Friday, January 11, 2013

The Flu

Hi everyone.  I had the flu since Christmas Day and am just feeling better.  I have a few things that I would like everyone to do when they are sick, or better yet, have a family member do it for you.  Take some disinfectant wipes, or make your own with vinegar or bleach, and wipe down things you touch in your home.  This should be done while you are sick and definitely after when you're well.

I wipe down doorknobs, sink handles, light switches on the wall & on lamps, computer keys, computer mouse, cellphone, landline (the whole thing), tv remotes, stove dials, cabinet handles, draw handles, refrigerator handle, microwave knobs, steering wheels and radio knobs and car door handles, just to name a few.

Then remember to throw out your toothbrush and get a new one.  I always buy packs of 8 and switch them out whenever we're sick.

I'm wondering how many people that read this also had the flu?  How long did it last?  Did any of you get the flu shot or are going to get it?  I know that the numbers they have on the news are only a small portion of people that got the flu.  So many people either don't have insurance, or figure that the hospital really can't do anything for you.  I was surprised there were so many that stayed in the hospital.  I would have thought it was only the elderly or young children.

When I was watching the news the other night, I saw a woman that looked like she was in her 30's.  She was sitting up in her hospital bed and was talking and looked fine.  Then they went on to say that they were running out of beds at most hospitals.

I hope this post finds all of you feeling well.  And if you didn't have the flu yet, you can still go around and disinfect all the things in your home.  This way if anyone thinks of bringing germs into your house you will get rid of them.

I didn't feel the symptoms till after I had been around family kissing and hugging everyone.  I was really surprised that no one got sick from me.  The only people that I know of that were sick were my three boys and one of their girlfriends.  And they were the ones that I caught it from.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. i use bleach it seems i am always washing dishes, so I use an anti-bacterial dishwashing soap too..glad you are feeling better! xoxo

  2. Followed you here from Get Glue. Everyone here was sick over giftmas and new years too. I tend to stay the hell away from people that are sick. *lol*

    1. It was hard to stay away from people around the holidays. Especially my three boys. Thanks for reading my blog.