Wednesday, November 18, 2020

LSNED 2020 (& September 2020 Scrapped)

I didn't record a new (or remembered) lesson every day of September this year; however, I did make note of twelve lessons and created a digital layout to document them for our 2020 chronological scrapbook. This year Shimelle included several links in her daily Learn Something New Every Day emails, so some of my lessons came from there while others presented themselves as we went about our everyday life.

1. Even on days I feel tired and blah, I can be productive if I pace myself. I completed a small scrapbook-for-hire project despite feeling listless on a dreary gray day.

2. Having a plan in place keeps things on track when obstacles (like rainy weather) arise. When we began our morning walks, we agreed that if the weather was too bad or either of us had a very early morning call/appointment, we would each exercise at home during the day to get "credit" for that day's exercise.

3. Andragogy is “the method and practice of teaching adult learners.” Pedagogy is “the art and science and profession of teaching.” Pedagogy is associated more with teaching kids and is dependent on the teacher, and andragogy is more self-directed. Despite having taken several pedagogy classes and continuing education workshops for my teaching certification, I don't remember ever hearing the word andragogy before.

4. The first and youngest woman to have flown in space is Valentina Tereshkova. In June 1963, she flew a solo mission on the Russian Vostok 6. She is also the only woman to have flown on a solo space mission.

5. God can heal any relationship and reconciliation can lead to better relationships.

6. We must contend earnestly for the faith.

7. I can add a custom color swatch to the colors palette in PSE. This little technique was shared by Cathy Zielske in one of the bonus videos in the Design Your Life 2.0 class.

8. A Rube Goldberg machine refers to a complicated gadget designed to perform simple tasks in convoluted ways. It’s named after the cartoonist Reuben Goldberg who drew popular cartoons with these types of machines.

9. Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break the Chain” system of productivity works. We're adding heart stickers to our monthly calendar to track our daily walks/exercise.

10. The Bungee Chair is now available in red with the flat straps!

11. Giant chocolate chip cookies baked in mini cast iron skillets are called pizookies (a combination of pizza + cookies). I've enjoyed these yummy desserts before, but I don't remember hearing this name until my friend LeAnne mentioned them while we were scrapbooking together via Zoom.

12. The Tiber River runs through Rome. I can usually remember that the Thames runs through London and the Seine runs through Paris because I've visited both of those cities. However, I'm often stumped when a crossword asks for a river running through other cities (which happens pretty often), so this fact caught my attention while I was attending a virtual tour of Rome hosted by our financial advisor.

This 12x12 digital layout (along with our month in numbers) completes the month of September in our 2020 album!

Did you participate in LSNED this year? What lessons did you learn?


  1. You did indeed learn some really interesting things & most quite useful. I did not officially participate but kept track of some of the things I gained in knowledge.

  2. It's LeAnne, don't know why it's not adding my name

  3. I enjoyed this 12 little tidbits - sounds like you had a good month.

  4. I'm not sure I'd find many occasions for using 'andragogy' but I think I'll adopt pizookies :). Thank-you for enlarging my vocabulary! You seem to have been very active physically, and in learning new tech-y things too.


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