This is my mom:
This is my mom texting:
April 15, 2012 3:17pm
MOM: From Diary of a Woman who has 6,444 things to do but decided to clean silverware….
TRACY: Nicely done. This makes me very happy!!!
April 15, 2012 6:16 pm
MOM: Help! New Malady. Am now afraid to use silverware. Want to “save” them. Aaauugh!
MOM: You laugh but I’m eyeing the stash of take-out plastic “ware”.
April 16, 2012 7:34 am
MOM: Seriously, I ate my salad last night with my fingers. Time for cereal…but they look so beautiful.
MOM: And how will I rotate them so each gets equal usage? I need crisis negotiator.
TRACY: I don’t believe in rotation. I believe in inspiring jealously amongst others. This includes all flatware.
MOM: Jealously or fear of service?
TRACY: It gives flatware things to talk about when they rest in the drawer. It makes them stay on their game, in hopes they will be called into duty.
TRACY: If you keep using plastic flatware the freshly polished silverware will think you are crazy. *Beware of mutiny – it is not pretty- forks will mate with spoons – hence spork.
MOM: I shut the drawer – they can’t see me with plastic spoon.
April 16, 2012 7:01pm
MOM: BTW I found a nice jeweler –the one armed guy — who is putting a tiny number on the back of each piece of silverware. And I have a chart on the kitchen wall where I note each time each is used. Solved!