Tuesday, April 29, 2008

How I do Mornings!...

Sadira has this cool little How Do You Do Good Morning... thing going on at her blog today. I'm answering here so I can show off my favorite coffee mugs!! Answer and leave a comment for her on her blog!

Mark is up at 6:20ish, showering, dressing, then eating and running out the door by 7:15. Sometimes I get up with him and sometimes I don't. Most days I hobble down the hall, in my pjs, to start a pot of Community New Orleans Style with Chicory(decaf). I mix in a spoonful of splenda or stevia and about 1/4 cup whole raw milk. Mmmmmm. The girls got hooked on coffee several months ago so I have to make enough for at least 3 of us. They each have a favorite cat mug but mine are these...


(brown polka dot mug found at thrift store in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, brown checkerboard mug is family heirloom)

I look for these every time I go in a thrift store, so far none have turned up but I keep searching. The checkerboard is my all-time favorite, very dear to me. The butterfly ones are just FUN and make me smile to drink from them.


(vintage mugs found at Salvation Army, Longview, Texas)

My breakfasts are varied but I hardly ever eat sweets. Mostly I have a snack of leftovers, bagel with real cream cheese, a baked potato, grits, nachos, eggs in corn tortillas with red pepper jelly and sour cream(this is probably my favorite of what I have to cook), or cheese and crackers. Very occasionally I'll make biscuits or pancakes and sometimes with ham. We all make our own morning meals. Mark has toast with butter(promise light) and honey or jelly, Amy has plain buttered toast, sometimes with honey. Sarah usually eats Malt-o-meal with syrup or brown sugar and butter(I cook this) or toast, or cheese and crackers or tuna and crackers, and Ryan fixes his own fried eggs or baked potatoes. Everyone pretty much eats when they wake up or within 20 minutes of getting out of bed so we're done by 8am except for Ryan who sleeps til 10 or so most days.

Sorry Sadira, no afternoon tea here. I drink mine green and iced, not sweet and have it with me all day long. My favorite glass for that beverage is one I found at Goodwill last year(actually I have two of them, shown in the picture below). They look SO vintage but have a .com on the bottom!!! Oh well, at 50 cents each I can live with that. They are heavy but not bulky, balanced and just the right size.


(goodwill treasures)

After breakfast, which I eat while checking emails, bloggy friends, my yahoogroups, and reading news online, I typically start a load of laundry or pick a chore from my neverending list and get after it. Or, many times, I simply stay on the computer for waaay, waaay too long. There ya have it! Now, please tell Sadira how YOU do good morning!

2 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Wonderful! I loved this idea...how we start our days. Kind of a little something we may take for granted, but we do every day...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'll keep an eye out for these mugs as I'm thrifting, Molly.