Daily Quote: November 30, 2021

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

~ Mark Twain
 – Writer / November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910

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A day to remember the first of the disciples, St. Andrew. Also Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.

So if you’ve ever seen a mousse today is National Mousse Day… 😉

Daily Quote: November 26, 2021

You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

~ Charles M. Schulz
American – Cartoonist / November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings

Thanksgiving special, Christmas Special, now Good Grief Day. In memory of Charles M. Shultz and the Peanut Gang.

Black Friday was so popular in the USA that Canadian Merchants thought they would join in on the fun with their own Black Friday Sales. Sales that last the whole month of November until Christmas. I partook in the sales events yesterday by buying a new coat at 70% off (the cost not the coat LOL) 😉

As protest to the commercialism today is also Buy Nothing Day.

For all my American friends: Happy Leftovers Day.

Daily Quote: November 11, 2021

Respect for ourselves guides our morals,
respect for others guides our manners.

~ Laurence Sterne
Irish – Novelist / November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768

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Turn up the music and celebrate National Jukebox Day.

Dance, sing, paint, draw, bake….. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.

Then as our American friends prepare for Thanksgiving Thursday, today is Tie One on Day. An apron that is. To finish up preparations for the big meal tomorrow.

Daily Quote: November 22, 2021

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

~ George Eliot
British – Author / November 22, 1819 – December 22, 1880

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Always remember it is the journey and not the destination that is important. Celebrate Go For a Ride Day by going for a ride via bike, car, train, boat …..

In Canada it is National Housing Day. Thanks to the pandemic, real estate cost have doubled in the past 2 years. I really don’t know how young families can own a house when the average cost almost $500,000 in many of our local communities. Canada is facing an affordable housing crisis like never before. Rental units for seniors in my small community are $2,000 per month and there are zero vacancies. Geared to income housing has a 2 or more year waiting list. I’ve often thought of renting out one of my rooms to supplement our income.

As the American Thanks Giving approaches, today is Cranberry Relish Day. So make the Cranberry Relish for Turkey Day. 😉

Daily Quote: November 21, 2021

Common sense is not so common.

~ Voltaire
French – WriterNovember 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778

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A sad day as it is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. With great advances in science and transportation has come horrific accidents. We need to pause to remember all of those who have lost their lives or been impacted by Traffic Accidents.

The biggest invader of our homes has been the Television. Letting us see anything of the world we wish. Great adventures, home repairs, love stories or even just the local news. Celebrate World Television Day with a show or two.

A favorite dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas or whenever today we remember Pumpkin Pie Day. Would you like some whipping cream with your slice? 😉

Daily Quote: November 19, 2021

The truth will set you free,
but first it will make you miserable.

~ James A. Garfield
American – President / November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881

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You want the truth, but often people aren’t ready for the truth and until they are ready you can’t make them face it.

Today is International Mens Day. A day fighting for gender equality as men are starting to enter traditionally women dominated fields. Kindergarten teachers, day care, nurses, stay at home parenting….. True gender equality means that careers can be chosen without bias or discrimination.

Thank goodness we have modern ways to get rid of crap. Today is World Toilet Day. Without the modern toilet we would still be using outhouses or buckets.

Celebrate National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine by having a Coke. You could add a bit of extra spice if you want. 😉

Daily Quote: November 17, 2021

What a child can do in cooperation today,
he can do alone tomorrow.

~ Lev Vygotsky
Russian – Psychologist / November 17, 1896 – June 11, 1934

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How do you know where you are? Nowadays we use our GPS to tell us where we are and where to go. So thanks to Global Information Systems we can safely get to where we want. Today is GIS Day. So go somewhere.

For all of those that were born ahead of their scheduled dates to day is World Prematurity Day. We celebrate your birth and survival.

For all of the children in Hospitals throughout Canada and the World today is McHappy Day. A percentage of the sales of Big Mac, Happy Meal, and McCafé beverage is donated to Ronald McDonald House. So that families can stay together while their children receive treatments in hospitals.

Daily Quote: November 15, 2021

I believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

~ Steve Irwin
Crocodile Hunter /  February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006

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Start your day the right way by celebrating National Raisin Bran Day. Get your daily fibre and iron requirements with a bowl of Raisin Bran for breakfast.

I don’t know why today was chosen as Steve Irwin Day. Steve Irwin, better known as the Crocodile Hunter was a famous TV personality; animal and wildlife advocate; and conservationist. He was neither born or died on this day. He sadly died doing what he loved best.

Support National Philanthropy Day by giving time or money to your favorite charity. If you can’t think of any you would like to donate to, remember charity starts at home. 😉

Daily Quote: November 14, 2021

People discuss my art and pretend to understand
as if it were necessary to understand,
when it’s simply necessary to love.

~ Claude Monet
French – Artist / November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926

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Porte Musings:

I heard one news item that said diabetes has increased by 19% since the pandemic started with the supposition that the increase is due to the lack of activity as we’ve been under orders to stay home. On the rise it’s a major disease with severe consequences when not recognized and treated. World Diabetes Day is a reminder to get your A1C’s checked and keep those numbers in range with diet and exercise. Diabetes is no longer a death sentence. New medications are available for those with Type II Diabetes so discuss your options with your doctor. New devices are available for Type I Diabetics to help reduce the number of puncture wounds from needles. Pods, pumps and sensors to help keep blood sugar levels within range.

Eat a pickle to celebrate National Pickle Day. So many pickles to choose from, dills, sweets, bread and butter, yum yum. And not just limited to processed cucumbers, you can pickle almost any vegetable. Mmmmm…….

Remember to use your seat belt on National Seat Belt Day and everyday. Seat belts save lives. So buckle up and have a belt for the road. 😉

Daily Quote: October 19, 2021

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.

~ Marsilio Ficino
Italian – Philosopher / October 19, 1433 – October 1, 1499

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As you get older making and keeping new friends seems to be harder to do. When I was young I met a girl around the corner from me. She instantly became my best friend and we did everything together until she graduated from high school and moved away. She was an amazing friend and companion for 12 years. I miss the ease and comfort of having such a close friend. Then I got married and have had a best friend for more than 42 years. Now entering our Golden Years together. So, as we celebrate New Friends Day, may we all find new friends as beloved and cherished as our old friends.

Hand in hand with remembering our old friends is Evaluate Your Life Day. There is no way to evaluate your life without including all your friends and family and love you have been lucky enough to have along the way.

So as we commemorate Information Overload Awareness Day, unplug from everything and maybe also celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day. I’ll drink to that (although it will probably be with a glass of cold water.) Or just do some “Nature bathing” on this sunny Autumn day.