Daily Quote: March 19, 2022

Some folks are wise
and some are otherwise.

~ Tobias Smollett
Scottish – Writer / March 19, 1721 – September 17, 1771

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today is Saint Joseph’s Day, when we honour all the Fathers who raised children that they knew weren’t theirs and took care of the Mothers. Generous men who loved the children and ensured they were protected.

Yep, right in our own backyards, that’s where we need to celebrate National Backyard Day. For most of us it is our refuge from the world, our safe place. But as the Ukrainians continue to be bombed they aren’t safe anywhere. So enjoy your safe backyard and be thankful for the liberties you have.

The third Saturday in March is Maple Syrup Saturday. The sap is running and this year’s crop of Maple Syrup is ready to sample. May my Canadian friends have an excellent harvest this year and have some left over for me. 😉

Daily Quote: March 19, 2020

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
~ Tobias Smollett (Scottish – Writer March 19, 1721 – September 17, 1771)


Absolutely Incredible Kid Day


After the Prime Minister advising all Canadians to return home, we packed up and made our journey home from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  The streets in most of the major cities were very quiet.  Restaurants were take out only. And some of the states, like Ohio,  we tried to avoid because there were no Hotels open.  I managed to have food poisoning for a day while we were on the road, so my husband had to drive most of the last day.

It feels so good to be home again in Canada.  With the Coronavirus Pandemic issues we will be in quarantine for 2 weeks, but we are lucky enough to have family that can pick-up our groceries for us.