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 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: January 7, 2022

Wear the old coat
and buy the new book.

~ Austin Phelps
American – Clergyman / January 7, 1820 – October 13, 1890

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Merry Orthodox Christmas. The day after the Epiphany.

Enjoy National Bobblehead Day. Who doesn’t love those little caricatures?

Eat fried foods on National Tempura Day. Fried Fish on Friday in tempura. 😉

Daily Quote: January 6, 2022

I am not afraid…
I was born to do this.

~ Joan of Arc
French – Saint / January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is the celebration of Epiphany or also known as the 3 wise man’s day. Some Christians wait until today to exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

For the rest of us today is National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day. So if not already done getter done today.

The food of the day is beans as we celebrate Bean Day. Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. Nice baked beans with leftover ham. Mmmm…. 😉

Today’s quote is from Joan of Arc. Burned to death for telling the truth and doing what she believed was her destiny. Or was it because she was a woman who dared to lead men into battle?

Daily Quote: January 5, 2021

Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t’

~ George Reeves
American – Actor / January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Time to get out and look for a snowy owl. Today is National Bird Day. A day set aside to reduce the pain and suffering of caged birds. Keep your caged birds clean, happy and well fed. When you buy a bird, be prepared to keep it for a lifetime (some live for 100 years).

Today is also National Whipped Cream Day. So indulge a little and add some whipped cream to your coffee or dessert.

On the 12th Day of Christmas (and the last) my true love gave to me:

12 drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

The Christmas tree is down and we’re ready for the Epiphany. COVID restrictions began again today for a minimum of 21 days. A Stay-cation credit has been added to our tax exemptions for this year, if you’re rich enough to stay anywhere other than home. 2022 is already looking like a repeat of the last 2 years.

Daily Quote: January 4, 2022

A smile is the universal welcome.

~ Max Eastman
American – Author / January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Although a smile may be a universal welcome, my cat, Archie thinks it’s better to put you on guard with a scowl.

Tom Thumb Day is the Birthday of Charles Stratton. General Stratton was one of the first shows for P.T.Barnum’s Circus. Tom Thumb probably had a pituitary gland problem and although he was 9 lbs. 8 oz. at birth he never grew taller than 3’4″. If you have a chance watch the 2017 movie The Greatest Showman.

Today is also the day to remember blind reading: World Braille Day. The invention of Braille permitted blind people the joys of writing and reading.

We’re tired of Christmas and New Year’s indulgences and leftovers. Today is National Spaghetti Day.

On the 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

11 pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree