I am so happy about my new mug! It’s slightly misshapen with a matte brown finish and a gorgeous, jade colored interior. It’s cozy and beautiful, and I love it so much… Is that crazy?
Okay, I’ll admit it; I can be obsessed with coffee mugs. It’s an addiction that I’ve struggled with off and on since I first started drinking hot beverages as a kid. My collection has grown and then dwindled over the years, and I’ve really worked hard to abstain from buying every cool or interesting new mug I encounter.
But then it happened – the slip. I turned down the kitchen accessories aisle of our local market, which can be an iffy proposition. I was just cutting through to get to the dairy section when this mug caught my eye. Even the pattern name “Galaxy Jade” was alluring. Before I knew it, she (my new mug) was safely tucked between the frozen corn and the barbequed potato chips, and I was on my way to get yogurt and butter.
My overabundance of mugs has been an issue between my wife and I since we first moved in together, so I knew this could be trouble. She simply doesn’t understand how I could need (really?) another mug when we have plenty of perfectly good coffee cups sitting in the cupboard. I definitely got the stink eye when it showed up on the counter, full of coffee, the next morning.
“Where’d that come from?”
“I bought it.”
I hesitated for only a moment.
“Because I wanted it.”
Sometimes, you just have to own your addictions, take responsibility, and move on with the determination to do better next time. After all, I haven’t bought any new pens or notebooks (another obsession) in quite a long time… Oh wait, scratch that. I did just buy a three-pack of green notepads on sale at Target the other day. But I offered to share.
What are your obsessions and how do you deal with them?
Great blog, Julia! I am constantly obsessed with something — a book, a movie, a television show. I have never been obsessed with coffee mugs. I did recently realize that I have a growing collection of heart-shaped objects on my desk. Must be an obsession!
I recently inherited a couple of heart shaped bookends from my mom. They have yet to multiply, but I have kept them separated. You never know what’ll happen.
Hi Julia – I like the looks of that mug, too.
My obsession has to do with buying e-books. Whispernet is far, far too enabling. I remind myself I have xx number of books waiting to be read, yet in pops that bookbub e-mail and dang if there isn’t yet another book I MUST have. Yeah, get in line book. It may be a long time before your day on the Kindle.
Ack! Don’t remind about my BOOK OBSESSION. Doesn’t that count as research though?
Cute. I like little dishes. Not just for food, but for change, jewelry, paper clips, etc.
I love little dishes too but they need too much dusting. I already have enough evidence of my poor housekeeping.
I have too many to go into here. But I do have a favorite mug!
A true kindred spirit!
Hey, mugs are useful! Plus the beverage always seems a bit sweeter in a pretty container. 🙂
I grapple with book addiction. It’s become much less apparent to hubs since I got my first ereader a few years ago, but it’s still there. The credit card statement gives me up every month!
I’m totally with you on the book addiction. It’s true, I no longer have stacks and stacks of evidence since switching to an e-reader but that credit card bill is a stinker.
I might be a little obsessed with the upcoming Outlander series…
Ah, I’ll have to check it out!