Daily Quote: December 21, 2021

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

~ Benjamin Disraeli
British – Statesman / December 21, 1804 – April 19, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

We have seen the darkest night and now the daylight will begin to grow again and overcome the darkness as we celebrate the Winter Solstice or the 1st day of Winter.

Just 4 days until Christmas and it is already Humbug Day or Don’t be a Scrooge Day. Get those decorations hung, buy those presents, get the groceries for the feast. Time is running out. ❤

After all your chores are done celebrate National Hamburger Day by either going to the local hamburger joint or cooking up your own. 😉

Daily Quote: December 21, 2020

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence,
and its only end.

~ Benjamin Disraeli (British – Statesman December 21, 1804 – April 19, 1881)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*My new daughter-in-law shared her photographer’s pictures with us yesterday. It seems so strange and wonderful to see all the beautiful pictures. I’m glad that her photographer also let others take pictures so we can put all the photos together for wonderful memories.

*The shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year is celebrated by every religion on earth. The beginning of Yule and now we usually celebrate the victory of day over night as the days start to get longer on our journey to spring. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic we will be celebrating alone in our homes as Ontario faces a major 28 day shut down because the numbers just keep increasing.


LocationTotal casesNew cases
(1 day*)
New cases
(last 60 days)
Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide76,836,147700,84660-day trend chart9,8811,693,447
United States17,881,330179,80160-day trend chart54,259317,800
Source: Wikipedia


LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide76,836,147700,84660-day trend chart9,8811,693,447
Canada507,797No data60-day trend chart13,37014,228
Quebec176,9852,14660-day trend chart21,5457,736
Ontario159,8712,12260-day trend chart11,7564,167
Source: Wikipedia