I was talking with my mom and I decided that I would spend the next year celebrating as many holidays and occurrences as possible. I think there are around 300 holidays a month!
My mom and I have always loved all the peculiar holidays and have had many laughs discussing them. I think this year will be a lot of fun but it will also require a lot of dedication, time, and it wont be without costs. I will give you once a week up dates once I get it started (Probably next month) and I will post daily journalings as often as possible. I have a feeling I will be rather busy.
I am home schooled which I believe will make this a whole heap easier, but also more challenging. Mom made an agreement with me... For this year I will use this as a lot of my school work. I will be writing reports on many of these days and I will be doing loads of research. I look forward to this coming year and I hope you will enjoy following my blog.
Feel free to post your comments along the way.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Health related monthlies

There are A LOT of health related monthly holidays this month, I have a really boring high school text book called 'Total Health; Choices for a winning life style' so for certain holidays - that have some thing on the health subject that are in this book- I just read about them. I'll list them and give the description that the health book gives.

Arthritis Awareness month
Arthritis: Condition characterized by pain, swelling,  stiffness, and redness in the joints. Also known as inflammation of  a joint or joints.

National Allergy/asthma awareness month
Allergen: A substance to which a person's body is particularly sensitive.
Asthma: A respiratory condition where the air passage in the bronchial tree swell and constrict.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
There was a big long section on Melanoma and skin cancer in the book but for some reason there's no definition.

World Lyme Disease Awareness month
I am VERY aware of Lyme disease and I don't need a book to tell me what it's like - I have it and have had it for ten months. I was going to put the definition here any way but again- there is none. Though I do remember the section on Lyme being just a short paragraph.

National Mental Health Month
Ok...so there are way less descriptions than I thought. this one doesn't have one either though it was a long section in the book...what ever!

National Osteoporosis Prevention month
Osteoporosis: A condition that results in a loss of bone tissue.
My dad also had me read an article on osteoporosis that he wrote. He has it on his website some where!

National Blood Pressure month
Blood Pressure: The measure of the resistance to blood flow in the vessels and the efficiency of circulation.

That's it for now, I may add more later though! Sorry for boring you!
Oh, one other thing. Blogger wouldn't let me publish this because there were too many words in the labels...so i took out some words. Sorry if you have trouble finding things.

1 comment:

  1. Hay Johanna,

    I just love your year of holidays.
    I think we need to make one up called "give a kid a break in the summer from doing year of holidays" day.

    I think you are doing a wonderful job Johanna. I think of cabbage day and 20's service day with that picture of forest who is a "full grown man now!" And your beautiful goats who you named after star wars characters.
    And your great family picture which counted for five holidays!

    Good luck with trying to do the summer posts, you know all I want to do is be outside too!

    God Bless you Johanna!
    Say Hi to Mom and all the family.

    Aunt Joyce