Daily Quote: January 19, 2021

A flower falls, even though we love it;
and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~ Dogen
Japanese – Leader / January 19, 1200 – September 22, 1253

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate New Friends Day by making new friends. But always remember you can’t make old friends so cherish them.

All Artists tend to be outlaws, changing art and going in different directions. So celebrate Artist as Outlaw Day by colouring outside the lines.

Make some fresh popcorn and celebrate National Popcorn Day.

Today’s quote reminds us that life comes and goes, we cannot control it, so appreciate what you have and love it while you can.

Daily Quote: January 6, 2022

I am not afraid…
I was born to do this.

~ Joan of Arc
French – Saint / January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is the celebration of Epiphany or also known as the 3 wise man’s day. Some Christians wait until today to exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.

For the rest of us today is National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day. So if not already done getter done today.

The food of the day is beans as we celebrate Bean Day. Beans, beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. Nice baked beans with leftover ham. Mmmm…. 😉

Today’s quote is from Joan of Arc. Burned to death for telling the truth and doing what she believed was her destiny. Or was it because she was a woman who dared to lead men into battle?

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: December 24, 2021

If you want to be happy for life, love what you do.

~ Mary Higgins Clark
American – Author / December 24, 1927 – January 31, 2020

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Christmas Eve is finally here. This is the day I gather my family for a nice evening meal and we exchange gifts. I never thought I’d see the day where they were all going to have COVID rapid tests before entering my house. Our gathering is small, only 8 adults and 4 children, but with OMICRON variant abounding my children think it’s the responsible thing to do. Be certain to leave a mask our for Santa in case he forgot his.

Today is usually my favorite day to go shopping: Last-Minute Shopper’s Day. But this year I did most of my shopping via Amazon so everything was delivered and wrapped early this year.

A glass of Egg Nog for the Evening meal to celebrate National Egg Nog Day, with our without rum. 😉

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Daily Quote: November 30, 2021

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

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

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. 😉