Daily Quote: January 21, 2022

Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t’

~ George Reeves
American – Actor / January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Easy to do if it wasn’t for COVID restrictions, celebrate National Hug Day. Oh well, you’ll have to hug your roommate if your lucky enough to have one. I think strangers would frown on it today. 😉

One-liners Day is one of my favorite days to celebrate. If a parsley farmer gets sued, can they garnish his wages?

Get healthy eat a granola bar on National Granola Bar Day.

We’re getting ready for a Florida vacation. I’ve set up times to meet with all of our boys and their families before we go. I’d have had them all at the same time, but we’re limited to 5 per visit. What a crazy restriction, we’ll just see each separately. I’m looking forward to some sunshine and swimming. Wearing a mask is recommended there but not required. Vaccine passports are illegal. That’s why so many Ontarians have headed south. I’m ready. We sold our summer trailer and are downsizing at home. So renting a trailer in Florida sounds really good. Click here for the CTV article.

Daily Quote: January 21, 2021

We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.

~ James Larkin (Irish – Activist / January 21, 1875 – January 30, 1947)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The day after the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America. The speeches and ceremonies viewed around the world were very inspiring. Now back to work.

I’d like to send a virtual hug to all of my family, friends and followers on National Hug Day. Be certain to hug the ones you live with everyday. I used to tell my sons that hugging their Mother daily was proven to make boys grow taller. Recently I’ve read that hugging releases the hormone oxytocin, the love hormone, also associated with growth and good heart health. For this hormone to be released you have to hug for at least 20 seconds.

Red Squirrel foraging at St Clair Conservation Area

Squirrel Appreciation Day was made for my middle son, who has always loved squirrels. Every year his wife gives him another squirrel Christmas Tree decoration. The local news highlighted how COVID-19 lockdowns are affecting the squirrels. With food sources being reduced the squirrels are becoming braver and approaching strangers for a hand-out. Please don’t feed them bread, it tends to ball up in their stomachs and not digest well. Instead get some unsalted peanuts to hand out to these little guys. Local wildlife rescue centres actually advise not to feed them, because we are making them dependent on these handouts, changing their natural behaviours and creating nuisance animals.