Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 26, 2022

I don’t know what my path is yet.
I’m just walking on it.

~ Olivia Newton-John
Musician / Born: September 26, 1948 Died: August 8, 2022

Porte Musings:

Busy weekend over and I’m ready for the 2nd Repatha shot. If the weather co-operates I’ll also be going on my second ride with CMC 021. I really am a fair weather only rider.

Of all the songs Olivia Newton-John did when she passed everyone only remembered her for Grease but I remember her for Physical and the Promise (the Dolphin Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jau-m6qlc84.

So, even though you may not know your path, keep walking it ❤

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 21, 2022

It’s okay to take time for yourself.
We give so much of ourselves to others and
we need to be fueled both physically and mentally.
If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.

~ Faith Hill
American – Musician / Born: September 21, 1967

Porte Musings:

This week is a big week for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society. We have a meeting tonight and a 150th Anniversary Brunch this Saturday. I’ve volunteered to provide a photo booth for the Brunch. My favorite background is a garden with a gate. I’ll e-mail everyone a copy of their picture and provide a 4×6″ picture at the next meeting. I’ve designed and printed out a permission/contact sheet and am still thinking of ways to keep 80 participants in order and send the right one to the right e-mail. I’m thinking a white board to take placemark photos.

Looking on the web for solutions they recommended immediacy rather than sending to individual e-mails but, sending by e-mail will ensure they have my e-mail/contact information for future bookings. Yes, I’m shamelessly advertising and providing a free service for one of my favorite charities.

Porte Photo’s Daily Quote: September 20, 2022

Mistakes are a part of the
dues one pays for a full life.

~ Sophia Loren
Italian – Actress/ Born: September 20, 1934

Porte Musings:

Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.

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.