Those who know me know that I'm a serious tea drinker. I'm talking addictive tendencies. I suspect I may have been Earl Grey in a former life.
My morning caffeine jolt comes from hot tea - and it was while I was making a travel mug of Republic Of Tea's Ginger Peach that I experienced a death in the family.
The lid to my travel mug shattered when I tried to snap it on.
OK, so it's only a travel mug - but it was my favorite travel mug. I got it at the RWA conference in Denver in 2002 from author Elizabeth Boyle. She had what I consider one of the greatest promo items I'd ever received. A white travel mug emblazoned with the cover art to One Night Of Passion.
When I saw Boyle again at RWA in Reno this past July I told her how much I loved that giveaway and how I used it several times a week. She mentioned she no longer had one for herself (I seem to recall a muttering about her husband).
Now mine is gone. Wahhhhhhh!