Daily Quote: December 29, 2021

Show me a man who is a good loser
and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss.

~ James Patrick Murray
American – Journalist / December 29, 1919 – August 17, 1998

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 5 Golden Rings.

Check over last year’s resolutions. Today is Still Need to Do Day. So getter done!

It is believed that Washington told his baker general, Christopher Ludwick, to come up with a soup that “will warm and strengthen the body of a soldier and inspire his flagging spirit.” Although National Pepper Pot Day celebrates Pepper Pot soup it is unlikely that Christopher Ludwick was the first to make it. Pepper Pot soup probably originated in the Caribbean with exotic spices and brought with the slaves and freedmen to the Americas. Warm spices and peppers to make a person warm inside and out.

Daily Quote: December 29, 2020

Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.

~ William E. Gladstone (British – Leader / December 29, 1809 – May 19, 1898)

Holidays and Celebrations:


*As the end of 2020 is getting closer it’s time to review the year and finish our 2020 goals. Since I’ve been retired I’ve made a habit of not making any goals for the next year, but I think I’ll review that habit and try to make some goals for 2021. Some should be the SMART ones (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time) and some should be just general or yet to be defined. My financial one always is to have less debt than the year before. I’ve managed to achieve that one this year due to travel being restricted by COVID-19. I’ve stayed in my budget for gift giving and paid all my bills on time. Now to continue my financial goals for 2021. I always ensure that I go into the new year without any bills outstanding or due. It’s my own superstition that if I start the year not owing, I’ll end the year not owing. It’s a SMART goal and a self-fulfilling prophecy that I hope to continue every year.