You know what I missed most when we were away at the lake?
You'd think that for the first few days, it would have been The Husband.
Not the cat, the guinea pigs, or the four fish, either.
Not even the garden (since we have one there, and OH, was it ever In All Its Glory...)
What I missed the most about home was this:
This is The Goddess' Coffee Mug.
Yes, it's pink with polka dots. A little TOO cheery for non-morning-persons, perhaps. But, what it lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in sheer size. And when it comes to a lot of things... including coffee mugs... I'm sorry, but Size Matters, people.
This mug is nothing short of awesome. It holds the equivalent of about four regular cups of coffee, which saves me having to fight The Husband for second helpings in the morning. And if I'm the first one up, then he's lucky to get a single drop if he doesn't get a move on.
The Mug is also lightweight, which is essential, and is narrow enough at the bottom that it will fit nicely into the loser cruiser's cup holder.
A good friend of mine thought I was slightly ding-y when I picked up The Mug in our local Winners' china department... She thought that SURELY I couldn't possibly drink that much coffee at one sitting, and that it would, in all likelihood, be stone-cold by the time I got anywhere NEAR the bottom...
She is a good woman. A great friend. Extremely intelligent.
But, she drinks tea in the mornings.
Oh, I'm happy to be back with The Mug, and even happier that I was able to salvage my Fabulous Coffee Maker, which had been left, uncleaned and unloved, by A Certain Husband Who Shall Remain Nameless, for the entire time we were away at The Lake. I scoured it and sterilized it for HOURS, running cup after cup of boiling vinegar, and then water through all of the pipes...
And this morning, my coffee was perfect.
This morning, it was finally GREAT to be home.