- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Don't ever work out beside someone who's coughing!
After watching a brief segment on The Weather Channel about indoor germs, I took a good look at my computer keyboard and mouse. Yuck! So I grabbed a couple of Clorox wipes, the Windex, a paper towel, and Q-tips and disinfected and cleaned everything. You wouldn't believe what came off the keyboard! Then, I went around the house and disinfected all the doorknobs, the banisters, and the phones. Okay, so I went a little over the top.... When I had a classroom, I would clean the desks about once a week, the doorknob every day, and I NEVER touched the handrails on the steps. In any given day over 120 kids entered my classroom. Our school has three floors and serves 1500 students. Think about those germs...... Actually, it was because I came into contact with so many during the day that I began to consciously wash my hands frequently -- especially after grading papers. It only takes a few times of writing lessons plans with a fever and chills and looking for a sub at 10:30 at night to learn to be cautious. Well, I don't have to worry about that anymore....Now, when I go to the gym.......