She strikes again.

Sometimes, you have a plan for the day.  Because you’re a Planner and that’s what Planners do.

And sometimes, you end up at the mall for three hours, which gives you a compelling case for power-napping after the fact.

Both are totally valid, but who wants to guess which one happened to me today? 😉

So where am I going with all of this?  Mom read my post about the ugly coffee mugs.  And then she called me to tell me that the next time I came home, there would be a surprise waiting for me.

We are a family full of recreational thrift-ers and so I just had VISIONS of all of the possible ugly mug motifs she could have happened upon.

But it was not to be.  While she was rifling around in the basement for this, that or the other thing, she struck gold.

Yes, just as with the 1960’s Chanel Perfume and the replica of Princess Di’s Engagement Ring, my dead grandmother continues to be cooler than yours.


A brand-new Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Coffee Mug.

We’re talking “new” to the point where I had to peel the $0.59 price tag off of it.

Yes, I’m sure that means that I should have tried to hawk it on eBay or something like that.  But really, that mug and I?  Were totally meant to be together.

I just love it when the stars align, no?

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever received from a relative?


9 responses to “She strikes again.

  1. I think I am totally, completely and utterly jealous of your loot!! Holy crap!! I wish my family gave me such awesome strangeness!

  2. I love mugs, is that weird? I like to collect mugs as souvenirs!

  3. That is awesome!!!

  4. That is a fantastic mug, even if you’re not a tacky mug collector.

  5. That mug is AWESOME!!! The Universe has sure been on your side a lot lately! Send some of that luck to me, please!!

  6. Gasp! That is unbelievable. I don’t know about strange gifts, but we have inherited a recording (on record) of Charles and Diana’s wedding.

  7. Haha, I love the mug!!! The strangest gift(s) I have received was a bag full of deodorant, feminine products and soaps. I guess it was a very practical gift!

  8. That mug deserves a place of honor in your cabinet. It’s that awesome. My Mom’s mother used to clean out her linen closet and send me a “care package” full of half used toiletries, or gifts that she was given but didn’t like–sometimes they were from me!

  9. Omg omg omg, that is the greatest mug I have ever SEEN!

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