Finally! A Mug Monday on a Monday. Since last week was so crazy for all of us, we got today off, yay! I love mornings where I can leisurely make a big breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee while doing my quiet times. Usually mornings like that only happen on the weekends or over a break, so this was a real treat. This morning I used another of my favorite, favorite mugs. I love the color, the fluid shape and smooth ceramic, but my absolute favorite thing about it is the handle. It's big and open and I can fit my whole hand in it, not just two or three fingers. There are some days where I'm more content just to hold a cup of coffee rather than drink it, and this is the only mug I can wrap my whole hand around it through the handle. This mug is also special because it was a gift from Audrey. Audrey was our Resident Director when I was an RA my senior year. We clicked right away and I looked forward to meeting with her each week. Our relationship quickly went from RD/RA to genuine friends and sisters in Christ. She was a tremendous source of encouragement and I admire her greatly. We don't get to see each other very often anymore; I'm busy with my "college kids" and she's busy with Elijah and Molly, who are about 3 1/2 and 18 months. Even though our visits are few and far between, I always leave my time with her feeling challenged and uplifted.
|Nothing is cheerier than fresh flowers in a Mason jar!|
Being home this morning also allowed me to go ahead and get snacks ready for small group tonight. Usually I'm doing this 30 minutes before they come over, and anytime I can do something ahead of time, I'm for it! I whipped up some rice crispy treats and washed the strawberries I got on sale last night. I think those are good springy snacks, don't you?
After I finished most of what I needed to at the house I was dying to get outside in the sunshine. I headed to Panera. I realized that Panera is one of the few places you can go eat a real meal and read, by yourself, and it isn't odd. Anyways, I went there for that reason, and so I could sit outside. There was just enough wind to keep it from being too hot and it was quite pleasant. I got a little bit of sun too!