Daily Quote: February 19, 2021

There hasn’t been any art yet.
Art is just beginning.

~ Constantin Brancusi (Romanian – Sculptor / February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957)

Holidays and Special Occassions:

Porte Musings:

The third Friday of February and as we continue with the heart theme for February this is National Woman’s Heart Day. Early studies about Heart disease was primarily done on men. However, we’ve since learned that women’s heart disease often goes unnoticed because many of the symptoms aren’t as dramatic. More recent research has been devoted to women’s heart disease.

Today is also the first Friday of Lent. So what better way to celebrate than with Friday Fish Fry Day. Skip the dishes and order take-out. A nice order of Fish and Chips is exactly what the soul ordered.

To go along with Fish and Chips you have to have tartar sauce. So you’ll be celebrating National Tartar Sauce Day as well.

I miss going to the Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills, Florida on Friday nights for Fish and Chips. It was always a wonderful spot to gather with friends for a reasonably priced meal and a drink. Then my husband would stay for pool while I would go to the local park to take pictures. Hopefully, travel can continue for the 2021/22 Season. Until then I’ll have to make do taking pictures of icicles on the gazebo, ordering Fish & Chips from The Take-Out and enjoying a pint at home.

Daily Quote: February 18, 2021

I believe in the imagination.
What I cannot see is
infinitely more important
than what I can see.

~ Duane Michals (Born: February 18, 1932)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

At least the sun was shining brightly yesterday and there wasn’t any more snow, but it was bitterly cold. The snow on the top of the gazebo started to melt and then re-freeze to form huge icicles hang down. My friends and neighbours in Texas were not only having a cold spell, but their electricity was out state-wide.

February 18th is National Battery Day. It should be called “National Recycle your batteries day” as the day was meant to remind everyone to keep batteries out of landfill sites to help reduce fires and conserve natural resources. Less than 50% of people recycle batteries and I have to admit that I’m one of the 50% that doesn’t. But I do return my car and motorcycle batteries for disposal.

An easier reason to celebrate February 18th is National Drink Wine Day. I’ll be certain to have a glass or two of my dandelion wine and make a toast to celebrate the occasion.

What makes humans different from all the other animals? It’s our opposable thumbs. So, let’s give two thumbs up for Thumb Appreciation Day. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do all the unique things we can do.