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 17, 2022

You can always tell about somebody
by the way they put their hands on an animal.

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The Third Monday in January is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr Day. A day in the USA to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is also Tu Bishvat. The Jewish people give tithes to the poor or Levites today. Or the new year for trees. Any fruit on trees more than 4 years old may now be eaten. Today is also celebrated by planting new trees.

In celebration of what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday many are taking the Betty White Challenge to give $5 to their Humane Society, Shelter or other animal welfare group. $5 is such a small amount, but just imagine if everyone in North America were to give $5. My little Rickie came from the Animal Shelter in Tampa Florida. The shelter was a capacity and all the excess dogs were going to be euthanized, when the local radio station heard, they sponsored the dogs for adoption, only $20 for any dog to spare them from being euthanized. Neutered, shots, microchipped and licensed. There were over 250 to choose from. We adopted Rickie almost 8 years ago. Although my husband will tell you he wanted a chihuahua, Rickie has been the love of our lives for the past 8 years.

For all you hot heads, today is National Hot Heads Chili Day. So spice it up a bit and enjoy some hot peppers. 😉

Daily Quote: January 16, 2022

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

~ Vittorio Alfieri
Italian – Dramatist / January 16, 1749 – October 8, 1803

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.

Just by sitting and doing nothing today you are celebrating National Nothing Day.

And it’s a holiday to have a drink, Prohibition Remembrance Day. Intended to keep people from drinking, prohibition instead make millionaires out of bootleggers. Finally brought to an end, but many dry townships remained in Canada until the 1980’s. I was actually caught in a raid at the Mount Brydges Fair in 1975. The Legion previously held the fair and were able to serve beer. In 1975 the fair was moved to the arena and another service club tried to have a beer tent. Unbeknown to the attendees they didn’t have the proper licenses. The police came, confiscated the beer and fined the service group, and sent the attendees on their way. Now, in the same town you can buy alcohol at the corner store. Yep, I’ll drink to that. 😉

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 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.