1. I'm preparing for, not one, but two speaking sessions next week. And this from a person who doesn't ordinarily do much public speaking - I tend to leave that to the preacher in the family. The first one is on nutrition and feeding kids on special diets, which will take place this coming Wednesday. And the second will be for a Ladies Conference on the second of March and is on Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts. My head is spinning with Paleo and blessings and gluten-free and grace and trust and no dairy and joy and auto-immunity and... well, I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.
2. With all this stuff dominating my brain, there was no way I could get a blog post done this past Tuesday. I'm just not that good. Anytime I do this kind of thing, I gain a whole new respect for my husband, who has a "weekly speaking gig" as just one part of his job. I would get nothing else done in life if I spoke on a weekly basis like he does. It would be like, "sorry kids, mom is speaking Sunday morning - she can't possibly feed you or clean the toilets."
3. Since no one in the family went for the no cooking/no cleaning thing, the blog was put on the back burner.
4. But I've got something for today. I mean, it's short and sweet and mostly asking for help from you, my faithful followers, but hey, it's up here, posted on a Friday just like it's supposed to be, right? And I really do need some advice from all of you. So let's get on with it, shall we?
Most of you know that I got the flu this year.
And while I felt like it was touch and go there for a while, I did pull through.
OK. Maybe that's a slight exaggeration but it was the sickest I have been since... oh.... EVER.
And I really don't want to have the flu ever again. Or anyone in my family to have it.
But...... I am not a fan of the flu shot.
Well, actually, truth be told, I am not a fan of any vaccines, but that's a story for another time.
Now, I know for a fact that I have the smartest, most intelligent, and well-read followers of the entire interwebs.
So here's where I need some help from you.
And mostly, I'm asking the following questions in regard to the Bird. She is the main reason I do not like vaccines. I also know it's too late for this year but I'm gathering information for next year's flu season.
What does a person do who does not want to get the flu but does not want to take the flu shot?
Are there are alternatives to the flu vaccine that appear to be just as effective?
I know there are things we can do to boost our immune systems during flu season (and please tell me your ideas!), but I'm wondering about actual all-natural and safe treatments geared specifically toward flu prevention, like the flu shot is purported to be.
So maybe this is not even a real post after all. Maybe it's a total cheat post.
But I'd be so grateful for your help, suggestions, advice, links, or words of wisdom. I really do want to keep my family healthy but in the safest way possible.
I look forward to hearing from you so fire away!