Daily Quote: January 18, 2022

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you.

~ A. A. Milne
English – Author / January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

We celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day on A.A.Milne’s birthday. Winnie was named after a bear at the Winnipeg Zoo. Christopher Robin was A.A.Milne’s son. What a perfect combination for children’s stories. But children grow up and favorite toys get lost or forgotten. We all have to grow up.

What’s the word for it? Check your Thesaurus on Thesaurus Day maybe we could find the right word or another word that better expresses our thoughts.

Let’s celebrate Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day. We all know the best way to live is by eating healthy well balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise. But we all want that magic pill, that quick fix, so fad diets and gimmicks will continue on. 😉

Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it.

~ David Starr Jordan

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

We can all sit back and talk about what needs to be done, but to actually put it into action and do it is a different kettle of fish.

New Friends Day is difficult to celebrate when we’re all under lockdown due to the pandemic. So if you can’t make a new friend today try to re-connect with an old one.

If you can’t do either, make a bowl of popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day with a good movie from Netflix. Eating popcorn while reading is a bit messier because good popcorn is smothered in butter and you’ll stain the pages.

Tin Can Day is a brief recognition of the importance the tin can has brought to the world. Keeping beans and corn and soup on our shelves and waiting for us at our convenience. And Tin Cans can be recycled. Keep them out of the garbage and send them packing to be reused. The aluminum shortage (due to American tariffs imposed last year on China and Canada) means that our pop is only being manufactured in the most popular brands. So the wonderful diet of the world (Vernor’s, Fanta Orange and Diet Sprite) aren’t available. I wonder if they are still available in Florida or Texas.

During the weak of “Healthy eating” we all celebrate getting rid of fad diets and gimmicks. Eat healthy in moderation and exercise. I started the day with my oatmeal and yoghurt. I always manage to start out the day so well, but it’s the rest of the day that’s a challenge. 🙂