I wish I could say that keeping our home fairly neat and organized, eating wholesome food, and getting adequate rest prevents our family from the regular illnesses that go around.
But I can't.
And we sure had a doozy these last two weeks. Wow.
Elmer, my husband, got off easy. Well, if you think working all day away from home and then arriving home to a house full of ill females is easy, then, okay. He would probably disagree. Especially after handwashing a counter full of dishes (the ones that don't go in the dishwasher). His favorite task, to be sure.
We cancelled all of our activities for the last two weeks, including celebrating our youngest's 13th birthday party.
Boy, did that make me the most popular mom ever. NOT.
Our girls cancelled teaching violin and piano to their students; they cancelled their own music lessons with their own instructors.
I merely waited to see if I'd come down with it, which I did, despite taking elderberry extract and drinking lots of herbal tea.
But now that we're feeling so much better, and preparing to have a houseful of guests this weekend, I thought it would be great timing to share some helpful tips about how to disinfect your home after having the flu virus or highly contagious cold or other virus.
Did you know that people who have the flu - and many viruses - are generally contagious 24 hours before they even begin to show symptoms of being ill?
I don't know about you, but that doesn't really seem fair! People could unknowingly infect me with their virus that they don't even know they have yet! Grrrr....and I could do likewise to them. :(
I sincerely hope that your family will be able to avoid any serious or lengthy bouts of illness during this year's flu and cold season.
What are some of your own tips about ridding your home of virus germs and opening up your home to guests?
Hi! I'm Julieanne!