Sunday, December 29, 2013

What I Learned In December

1. The definition of panaceas- a solution to all problems or difficulties. Who knew there was a solution to ALL problems?  I learned this when I had to look this word up while reading an article for class. Of course, it was talking about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform, so it is highly debatable that there is a panaceas.

2. Hip replacement parts can be manufactured for around $350, but patients are often charged $13500 for the part when they have surgery.  Also learned this while reading an article, and listening to a webcast.  Sorry I don't have the links.  The information would have been more than too exciting.  If you google this and New York Times, though, you should be able to find it.  Ah... the cost of  healthcare in America.

3. Winter is NOT the most wonderful time of the year. Not being negative. I love Christmas.  I just don't like cold.  Or rain.  And especially not cold, wet, nasty rain.

4.Jamie Grace has Tourette's syndrome.  Wow. Caleb and I saw her in concert and she rocks!! Love this girl!

5. Christmas movies are the best.  Some of my favorites- A Christmas Story, Elf, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ( I know.. .language... But on ABC family they bleep it out.) National Lampoon was apparently a humor magazine, and the story behind the Vacation movies first appeared there, according to Wikipedia.  It is just too funny.  And Madea's new Christmas movie is another hilarious one. 

6. The building in between the U and the K on the University of Kentucky Logo is the Memorial Hall Bell Tower.  It is a prominent building on campus. What I couldn't figure out was why that is part of their logo.  I did find out, however, that the university's colors were originally Blue and Yellow.
Somehow, I just can't see Big Blue nation as being blue and yellow. Regardless, Big Blue Nation showed up and we came away with a win over a higher ranked Louisville team.  A good day to be a Kentucky fan.

7. There is nothing as important to a kid as a Christmas party... and Christmas truly is a magical time of year.  I was at Mom's church last night (the 19th) for play practice. They had ran through most of the play, and one of the little girls in the play came flying across the floor, "Dad, Can we go home now?" She said. "I have to brush my teeth and take a bath. I have a Christmas party tomorrow!"
How can you argue with that?

8. A.D.= Anno Domini= The Year of Our Lord.  I knew this... I just forgot it.  A lengthy discussion with my Dad and Kami prompted me to look it up.  So, there you go.

9. There is no day like the last Sunday of the regular season.  As a Steelers fan, I waited with baited breath as I watched my team win, the Bengals win, and the Jets win. The only thing between us and a playoff game was a win by the Chiefs... who rested 19 of their starters and still went into overtime!  What a difference a 40 yard field goal makes... one field goal missed that could seal the deal. Another one made that sent my boys packing for another year.  But Oh, the excitement!!!!

I've loved doing these posts... not sure if you've enjoyed reading them. It's opened my eyes up to look for new things.  One of my goals for the new year? Learn something new every day.  We'll see how that goes. Come back for what I've learned in 2013!

1 comment:

  1. Hey...I'm your neighbor over at Chatting at the Sky. I totally agree with you about winter, cold, rain... and it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one. Also, thanks for the "panaceas" definition. Something else I've now learned in December. :)