Breakfast in bed

I haven’t experienced that kind of queenly treatment from my husband, lately. But I do get the royal treatment when I’m sick and the first few hours after I gave birth to the children. He would literally feed me or let me drink water when I can’t even sit up to eat on my own. He offers medicine and reminds me when it’s time to take them. But sometimes he gets too panicky that he would like me to wear a finger pulse oximeter just to be sure that I feel fine. He would assist me to the comfort room to do my ritual when I’m too dizzy to wash up. I felt like a small child being attended to by a doting father (one that I don’t grow up with).

He is not the sweet type of person but has his own discreet way of showing his undying love for me tehee. He makes his presence felt when I need him. He shows what kind of a man and husband that he truly is. Sometimes it feels good when I’m a little under the weather (I don’t wish to be sick though) because I can make little requests here and there from him which he pays attention to. Even when I’m not sick, hubby treats me like a queen. I’m sure many of you can relate to this. My better half helps around the house and sometimes literally takes charge of the things I’m supposed to be doing at home. Isn’t he the sweetest husband around? I can have my way if I want to but I don’t want him to feel that somebody is abusing the kindness of someone. Breakfast in bed? Hmm I’m thinking of giving him one today.

How about you, how often do you or your husband serve your breakfast in bed? Share it with us at Marce Liz’s Couple’s Corner.

Rodliz’s Nest

El NiÑo Advisory

Got this very useful information from the DOH health magazine HealthBeat.

Health authorities said we are left with no choice but to prepare for the ill effects of El NiÑo Phenomenon on health.

Since we are facing an imminent water shortage,  the public is advised to conserve water and use it wisely. Water containers must be kept clean and boiling of drinking water is necessary. Water sources like wells must be protected from contamination.

The public should be on the alert for Red tide blooms or an increase in number of organisms in seawater causing paralytic shellfish poisoning associated with El Nino Phenomenon.

Heed public warnings and ban on harvesting, selling and consumption of shellfish.

Disorders Associated with High Temperature (usually 32 degrees Celsius)

Take note of the following heat syndromes that usually affect old people and those staying in poorly ventilated places.

  • Heat cramps – brief, intermittent, often excruciating cramping pain in muscles during strenuous physical activity.
  • Heat exhaustion or prostration – causes weakness, fatigue, thirst, headache, nausea, and faintness which may precede collapse.
  • Exertional heat injury – occurs among persons like athletes, exerting themselves in hot and humid temperatures.
  • Heat stroke – is the most severe form which can lead to complications such as kidney failure to death.

Radiation

The sun’s rays contain ultraviolet (UV) radiation which at intense and prolonged exposure may lead to diseases of the eyes and skin and to a reduced ability of the body to combat infectious diseases.

Note: UV radiation at lower doses is important in the production of vitamin D in the body.

Prolonged exposure of the eyes to UV causes cataracts or lens opacification which may eventually lead to blindness; too much exposure of the skin to UV radiation result to sunburn after a few hours, which if sever enough, may result in blistering and destruction of the surface of the skin, similar to a first degree burn.

Prevention

  • Increase fluid intake
  • Wear light clothing
  • Taking frequent baths
  • and avoiding strenuous physical activity during hot weather.
  • Limit outdoor activities to before 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when solar UV radiation is most intense.
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Wear  tightly woven or knitted fabrics like polyester and or cotton, and wide brimmed hats.

Start saving water now

With the looming water crisis to hit the greater Metro Manila area, experts have cautioned the public to start conserving water. Whether you have a small or big household its best to minimize water consumption and if possible save up for water containers like stainless steel drums just in case rationing of water reach your area. We can do our share to conserve water by recycling water from washing the dishes, clothes and taking a bath to water the plants, flushing the toilet, for cleaning the pavements and for cleaning the car. If you can’t find galvanized drums in your area, you can always look for sturdy plastic drums like the one we bought a few years back.