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Last Day of School & Teacher Thank You...

Today is the last day of school for M and I pray that it ends up being a good day for him. Next year we will be doing the home school thing for 5th grade; well actually they call it virtual school. We have signed up for school through the K12 program. Last year was the first year for this program in our state. M is very nervous about home school and missing his friends next year.

Each year I tried to give the teacher a small thank you for all the work that they do with M. He can be a difficult child to teach due to the severity of his ADHD. This idea was on Pinterest and I decided it was a perfect end of the year gift. You can find the instructions and the printable on eighteen25blog. It was super simple to make. The only I did different from their instructions was to print the image out onto white cardstock and then cut around it leaving a 1/4-inch border.


I also think that this would make a fabulous thank you gift idea for anyone not just for teachers.

Live to be 100?!

I have just finished reading The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner. The author with a team of doctors and demographers searched the world for the areas with the largest number of centenarians and came up with 4 places. These places are Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. Their findings seem to lean towards a few necessary and healthy lifestyle choices. The author gives you 9 life lessons to follow in order to make your own blue zone.

But here is my take away from all that I read:

1. Eat mostly vegetables & fruits with a minimal amount of meat consumed (meat only 1 or 2 days a week) or in the case of those centenarians in California a strict vegetarian diet.
2. Family first and spending time with friends for a sense of community.
3. A strong faith and religious belief. It doesn't matter what your religion.
4. Staying active - Lots of physical movement, particularly walking or just normal everyday hard work.
5. Sunshine! At le…