I feel like I am being stalked around each corner by that big, bad germ a/k/a “THE FLU”!! It seems people are literally throwing it in my path…….mainly because some people have not learned how to cover their face when they sneeze or cough!! I see the “tsunami” coming down the aisle towards me and I do everything I can to get out of the way….including hitting a display or two in the escape. But, there’s not just one or two or three of those frightening germ waves, there’s hundreds of thousands of them everywhere!!! There is no safe haven to avoid their invasion.
I want to become a bear and just hibernate until it is safe to come out. Unfortunately, it is not possible to find a cozy cave somewhere and the reality of life must prevail. And as the battle of the big, bad bug forges on, I have decided to tackle it head on and remain positive that I will win the war!
Monday Gets the Flu…..or Not?!!
There are so many strategies and defenses to incorporate and I am trying to select the one that works best for me. The number one suggestion by the medical world is to have the flu vaccine. Although I know it is a good thing for some, I don’t think I am one of them. The more I read about the statistics of its effectiveness, etc., the less I think I want to have one. Since we are already into the middle of the season, my odds of getting the flu are hopefully diminishing….hopefully!! I have upped my dosage of vitamins and added D3 to the regiment, drinking lots of water and herbal tea and brought out the ole Nettie Pot!! It is NOT my favorite thing to use, but it sure clears out your sinus passages quickly.
I think the foods we take in are important too; so cooked up a big crockpot full of chicken and vegetable soup. Since the court system has proven it to be medicinal and effective, then got to buy into it that it will do me some good. It’s always nice to make extra too, so you can share with family or neighbors. If you keep those around you healthy, then it’s bound to increase your odds of being exposed, right?!! Hmmm…if we see lemonade stands in summer, wonder why we don’t see chicken soup stands in winter??!! Any entrepreneurs out there?? I’d sure stop for a cup.
Don’t you think it would be great if all offices during the flu season, encouraged nap time during the day? Rest is so important and if we could just take a little 20-minute snooze during the day, I think we would all benefit from it.
Perhaps, by “ergonomically correct” standards, all desk chairs would be required to recline and offer a foot rest. I would gladly furnish my own blanket and pillow. Want to join me in lobbying for a new design to your office chair?
Preventative medicine is always the best rule, so sure hope it is the one that gets me “to the top of the hill” and away from this evil Flu monster.
I hope you are all taking good care of yourselves too.
I am sure that many of you are also taking care of children or spouses or maybe your parents are requiring your help right now.
Be sure to NOT neglect yourself and include Number 1 on
the list to care for and pamper.
Got any good remedies that you want to share?
Hope you stay healthy and start your year NOT having the flu!!
Today is Monday.
Meet you here next week to see how you’re feeling.