Hello Sunshine! It’s Friday, any plans? It’s also Columbus Day Weekend. Some of you may have Monday off of work to celebrate. Nice to have a day off. Officially Columbus Day is October 12th & my birthday is October 12th. So have a little indulgence for me!
Well, along with these two celebrations come Flu Season. Bummer! (I just recently saw The Big Lebowski). I wanted to share with you that I have received my flu shot. I know some are against getting vaccinations and of course I do not want to go against your wishes. For those that are ok with it, I wanted to let you know that the flu shot is available now and you may want to look into getting yours soon.
Another way we like to keep the Flu and other germs away as much as we can is to keep our hands & house clean. I keep soaps and counter sprays at every sink in our home. I keep them in the bathrooms & in the laundry room. I make sure I keep counter sprays in the laundry room and I use the kitchen counter spray throughout the day with paper towels that can be thrown away. When it comes to cooking, raw meats and veggies can bring any kinds of germs. Make sure you wash your veggies with veggie spray or at least soak them in warm water with baking soda to remove any dirt, insects or pesticides off of them, especially if you do not buy organic.
If you have young kiddos that are coming home from school, pre-school, daycare or just anywhere that they may have been with other kids or grown ups, it’s always good to have them change into after school clothes and wash up. When they are washing their hands in warm water, always have them sing the ‘Happy Birthday Song’ TWICE so that you know they have gotten a good cleaning. I used to love singing the song and putting my name in it! Also, make sure they don’t just wash the soap off immediately! When I was a teenager and I would babysit, I would see that a lot! I always love teaching kids with the foaming soaps because its cool the way it foams and has the fragrance so quickly! Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day always has the best fragrances and it is such a great product.
I know there is so much going around with Ebola and the best we can do is keep clean and avoid letting our own germs spread. Keep these tips in mind to help you from spreading germs:
- If we sneeze or cough, do so in our sleeve & keep tissues.
- Wash our hands after using the bathroom, handling money, handling food, contact with animals, someone ill, changing diapers, handling garbage, before eating, touching your eyes, mouth or nose.
- Use hand sanitizers when sinks are not available
- Keep children’s toys clean and disinfected.
Oh friends, The one year that I did not get the flu shot~ you guessed it~ I got the flu! I was miserable. My husband travels sometimes and it happened to be a week that he was traveling, I put my big girl panties on, pulled myself together and drove myself to my Primary Care to get the care I needed. Thankfully I was able to sleep all day and all week until he returned. Luckily, I was not out & did not spread the yuck because I would not wish the flu on anyone. Well, stay healthy out there.
Also, some of you may know that I have epilepsy and with those of us that have epilepsy or any other illnesses it is important to really take care of ourselves. I really enjoyed my friends post on taking extra care. Check out her post Here. I know you will find it informative.
As always, lots of love to you,
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