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 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 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: November 26, 2021

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

~ Charles M. Schulz
American – Cartoonist / November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings

Thanksgiving special, Christmas Special, now Good Grief Day. In memory of Charles M. Shultz and the Peanut Gang.

Black Friday was so popular in the USA that Canadian Merchants thought they would join in on the fun with their own Black Friday Sales. Sales that last the whole month of November until Christmas. I partook in the sales events yesterday by buying a new coat at 70% off (the cost not the coat LOL) 😉

As protest to the commercialism today is also Buy Nothing Day.

For all my American friends: Happy Leftovers Day.

Daily Quote: November 18, 2021

I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist.

~ Pierre Bayle
French – Philosopher / November 18, 1647 – December 28, 1706

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte musings:

So let’s sit around and talk about important ideas as we celebrate World Philosophy Day.

So almost every one has heard about William Tell and how he shot an apple off of his son’s head with an arrow. But most people don’t know the rest of the Swill legend from this date on 1307. William had 2 arrows. In an act of defiance William refused to take his had off for one of the leaders. The penalty was that William had to either shoot the arrow off of his son’s head or his son would be put to death. After successfully shooting the apple off of his son’s head the leader asked why William had 2 arrows. William told him that if the first arrow missed it’s mark the second arrow was for the leader. William was taken into custody and sent to prison. On the way there he escaped, waited for the leader and shot him with the second arrow. Starting with the small act of defiance the was of liberation was begun. So on William Tell Day remember how small acts of defiance can lead to liberation.

At 12:01 today this season’s wine was first able to be served in France. So break out the wine, music and fireworks to celebrate Nouveau Beaujolais Day.

Daily Quote: November 17, 2021

What a child can do in cooperation today,
he can do alone tomorrow.

~ Lev Vygotsky
Russian – Psychologist / November 17, 1896 – June 11, 1934

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

How do you know where you are? Nowadays we use our GPS to tell us where we are and where to go. So thanks to Global Information Systems we can safely get to where we want. Today is GIS Day. So go somewhere.

For all of those that were born ahead of their scheduled dates to day is World Prematurity Day. We celebrate your birth and survival.

For all of the children in Hospitals throughout Canada and the World today is McHappy Day. A percentage of the sales of Big Mac, Happy Meal, and McCafé beverage is donated to Ronald McDonald House. So that families can stay together while their children receive treatments in hospitals.

Daily Quote: October 28, 2021

If you keep thinking about what you want to do
or what you hope will happen,
you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.

~ Desiderius Erasmus
Dutch – Philosopher / October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is a day for prayers for desperate and lost causes: St. Jude’s Feast Day. Once the prayers are answered, another prayer is made in gratitude for the intercession of St. Jude.

For those of you who cuddle with your stuffy, today is your day: Plush Animal Lover’s Day.

And we also are remembering my favorite vegetable: National Chocolate Day. Yes it can be argued that chocolate is a vegetable. Add some sugar, milk and fruit or peanut butter and you have a real treat. ❤

After planning and preparing my new floors will be delivered this morning. A few days of the dining room in the freshly painted laundry room is just a minor inconvenience.

Temporary Dinning Room (freshly painted laundry room).

Daily Quote: October 23, 2021

It is not the years in your life
but the life in your years that counts.

~ Adlai Stevenson I
American – Politician / October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As a former Project Manager Event Organizers Day strikes a chord in my heart. Event Organizers, those take charge people who make sure the details are taken care of and the Event runs smoothly are recognized for their contributions today.

Even if you aren’t one of those born leaders/organizers you can still be a leader in your community on Make a Difference Day. Join a group, participate by volunteering your time, or just pick up the trash on your daily walk. Yes, the efforts of one person make a difference. Remember to keep doing those random acts of kindness.

What food should we celebrate today? National Boston Cream Pie Day. A wonderful 2 layer cake with a light cream filling and rich dark chocolate poured over top. Yes, Boston Cream Pie’s need their own day. 🙂

Daily Quote: October 22, 2021

Half the things that people do not succeed in
are through fear of making the attempt.

~ James Northcote
 – Artist / October 22, 1746 – July 13, 1831

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Somedays I feel like a nut and some days I don’t. But be certain to celebrate National Nut Day.

And today we celebrate all the MacGyvers of the world with Smart is Cool Day.

Hug a Wombat on Wombat Day. This short round rodent like marsupial about a metre long from Australia needs to be loved.

Only 1 week until my new engineered hardwood floors are installed. I can’t wait until some of my home is back in order. The week after that my new sheet vinyl is installed. Just in time for Remembrance Day.