Daily Quote:

To begin, begin.

~ William Wordsworth (English – Poet / April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

Wednesday April 7th, from industrious to luxuriously lazy, today is International Beaver Day. A day to celebrate the most Canadian symbol the beaver. With his continuously growing teeth the beaver works to cut down trees and create ponds; to stop the rushing sound of water and create a peaceful, secure home for their families.

Celebrating World Health Day, while Ontario is in it’s 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A shut-down order, but not a stay at home order. With 500 people in Intensive Care Units and our hospitals are at near capacity. What saddens me even more is that with our population and size Ontario has only 500 intensive care units a year after all this madness started. Why weren’t COVID patients kept separate from other critically ill patients? Lockdown and stay at home orders don’t seem to be working. It’s just been too long and people are missing their families and just the joy of day to day living. The world is praying that the vaccine puts and end to the isolation.

So here’s to celebrating National No Housework Day. Just don’t do it. Well, unless like me, you celebrate International Window Washing Day on April 7th. A time to clean those windows, reflect on the world, and be ready for interruptions as guests stop by for coffee.

Daily Quote: April 7, 2020

A real friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
~ Walter Winchell
(American – JournalistApril 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972)


Caramel Popcorn Day

World Health Day

International Window Cleaning Day


April 7th is also my birthday.  I always booked the day off of work and insisted it was so I could celebrate International Window Cleaning Day.  It is my favorite thing to do on my birthday.  I start out with the best of intentions and usually get quite a few done before company starts to pop in.  My sisters stop by for tea(or a glass of wine), my children stop in for dinner and after supper friends usually stop in.  Well, this year my husband and I will be celebrating alone as COVID-19 circles the globe and our family loves us enough to practice social distancing.

World Health Day seems like a more appropriate celebration this year as we all pray for COVID-19 to come to an end and stop spreading.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada was 16,667 and the number of deaths was 323 as of April 6th, 2020.

The USA still continues to be ravaged by the effects of the pandemic.  With about 10x the population of Canada, the number of COVID-19 cases in USA according to Wikipedia:

United States
366,153 Cases
19,522 Recovered
10,831 Deaths