Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Have A Secret . . .I'll Share!

Okay it's a secret to ya'll, not to my beloved Family!

I do NOT like (dare I say loathe?) mis matched mugs!
Makes me itchy just to think about it. 

Pretty sure it's the same OCD thing that makes me "know" the exact spot the mat should be in front of the stove, even tho' everyone else can't understand -- 6 tiles from the left of the stove and 6 tiles from the right puts the mat DIRECTLY centered on the stove! 
How hard is that??

Make me sigh with contentment
(ignore the ugly cabinet - I can't decide what to do about them)

Makes me itchy and cranky.
But, there are good reasons why they exsist in my cupboard.

This one was a Birthday gift to me from my Son
I LOVE Hot Tea! 
Drink it every night. 
I appreciate the love and thought so the mug has stayed.

This one my Husband received when he purchased his newest "toy".
It used to reside at on his desk at work. 
Now he works in outside sales, he needs a travel mug.
So, home this one came!

This one was given to my youngest Daughter
The back says . . .
"I thought I'd won the Beauty Pagent
...but I was crowned Drama Queen instead!"
It stays because, well . . . ummm it's true!
Sometimes it's so hard to be 13.

My Son has no idea who the "Stones" are
He bought this one for the "tongue"
He watches "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"
I think he thought this was for him (snicker)
So, they have all stayed . . .I've tried hiding them so I don't have to look at them every time I open the cabinet, as soon as I do someone goes looking for "their" mug. 
There are two more I didn't include, one my daughter won in a raffle -- it's from Starbuck and another clear one with a creepy skull and crown, my son purchsed
Sigh . . .so we have an uneasy truce.
They stay because they mean something to some who is very important to me!
(and there are 6 of them so at least it even!)

Interesting how marriage and family force us outside of our comfort zone? I tend toward being very schedule driven, my family are all "go with the flow" people.
By the way, I took the mat out of the kitchen -- to much stress!! 
Besides it hard to cook with four cats sleeping on it : )

Thanks for stopping by, I love the company!

Happy Wednesday ~ Everyone!



  1. Boy that hit a nerve, lol! My glass/mug cabinet is full of the same mismatched memories/gifts and unfortunately, I don't have room to bring in a matched set... It really bothers me BUT I just can't part with them. And to make it worse, it's not just mugs... If I could only part with those old McDonald's glasses from the late 70's? and old welch's jelly jar glasses... I feel your pain. Have a great week!


  2. Too funny!!! It's good to know that I'm not the only one with this gift. lol

  3. I'm definitely with you on this one. I groan everytime one of my kids gets given a new mug! My solution is to place my nice matching mugs at eye level in the cupboard, and the mismatched ones right on the bottom shelf where I can't see them. That way I can pretend they are not there! x Sharon