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 12, 2022

We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think.
Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far.

~ Swami Vivekananda
Indian – Clergyman January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Love it! Today is Kiss a Ginger Day. So beware you gingers, total strangers may walk up to you and kiss you. 😉

Not even 2 weeks into 2022 and it’s Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day. So pull up your socks and get back on track for making 2022 your best year. Schools are re-opening for in person learning on Monday the 17th. Already the teachers are warning about Omicron outbreaks.

Keeping things spicy, today is also Curried Chicken Day. Enjoy!

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.

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.

2022 COVID Closure:

It is with great sadness that I must announce Porte Photos will not be available to take your photos during the latest set of COVID restrictions starting Wednesday January 5th, 2022.

Porte Photos will continue to post the Daily Quote and will book sessions for our hopeful return to regular business for May-December 2022. All deposits for bookings will be fully refundable if COVID restrictions continue.

Thank you for your support in 2021. I thoroughly enjoyed the Real Estate, Wedding, Maternity, New Born, Family and Individual Portraits I took for you and Turning Moments into Memories.