This mug belongs to Amanda. But she lets me use it. I'm really glad, because every time I see it, it makes me smile. I mean, look at it: it's big and round; it has a cool circle pattern that makes me think of delicious scrapbooking paper; it's pink and brown and white, one of my current favourite colour combinations; and it's filled with hot chocolate. What's not to love?
Actually, my current favourite hot beverage of choice is white tea with a little honey in it. Usually, though, I do not want to consume this amount of white tea at one time, so I use a different little skinny mug that keeps the heat for a little longer while I sip away.
As you may have guessed, this mug isn't usually filled with hot chocolate. Usually, it is sitting in the cupboard, which is exactly where it was today when I opened the door to decide what I'd like to drink. I was reaching for the skinny mug, when this mug spoke to me.
"Talena, today is a good day for hot chocolate. And you should pick me."
Needless to say, I was a little spooked at this for a minute or two. However, it seemed to be done saying its piece and was content to sit there, mug-like, so after a moment's thought, I decided the mug was right and pulled it from the cupboard.
Why is it a good day for hot chocolate? one might ask. Isn't it summer there in Northern Alberta yet?
Why yes, it is. And I'm sleepy. A good part of the reason why is that the sun is not setting until about 10:00 p.m. these days, with dusk going until nearly 1 a.m. This makes it pretty hard for night-owl me to get to bed at a decent hour. BUT! It does give me plenty of hours after supper to work on my garden! Then the next day, I hurt. And I'm sleepy. And I want hot chocolate in super-sized mugs.
Seriously, I think this mug was made for me.
And here's something to make you smile (if you have a few minutes and a high-speed connection. While you're there, check out the Frozen Grand Central one. Hilarious!)