Yesterday morning, I put my beloved coffee mug on the back of the toilet while I wrapped up the cord of Zeca’s flat iron. When I turned away, I heard a crash, then a big splash and then I smelled coffee. Somehow, my coffee mug slid off the back of the toilet and shattered and coffee was everywhere. Luisa came running upstairs and said, “Oh no! Your mug!”
I’m a creature of habit in many ways and I’ve been drinking my coffee out of that mug most days for many years. In fact, I remembered that I blogged about it a long time ago and found the post from 2009. So, it’s been at least 9 years, but likely longer.
Today was my first day without my mug and when I came downstairs, Luisa had set out the Camp Warren mug for me. First of all, it’s white and I’m not sure I can drink from a white mug. Secondly, some of the lettering has rubbed off and I know that would drive me crazy. I put that one away and considered my options.
Melisa sent me a new mug for my birthday but it’s big and I drink my coffee slowly, so, it would get cold. But it’s now become one of my favorite mugs for tea. Yay!
I then considered the Peep mug but it was missing. I later found it in Miguel’s room. This mug is a strong candidate. It’s a dark color and similar in size and weight to my old mug. However, all those multi-colored peeps are A LOT in the morning. Time will tell.
I chose my fox mug for today. I love the clean design and, of course, I love foxes. But the fox mug did not perform as expected. It’s smaller than a regular mug and the tail handle is actually hard to hold. Plus, the walls of the mug are thin and the coffee got cold very quickly. So, I had no choice but to fire the fox mug.
So, the search continues. I’ve learned not to get too attached to material things but I didn’t realize that I had grown so accustomed to the mug as part of my morning routine. It’s probably a good thing it’s gone. My brain will be forced to forge new neural pathways. Who knows? Maybe I’ll go crazy and use a different mug every day! (Just kidding. I won’t.)