Monday, December 29, 2014

TRIP TO THE THRIFT STORE AND A COOKIE REQUEST

With my cold on the mend we decided to make a trip to the Thrift Store and I'm so glad we did.  Many of you have seen my watermelon canister set that I dearly love.  Well today I found 6 watermelon place mats in excellent condition (brand new) with cute checked green borders.

Also found Tristan some books and a couple piano tapes and a Willie Nelson for my listening pleasure.  (Yes, I still have a cassette player).



When I got home and took them out of the package, the backs are red with watermelon seeds...Just too cute.




On my way from picking up my mail, two young boys at the playground recognized the Cookie Lady and ask if I had any.  Unfortunately the cookie jar was empty which doesn't happen very often.  I told them come back in an hour and I'd have chocolate chip cookies.  They were right on time, and a plate went home with them. (Sure hope they didn't eat them all before they got home ~ HaHa)

That little sign has hung on my cookie jar for years.  One of the grandkids gave it to me a very long time ago.  Yes I have cookies and hugs!  Glad I can continue my cookie ministry at Villa Ramona.


30 comments:

  1. You are blessed, and I am too!
    I bet those boys went away smiling.
    :0)

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    1. God put something in my DNA that is a magnet to kids. I love them and they seem to love me too. Of course the cookies help HaHa. They were pretty happy it was a plate and not just a couple cookies.

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  2. What a great ministry! You are truly the hands and feet of Jesus.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, that what I want to be.

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  3. Good for you Wanda!
    They have an adopted Gramma!
    That cinnamon bread looks awesome too!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. That cinnamon bread is almost gone. It was so good. Wonderful with a cup of coffee or tea.

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  4. Well my computer is doing some strange things. My comments just disappeared into cyber space!
    I'm so glad your cold is better and I just love your Cookie Ministry".
    We just got back from 2 days in San Jose. Dave's cousin passed away last week and we were down to help sort through some things. Our niece is trustee for the estate and we were just helping her get papers together. It seems there is always something keeping us going

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    1. I had that happen so many times with my old computer...I'm so thrilled with my Apple Mac. It's fast, and now that I'm getting use to moving around in it...I'm really pleased I waited and let my son find one on Craig's list.
      Don and I were just talking today about all the things that have to be done before one passes. Big job for family. Sorry for your loss.

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  5. Dear Wanda, The place -mats are pretty. It is nice that you make these cookies and give the children such wonderful memories.
    I hope your New Year is Happy and Blessed. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine ~ I'm sure I will get a lot of use from the place mats. I guess I've been doing the cookie ministry for over 30 years now.

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  6. What fun place mats - so fresh and colourful. And if I put in an order, and am there in an hour, may I have some cookies too please? :-D Lucky boys!

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    1. Either that or email me your address. They might be a little stale by mail...HaHa.

      Looking forward to using the place mats this spring and summer.

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  7. I would be at the playground every day if I thought I could get some cookies.

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    1. ~~~"If you bake them....they will come..." Did I quote that right...haha.

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  8. I love that those boys asked you for cookies! How fun...love that you do that.

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    1. They were not bashful...I guess they know I love doing it.

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  9. Oh my goodness, Wanda, that is such a cute story about the choc chip cookies. Awww. :)

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    1. Michael, I've been the Cookie Lady for over 30 years. It started in our Church up North when the kids walked by my house from school...The word gets around....and I so love doing it.

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  10. wow, first off what a wonderful cookie lady - i wish I lived near you! And how great you found those placemats. You were in the "flow" - ...so glad for you that you now have them to match the cannisters. Happy New Year!

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  11. Sandy, if I didn't give them away...I'd weigh 300 lbs. I do eat one now and then. Especially if I try a new recipe. But kids like chocolate chips, so they are the ones made most often.

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  12. Your cookie story reminds me of when I was little and one of my neighbors used to carry Bazooka gum with him. He would hand it out to the kids he saw riding their bikes in front of his house. He was so sweet. I remember his wife being in a wheel chair. They were very elderly then, so I'm sure they are long gone now. But it is a sweet memory that I have now. Those boys will always have that memory of you too I bet. The placemats you found are very cute. Perfect for this summer!

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    1. Oh thanks for sharing that sweet story Kelly. Made me remember an older man in my church growing up that always had hard candy in his coat pocket. Good memories.

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  13. Wanda, Love your new treasures. That is funny and sweet about the cookies. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I think those place mats will be perfect for this summer.

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  14. awww, the cookie lady, that is sooo sweet, the cookies look wonderful as well, you did well at the thrift store, I love your watermelon canisters, now you have such a lovely addition to the theme,

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    1. May just have to paint a watermelon for the wall If I can't find one.

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  15. I just love your little thrift finds. I LOVE going and seeing what little treasures can be found! As far as cookies - it's so hard to keep any on hand here. Mmmm has a cookie addiction - must have 1-2 for every cup of tea! :D hee hee

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    1. One of our retirement hobbies...we call it "junking" and we do find some really cool stuff. Yes, I agree a cup of tea needs at least 2 cookies.

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