Thursday, November 10, 2011


Honestly I hate to post about being sick, feeling sick or looking after a sick kid and sick puppy yet again.
But unfortunately that's been my reality these past several weeks (or maybe it's months) but whose counting?
It's been nothing major, just the usual annoying colds and flu making the endless rounds.
What drives me crazy is that I feel like it's only us that seems to get sick all the time.
Us as in Lulu & I (and now Chelsea)
I just don't understand why.
I am a complete clean freak and germ-a-phobe so I don't get it.
We have one of the healthiest diets I know of.
Laurens favourite meal is Quinoa, tofu and kale.
Need I say more?
I've been using my juicer every day making vitamin rich concoctions like carrot, beet apple ginger juice or Orange, pineapple, carrot ginger just to name a few.
Not to mention all the healthy meals I've been making.
Seriously healthy.
Very little alcohol happening around here either. sniff sniff.
Trying my best to get 8 hours of sleep a night. Lulu gets 10-11 hours.
I practically have hand sanitizer on a holster.
Exercise is a regular part of my week- it's like breathing for me.
Of course I haven't been able to get to the gym as much as I would like to with all this nursing everyone back to health business.
I could be a spokes person for Natural Health Magazine.
So I just don't get it.
why us?
Is this normal?
Are we the only ones who seem to be fighting off viruses on a weekly basis since the beginning of school?
Maybe I should just run to the nearest Walmart and lick the escalator hand rail and then go use the bank machine and put my fingers in my eye right after pushing all the buttons?
Heck maybe I should be really crazy and go outside without a coat on?
Or maybe I should fill up our car with gas (not full serve) and wipe my hands on my mouth after touching the hand pump.
Oh and then I should go stand in line at the nearest walk-in clinic and just breathe in all the coughs and sneezes.
We should just go to McDonald's for all of our meals from now on. Hmmm I wonder if they have tofu Mc Nuggets?
Okay so I'm rambling...I suppose I've been cooped up too long.
What I'm really trying to say is that I'm super frustrated that there is nothing I can do (or so it appears) to prevent from getting sick.
I'm doing all that I can, but it just doesn't seem to work.
Maybe I'm missing something though.
am I?
Anyone out there have any fool proof tips for staying healthy at this time of year, aside from surrounding ourselves with a giant plastic bubble?


clovesandcinnamon said...

Heehee...I was just going to say maybe you're too clean!

Honestly though we are sick here too; just colds but it gets frustrating. I have been taking Cold f/x and it seems to help me out but for Sam, just vitamins etc but she still seems to get a cold.

I am out of ideas; other than just washing our hands after we come home from school or out at the stores etc...

sorry! sending healthy vibes over!

kurrabikid said...

Hmmm, just rotten luck, I'd say. Think of the immunity you'll (hopefully!) all have once you're better!

Sonia said...

I found as the kids got older and their immune systems got stronger so we are sick less frequently. That and frequent hand washing. The kids know to wash their hands the second they come home. They also have hand sanitizer to use before recess and lunch time. I also make sure they get multi vitamins and Omega 3 gummies daily.

Elizabeth said...

Reading this belatedly, but wanted to mention a tip we picked up on the Weston A Price Foundation's website: Fermented Cod Liver Oil. We've all been taking it at my house and this is the first winter no one has even seen a bit of a sniffle (between school and hubby's job at the hospital we are never spared). Favorite brand is Green Pastures. It is super gross and a bit pricey, but 100% worth it to have a healthy family. My 3 year old gets a square of dark chocolate as a bribe and takes it like a champ. Hope it helps y'all!