Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekend Assignment! ... 9/9/2016

I'm a day late getting our weekend assignment posted, but we've been super busy this week and in addition my husband has come down with a nasty virus!  Poor man, he's pretty sick!

As soon as we realized what was going on, I grabbed the Lysol spray and all purpose disinfecting cleaner and set to work disinfecting and cleaning. Next, came our bed which got a change of sheets but not before spraying down the mattress with Lysol.  The  sheets, after getting a good washing, are being hung on the clothesline where the sun can help with their disinfecting.

We have anti-diarrhea medication on hand should it be needed and ginger balls to help settle his upset tummy.  I sure am hoping that I don't come down with it!

If you haven't already guessed, our weekend assignment centers around being prepared for a virus.  Is your pantry prepared to combat a virus should someone in your family suddenly come down with one? Unfortunately, a virus doesn't give advance warning!

How do you fight virus' in your home?  Is your pantry prepared?


Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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15 comments:

  1. I use Annabel's miracle spray and reusable wipes on all surfaces as part of my everyday cleaning. As this contains vinegar and either lavender or eucalyptus essential oil, it is already a disinfecting cleaner. It smells lovely and is both cheap and easy to make. Every second or third week, I shake bicarbonate of soda onto the mattress, leave it for a few hours, then vacuum it off. I leave all the windows open and let the air and sunshine do their job. We also use hankies for runny noses. These go into a small lidded bucket, which has water and some eucalyptus oil in it. I wash the hankies and the bathroom towels together and make sure there is some soak time with more eucalyptus oil. The smell is divine and the antiseptic properties of the oil do their work.

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    1. Jane Allan, Annabel's miracle spray is a good choice for a disinfecting cleaner. I have it in my cleaning pantry too!

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  2. I have already started to prepare my cabinets for the fall and winter ahead with all the germs and viruses that it could bring into our lives and homes. I love this time of the year when we are able to open the windows and let the germs out! I also use the "Super Germ Killer" everyday. I have used it for years and we are not ever sick from colds and flu like symptoms.

    https://fiberandflea.blogspot.com/search?q=super+germ+killer

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    1. Kim, our temperatures are not cool enough yet that we can open the doors and windows but as soon as they are we will do that too. I'm on my way to check out your "Super Germ Killer."

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  3. Please post how to make the miracle spray. Hope hubby is feeling better!!
    Sue

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    1. Sue, the recipe is in this link ...

      http://thebluebirdsarenesting.blogspot.com/2014/06/clean-and-fresh.html

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    2. thank you so much :)
      Sue

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  4. Hi Patsy!

    One of my ongoing projects is learning about the wild growing plants around me. I have just been reading about native geranium/cranesbill - which grows well in many places - and find that its roots are very effective for diarrhoea. The weedy Bidens/Cobblers Peg is strongly anti-infective, and healing for the mucous membranes.

    My take, here, is that cranesbill roots can be prepared fairly quickly. The others can be eaten as fresh young greens, along with chickweed, broad leaved plantain and therapeutic parsley, with daily meals - as a tonifying preventative.

    We're enjoying spring sunshine, and the outdoors!!

    With warm regards,
    Rachel Holt

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  5. Rachel, Thanks for the information, I'll have to add that to my list of herbs to research. We are still in the throws of hot weather. Several days this week the temperature was in the upper 90's! I am eagerly awaiting cooler Fall weather. I have an 'outside' to do list a mile long!!!!

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  6. We came down with that virus here in Tampa! :( 2 households for 4 days! :( I was one of the 'participants' and will be refilling our pantry items we used for this one....

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    1. Barbara, it is a nasty virus isn't it???

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  7. I use Invive colloidal silver and it has cured everything. This is the ONLY brand I know that works. As soon as I feel myself getting sick, I start taking it every 3 or 4 hours which is more than the instructions say to do but that is what works best for me. It is expensive to buy but for me the cost of one bottle is less than one trip to the doctor's office and one bottle lasts forever. I have used it for strep throat, flu bugs, yeast infections and ear infections. If you want to get it just Google “Dr. Scott Johnson, Invive Colloidal Silver” and he does videos explaining how it works.
    I know it sounds like I am selling it but I am not. I just want to share what has saved us a FORTUNE on doctor bills.
    Jeannie

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    1. Jeannie, I'll have to research that, thank you for the tip!

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  8. Do you have a recipe for the ginger balls?

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    1. No, I purchased them! I'm sure you could make them though.

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