Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 20: Sick day, pity party

I woke up this morning  with a sore throat. A sore throat on top of my dripping nose, itchy eyes, itchy ears, itchy throat and sneezing! I was miserable. Don’t you feel sorry for me? I did not clean anything new.  There I said it. BUT! I did clean up after breakfast which is really saying a lot, considering I had to blow my nose every 30 seconds.  And I also mustered enough strength to make us a comfort food breakfast: chocolate chip waffles. They were amazing. 

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I called four different doctors’ offices trying to get the quickest appointment. One thirty was the soonest I could be seen, unfortunately it is also naptime for Missy Miss.  So I made JW come home early so I could go to the doctor and let Ely sleep. I got nasal spray, eye drops and told to use Claritin and NOT the D kind.  Aaaahhhhhhh. Praise the LORD, I do feel better now.

My doctor also informed me that the reason I am getting an allergic reaction after dusting is because I HAVE DUST MITES. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWW!!!!  As disgusted as I am, my commitment to cleaning is stronger than ever. Must. Kill. Dust. Mites. Tomorrow.

I am bummed that I lost a cleaning day today but this is a day by day process. And just because I was allergically unable to clean doesn’t mean I was unable to watch others do so. While I cleaned up breakfast, Eliana told me she needed to clean her kitchen:

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I gave her a paper towel squirted with my (kid safe) all purpose cleaner:

Lavender All Purpose Cleaner

Cleaning is contagious, thank God allergies aren't.


  1. Sorry you got sick! I'm allergic to dust reason I hardly dust ;) but I did dust our bedroom today and it felt SO much better! I try to do at least one room a month! HA! That's cool that you use Mrs. Meyers! I learned about it from a blog AND got a discount on it through a Website. Here's the link if you're interested: I only paid for shipping so for two bottles it was only $5!

  2. Thanks! I will check it out. JW loves the smell of it!