Daily Quote: September 22, 2020

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:

Beginning of Fall (Autumnal Equinox)

Dear Diary Day (USA)


Finally the first day of Fall (I always thought it was September 21st).

A bouquet of leaves that have already turned red hold today’s “Quote of the Day”. My mother always said the shorter version: Whatever’s worth doing is worth doing well. This phase has often prevented me from just doing things. If I can’t do something well I tend not to just get the job done. So somedays I need to just tuck this quote aside and ” Just do it”.

Daily Quote: July 31, 2020

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge
to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
~ Paul D. Boyer (American – ScientistJuly 31, 1918-June 2, 2018)


Eid al-Adha

(Muslim – Feast of Sacrifice)

National Mutt Day

World Ranger Day


Hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming…

I believe the longer you keep active the longer you can keep doing things.  My A1C’s are unfortunately staying at 6.8 for a year, so I’m now officially a diabetic.  Although 6.8 for a diabetic on medication is an excellent number, for me it’s too high.  I know the quick answer is to loose 20-30 pounds, but as you get older this is so much harder to do and I enjoy eating.  As one lady I know (who has lost her sight and is unable to do the wonderful things she used to do) said: Eating remains a true pleasure when all else fails.

So having a label doesn’t really change anything except that I need to keep active and watch my diet.  I don’t want to start taking the medications so I should start to work seriously on loosing weight.