This morning I decided to save the $5 for a coffee shop drink and heat up my own milk to make some mocha. But I cannot find the blue mug which I usually use for this (I was told over the weekend that now that I am past a certain age, I've officially become one of those routine people, this maybe a proof of that point).
Whatever the reason, I somehow could not fathom using another mug, so I turned the kitchen upside down, through cupboards, sink, dish washer, oven (which I use to store a few things), refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and even the fruit baskets in the dinning room. I poked around inside the bunny condo which is also nearby, as well as over and under the tables around the house, but alas, someone / something seemed to be playing a game with me, and I was not amused!
Time was ticking by and I had only a 30 minutes window to sit and enjoy my drink and maybe do a little reading. I gave up after the search tornado had officially hit everything and turned them inside out or upside down. I poured my milk into the white mug. Then I opened the microwave to shove it in. Voila! The blue mug is stretched out on the circle platter with a smug slant. I threw my hands over my head and suddenly remembered I had left the mug there earlier, but got distracted by the hussle and bustle of the morning.
I took a long sip on the mocha, rolled it over my tongue, swallowed, and let out a loud sigh at the sweet, warm and chocolaty buzz washing over me.