September 25, 2009

The word of the day: Achoo!

Yes, achoo! is right. Zen Mama is sick! OH NO! Yes, I am. Dang it! The dreadful, yukky, icky cold virus finally got me. I missed work today of course and here I am sitting on the couch like an old fart, nose running and feeling like Ugh! Tissues became my instant BFF. I don't like being sick. I hate it with a passion! But with a sick kid all over you for the past week and coughing and barking at your face like an ogre , it's bound to happen. Hand-washing and hand sanitizer pathetically lost this fight and I'm paying for it. Drat!

So PLEASE don't be like me...

a) Go grab one of those surgical masks and keep it plastered on your face!
b) Arm yourself with big bottles of hand-sanitizers.
c) Do frequent trips to the restroom to wash your hands
d) TAKE LOTS and LOTS of Vitamin C.
e) AND Don't ever, ever let your kid cough on your face!

From the Experts :
Swine Flu Tips as posted at the childrens clinic we went to.


a) Don't PANIC
b) Don't rush to the ER
c) Don't be afraid to eat PORK
d) Don't hoard Antiviral medicines
e) Don't Leave home if you feel sick


Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands!!!
Good hygiene = Best prevention

yeah NOW you tell me...

My get well card from the culprit
she meant to say "I hope you get better" - sweet huh?
that's me bundled under the blanket & her next to me.
Papa is the appointed "doctor".

And if you do get the dreaded germs like I did: ONE WORD FOR YOU - Oscillococcinum (let's see if you can pronounce this one) - by Boiron. You got to try this! It's my saving grace each time I get the nasty cold/flu virus. It comes in small tube that contains round pellets that tastes like sugar and very crunchy. Yummy! Better than Tamiflu w/c has nasty side effects. (and NO, I'm not paid to endorse this product. It just works for me and my family, this is why I'm recommending it. A mom to a mom is all)

This was effectively used during a study in 1987 where H1N1 virus
was later on identified as the culprit of the flu epidemic at that time.

Now please wish me well so that I can talk to you about what the ugly antibiotic did to my child next time. Now, excuse me, I need to blow my nose...Aaannaaakkk! where is that box of tayhssueee!!!

Ah! to be home sick...

Have you entered the Super Mom giveaway yet? What about the Disney on Ice giveaway?


  1. I hope you feel better soon! I have heard that taking the tameflu once you start with the flu symptoms works wonders!

  2. poor thing. We've been spared...thankfully. I could really use one of those illnesses that zap my appitite and require the rest of the family to do dishes and laundry...but, I don't think they make that!

    Take care...get lots of fluids.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I know warm chicken noodle soup and oj always makes me feel better when I'm sick. but I think a great picture from your child would work wonders also. maybe even better.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Hey girl..sorry you are sick. I felt like it was getting me last night but now I fell fine. Probably just run down and over stressed. (teenagers...aauughhh!!) To answer your question you left on my blog about selling my jewelry on ebay..I don't know yet. I never wanted to do ebay because I felt like you can't get enough for your work as well as I hate how you pay fees for something that is only up there for a week and even more fees if you want it up for a little bit longer. Sure I pay something like 20 cents to upload to etsy but it stays there for 6 months! Rubylane I pay 30 cents a month for each thats still a bit better and I get more for my work there.

    Why am I at ebay now? just a few items I uploaded to try it out..clearance stuff. I did sell everything I uploaded a little over a week ago..a couple of necklaces, a couple of bracelets and some earrings..but it was mostly to friends and family and for sooooper cheap. I'd like to get the etsy thing going as a clearance shop for Jonara Blu...but it probably takes time to get noticed there.

  5. Vtamin C? Suspicious medical health advice. :-) Well, Linus Pauling did live into his nineties. Pauling is the one scientist that promoted vitamin C supplementation, but does it really help?

  6. Awwww, feel better!! And that card is the sweetest thing!

  7. I hope you feel better! Being sick just stinks! That card is just so darn cute, though! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

  8. Thank for coming by again. I sure do hope you feel better. Thanks for the tips about the Mom groups. Have a great day and get better.

  9. Hope you feel better. That's an adorable get well card. :)


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