Weekend Round-Up: Quiet

Weekend Round-Up: Quiet

I love weekends that are full of very little! Rob and I had a quiet movie night at home on Friday night. We ate leftover enchiladas and made a dent in the leftover dishes from the party.

Major sleep in on Saturday morning followed by even more reading in bed. When I finally did roll out of bed, it was only to watch Northern Exposure in HD and polish all the silver in the house (two of my favorite things!). I rediscovered a cute silver pitcher that my mom gave me over the holidays:

At noon, Rob and I motivated to go downtown for some shopping and lunch. We love getting clam chowder breadbowls at Macy’s with all the tourists. The weather couldn’t have been nicer!

Later that afternoon, we took a taxi up to Russian Hill to meet Nicole and Dave for dinner. It was so great to see them and catch up on their lives since becoming homeowners. We had a great meal at Sushi Groove and followed it with ice cream sundaes from Swanson’s.

After eating, we walked down to one of the strangest places in San Francisco: Harry Denton’s swanky Club Rouge that doubles as a fantastic fish taco restaurant during the day. It is substantially less-swanky at 9:30, which I prefer! As soon as the girls with the impossibly short dresses arrived, we all headed home.

Up early on Sunday morning to shower, read the Sunday paper and clean the house. Rob’s best friend, Rich, was coming in for brunch with his brother and his fiance. They arrived at 10:30 and we grabbed a patio table at Home. This restaurant does a fabulous brunch complete with a make-your-own bloody mary bar. Yum! We talked weddings most of the meal and brought everyone back to the apartment after to review Rob’s wedding photography portfolio. He has the first client of 2008 lined up!

Feeling worn out from our big morning, we rented Children of Men and were lazy for a few hours. I put together a bunch of tough what to wear outfits for the week ahead. We finished reading the paper and had a nice dinner of baked potatoes and artichokes.

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  1. Andy at 12:08 am

    What do you use to clean your silver? I have several great pieces I’ve snagged at garage sales in New England. One in particular is a sterling tea service with tons of crevices and detail work. It makes me CRAZY trying to keep it polished.

  2. mrsem Author at 12:21 am

    I use wright’s silver cream, a soft bristle toothbrush for hard to reach places and a lot of elbow great. Also, the cloth silver storage bags help keep things shiny longer.

  3. mrsem Author at 12:22 am

    Oh! And it’s really important to dry the silver off completely with an absorbent towel after you finish polishing. And let it air dry overnight before repacking.

  4. Andy at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I have some Wright’s liquid that works great. But I’ve always been afraid to use a brush. I’m going to tackle some pieces tonight. My grandmother recently told me you can buy that tarnish resistant cloth and make your own bags. But I love to keep a lot of my pieces out so I can admire my savy yard sale “steals” and the work it took to get them back into presentable condition. (Some of them were BAD before a little TLC).

    Thanks again!