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Peach State says: And So It Begins…

And So It Begins…

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…and I am so ready!
I love Auburn and college football !
Game is back on…gotta go!

Peach State

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Peach State says: And So It Begins…

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Staring me straight in the face, reminding me of my promise, is my tasteful and healthy “Special K” protein shake!

And So It Begins!

You may notice my constant companion standing nearby…sadly almost empty! “That is okay…

20140107-080519.jpgreinforcements are standing ready for battle the day ahead! At least that is what the cup may think…I had a major coughing episode early this morning and needed some special help from my constant companion. I have been fighting this ridiculous itchy throat and cough for almost a week now…and that is long enough! I think it is time to try another route of medication. This feeling of drowning is not working for me! At least I am keeping hydrated! So it is the least I can do to brew about another 8oz and combine with the leftovers! “Can’t let it go to waste…right?”

I am quite wiped from my late night and issues from coughing. I was up past my bedtime due to the BCS National Championship. It was a bit emotional as I watched my favorite-all-time-prick-my-finger-and-I-bleed-Orange-and-Blue Auburn Tigers almost defeat the number one team in the National Championship. They said we couldn’t make it to the championship and…WE DID! It was a great game…nail biting and heart-wrenching! Time to move on to the next item…the college football season is over and our focus now turns to our favorite NFL team from my hubby’s home state and guess what…They are in the number one seed for the division!

I am chilled, as I sit here at the kitchen table, feeling the cold penetrating the window panes. It is about 5 degrees this morning and there is a breeze! “Yay!” I have watched the sunrise, with all it’s glory, quietly brighten the morning sky. The golden shimmer has finally spread across the surrounding browning landscape. The deceivingly warm glow from the rising sun has captured the tooth-pick trees in my backyard.

20140107-084446.jpg “I wish I was under my blanket! My luck I would get warm and cozy and start coughing.” I have had enough of that so no blanket time! I think I will head upstairs and pull everything out of my linen closet. There are sheets in that abyss that have no bed to fit and towels that should have been left at camp when the boys came home after a week of use! (Lol…I just pictured wet, icky towels being hidden away in the back of the closet, by my sons, and oozing all over like an infection!) Fortunately that is not the case…just over stacking of badly folded and mixed up towels and sheets!

I am still sitting here…procrastinating spending time with you! Although you are more fun to talk to I really need to go! My “constant companion” is ready to go and I must follow suit!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Decolorizing of the Home!

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It has begun…the annual Decolorization of the Home! This has also been named “Just put it in a box labeled Christmas”…Oops! I hope my son realizes that there are a few more decorations to add to the oversized bins this year!

“Mom bought a few new items this year…on sale!”

The simple, and often complicated, job of taking down the decorations gives the home a fresh and uncluttered feel as we usher in the New Year. The only drawback is the Diva-like-attitude that accompanies the repetitive picking up and placing in the bin motion. SO…being the loving mom, that I am, I have already begun taking down items and have made piles of similar decorations.

“Grab a bin and place the pile into the bin…move to the next pile….”

I will need to stress, once again, to please place the Fall and Halloween decorations on top of the Christmas decorations so that I can actually find them next year! “And please do not stack them to the ceiling where I can’t reach them!” That’s a fair request…I am Vertically Challenged!

This sad part about this is the fact that next year I will be decorating ALL BY MYSELF! “Remember my go-getter-I’ll-do-it-I-got-this-for-you son is leaving in 28 days…and counting…for the Army!” Maybe my hubby can pay the servants a little extra to do the decorating! “Wait a second….We don’t have any servants!” I know what you are thinking…What about the youngest son? If I want all of the Christmas Coffee Cups lined across the counter I will know who to call! Even though he has been here for 6 1/2 years he still has no concept of where things go…much less what a tree skirt is. “He was taking one of my tree skirts to the trash because it had a hole in it… “We had a quick lesson on hems and seams!”

20131228-075816.jpgI need to remember to grab a couple of ornaments off the tree before the “demolition squad” wakes up. There are two, in particular, that I will keep out all year long!

20131228-080308.jpgIf you look real close you will see an Orange and Blue ornament…I will proudly display it in hopes of a win in the upcoming BCS National Championship game! “Yep…it is my Auburn ornament and I do LOVE my Auburn.”

“WAR EAGLE!!!”

Well, time to make another pile…

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, no really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Coffee Cup Mentality!

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Is it the coffee that is “producing happiness” or me? This cup was a gift from my Heart of Dixie Cousin!

I recently posted a plea for personality coffee cup pics as my status on Facebook. The first response was small with more comments than photos. I thought it would be interesting to see the personality and mentality of my friends through their coffee/tea cups and mugs. “Maybe they were afraid to show me their true nature!”

Here are the pics of “Coffee Cup Mentality” I have received to date!

We all have our Team mugs:

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The Been There…Done That mugs:

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The Motivational and Inspirational mugs:

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I may have to borrow this cup and forget to return it…I love this song!

Last but not least…The Personality mugs:

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We have our favorites…”Don’t we?” I will be receiving more soon…”I will personally invite then to send me pics tomorrow at church!” Our cups and mugs remind us of where we have been and what we have seen. They become a representation of who we are! The sleepy smiling face or the dancing frog…it depends on the mood of the day.

What is your favorite mug or cup? Do you find yourself using it day after day? “I know I do!”
Have a great day…and enjoy starting your day with a little “Coffee Cup Mentality”!

Peach State