Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today I Sniffled Less.

Whatever this is, influenza or other viral illness, it has been kicking our bootays! 

I'm just grateful that the first part of it, for me, occurred before the girls came down with it. 

Now it appears that Ash has it the worst (fever, cough, congestion) and Britt only has the occasional sniffle.  Elle is in between.  She only has a booger nose (and a LOT of grumpy to go with it!).  Say a little prayer for my girls though, please.  Especially Ash. 

(life saver)

This stuff has been my best friend.  Basically the only way I could sleep at night!  Tastes worse than anything else I've ever put in my mouth before though!

Yesterday and today are the first time in almost two weeks that I had any energy to do more than basic house upkeep. 

Have you ever tried housecleaning tips from Pinterest?  I've certainly pinned my fair share but I finally got around to trying one out.  I was so done with the way our microwave looked (my husband's job) that I thought I'd give boiling vinegar a try.


Basically, I filled a glass bowl half full of water, added 1/3 vinegar and heated it in the microwave until it was boiling.  Then I, carefully, removed it and wiped all the yucky stuff out!  Because it had been a while since our microwave had been cleaned, I had to dip the sponge into straight vinegar and go over a couple spots, but really?  Not bad.  I think that if I (or Tony) would just do this more often, it'll seriously be a cinch every time.  Putting a lid on cooking items would help a lot too.  :P

(like brand new!)

Oh, yeah, I got my hair done a couple days back.  I posted this on Facebook with the promise I'd post a better pic soon.  I'll go ahead and throw out that same vow here.  Hehe.

 (it's the color i'm showing off.  my cut was just a trim since i'm growing it out.)


Faith said...

I hope you all feel better soon. I'm fighting a cold too. Not fun at all.

I have to check out cleaning tips on Pinterest. I only check out women's fashion, haha.

Love the hair! Is it red highlights?

My Journey With Candida said...

Hope the girls get to feeling better soon. It is no fun having little ones not feel well.

I have cleaned my microwave with the steam from water... works GREAT and I love the new do color..

alissa apel said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. But man your girls are now sick to! :( Did you have to go to the doctor for antibiotics? With my last cold antibiotics were the only thing that finally helped.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try that vinegar water mixture in my microwave. I don't know when the last time I cleaned it out. Hope you all get better. My husband was sick about two weeks ago. I had to move him to the living room till he got better. Love your new hair color.

Rachel said...

I'm sorry you guys have been sick! We went through that over Christmas and it lasted about 2 weeks for each of us.

I hope your girls feel better soon!!!

mun said...

Will pray for Ash and your girls to get well soon.

Great job, your microwave really does look new after you cleaned it.

The red highlight on your hair looks good - not too glaring, just right.

Amy said...

Feel better!

Your microwave and hair look just awesome. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Just stopping by to see how you are doing? Hope no more sickness going around.