Daily Quote: March 20, 2022

A failure is not always a mistake,
it may simply be the best one can do
under the circumstances.
The real mistake is to stop trying.

~ B. F. Skinner
American – Psychologist / March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings;

The Spring Equinox has arrived. We can celebrate the Beginning of Spring, my favorite season. To me the new year should start at the same time. Daylight hours continue to grow longer and everything starts to grow anew. No wonder today is also the International Day of Happiness.

For some fun filled pockets of pasta, today is National Ravioli Day. So have a bowl of the delicious pasta and smother it in sauce. 😉

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 16, 2022

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

~ Vittorio Alfieri
Italian – Dramatist / January 16, 1749 – October 8, 1803

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.

Just by sitting and doing nothing today you are celebrating National Nothing Day.

And it’s a holiday to have a drink, Prohibition Remembrance Day. Intended to keep people from drinking, prohibition instead make millionaires out of bootleggers. Finally brought to an end, but many dry townships remained in Canada until the 1980’s. I was actually caught in a raid at the Mount Brydges Fair in 1975. The Legion previously held the fair and were able to serve beer. In 1975 the fair was moved to the arena and another service club tried to have a beer tent. Unbeknown to the attendees they didn’t have the proper licenses. The police came, confiscated the beer and fined the service group, and sent the attendees on their way. Now, in the same town you can buy alcohol at the corner store. Yep, I’ll drink to that. 😉

Daily Quote: January 5, 2021

Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t’

~ George Reeves
American – Actor / January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Time to get out and look for a snowy owl. Today is National Bird Day. A day set aside to reduce the pain and suffering of caged birds. Keep your caged birds clean, happy and well fed. When you buy a bird, be prepared to keep it for a lifetime (some live for 100 years).

Today is also National Whipped Cream Day. So indulge a little and add some whipped cream to your coffee or dessert.

On the 12th Day of Christmas (and the last) my true love gave to me:

12 drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

The Christmas tree is down and we’re ready for the Epiphany. COVID restrictions began again today for a minimum of 21 days. A Stay-cation credit has been added to our tax exemptions for this year, if you’re rich enough to stay anywhere other than home. 2022 is already looking like a repeat of the last 2 years.

Daily Quote: January 3rd, 2022

Not all those who wander are lost.

~ J. R. R. Tolkien
English – Novelist / January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Read some well written fantasy books today or at least watch the Lord of the Rings again as we celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien Day.

Also remember you die on Memento Mori Day. Not to be morbid, but all good things come to an end. Do the exercise of writing your own obituary. Are you the person you want to be remembered as? If not it’s not too late, you can become that person.

One of my favorite treats are chocolate covered cherries. So today I have a reason to indulge as it’s National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.

On the 10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

Daily Quote: January 2, 2022

The final test of a gentleman is his respect
for those who can be of no possible service to him.

~ William Lyon Phelps
American – Educator / January 2, 1865 – August 21, 1943

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of us that like to watch before we react to day is World Introvert Day. I’ve never figured out if I’m an introvert or not. I can function well in crowds, but prefer smaller groups and time alone.

We also pay homage to that wholly cheese as it is Swiss Cheese Day. Time for a grilled swiss cheese for lunch. 😉

On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

Daily Quote: January 1, 2022

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind,
for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.

~ John Wilkins
English – Clergyman January 1, 1614 – November 19, 1672

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Keep away the doctor. Get some apples. Today is Apple Gifting day.

Out with the old, in with the new. New Journal, New Calendars, New Page, New Resolutions…Happy New Year’s Day.

Calendar Paint Kit from Michael’s – January 2022

On the 8th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings (five golden rings)
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

Daily Quote: December 31, 2021

I am inclined to believe
that this is the land God gave to Cain.

~ Jacques Cartier
Canadian – Explorer / December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Tonight is the night, New Year’s Eve, we bid good bye to 2021. COVID numbers are exploding, restrictions are being re-introduced, only symptomatic people will be tested. Hurry up 2022 we welcome you.

Bring out the Champagne as we celebrate National Champagne Day. If you don’t have any real champagne at least have a glass of cheap bubbly as we welcome the new Year.

On the 7th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle-doves
And a partridge in a pear tree