11 January 2010

My long-time companion bites the dust

Remember this beautiful mug?

It has been with me for a long time, my companion since before I was married, before kids, before old houses with drafty windows. In the winter, it is my daily companion, used literally all day, every day for tea and water and sometimes soup. It fits my hand perfectly, makes exactly enough tea or coffee i.e. some to drink now, some to heat up again...and again...and again to drink later, and it never gets too hot in the microwave or too cold in the fridge.

Now it looks like this.


:( :(:(

I knocked it off the plant stand I'm using as an end table today. It fell and broke with great drama. "Noooooooo! Not my mug!" I said in the most bereft voice I could summon. I almost cried.

Annalivia immediately said, "I know what will make you feel better."

And she sat right down and drew me this.

It did make me feel a little better.

But I still miss my mug. :(


Lil said...

Apey, that kid is seriously talented. Her picture is like a caricature that I would have guessed you, or some other witty grown-up, would have whipped out.

Anonymous said...

ummmm who uses a plant stand as an end table. before we run around all over artist/pottery country finding a inferior replacement, perhaps one needs to rework the table--where i place my most favorite fragile mug--system. ahem.

--mourning with you,

Jim and Amy Rennie said...

That is soooo sweet of your Annalivia. :) Sorry about your mug though.

Jim and Amy Rennie said...

PS I love the heart shaped puffs of steam. hehe