks more upscale.

Be certain to get a doughnut for yourself as today is National Doughnut Appreciation Day. A dutchie, a cruller or a Boston Cream……. 😉

Daily Quote: October 5, 2021

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday
is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.

~ Robert H. Goddard
American – Scientist / October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On World Teacher’s Day it’s easy to celebrate Do Something Nice Day and National Fruit at Work Day. Just bring a polished apple to your favorite teacher.

The weather was kind to the married couple yesterday. It was a warm overcast day in London Ontario, with puddles laying about. I took less than 1,000 pictures in 2 hours. Now to edit and delete duplicates. Such a beautiful couple.

Daily Quote: October 1, 2021

To me in my childhood,
elves and fairies of all sorts
were very real things,
and my dolls were as really children
as I was myself a child.

~ Annie Besant
English – Philosopher / October 1, 1847 – September 20, 1933

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

After a solemn day of Truth and Reconciliation yesterday, we greet the First of October and celebrate World Smile Day. Be certain to celebrate by sharing your smile with your family, friends and neighbours.

Coffee seems to make the work go around, as today is also National Coffee Day. (Didn’t we just celbrate coffee day in September?) So make time to share a coffee with someone on your coffee break.

If you can, have a coffee with a Senior and you can celebrate National Seniors Day as well. It’s hard to believe that I’m now considered to be a Senior.

I’ve been retired from my job at Canada Post for almost 9 years. Even though I hated having the Superanuation (Retirement Fund) deductions off of my paycheck, I love the cheques that come in monthly now. I have the freedom to explore other options. This year while being under lockdown, I’ve been busy with my Photography and have worked the Census & Federal Election. I’m also very lucky that I have good health and can enjoy these “Golden Years”. I’ve had time to spend with my husband when he was ill and with my grandchildren as they are growing so quickly.

At any rate, I’ll also accept those Senior Discounts at my favorite stores. 😉

Welcome October 2021!!

My version of Swirley Pumpkins:

Daily Quote: September 22, 2021

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
British – Statesman / September 22, 1694 – March 24, 1773

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Good-bye summer 2021. Hello Fall 2021. There are some people who actually love Fall. They like warm fires on cool nights, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice everything….. To me it is just an approach to the end of the year. So enjoy it while you can, the colours are short lived as we head towards winter.

For those who are young at heart and in love today is Proposal Day!

For those who are unlucky at love, today is National Ice Cream Cone Day.

Daily Quote: August 29, 2021

Where we love is home
– home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
American – Writer / August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Photos

I have an engagement photo session this morning and am looking forward to meeting the happy couple. I always enjoy seeing couples before they get married. We’re meeting in Rayner Park in London ON. A favourite “walk in the Park” site for photographers. Their wedding is scheduled for early October. So the engagement shots will contrast well with the autumn colours wedding. A small wedding at the courthouse. Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID restrictions the photographer won’t be permitted at the ceremony. So I’ll take pictures outside the courthouse and in the nearby park for them to remember their special day of commitment.