Monday, 22 May 2006

Just another manic Monday.

                    

Just popped in to say Hello and happy Monday not been much happening today out this morning to put some food in my empty cupboards just bought the essentials will go to Tesco's tomorrow to stock up as the local shops are so expensive.  The picture above is of my new mug.  I love a big mug of coffee when I am sitting at the computer and Stuart bought me this one in a lovely little shop in Well Next the Sea called Phoebe's. I just fell in love with this mug whenever I saw it and it is so bit it lasts me for ages. I put a stick of Orbit chewing gum at the bottom of the picture to give you and idea of size. The embroidery courtesy of my dear Mum she did some lovely work. I don't know if I mentioned this or not but she had Altzheimer's and I have the last things she embroidered  before she died and the colours were all mixed up it must have been right at the start of her illness. She did so much work for the church always making thing for one sale or another.  I always thought I lost my mum many years before she died as she did not know us for a long time.  Don't know how I got on to that subject it oh yes it must have been seeing  the cloth in the picture  that covers my old tumble drier that I keep up here in the study/spare dumping ground.  I have another tumbler on my washing machine but everything comes out all crushed it takes my hours at the ironing board if I use it I much prefer old faithful it must be the best part of 30 years old and still works fine. I will have to break here will have to put the mince on or it  won't be ready for tea so as they say in the movies "I'll be back".......... Right now where was I. Great radio station this afternoon am listening to AOL radio Watercolour Jazz really relaxing music with a good beat. Well I think I have confused you all enough this afternoon with my musings so will close now so that we are not having burnt offerings for tea again. Have a great evening loads of love,

                                  

12 comments:

msecz said...

I love your nice big mug.... Those little ones have to be refilled and this one is just right isn't it.. the cloth your mother made is a treasure. My Mother also did a lot of work for church and the missons with her quilting... Sandra

ally123130585918 said...

Love the Mug Joan (Lighthouses always facinate me) ~ it is big isn't lol ~ Sad your Mum had Altzheimer's it must be heartbreaking knowing your own Mum don't recognise you ~ let us hope one day they will be able to cure this cruel disease ~ glad to have you back ~ Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

Now that's what I call a proper mug!! I have a very big Harley Davidson mug for my tea, it's more like a bucket than a mug!! Alzheimers is an awful disease, my dad had it, so sad to see loved ones like that. Talking about your trusty tumble drier; I have a trusty iron which is 38yrs old now. It was a wedding present to me in '68 and has never let me down!! Can't beat the old stuff!! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

haileen2003 said...

Nice to see you Joan!
Hope you enjoyed your Holiday.....
On my first Holiday with Allan we travelled 1500 miles around Scotland.
Love the pretty Mug, but too big for me I never finish one!
I love to collect Mugs etc...wherever we travel.
Aileen....X

mllevl said...

Mmmm...just the mention of Wells has me drooling as it reminds me of great fish and chips.  We used to park in the car park at the front and nip across the road to get "tea"......Its a really nice place to visit, as all along that coastal area is. Eve

labdancer51 said...

That is an enomous coffee mug Joan, very pretty though.  Alzheimer`s is such a cruel illness, robbing people of their loved ones long before their time.  As you probably know Jim`s Mum suffers from advanced dementia and it has been very painful to watch.  If only something could be done....  You`ve had your dryer that long?  They don`t make things to last anymore, it would put the manufacturers out of business! :o)

Sandra xxxxx

astra1547 said...

hi Joan...
That mug is lovely and I like the embroidered cloth too! I always wanted to embroider, but did'nt have the patience for it

jeadie05 said...

A great mug that Joan,and the embroidery on the cloth is lovely ,what a treasure...know what you mean ,my dear Mum had Alzheimers too..it is a living bereavement isnt it ? ...Hows the ironing coming on lol ?........Jan xx

adlessor said...

Great mug Joan and I love the embroidered tablecloth.  That's a real treasure.   Enjoy your tea.          Dawn

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Joan, lovely coffee mug, is it hand painted? Sad about your mum, it has been very hard for you I am sure.She sounds like she was a wonderful person, giving so much time to the church,and very talented. Enjoy your day and thank you for your comments on my horse, he is better today.
Rach.xxx

sarajanesmiles said...

Hmm, tried to figure out what the picture of your mug and a stick of gum was all about, before reading, lol!!  Makes complete sense now ;o)  What a lovely mug by the way, so pretty and nice a big, for nice big coffee's!
Glad you had a lovely time on holiday!!
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

Love the mug ~ I'm sure it would hold a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate for those winter nights ;-)  Sorry to hear about your mum ~ I can understand what you mean though........At least you have some lovely things to remember her by :-)