Daily Quote: February 21, 2022

Nothing would be done at all
if one waited until one could do it so well
that no one could find fault with it.

~ John Henry Newman
British – Clergyman February 21, 1801 – August 11, 1890

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy February Holiday Monday!

In Canada, the provinces are divided on what they should call the Holiday Monday in February. Most provinces call it Family Day, while PEI calls it Islander Day and Manitoba calls it Louis Riel Day.

In the USA they call it President’s Day. But whatever you call it we all agree we need a holiday Monday in February.

So get out those sticky buns and celebrate National Sticky Bun Day on this holiday Monday in February. 😉

Daily Quote: September 27, 2021

There is no respect for others
without humility in one’s self.

~ Henri Frederic Amiel
Swiss – Philosopher / September 27, 1821 – May 11, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating World Tourism Day during a Pandemic is difficult, but as borders slowly open we dream about trips and do our research so we’re ready just as soon as we can travel.

In the meantime we’ll celebrate Family Day and gather with our families, thankful that we can see them and aren’t under total lockdown.

We’ll also get out the most recent Ancestry.ca layouts and go over the stories of our roots.

Daily Quote: February 15, 2021

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

~ Galileo Galilei (Italian – Scientist February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

February 15th, the third Monday in February 2021 has so many reasons to celebrate. In Canada we had to have a break from winter and have a day off, but the Provinces couldn’t decide what to call this February holiday. 6 of the provinces decided to call it Family Day. Then this year, due to COVID-19 we can’t even visit with anyone outside the immediate household. Heritage Day, Islander Day and Louis Riel Day are also celebrated. Then for a bit of good measure we’ll also celebrate National Flag of Canada Day.

Our friends and neighbours to the south celebrate President’s Day or George Washington’s Birthday on the third Monday of February. Everyone gets a holiday. In Florida it should have been called Market Day. I swear everyone who had a holiday went to the market. I must be getting old. I used to love crowds, but I will pass on going to the Market on President’s Day.

Then with Easter fast approaching, today is also Shrove Monday or Merry Monday as Christians prepare for Lent starting on Ash Wednesday. So celebrate today as best you can, during the Pandemic, in preparation for self sacrifice and self discipline.