The photo above is from the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic where people were advised to wear masks at all times. They didn’t know as much about flu transmission then and there was no vaccine.
Now that the flu has been officially declared an epidemic this past week I’m glad I got my vaccination last Fall. California is one of the states that is in the early states of the spread so I anticipate a lot more sick folks around here.
In other big news I exercised with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD this morning and well, I did feel like I was dying!
Around the Web
Every week I share some of the blogs that caught my eye. Enjoy this week’s picks!
I don’t need to tell you why I love Downton Abby; it wouldn’t be as good as this explanation from Musing of a Housewife. But I must add, I wanted more of the wedding!
$5 Dinners has a recipe for company pork chops that look so yummy!
If you blog or are thinking about it then you’ll need even more blogging tips from a beginner at Frugal Rules.
Financial Samurai shares proof your weight is almost entirely genetics and not your fault. What do you think?
The Debt Warrior is giving away a Let’s Rock Elmo who comes with his own tambourine and drums and microphone. Enter before it ends January 20th.
Enter to win $26.95 cash via PayPal or Amazon gift card at My Personal Finance Journey. This one ends January 31st.
Two Savvy Sisters is giving away 3 Mia Mariu makeup products in a giveaway ending January 17th.
Have a great week!