last week FLU by….
Yes. I did just write that. LOL.
My husband (a big fan of puns & word play) is clearly influencing the way I think!
But it is true. Unfortunately. The last week has just whizzed by in a blur of stomach flu and laundry.
Last month seemed to be defined by colds and I feel that February will be defined by this. I think we are on the winning side of it now at last and Vince has been able to return to work. I somehow seem to have escaped it all so I could focus on looking after my little family in the best way I can. If that isn’t the power of prayer I don’t know what is!!!
Thankfully there have been moments of reprieve and little highlights of happiness throughout the last week despite the awfulness of battling viruses.
**Cousins playing with building blocks**
**Emma helping to cut daddy’s hair**
**Getting some much needed sunshine and fresh air**
Having these bugs going around our house lately has made me think a lot about how I clean our home. I’ve spent so much time using anti-bacterial, germ killing cleaning products there was a point that my hands smelled of chemicals even after I’d washed them.
I figure that this can’t be a good thing. This led me to think about all the chemicals that are used on a daily basis around our home from kitchen surface sprays to fabric softener and after a little reading made me feel really uncomfortable. Not least because most of them live under my kitchen sink which is easily accessible by my mischievous 2 year old! Ack!
So I am in the process of overhauling our store bought cleaner lifestyle. We are going to be making a change for more green, non-toxic and not to mention frugal ways of keeping our home.
I knew there was a silver-lining to this cloud of illness that has been hovering over us this year. Hopefully it will lead to us having a happier, healthier home!
I hope you have been enjoying February where you are 🙂