Thursday, April 3, 2014

My Mugs


I am a teetotaler. I don’t drink alcohol, mainly for health reasons. I don’t like soda pop, either. In addition to water and milk, I do drink coffee and tea, however.

Over the years I have collected many mugs from numerous places. Most were gifts from Bill, as he traveled. Some were gifts from friends. I may have bought a few.

I have mugs from many of the U.S. states. I have mugs with animals on them, including cats, dogs, and wild animals. I even have a mug from Pennsylvania with Punxsutawney Phil on it. Other mugs are seasonal, holiday, or weather themed mugs, among other themes.

I tend to use one mug as a favourite for a while, until I get tired of it. I will then put it away, and get a different one out to use. Recently I put away my snow people mugs and brought out my spring and tornado mugs.

I no longer have many collectables or knick knacks. I continue to downsize as I age. A lot of my mugs have memories attached to them, though. I enjoy the memories, when I use the mug. Everything tastes better with good memories.

Word Prompt: Mug

25 comments:

  1. i do that, too - continue to use one favorite for a long time. :)

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    1. It is fun to change once in a while, too.

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  2. So very true, everything does taste better with good memories. I have downsized so much with my move. I still have a pretty good sized cup collection though!

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  3. Last year I got rid of half of my dishes, mug, glasses, etc....and I still have too many for just me. LOL. I don't have any mugs with memories attached, but I still do have my favourites, depending on what I'm drinking.

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    1. I got rid of excess dishes, etc., too. My special mugs stayed.

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  4. You have some very lovely mugs. I personally love to buy mugs as souvenirs from my travels. It reminds me of good times everyday.

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    1. Thank you. Bill has found some unique ones on his travels.

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  5. I still have my snowman mugs out :(
    actually nah - I use them all year round because who doesn't like snowman LOL
    my daily favourite is my McCafe mug I got from McDonald's that also has my Twitter name @rorybore on it. It Is Huge. It can hold an extra extra large coffee.
    that may be my favourite part. :)
    but my second favourite has penguins. their my spirit animal. ha

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    1. I love snow people. I really do! Your McMug sounds like what truckers use. Who knew penguins are your spirit animal? Cool...*lol*.

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  6. Mugs seem to multiply faster than rabbits. My current favorite is a Cat Scout mug for my tea and the occasional hot chocolate. Don't drink coffee. XO, Janet

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    1. I am sure your cat scout mug is very special. I love cocoa, too!

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  7. A former neighbor of mine had a wonderful custom. When she was young, the first time she and her husband had a home, they had an elderly neighbor she befriended. When the elderly lady moved away, she brought the younger woman into her kitchen and handed her a coffee mug and said, "Now, when you see this, you will think of me!"

    After that, every time she moved, she would give coffee mugs to her neighbors. The one she gave me i sill use sometimes, and every time i see it, it think of her.

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    1. I do have a couple that were given to me in similar situations. I always think of the person who gave it to me. It is special.

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  8. Í knew we had many things in common. I love special mugs but mine have to be plain...with just the right grip!

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  9. I have quite a few mugs too (I don't collect them though), and it is funny how I gravitate toward certain ones all the time. I too, am also trying to pare down, and hope to do some major purging of 'stuff' this summer.

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  10. Good looking mugs. I do that too. I love drinking in a favorite mug until a new favorite tickles my fancy.

    Enjoy your drinks and have a happy weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. I also have many mugs... in fact I just got rid of over 25 of them when I moved.... I find that I use only one or two of my favorites.

    Thanks for pondering with me!

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  12. what a great idea to feature your mug collection! I have a ton as well and many I just can't part with. I also barely drink alcohol (due to my chronic kidney stone condition), can't drink tea either, but I drink TONS of coffee and water!

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  13. I have a few more (like 20! than I need as I will see one that is different in a consignment shop and have to have it despite not having room for it. I will get rid of the mundane ones sometimes just to make room. Tell us about your Tornado mugs? xo

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  14. We love that your mugs have such memories attached to them. That Punxsutawney Phil one is COOL! :)

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  15. The last time we moved I got rid of a lot of clutter but all of my mug collection stayed. Like you I have collected them through the years and most have memories attached.

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  16. It is funny how similar we are with having our favorite mugs or glasses to use. This is particularly good for us in the RV as we only have room for a small amount of drinking vessels.

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  17. We always have a favorite mug, isn't it? :-)

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