Ugh! Today was the day to tackle window cleaning. A chore that I have not enjoyed since I was a kid. Seems like they never come completely clean, and getting the streaks out - again, ugh!
But today I was using a magic mixture that I learned from my childhood and had completely forgotten about. I use a cup of white vinegar in my dishwasher 4 times a year to help keep it clean smelling, and while I was running the cycle I remembered using white vinegar and distilled water in equal parts to get windows clean and shiny and without streaks. By the time I was in my 30s I also started using a couple of drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid into the mix, which somehow made the process even easier.
So, to get your windows clean without the expense of a window cleaner use a spray bottle with 1/2 part distilled water and 1//2 part white vinegar and a couple of drops of Dawn (I don't know if other dishwashing liquids also work or not) and spray and clean and get it done fast.
Hope this makes for a pleasant chore for you.
Friday, July 6, 2018
I was recently having lunch with a friend, who ordered a salad and said that currently her lunches were "salad days" until she lost a few pounds. I pointed out to her that the quote was from Shakespeare, at which she scoffed.
A quick look-up on Google settled the discussion in my favor, and got me thinking about the many quotes currently in daily use that come, more or less, from Shakespeare. To view the quotes and more info about them go to: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1931758/every-day-shakespeare-phrases-coined-bard-still-use-today
"Salad days" - Antony and Cleopatra
"Send him packing" - Henry IV, Part I
"As good luck would have it" - The Merry Wives of Windsor
"More fool you" - The Taming of the Shrew
"Short shrift" - Richard III
"Neither here nor there" - Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor
"Mum's the word" - Henry VI, Part II
"That way madness lies" - King Lear
"More in sorrow than in anger" - Hamlet
"With bated breath" - The Merchant of Venice
"The green-eyed monster" - Othello
"Vanish into thin air" - Othello and The Tempest
"All of a sudden" - The Taming of the Shrew
"Wild-goose chase" - Romeo and Juliet
"The be-all and end-all" - Macbeth
"Up in arms" - Henry VI, Part II and Richard III
"Eaten out of house and home" - Henry IV, Part II
"Devil incarnate" - Henry V and Titus Andronicus
"Heart of gold" - Henry V
"Foregone conclusion" - Othello
"All that glitters is not gold" - The Merchant of Venice
Fun, right? I'm sure there are probably more; please let me know if you find any! My thanks to SCMP.com.