Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 10, 2022

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice.

~ Nora Roberts
American – Author Born: October 10, 1950

Porte Musings:

Nora Roberts is my husband’s favorite author. He has over 100 books to prove it. We went to Ireland just to see some of the places she has written about. So on this Thanksgiving Monday, after the turkey dinner and family celebrating yesterday it seems like a good day to curl up with one of her books and just relax.

Porte Photos Daily Quote: September 8, 2022

I know my strong points:
I work hard,
I have talent,
I’m funny,
and I’m a good person.

~ Pink
American – Musician Born: September 8, 1979

Porte Musings:

Daily affirmations should include the same ones as Pink.

Yesterday’s adventure was a trip to Point Pelee National Park, Leamington Ontario with my sister and my kayaks. The launch there is beautiful, easy to access and easy to use. You can do a short 1 hour kayak along the boardwalk or branch out into the adjoining “lakes”. But be careful, once you get out into one of the smaller lakes, everything can start to look the same with tall reeds all around you. We had a small panic moment, but found our way out and back to the boardwalk for lunch after an almost 4 hour kayak.

Our adventure started with a guided tour along the boardwalk by a beautiful pair of Mute Swans. In the larger Lake Pond we were shown their 4 babies, now adolescents.

The kayaking was wonderful so we thought we would go on the tram to the point. However, we didn’t bring long pants and the flies were biting, so we cut the trip short.

Daily Quote: February 13, 2022

Millions long for immortality
who don’t know what to do with
themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

~ Susan Ertz
English – Novelist / February 13, 1887 – April 11, 1985

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Continuing with the countdown to Valentine’s Day, today is Galentine’s Day. A  fictitious holiday created by a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, now become a valid day to remember and celebrate all the good gal to gal friendships.

The Sunday before Valentine’s Day is set aside as Autism Sunday. Autism has such a large range of limitations or differences that is is called a spectrum disorder. My youngest grandson has been diagnosed as having Autism. The past year has seen him grow in leaps and bounds as he started day care then graduated on to Pre-kindergarten. COVID and the limits on groups has been extremely difficult for him. Just being with other children, he copies their behaviours and learns to express himself so much better. Luckily his mother works from home, so she has been able to continue his routines as much as possible.

Today is also Superbowl Sunday and what better day to celebrate Super Chicken Wing Sunday. Any excuse for wings. 😉

Daily Quote: September 9, 2021

If you want to be happy, be.

~ Leo Tolstoy
Russian – Novelist /September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Get the pencils out and sharpened, today is International Sudoku Day.

Or today you could just cuddle with your favorite Teddy Bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

Or dance in the streets to celebrate Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Whatever you do be certain to be happy.