Daily Quote: September 20, 2021

Just do what you do best.

~ Red Auerbach
American – Coach / September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Here we are, Federal Election Day in Canada. So for all my Canadian friends, get out there and vote. How appropriate that it is also National Gibberish Day. All the words have been said during the campaign period. Now just to see if there is any realy change or it’s all been just words.

Oh well, we can always celebrate National Pepperoini Pizza Day.

Daily Quote: September 18, 2021

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Saturday is usually cleaning day for those who work all week. So let’s add National Clean UP Day and World Clean UP Day to our list of chores for todday.

Once we’ve worked on those tasks let’s celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an all dressed cheeseburger from the BBQ.

Daily Quote: September 15, 2021

I have not told half of what I saw.

~ Marco Polo
Italian – Explorer /September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

In the middle of Canada’s Federal Election 2021 we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. For my Canadian friends and followers, be certain to vote. It is your civid duty and democratic privilage.

Today is also the First Day of Yom Kippur. The last day to atone your sins in the 10 days of repentance. A day of fasting and prayer. Jews seek to purify their souls by denying the bodily pleasures.

Today is also Green Peace Day. So save the whales and save the world.

I decided today, Marco Polo’s birthday should be celebrated by Marco Polo Day. Not the swimming pool game, but the explorer and adventurer. Celebrate by nurturing the adverturer in you. Go for a walk or a short trip to enjoy the variety of life and flavours of the world around you. Discover something new to you.

Daily Quote: September 14, 2021

In the world of photography,
you get to share a captured moment with other people.

~ James Wilson
American – Politician / September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Kayaking on the Old Ausable Chanel lets me re-energize my soul. Counting turtles on my way to the far bridge of the loop I think I missed a few on this log. I counted 10, but there were 3 adjacent to the log that I missed before I looked at the photo evidence.

So on National Live Creative Day be certain to do something a bit creative in your ordinary day. A little bit of arts and crafts or painting, or just dance.

Then after working up an appetite celebrate Eat a Hoagie Day followed by National Cream-Filled Donut Day.

Daily Quote: September 11, 2021

Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.

~ James Thomson
Scottish – MusicianSeptember 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

40 years ago today I gave birth to my first child, a boy and a joy. We named him after his father and I was promised I could always call him Jay. Children grow up and choose their own direction. He prefers his real name over his childhood name, but I refuse to call him anything but Jay. None of his friends even recognize the name for he is no longer a child. But he will always be my son. I wish him the very best for the next 40 years. ❤

Daily Quote: September 8, 2021

Literature is the immortality of speech.

~August Wilhelm von Schlegel
German – Poet / September 8, 1767 – May 12, 1845

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Keep on reading. Today is International Literacy Day. Also teach others to read.

The 3rd and last day of Rosh Hasana. All Holidays and Celebrations should be at least 3 days long.

Pardon Day. Forgive others and give pardons today.

Daily Quote:

A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.

~ Bret Harte
(American – AuthorAugust 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Through a lot of good luck, fate and faith my husband and I are celebrating our 42nd Wedding Anniversary. How convenient that it is also Kiss and Make Up Day as we’ve certainly done our share of both over the years.

Today is also Willing-to-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday. So look for ways to help your loved ones today.

Those who live in Spain are celebrating the annual Tomato Throwing Festival at the height of the season. Seems like a waste of good food to me, but I know I do enjoy throwing the over ripe or partially eaten ones over the fence towards the railroad.

Happy Anniversary to my handsome husband.

Daily Quote: August 16, 2021

Life is short
and progress is slow.

~ Gabriel Lippmann
(ScientistAugust 16, 1845 – July 13, 1921)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

So did you hear the one about…..

Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day and share your best jokes with your True Love. That way you are also celebrating True Love Forever Day. What better way to celebrate than by laughing with the one you love.

Daily Quote: August 14, 2021

Love has no age, no limit; and no death.

~ John Galsworthy
(English – AuthorAugust 14, 1867 – January 31, 1933)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Delayed by COVID-19 and a year later than they originally planned, my nephew and is beloved are getting married today. Even a year later there are still restrictions by the Government and their facility regarding the number of people that can attend. They were hoping that more people could attend as we are nearing the end of step 3 and the intention of the re-opening plan was that there would be no restrictions.

However, the lifting of restrictions was delayed due to the lack of meeting the vaccination goals. Now the news is saying we are entering a 4th wave of this deadly pandemic as our numbers are increasing again. This time they say that it is a wave of the unvaccinated.