AS LONG AS IT KEEPS THE COFFEE WARM … – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP- Sunday: MUG


There was a time in my life when every gave me a mug. Usually a mug with some kind of saying on it. Like ” Aren’t you glad you’re 50?” and “Eat dessert first” or some cryptic saying about tea or coffee.

I appreciated they make modestly priced gifts, but it reached the breaking point when one day, I couldn’t close the cabinet door. I donated ALL our standard mugs to the Senior Center. Time has passed and the mugs are back. Gifts, of course, and every time I buy dishes, it comes with a full set of mugs I will never use. The old teacup and saucer have gone the way of all things, it would seem. Just as well since they were even more difficult to store.

Morning coffee is ready

Personally, we’ve switched to Contigo insulated covered metal cups. They will keep your coffee at drinkable temperature all day. Literally an entire day. They never tip over and cover your computer keyboard with coffee, either.

The downside is that instead of drinking some coffee in the morning, we can (and do), nurse it all day. I suppose we are entitled to at least one bad habit … and this is assuming that coffee is a bad habit. With which opinion I do not agree!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

28 thoughts on “AS LONG AS IT KEEPS THE COFFEE WARM … – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I like coffee but it doesn’t like me, whether instant or percolated. I now stick to tea and drink it cold or hot with no milk or sugar. I also have a cupboard full of mugs, medium size, but no problem. the dishwasher does the job once a day.

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        1. Everything we’ve every OWNED links us to the past. And if we had enough closets, I’d keep it all and let whoever figures out what to do with our tired old bodies deal with the mess. But we don’t. So we have to GET RID OF THINGS. You know. Old clothing? Old magazines? Old scripts? Hoarding is bad for you soul.

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    1. Scribbles, I’m drinking. Hey, just finished my 1st coffee. Means I’ll have to get up, go into the kitchen and get a refill. So much work.

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        1. A far cry from Parris Island USMC Boot Camp as I was reminded while watching the movie, โ€œThe D.I.โ€ Last night.

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  2. Those mugs would be great on picnics and outings. I too had a cupboard full of mugs and I decided to get rid of all the ugly ones thinking life is too short to use an ugly mug. I don’t like really huge mugs and they seem to be getting larger and larger. So I bought my bird mugs and those are the ones I use every day.

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