So last night I was chatting on the phone with my sister (what else is new) while getting ready to polish my silver. I was complaining to her that I feel that my silver does not get really shiny, no matter what I do. And that it really ticks me off because I paid like $16 for my darned silver polish.
Then I told her that I was settling down at the table to polish.
"You're doing WHAT?" asked Rebecca
"I'm at the table to polish" I replied
"But how do you rinse your sponge and your silver as you're going along?" She asked
"I let it all sit and then rinse at the end. And the sponge? Oh I dip it in water" I responded.
Now anyone who knows how to polish silver is rolling their eyes at my stupidity.
"No, silly, you need to rinse each piece immediately. And you need to constantly wash out your sponge, otherwise you're just transferring the tarnish you just took off right back onto the piece!"
I stood at the sink.
Waddaya know! After twelve years of marriage and much dull silver, I am the proud owner of some shiny candlesticks and kiddush cups.
I feel kinda dorky.
I apologize by the way to everyone for all my boring housekeeping posts. But it IS a week before Pesach and I'm a tad distracted.
So far here's where I'm holding:
Basement Fridge cleaned
Basement Freezer cleaned
Stockpile reorganized and ready for covering. But first I need to take pictures of my 38 cases of kids' water bottles that I got for free to share with you guys.
Shopping Done (still need to buy a tablecloth for the kitchen. Oops.)
Baked Goods Made (thanks, Michelle for graciously letting me use your Pesach kitchen! It was a lifesaver)
Car vacuumed. Let me tell you, that was one nasty car.
Kids' rooms cleaned
Kids need to clean out their backpacks today after school
Turn over kitchen (Saturday night and Sunday)
Get paper goods order
Drink Slurpees without touching them (I always have a big craving for Slurpees-half Coke, half Sprite-try it-it's the best-while cooking and cleaning for Pesach. I put them on the floor and dramatically lean over while holding my arms out to the side like a bird and drink!)
Pick up all my guests at the airport-woooohoooooooo
Happy Week Before Pesach Everyone!!