Daily Quote: April 2, 2022

Just living is not enough…
one must have sunshine,
freedom, and a little flower.

~ Hans Christian Andersen
Danish – AuthorApril 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Yes, it’s not enough to live, you must have all the extras including love, sunshine, art, dance, flowers and good food.

Not everyone sees things the same way. My youngest grandson has autism but is fully functional. When he loves, he loves unconditionally. So celebrate Autism Awareness Day with a piece of the puzzle.

For my Palestinian daughter-in-law and Muslims around the world today is the 1st Day of Ramadan.

Ann Landers proclaimed today as Reconciliation Day. A day to forgive past digressions and get back together with loved ones. I pray my sisters will do this before it’s too late. Quit being petty and let those feelings of betrayal go. Get back to being family and friends.

Have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. 😉

Daily Quote: April 2, 2020

Being born in a duck yard does not matter,
if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg.
~ Hans Christian Andersen
(Danish – Author April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)


International Children’s Book Day

National Reconciliation Day

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day


Day 14 of Quarantine after travel.  Unfortunately our self-isolation has been increased by 2 days.  My stepson had stopped in to see us on the Friday before he left for work.  He now has pneumonia and probably has COVID-19, but is not qualified to be tested as testing is limited to high risk individuals and Health Care Professionals in Ontario.

Once the quarantine period is over our self-isolation won’t change much as everything except essential services is closed and social distancing is still demanded.

The numbers being reported of confirmed cases in Canada keep growing every day.  The number of COVID-19 total cases in Canada was 9,613 as of April 1st, 2020 with 109 confirmed deaths.  The actual number of people with COVID-19 is probably much higher.  Only people at high risk and health care professionals are being tested in Ontario.

The reported numbers in the USA are much higher, even considering that Canada has about 10% of the population of the USA.  President Trump said that over 240,000 Americans could die from COVID-19,

    • Total cases: 186,101
    • Total deaths: 3,603