Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 7, 2023

If everyone does some good,
think of what a good world this will be.

~ Jackie Chan
Chinese – Actor Born: April 7, 1954 

Porte Ponderings:

Time to celebrate another trip around the sun.

66 is a blessing I thought I’d never see.

So, I’ll count my blessings with my family and friends to begin.
They have supported me through thick and thin.
And challenged me to be the best I can.

My mother died at 43, so I consider every day another blessing. Thanks to modern medicine and cholesterol reducing medications.

My father died at 63 of small cell cancer. I quit smoking at 40. Although he was a smoker, his cancer was probably from his work environment. He worked in high risk environments to ensure his family was provided for.

I was lucky enough to work at Canada Post and thank them every month when I receive my Pension cheque, for allowing me to retire at 55. I had the privilege of working with amazing people.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: April 6, 2023

The most wasted day of all
is that on which we have not laughed.

~ Nicolas Chamfort
French – Writer April 6, 1741 – April 13, 1794

Porte Ponderings:

Some days there seems to be not enough time to do everything.

I’ve been busy getting the “got tos” done.

I couldn’t keep Patsie, so we found a new home for her and she is doing well. Living in the lap of luxury with lots of love and care.

I finally got to plant my tomato seeds in the greenhouse. The greenhouse has some minor damage from hail storms (small holes), but still keeps the temperature warmer than outside. The seed starting pads work. Now just to wait for the seeds to germinate and grow.

Today I have cupcakes to bake, shopping to do, cleaning to do and getting ready for the family Good Friday supper tomorrow.

I still need to go for a walk and take pictures of the flooding of the muddy Sydenham. Hopefully the river doesn’t go over the road.

Now to fit in some exercises.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: April 2, 2023

It’s not what you do once in a while,
it’s what you do day in and day out
that makes the difference.

~ Jenny Craig
American – Businesswoman Born: April 2, 1971

Porte Ponderings:


It’s so nice to be home again.

I hired my sister to clean my house before I got back. What a wonderful luxury to come home to a clean house.

I put my car keys in a safe place and it took an entire day before my husband helped me find them. They were in a box in my bedroom dresser. So glad he was able to find them. I love my little car and it is so nice to be able to drive it again.

Daily Quote: March 1, 2022

Is it worth while to observe that
there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?

~ William Dean Howells
American – Author / March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

March is here! I love March. We celebrate the Irish, Women’s History Month, and Spring.

Let’s start March on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent when you start the Parades with Mardi Gras, celebrate Paczki Day (one is called pączek), and finish the day by celebrating National Pancake Day with a big stack of pancakes and maple syrup.

Today we feast for tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for Christians.

Daily Quote: February 28, 2022

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes
most of which never happened.

~ Michel de Montaigne
French – Philosopher / February 28, 1533 – September 13, 1592

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As we head towards the Christian celebration of Lent, today is Shrove Monday. Parades and carnivals begin before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

We pause to remember all that are afflicted with rare diseases as we celebrate Rare Disease Day. Praying for cures for the rare diseases.

Buy a chocolate souffle to celebrate National Chocolate Souffle Day. I tried to bake one once, but it ended up being as flat as a pancake. 😉

Daily Quote: February 26, 2022

Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

~ Christopher Marlowe
English – Dramatist / February 26, 1564 – May 30, 1593

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Early Saturday mornings in Florida are the best time to go garage saling. Just as soon as the tables are out and the goods are being put out. It’s time to check for the best deals.

Be certain to celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day and get some of the combined Fairy Tale books. Once upon a time…..

And if you happen to sleep in, you can celebrate For Pete’s Sake Day. ‘Cause you’ll miss all the best deals. Don’t fret, wait until about noon and the “Free Boxes” will be at the curbs.

After a tough day of garage saling celebrate Open That Bottle Night with a nice red or white wine. 😉