Daily Quote: December 23, 2021

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.

~ Samuel Smiles
Scottish – Author / December 23, 1812 – April 16, 1904

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As Christmas approaches get ready to talk to your family about their roots. Today is National Roots Day. Learn the stories about where you came from. My husband learned through DNA this year that his father wasn’t his biological father. He has a new sister and brothers through this discovery.

Check your closets. Do you still have gifts from last year in the original packaging? If so you may be able to help save the environment and regift to someone who would like it. There are some rules on National Regifting Day. Do not regift handmade items that were made for you. Do not regift items that have been used or no longer have the original packaging. Only regift items that would be appreciated by the recipient.

Small spicy hard cookies or Pfeffernusse are celebrated today. So try some of these small nut sized cookies on National Pfeffernusse Day.

Daily Quote: December 20, 2021

Success is the sum of details.

~ Harvey S. Firestone
American – Businessman / December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today we celebrate International Human Solidarity Day.

It is also the Anniversary of the death of Sacagawea (December 20, 1812 at the age of 24), remembered as Sacagawea Day. Instrumental in the Corps of Discovery Expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Sacagawea was an interpreter and she knew the passages through Montana.

Take some time today to honour National Sangria Day. 🙂

This terrible cough is just hanging on. Today my oldest son is going for a colonoscopy, so he spent the night in Strathroy preparing for the procedure. Screening for colorectal cancer is so important as most type are treatable when detected early.

Daily Quote: November 27, 2021

Miracles sometimes occur,
but one has to work terribly hard for them.

~ Chaim Weizmann
Israeli – Leader / November 27, 1874 – November 9, 1952

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy 4th Birthday to my youngest grandson today.

Just pausing to say that Autism has a huge spectrum.

Born prematurely and overcoming major obstacles with the shear love and determination of his mother. Adam is learning fast and wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s bright and the most important thing to him about school is he is making lots of friends. Enthusiasm is his middle name as everything he does is dramatic. One of his favorite phases: Are you excited? We are so proud to have him added to our family.