Questions and Confessions


First question: What do you do for a those nagging symptoms? Please share your favorite remedies for runny nose, coughing, mildly sore throat, and sneezing. We’ve treated all the –itises with antibiotics. These symptoms are just lingering and now we’re trying to kill them.

Second question: What do you use to clean your house? Please share which are your favorite household cleaners that are considered eco-friendly. You know the ones “they” say are good because the ingredients won’t kill anyone if they drink it, inhale it, get it on skin, etc. I’ve tried some before and threw them out because A) they stank, or B) they didn’t seem to work, i.e., if I’m going to scrub that hard I may as well use water. If you’ve done the same thing, then tell me what you decided to stick with using.

Your expertise is greatly appreciated.

Confession: I’m sorry I haven’t updated the blog as regularly this week. I’m feeling a bit out-of-sorts and overwhelmed. It’s one of those weeks in which I have so much to do around the house that I am almost paralyzed. One look at the piles of laundry makes me want to curl up in the fetal position, suck my thumb, and pray that all housework would disappear. (Is that not ridiculous? I know life could be so much worse). Nothing gets done while I’m teaching, and I have to teach the kids. But I also have to clean the house. Thus, the overwhelmed feelings and fretting that I’m just not enough for this family. And so I sit and boo-hoo and whine about it when I need to just suck it up and get it done. Whew, just admitting that makes me feel better! Blogging = therapy.

2 Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” I love that verse. Are housekeeping and homeschooling included in “good work?” I hope so, because this week I’m feeling really overwhelmed and whiny about it all.

Next week, Wonder Woman may show up.

If you say “hormones,” I’ll deck you.

I’m totally kidding about that last part.

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7 thoughts on “Questions and Confessions

  1. Looks like we are on the same page this week. I should be unloading the dishwasher right now. I don’t have a plan for dinner yet. I’m going to email you about cleaners. I think I have some good info. for you. πŸ™‚

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  2. For you first question, we do a nasal wash. First you get a plastic bottle from the drug store that will hold about a cup of water and has a top like a sports drink. Fill with 1 cup warm water and 1/4 tsp. salt. Block off your mouth with the back of your tongue like you are making a K sound. Tilt your head and squeeze the bottle up your nose so it runs out the other side. Repeat with the other side. Go back and forth until your bottle is empty. We have a different bottle for each member of our house. It really works!I have been thinking about the whole cleaning dilemma lately too. If I get a chance I’ll post about it. But for now, just throw on one load of laundry! Or if you have lots of clean laundry that needs to be folded, you could read out loud to the kids while they fold. That’s what I did when I was on bed rest.I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. HORMONES! Kidding….don’t hit me, please! :-)I just got some H2 cleaner from Shaklee….I’ll let you know if it’s any good.

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  4. First…dont apologize for not blogging….living takes priority over the blgosphere :o) Your on the right track there.As for how to get all the cleaning done on a regular basis….well not the best at that myself. I clean whats most dirty? I do have a room-a-day loose routine…so when I get time to clean I know where to go.As for what I use…..I have a bottle of vinegar water in every major room, like baths and kitchen. Thats what I clean everything with. For floors I put some natural dishsoap in with the hot vinegar water, I scour with baking soda. Vinegar really does kill germs and you can drink it while your cleaning if your thirsty.

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  5. Oh sister! I’m totally feeling the overwhelmed part too!!! We have been SO busy…..I told Jason I feel like our life is in fast forward!!! It’s crazy right now! And I’ve been incredibly emotional about life! 😦 I shop at Trader Joes and have started getting cleaning products there! Do ya’ll have that??When we were going through your town :), we stopped at a store called Manna something….they seemed to have some great cleaning products! : ) Do you ever shop there? It’s next to Jason’s Deli!We do the “nasal wash” thing that Christina was talking about too – we use Sinu-Cleanse! It’s GREAT!!!

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  6. Oh sister! I’m totally feeling the overwhelmed part too!!! We have been SO busy…..I told Jason I feel like our life is in fast forward!!! It’s crazy right now! And I’ve been incredibly emotional about life! 😦 I shop at Trader Joes and have started getting cleaning products there! Do ya’ll have that??When we were going through your town :), we stopped at a store called Manna something….they seemed to have some great cleaning products! : ) Do you ever shop there? It’s next to Jason’s Deli!We do the “nasal wash” thing that Christina was talking about too – we use Sinu-Cleanse! It’s GREAT!!!

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