Daily Quote: May 1st, 2021

Reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body.

~ Joseph Addison (English – Writer / May 1, 1672 – June 17, 1719)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

April is now spent. 2021 is now 1/3 gone. Welcome May! Celebrate May Day. Dance around the Maypole. Tangle up the ribbons. Laugh. Dance. Sing.

The first of May is also Mother Goose Day. A day to celebrate all the nursery rhymes. During this lockdown I miss my 2 year old granddaughter and her saying all the rhymes she has learned so far, often mixing them up at key points, then laughing because she has done the mix-up intentionally to see if you’re paying attention. Our third wave has hit Ontario hard. Even with a vaccine, the vaccine takes time to be effective and doesn’t reach significant protection levels for 1 month. I’ve got my 1st shot and the 2nd is scheduled for August.

Today is also Join Hands Day. An intergenerational day to break across the age barrier. Elders teaching the youth time tested skills. Youth teaching elders new technology. Each sharing their wisdom with the other. Even virtually we can partake.

May 1st is the day that many of the seasonal campgrounds open in Ontario. Traditionally the snowbirds now move into their summer homes. We’ll be going to our trailer at Silver Dove Estates to set-up our new shed, hookup the sewer and water and starting cleaning/setting up for the summer. Many of our friends who have been stuck in Ontario rental units for the winter are finally able to go to their summer homes and stretch their legs. Yes May 1st is truly a day to celebrate.

Daily Quote: February 16, 2021

A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops.

~ Henry Adams (American – HistorianFebruary 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday on the Christian Calendar and everyone loves to celebrate “Fat Tuesday”; Mardi Gras; National Pancake Day; Carnival or Shrove Tuesday or Paczki Day. Get out the leftover flour, sugar, or fats and indulge for tomorrow we enter the season of Lent. Do you find something to sacrifice for lent or do penance during the days proceeding Easter? Or do you resolve to do something positive during this Lenten Season? Prayer, gifts for the poor, exercise for the soul or the body? Whatever, join in the Fat Tuesday celebrations today.

Please remember your favorite grouch today and celebrate: Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Even if they tell you they don’t want any favours. ❤

Today we will be entering the Red in London-Middlesex Health Unit. Weddings and Funerals can be held again with limitations. Small businesses can re-open with capacity limits. We’re celebrating by going shopping at Walmart. My husband hasn’t gone shopping since before Christmas so he’s really lookin forward to an outing to pick out the best loaves of bread and look around. I’m so looking forward to seeing my Grandchildren (small indoor gatherings of 5 people will be permitted). They are growing too fast.