If we HAVE to start doing some spring cleaning, I have a couple things for you first:
A joke, advice and a recipe for a martini to “kill the pain”….
Stop and Smell the Softener
I had spent the late winter months waiting impatiently for signs of spring. When the first warm, sunny Saturday arrived, I eagerly unlocked the storm door and stepped onto our patio deck. I was pleased by the sight of green sprouts and the sounds of singing birds. More than anything else, I delighted in the sweet aroma of the spring air.
Knocking on the kitchen window, I beckoned to my wife to join me in enjoying the pleasures of the season. She quietly brought me back to earth when she reminded me that I was standing over the dryer vent, inhaling the scent of fabric softener.
Wash windows on a cloudy, but not rainy day. Working in direct sunlight causes streaks because the cleaning solution dries before you can wipe it off. This is the best time to vacuum the frames and sills. Cool, clear water is the choice of most professional window washers. If windows are very dirty you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vinegar per gallon of water. Use horizontal strokes on the inside and vertical on the outside so you know which side the streaks are on. for drying windows, a wad of crumpled newspaper works just as well as expensive paper towels. Wear rubber gloves to keep your hands free of ink.
April Rain Martini
An April Rain is a refreshing version of a vodka martini. The splash of lime will wake up your taste buds from the winter doldrums as you enjoy the light spring showers of April.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- lime peel for garnish
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the lime peel.
Laugh, learn, and liven up your taste buds – Just don’t fall down from the ladder because you’re drinking martoonis whilst scrub a dub dubbing…