Lois' Morning Mug Meme Rules: Most folks drink some sort of a morning beverage, be it coffee or tea, and most likely from a mug. Please share a photo of your favorite mug(s) and tell a story about how it became your favorite. Include what you drink with this mug.Seemed like a pretty simple meme so I promised myself that I could take part in it once I got my assigned morning chores done and could sit down for a second cup of coffee. What with Amanda being gone for the week, I figured I should live it up a bit and clean the bathroom from top to bottom. Yeah, baby, I know how to take advantage of an empty house! Just wait until I descend upon her room with vacuum cleaner and garbage bags in tow! Maaawaaahaaahaaa! She'll be wishing she stayed home rather than having gone to spend the week in New Jersey once I'm done in there let me tell you! Anyway, I digress ... back to Lois' Morning Mug Meme.
Even though this is a simple meme, I couldn't keep it simple as there isn't just one mug that I use for my morning brew - whether it be coffee or tea. Over the years my cousin Amy has given me quite a few mugs for birthdays or Christmases and they're all great mugs so I tend to rotate them around.
Take these two mugs here for example - the elephant one is HUGE and makes one really big cup of coffee which is sometimes definitely needed to jump start my tired behind in the mornings! The Jiminy Cricket mug not only helps to get me going with a large size cup of java but also makes me smile. Amy and I have a running joke with both elephants and Jiminy the Cricket (something about me needing a conscience or something like that!)
One of my other favorite mugs is, of course, my Death Eating a Cracker mug that was designed by my very own resident artist - Amanda! This cup is especially apporpriate on mornings when I feel like ... well, Death eating a cracker! While I'm on the subject, if you really like this mug you can get one of your own over at Amanda's shop on Cafe Press! Now what kind of Mom would I be to not promote my daughter's work??
This brown mug is one of what was originally a set of four that I bought at a bakery in Stockton, California way back in 1984. There are only three of them now as my clumsy ex-husband managed to break one (men!) but they remain at the top of my list of favorites. When I bought them I just really liked the teddy bear on the front plus the mugs "feel" good if that makes any sense!
Another gift from my cousin Amy was this Maxine mug that I use at least several times a week. "It's my body, I'll have pie if I want to" is just one of Maxine's many mottos that I just love. How can you not love Maxine? Come to think of it, pie sounds pretty good right about now, too, but alas - the house is devoid of pie or any other goodies. No wonder Amanda went to New Jersey!
Another elephant mug (again from Amy) is this cute little china mug that is only about 6 ounces but perfect for a quick cup of tea or coffee. It's also the ideal size for a packet of hot chocolate. I love the colors and the fineness of the china on this one. It's very light even when filled to the brim.
Last but certainly not least is a coffee mug that I like to use when I want to remind myself of where I work (like I could hardly forget that with being there at least 48 hours a week!). Believe it or not, I don't use one of these mugs at work when drinking coffee but have a completely different one hanging on the mug rack in the kitchenette! Go figure!
I have a lot of other mugs in the cupboard but these are my favorites out of them all. I actually took a whole big bagful over to the Goodwill just a week or two ago as every time we opened the cupboard door either Amanda or I were trying to catch one of the mugs that was in danger of falling out and smashing on the tile floor in the kitchen! I could probably weed out a few more but you just never know when you're going to have 25 people over for coffee!
If you'd like to participate in this meme, I'm sure that Lois would be tickled to pieces so please do so and don't forget to link back to her so that she can check out what your mug says about you! Oh, and I ended up having my second cup of coffee in my Jiminy mug not because there was anything wrong with my conscience but because I needed a big cup of coffee after all that work I did!