Daily Quote: February 1, 2022

Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.

~ Edward Coke
English – Businessman February 1, 1552 – September 3, 1634

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy New Year! Always ready for a party today is the Chinese New Year.

For all of you spunky old broads, today is Spunky Old Broads Day.

Be certain to enjoy some Baked Alaska for Baked Alaska Day.

We spent the Saturday and Sunday driving to Florida. Monday I tried to pack and organize. The change in temperature from -22C to 18C caught up with me and I spent the late afternoon throwing up and sleeping. Today I was able to go for a walk around the local “lake” and going to my first “Fun Club” meeting for the Corn hole toss tournament. At home you can’t go anywhere without a mask. Restaurants are closed and gatherings are limited. Once we showed our proof of vaccinations and crossed over the boarder to the USA it was like we had stepped into a different world. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people, restaurants are open and they suggest you maintain 6′ distance. So glad to be able to go to Florida.

Daily Quote: February 1, 2021

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

~ Langston Hughes (American – Poet / February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

January is now finished and we are so glad to great February. February has lots of celebrations and reasons to celebrate. It is notably Black History Month celebrated in North America. Beginning with National Freedom Day in the USA and the signing of the 13th amendment by Abraham Lincoln abolishing slavery.

February is also Heart Month with emphasis on heart health. And who can think of February without thinking of Valentine’s Day and love? All maters of the heart that are important for life.

But my favorite reason to celebrate in February is Spunky Old Broads’ Month. An entire month dedicated to celebrating women over 50 who don’t want to get old quietly, and “who are interested in living a regret-free life.”  Dedicating the first day of the month as Spunky Old Broads’ Day. The entire idea is a marketing ploy for businesses that cater to women over 50. And why not? Finally enough leisure time once the children have grown and work careers are established or retirement is looming ahead. Time to develop new hobbies, travel and enjoy life.