Daily Quote: May 24, 2021

Every failure is a step to success.

William Whewell (English – Philosopher Born: May 24, 1794 Lived until March 6, 1866)

*** Holidays and Celebrations…

*** Victoria Day ***

*** National Brother Day – United States ***

*** Asparagus Day ***

*** Porte Musings…..

Victoria Day is actually on the Monday of the Victoria Day long weekend. This doesn’t happen very often. Fireworks are supposed to be limited to tonight, but they’ve been let off every night so far this weekend. Ontario is still under stay at home orders, so many people who usually go camping have been limited to their own yards. Promises of re-opening next weekend were made. Our trailer park is open to accommodate all of the year long residents, so we were able to have a sleep-over last night.

In USA today is National Brother Day. A day set aside to celebrate the special relationship with Brothers. I don’t have any brothers, so I’ll just wish y’all a happy Brothers Day.

My husband’s kidney function is lower than it should be, so in preparations for Colon surgery, the potassium levels need to be lower. So, we need to learn new lists of foods that can be eaten (lower potassium levels) and those that should be avoided. Luckily, asparagus is on the low list, so we can indulge on Asparagus Day. A serving of 6 spears is under 200 mg of potassium. The bad news is he’ll have to cut back on the coffee. Only 3 cups a day is deemed as safe. We’re still in waiting mode for the biopsy results. Hopefully, we’ll know the plan of attack this week.

Daily Quote: May 18, 2020

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
~ Omar Khayyam (Poet May 18, 1048 – December 4, 1131)


Victoria Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day


2019-06-30-8654Victoria Day 2020 is being celebrated by Canadians at home.  Many Ontario Municipalities are permitting personal fireworks, but no public gatherings or displays.  The weather is cool, damp and rainy so most Ontarioans will probably just rest and watch a movie.

As scientists work on fast tracking a vaccine for COVID-19 we remember the research for an HIV vaccine is still ongoing and a preventative vaccine for HIV may never be discovered.