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 8, 2021

True friendship multiplies the good in life
and divides its evils.
Strive to have friends,
for life without friends is like life on a desert island…
to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune;
to keep him is a blessing.

~ Baltasar Gracian

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

We’re now more than one week into the new year and I finally found the Daily Journal I like. It has a calendar in the front, a list of important conversions and 120 blank pages for me to write notes/journal on. The problem with finding something at the dollar store that you love is it might not be there the next time you want/need it. I was afraid my favourite journal wouldn’t be available this year. Last year they ran out of seeds, so I was forced to order through catalogues and was never so disappointed. I paid more than 10 times what I usually pay, the number of seeds were less and the germination rate was horrible. I will be going to the dollar store on a regular basis to try to get my favourite seeds.

I miss my winter travel to warmer places. I miss seeing my friends during this lockdown and the extended isolation of the pandemic. I miss going to church. I miss going to the monthly Horticultural Society Meetings. I’m saddened by the closing of the local Senior’s Centre. I miss being able to go to the Legion. I miss being able to have lunch at the local restaurant and having our favourite waitress greet us with a cup of coffee. And although the vaccine is bringing a ray of hope I will be in one of the last groups to be able to get it because I’m still under 65 and thankfully I’m in good health. So time to quit feeling sorry for myself and all the “I misses”. Bundle up and go for a walk because the forecast today is for sunshine and even with the bitter cold (-18C with the wind chill) at least the sun will be shining.