Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Be Careful Out There, Friends, It Is Cold and Flu Season

One of the funny things about Facebook is knowing when my friends here and around the world have the flu. While I am not fond of all the details (thank you very much) it is a good reminder to begin my yearly flu prevention strategy.

1. Always use the cart wipes to clean the handle of your shopping cart. I grab the wipe first and clean all sides of the handle.

2. Never use a public pen. When I need to sign any paperwork, I always use my own pen. And if there is a machine that requires you to use an attached pen, I use a tissue to hold it.

3.  Be intentional about keeping your hands away from your face. (a hard habit for me to break) 

4. Do not touch public door knobs. I use  a paper towel or the sleeve of my jacket.

5. When you have been out and about, wash your hands as soon as you get home.

6. Wash your hands a lot, if you are visiting a home that has or has recently had sickies in it.

7. Change your dish towels and hand towels every morning. And if someone in the family gets sick, makes those towels off limits to them.

8. Drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies and take your vitamins. 

And ... teach your kids to do the same thing.

Daniel and Jenny's wedding tea

I raise a delicious cup of hot tea to ... good health this holiday season.

image credit: 1, 2


  1. We just made a very similar list and taped it to our fridge - we can't get sick anymore!!! (And I try to spare everyone the details).

  2. Great, Glenda! I am pleased with these great tips. Especially those public pen! Never thought about it. I'm the only one of the family here, who got the flu last week. I was so sick. In the flu season we take elderberries juice :-)

  3. Sage advice, Glenda. I also use Sambucol as it boosts the immune system. Thank God, I've not been sick in two years.

  4. Great advice! It's important to do what we can to stay healthy.

  5. changes here, GG is gone! I love 'Fondly, Glenda' suits you.:)
    I can appreciate your list, every single item and more. It is the flu season in Saigon too and I need to organise a flu shot, thanks for the reminder! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgving! xx

  6. Good tips. I also keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in my purse. It's really come in handy. Have a great weekend! :)


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