Actually, I've had a cold since before Christmas and I honestly
thought that when I got through the Christmas stress rush
that I would just grab a few nights of good sleep and my cold would be gone.
And tonight, when I should be out ringing in 2013, I'm staying in
because my cold is slowly morphing today into something that feels like the
So, for those of you hoping to see me tonight? I'm staying home.
I have been washing my hands so much this Christmas season they
are now red and raw.
I have cleaned my house repeatedly over the holidays.
I am still sick.
I. AM. DOING. SOMETHING. WRONG.
So, today I sat down and read through the Hygiene Council's web
site and I learned a few things.
Actually, I learned a lot.
I learned that my kitchen sink contains 100,000 times more germs
than a bathroom. I learned that the flu virus can remain active on surfaces for
up to 48 hours and I discovered that 52% of the kitchen taps they tested were found
to be contaminated with harmful bacteria like Ecoli.
So, starting today I'm going to fight my cold in a new way. I'm
going to begin by using disposable cloths in my kitchen and I'm also going to
switch from using a detergent to clean my kitchen to using a disinfectant.
And hopefully my friends, soon into 2013 I will be well and then
I'll come and visit you without sputtering germs all over your home.
Now, there's something to look forward to.
Happy New Year! (cough, sniffle, sputter)
Want to know more about the Hygiene Council? Visit their web site here.
Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. And so is my cold.