Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting the Sick Out

Getting the Sick Out is a phrase that Andy picked up from his grandmother. The idea is that after you have been sick, you should not just change your tooth brush and wash your sheets, you should throw the windows open and clear out even the air. I'm not sure if there is any actual health benefit to it, but yesterday we decided to get the sick out.

It was a good day for it too. Last winter was crazy snowy and this summer was crazy hot and dry, but fall has been perfect. It was about 70 degrees yesterday, so it was the perfect day to throw all the windows open and turn on all the fans. We did laundry all day and made up for all the cleaning we have missed over the past several weeks.

I don't know if it just happens that I'm finally starting to get better, but getting the sick out really seemed to do just that. We still have some lingering sniffles and coughs, but nothing like the past several weeks.

Now, lets just hope we can keep the sick out.


Mel said...

I totally agree with Andy's grandmother. It at least makes you psychologically feel better to "get the sick out," and I really think there is a great benefit to the fresh air and cleaning. Hope you guys can all stay well for a while!

JenFen said...

I too am a firm believer in getting the sick out and here's to keeping it out for good.

Karen said...

I think just getting some fresh air in can make you feel better. Hope you got the sick out for good this time!