Tuesday, 23 December 2014

T is for Tuesday. And Tree. And Tidy.

I got up later this morning. I feel a bit guilty about this as I'm working with Mr D today. So while he donned his safety boots and high vis jacket, I made myself a cup of coffee.  He knows that it's ridiculous to think that I could leave the house without it.  I started to pour it into my 'to Go' cup and he suggested that I just join him later when I'm ready.  So I put my coffee in one of my lovely Christmas mugs and plonked it on the coffee table whilst I said goodbye.

And yep, it was a hug and a kiss goodbye - guilt and love made me do it. I mean...which 'ready' was he referring to? Kitchen tidied and wiped and ready for next time?  House tidied and ready for the holiday? Presents finished and wrapped and ready?  I'm close with all of these things..but not close enough to be ready.  But I rather suspect that applies to an awful lot of us now. And then there's the other guilt - the one that has me relieved to be doing a quick tidy and wipe in the kitchen and going off to work so that I don't have to think about anything else just yet!  So this Christmas week link up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T stands for... comes to you courtesy of Mr Dunnit who unwittingly gave me time to realise I had a perfect 'shot' of my coffee, and time to join in! 

18 comments:

Sue said...

Glad you were able to enjoy your coffee.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

voodoo vixen said...

You got a good 'un with your Mr Dunnit, glad you had time to drink the coffee and not just smell it... and I am sure all the really important stuff will get done and what doesn't... doesn't matter!! LOL

Rita said...

What a pretty cup...and love the tree in the background. Hug and a kiss in the morning--how nice! Happy T-Day and Merry Christmas! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Oh, I LOVE that mug! And your tree looks very gorgeous and bright. Thank you Mr D for giving you time to join us today. Happy T Day & Happy Christmas :o))

~*~Patty S said...

and a perfectly lovely shot it is
thanks to you and the Mr
Happy Happy Christmas to all!
oxo

Linda Kunsman said...

awe, what a nice guy. Your mug is beautiful- so glad you were able to enjoy it in your lovely surroundings! Happy T day and a very Merry Christmas!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic tree and cup and great that you can relax as well !
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS dear Julia!
xoxoxo
Susi

loveofcollage said...

what a lovely tidy house..happy Christmas

Robyn said...

loving that ornament cup and the nudge to tidy!(see tomorrows desk- fingers crossed)

Helen said...

he's a proper good'un, is Mr D! love the mug, and the tree in the background looks fabulous. Hope you got done everything you needed to. We finished early (5) and am off now till next week (possibly till Friday)

Denise Price said...

What a pretty scene, with your fancy cup in the foreground and your tree and sun porch in the background. Glad you got to take a little extra time enjoying your coffee in this cozy nook. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This has got to be the most enjoyable photo, courtesy of you, but with time provided my Mr. D. From the mug to the tree to the lovely pillow leaning against the chair, this is what Christmas is truly all about. Family, love, a beautiful tree, and COFFEE.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us for T this Tuesday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, that's a typo. It's not MY Mr. D., but BY Mr. D. After all, Mr. D and you are a match made in heaven.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read your comment to me. The scones were purchased. They don't look like the ones I make, either. Yes, they are chocolate chip. Good eye.

misteejay said...

What a lovely photo Julia. Hope you enjoyed your coffee and had a super day. What a good egg Mr D is.

Toni xx

dawn said...

How nice that you had time for coffee with us. What a pretty photo this is. Have a Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

a sweet understanding hubby...glad you got the shot of your mug and tree. Ready for the holiday?! Just today I was finishing a homemade card as guests were arriving! Hope your holiday is joyous, and everything gets done! :)

Krisha said...

Just sneaking in, late, but before the jolly elf, to say Merry Christmas and Happy T-day....love the cup too!