Friday, November 6, 2009

A Hodge Podge

I see in the news that there has been another shooting, this time in a high rise in Florida. So tragic and so senseless.

Thank you to everyone who commented so nicely on my previous post. My little dear got out for a while this afternoon to do some scouting with Thomas since gun season opens next Saturday. I need to go through my big freezer, rearrange a few things, and give away some of any deer that's left from last year to make room for this year's offerings.

I had something specific in mind to write about today, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I have really enjoyed writing an entry every day this week, and am beginning to think that maybe I'll actually succeed in NaBlo with some good entries and not just drivel. As for my Nov-Nov, it's coming along. I'm up to about 4,000 words, which is below par, but I'll catch up. As for the quality of it, I'm not going to venture to say. It is what it is, and in December I'll tidy it up.

I've been sneezing a lot. I really don't want to get sick. But more than that I really don't want Thomas or the kids to get sick! Eler Beth has been fighting allergy/sinus/head-cold for two weeks now; just when we think she's over it she gets it again. And two days ago Thomas starting having the same symptoms. Now Andrew is sneezing his head off and feeling excessively tired. We're all drinking lots of hot tea and juice, and taking echinacea and vitamin C. So far no one has run a high fever, had chills or severe stomach pains, or had anything get down into their chests.

I usually wipe down my bathroom doorknobs, faucet handles, and light switches every morning with bleach water as part of my morning routine; now I'm doing them throughout the house every day, but with alcohol, not bleach water. And I have started carrying more hand sanitizer in all the vehicles; I have some in each of the door pockets and in the glove boxes. I make sure I wipe down the shopping cart handles when I have to use one, and I didn't always do that before. With more and more cases of flu and other viruses being diagnosed and more deaths from H1N1 in the area, I don't want to take any chances.

So what specific things are you doing differently because of the flu threat?

Well, this hasn't been the most interesting of entries, has it? Maybe I'll remember what I wanted to write about for tomorrow. I hope everyone has a safe and beautiful weekend.


That corgi :) said...

not doing too much different here with the flu threat; usual hygiene of washing hands, etc. hoping you have a good weekend :)


Ora said...

Hi Lori...enjoyed your hodge podge blog LOL...and we are doing like you..just taking simple steps to try and keep ahead of the flu bugs far we have done alright..and I enjoyed your stroll down Jeff town...we think alike when it comes to the right stores to visit etc LOL...God Bless..hugs..Ora glad you are blogging like your old self were missed...alot!! by me anyway!!!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

I'm doing basically the same things you are - I use the clorox wipes for knobs and switches, have hand sanitizer everywhere, and trying to be very good about eating healthy to keep our immune systems up.

Kathy said...

Hi Lori! I'm working on finding blogs again. I keep 'losing' people. Find 'em of FB, lose 'em on blogspot.

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!