Back in October, I took a marital spat public when I wrote about my favorite coffee cup. It's a very old, red, Starbucks travel cup and it has to be hand washed because it's not "dishwasher safe." I've had it for years, and I'm emotionally attached to my red coffee cup. Briefcase always washes the dishes when he's home, but for some reason, he refused to wash my special cup. He'd just leave it sitting in the sink rather than spend time hand washing it. If you never had the opportunity to read my somewhat humorous post on our spat, you can do so by clicking here.
In November, I wrote a sequel to my initial post. Briefcase came home from a business trip and surprised me one day with this:
I thought it was the end of the Red Coffee Cup saga, but I was wrong.
This year, for Christmas, Briefcase gave me this:
It's a new Starbucks coffee cup. It's ceramic, unlike most of the Starbucks large travel cups. Because it's ceramic, it keeps my coffee very hot which is what I love about my red cup. (Sadly, although I still have my red cup it now has a crack in it and, after all its years of service, it really does need to be retired.)
Of course, being ceramic means this cup is more breakable than many of the newer Starbuck travel cups, but it keeps my coffee very hot which is my top priority in a coffee cup.
Yes, I'm the annoying person at Starbucks who always asks for my coffee to be "extra hot."
Briefcase is happy because, of course, he bought a dishwasher safe cup. That's right – no more hand washing my coffee cup.
I'm predicting this will be my most-used gift this year.
How about you? Did you receive a gift this holiday season you'll be using more than others over the next year?
** No Starbucks coffee cups were harmed in the publishing of this post.
*** Starbucks is not a sponsor of Twenty Four At Heart, although they really should be.
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