When It Rains, It Sometimes Pours

Just wanted to drop you, my readers, a line before another week passes.

I am still here. Thank you guys for your questions and concerns over my absence on the ol’ blog for the past few weeks.

Can we just say the word sickness and be done with it? We’ve just about had it all in recent days. Here I was patting myself on the back for making it through the winter with little to no sickness. This is, or I should say”would have been”, a remarkable feat with four small children- two of which suck their thumb/fingers. Sucking can be so sweet in little tots, but it also serves as a wide open front door-with a welcome mat- for germs.

I’m hoping to bid a fond farewell to chills, vomiting, headaches, pink eye, sore throats, runny noses, coughs, fevers, and the pink eye again. Multiply all of this by four (and sadly some of them by six) and I’d dare say that we’ve had our turn of running sick bay.

Since the onset of our family being sick and also attending revival services at our church was simply too easy {rolls eyes}, we decided to make life more interesting and rip out all of our carpet in the main living areas.  Why now, you ask? Scrubbing puke out of the carpet and disinfecting everything in sight to contain the pink eye to only two family members in addition to keeping up the house, laundry, and cooking made life mundane and average.  By the way, what are the chances, when you pull out over half of the carpet in your house, that your child still manages to get sick on the carpet that you’re planning on keeping?  Evidently, the odds are very high at our house.

Yes, it was definitely a “wild hair” moment, but well worth it.  After two weeks of the living room in the kitchen and vice versa, life is beginning to settle back down. And so is the dust from construction. *sigh*

I’m really not complaining though. I love our new flooring-even though it’s not quite finished.  Hubs and I still need to replace some of the baseboards and put in the quarter round and transition strips leading into the bedrooms/bathrooms. I can nearly cross this project off our Home Goals 2013 list.

So how are you guys faring through germ season? Holding it at bay? If yes, please share your secret. I, for one, would love to know.

Thanks for sticking with me.



8 thoughts on “When It Rains, It Sometimes Pours

    1. heather Post author

      We truly are doing much better. The mounds of tissues have decreased greatly which is a good sign. -ha! The bend was certainly longer than what I had hoped, but I guess that’s to be expecting in large family. We enjoy sharing. Gotta work on that…for next time.

  1. Erin

    Sorry you’ve all been so sick!! It’s so hard with little ones who keep hands in their mouths constantly (and even 5 year olds who can’t seem to figure out the connection between hands in the mouth and getting sick 2 days later…)

    This is the second year we’ve done flu shots for everyone and it is truly a life-saver!! We’ve only had basic cold-cough stuff.

    Hope you all feel better soon! 🙂

    1. heather Post author

      Thanks, Erin. I tremble when I think of how long some of these sucking habits can take to break. They’re still young enough that I’m fine with them comforting themselves in this fashion and so is their pediatric dentist. When the time comes, I hope that it will be a swift and clean break. One can hope, right?

      I’m feeling a ton better myself this week and the kids are finally done sharing the pink eye… I think. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. heather Post author

      You and me both, girl. I am so worn out from coughing all the time myself…the kids with the flu and colds rebounded so much quicker than Hubs and I have. We must be too old for head colds.

      Whew! It’s so, so good to be back. Truly. 😉

  2. Southerngirl2

    So sorry to hear your family has been dealing w/ sickness! I wish there were a magic bullet for sickness. 🙁 I give our kids “spicy juice” as they call it , aka GSE w/ juice. This helps prevent stomach bug type things at our house. Not so say that we NEVER get sick —-but it has helped the adults stay well when the kids get the dreaded bug—even the nasty Nora virus. Another thing that we routinely take for wellness is Colloidal Silver. After coming home for church, or a shopping trip …I just line up everyone and pass out their “medicine” as they call it. 🙂 It really seems to help, as we have not been sick this winter (much), except for one cold in December that some of us had. The silver can be used for so many things, including pinkeye. I never leave home w/o these in our “medicine bag” Hoping that the long winter of sickness will soon be over for you & yours!

    Looking forward to sun, warmth & no germs —that is, if Spring ever arrives …and winter ever ends! :/

    1. heather Post author

      Thanks for passing along some “keeping healthy” tips. I enjoyed reading about them so much. I keep hearing good things about Colloidal Silver. I really should go pick some up to have on hand. Over the past year or so, I’ve learned so much about more natural approaches to prevent sickness and health issues. Love it.

      Yes, good-bye to gloomy days of winter and hello to sunny days of spring…..soon!!! 🙂


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