Good Afternoon Raspberry Moon Fam,
Before we get into the serious stuff, Sláinte is Táinte (“slawn-che iss toin-che”), meaning “health and wealth” in Gaelic!
This St Patty’s Day is a little different than most, but some downtime never stopped the Irish and on St Patty’s Day everyone has a little Irish in them! So Sláinte is Táinte to you and your family. Stay safe and healthy.
I saw this Guinness commercial and really loved it so thought I would share it with you.
Stay healthy and safe my friends,
My Plans at The Moon
Right now, I am planning to stay open and help create a place to rest and take your mind off things. I will continue to wipe down the room after every client and we are wiping down the handles and shop every day. There are diffusers being used with 4 Thieves in most rooms. There is hand sanitizer in the bathroom and in my room.
Please wash your hands a lot! Sing Happy Birthday twice while washing to really clean your hands well.
It is so hard to do this BUT try to stop touching your face, eyes and nose. You don’t realize how much we do this all day!
Please check your appointment time – you receive reminders via email and some clients received texts based on your preference. If you decide you would like to reschedule please do so as soon as possible.
How Do I Stay Home Yet Stay Sane?
This is going to be a challenge for a lot of people to stay home, keep the kids entertained or not go stir crazy.
This is a great time to take advantage of reading, playing games, being creative, spending time to just regroup and just resting. Getting proper sleep is one of the best and cheapest things you can do to stay healthy. Your body needs time to regenerate so be sure to go to bed at a decent hour and get up after 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
I mean seriously, how often do you get a chance to just take it easy? I know this all can be scary but let’s see what kind of things you can do to increase your well being and how creative you can be!
Here are some ideas for you to sort of keep things business as usual:
- If you enjoy yoga, check out Greenville Yoga – they are now doing their classes via Live Streaming and you can pay for classes as you go along.
- Do you have a library card? You can download audio books, movies, music, comics, Ebooks, television.
- Pull out those old board and card games that may have been collecting dust these last few years as we are always on the run and don’t slow down.
- Do home repair projects that you have been putting off! Grab your paint today or any supplies today, make use of your time.
- Time to clean out those closets and drawers! https://konmari.com/ or see a Google search for Konmari tricks.
- Get those garden beds ready for planting! Read ideas on the Clemson Home and Garden website.
- Maybe be creative with your cooking! Use Google or Pinterest and try something different. My friend Angela just did a challenge with her Dave Ramsey group last month to eat everything out of her pantry and freezer without going to the grocery store. She had to get pretty creative and not everything was a huge success but it was a challenge and I thought pretty cool.
We are pretty stocked here for a while but I am planning to get creative with things we have had for a bit we need to use up and I want to get the freezer cleaned out!
Of course the Salvadorian LOVES beans! LOL this is what I came home to the other night.
He said when all we have left is beans I don’t get any since I was picking on him about it! (Ummm this doesn’t include the rice, pasta and beans we already had though we would have needed them at some point any how. LOL)
Some COVID-19 Resources
I know everyone has been inundated with Coronavirus information. I have been listening to this MedCram medical Course that is really in layman’s terms. The doctor does a fabulous job explaining things. I do better with this kind of information. I hope this helps you understand more about the disease and what actions to take.
According to a video I just watched on MedCram here are some things that you can be doing to help keep others in the community safe:
- Get a Thermographer – know for sure if you have a fever! A fever is 100.4 F or 38.0 C
- If you have a fever – DON’T GO to the hospital UNLESS you need to. Your signs to know if you should go to the hospital include: Shortness of Breath, Severe Cough, Sleepiness.
- DON’T HOARD MASKS – Regular surgical masks don’t prevent you from getting Coronavirus! The surgical masks are used in the hospital to help prevent a SICK person from spreading disease! The N95 masks are NEEDED for Hospital workers. If they are not able to get supplies then they are more at risk and we need all of the hospital staff to stay healthy so they can do their job and take care of those who get sick!
- CALL BEFORE you go to the hospital! If you show severe signs such as shortness of breath, chest pain or are super sleepy then you should go to the hospital.
There is just tons of good info on the MedCram site so just go check it out. The course is free and easy to understand, but you might need to create a free account first to view.
10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your Health at Home
if you have possible or confirmed COVID-19
Graphic courtesy of the CDC website.
If you’re not sure what products to use to clean and sanitize, the EPA website has a comprehensive list of cleaning agents that are effective against the virus. (Clorox and other familiar cleaning products are listed starting about page 5.)
Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread
These are new guidelines put out by the White House and CDC yesterday (3/16/2020):
- Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
- If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
- If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
- If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
- If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.
- If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people.
These guidelines build on the CDC’s general recommendations to help prevent spread of the virus. Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time and wiping down surfaces in the home often.
Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are at risk—and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. Everyone can do their part.
Please stay safe and healthy out there!