Monday, April 7, 2008
We won't be eatting with our hands....
I spent a significant amount of time over the past few days perfecting the art of wrapping three utensils in a napkin without losing symmetry. I wanted to post a picture of my progress for two reasons: a) I'm proud and b) I want my mom to be proud too! I picked up the ribbon at Hobby Lobby and I think one of the best parts of shopping there is the 40% coupons available on the internet to print and bring in. I found the napkins and silverware at the 'Dollar Delight' where you might be under the impression everything is a dollar, but that, my friends, is a fallacy, at checkout, everything is $1.50...still worth it.
'Dollar Delight' also provided some heavy hardware to crack open the lobsters without the price tag, which had been a concern of mine previously. Ofcourse I bought them one day before a man who had 92 lobster crackers listed for 25 dollars on eBay contacted me to let me know that he had relisted per my request, after bidding to late the first time they were listed! All part of the experience I guess...
On another note, I do want this blog to touch on our everyday lives, so on that note, I wanted to share something I read in a magazine recently and am certainly going to try this week...directions are as follows to clean tarnished jewelry (which has been turning up in my jewelry box frequently). You only need three things: a) baking soda b) aluminum foil c)glass casserole dish. Line the dish with foil and place your jewelry on top (be certain not to overcrowd). Sprinkle with baking soda, cover with boiling water, and allow it to soak for ten minutes. Now, ofcourse, you may be wondering how this removes tarnish...well, for the scientist in all of us, the answer is this: tarnish gets transferred to the foil via a chemical reaction in which the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) catalyses the reaction and wa bam...shiny and new! So, dear sister, H, trips to the jewelry store every weekend are actually not as neccessary as you think...give this a try and make a shiny jewelry store in the kitchen.
Off to watch my favorite show of the week, 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'!...and ofcourse to listen to how B would like to work on his negotiation skills and trip to small claims court (vs. Spirit Airlines) for losing our beloved rum on our recent return trip from the British Virgin Islands. If anyone may be considering this airline for your trip to the Caribbean, feel free to contact me and I can send you a list of 101 reasons why to reconsider! (#1 being the baggage handlers quickly identify boxes of alcohol and suddenly feel dehydrated).
Hope everyone had a great Monday!