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 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 2, 2022

The final test of a gentleman is his respect
for those who can be of no possible service to him.

~ William Lyon Phelps
American – Educator / January 2, 1865 – August 21, 1943

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of us that like to watch before we react to day is World Introvert Day. I’ve never figured out if I’m an introvert or not. I can function well in crowds, but prefer smaller groups and time alone.

We also pay homage to that wholly cheese as it is Swiss Cheese Day. Time for a grilled swiss cheese for lunch. 😉

On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

Daily Quote: December 30, 2021

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.

~ Rudyard Kipling
English – Writer / December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
Six geese a laying, five golden rings
Four calling birds, three french hens
Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

Those with live Christmas trees remember to water them as you celebrate Falling Needles Family Fest Day. My artificial tree is lit everyday until the New Year. It’s been my family tradition to take the tree down and put away the decorations on the first of January.

Bacon and tomato sandwiches sound like a wonderful way to celebrate Bacon Day. 😉

Daily Quote: November 20, 2021

Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion.
‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question.

~ Arthur Guiterman
American – Comedian / November 20, 1871 – January 11, 1943

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate the children around you and the child inside of you on Universal Children’s Day.

Try to see the humour in the Absurdity that surrounds us on National Absurdity Day. Practice saying: “That’s absurd” and giving a huge belly laugh while you enjoy your laughing yoga exercises.

Then have a nice piece of peanut butter fudge to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. The calories and sugar don’t count today. 😉

Daily Quote: November 19, 2021

The truth will set you free,
but first it will make you miserable.

~ James A. Garfield
American – President / November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

You want the truth, but often people aren’t ready for the truth and until they are ready you can’t make them face it.

Today is International Mens Day. A day fighting for gender equality as men are starting to enter traditionally women dominated fields. Kindergarten teachers, day care, nurses, stay at home parenting….. True gender equality means that careers can be chosen without bias or discrimination.

Thank goodness we have modern ways to get rid of crap. Today is World Toilet Day. Without the modern toilet we would still be using outhouses or buckets.

Celebrate National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine by having a Coke. You could add a bit of extra spice if you want. 😉

Daily Quote: November 13, 2021

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish – Writer / November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

One of my favorite memories of elementary school was in Grade 7 when our Principal, Mrs. Helen Coulter read Return to Treasure Island to the grade 8’s in our split class. The group of Grade 8’s were from poor local families and had below their grade level reading English skills. Her gift to them was to read a book of adventure and growing up to them. Hoping to instill in them a sense of love of reading. We should follow her example on World Kindness Day. Going above what is required with love.

The third annual dance in High School was the Sadie Hawkins Dance in remembrance of Sadie Hawkins Day. It was the girls’ turn to ask boys to the dance. I never had the nerve to ask someone to go out with me at that age. I soon learned that you had to put yourself out there if you wanted anything you had to ask.

Samples of wine while touring sounds good to me. So celebrate Wine Tour Day, even if it’s just in sampling the bottles in your own fridge. 😉