Monday, January 4, 2010

A Cookie For Your Thoughts

Abbey came over this afternoon so we could bake cookies. We baked and baked and baked. Ok, the truth is, Abbey baked and baked and baked and I talked and talked and talked. This might explain why I burned two dozen cookies and Abbey didn't lose one to the fire oven god.

I love Abbey! Having her in my life is like having another daughter. Daughters have turned out to be an addiction for me. I can't seem to have enough of them and I keep picking good ones. Don't get me wrong. I love those boys of mine but they never want to bake cookies, have coffee and talk all afternoon. I suppose if I was willing to learn to find enjoyment in spitting, tooting and shooting things, I would be the boys first pick for hanging out. Yeah ... not gonna happen.

Abbey and Robert


Anyway, the cookies are baked, bagged and in baskets for Wednesday's delivery to the VA hospital. We put two in each bag, one peanut butter and one chocolate chip. I think I might even bake a few batches of oatmeal tomorrow and throw those in the mix. I can hardly wait for Wednesday!



Our daughter Rachel, her husband Joel and their girls were here for dinner tonight. They come over every Monday and I love it. It was so nice to eat, laugh and visit. Then Rae went to give the girls their bath while Joel and Bob played guitar. Bob sang Cowgirl In The Sand to me. It's one of our songs and makes me very mushy towards him everytime. The big ape!



Joel is a paramedic in training and was telling me some VA stories. He was wondering if I was prepared for what I might encounter. Oh, I'm ready. Don't worry about me. The real question is ... are those poor veterans ready for me?

Mr. and Mrs. Crazy

17 comments:

honeypiehorse said...

YOu have such a lovely family. Have you tried oatmeal peanutbutter chocolate chip cookies? Not bad...

Rae said...

Sounds like you have accomplished a lot in the cookie baking department. The veterans are going to be so pleased. You are a very special person for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am new to blogging. I am trying to make some friends that can help me on my way. I love your blog. Oh by the way try oatmeal,Rasinett cookies. YUM

tinavin said...

I didn't want to be anonymous. See told you I NEED HELP

Oklahoma Granny said...

Looking forward to your post about your visit to the VA hospital.

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Marla,
Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it. Didn't realize that this whole ordeal was going to leave us all in such shock. Thanks again, I will be back when I can think straight...
Kate

Cher said...

Hey Cuz, you think we come by the talking thing honestly....Where is that Maureen when you need her she is truly the family cookie monster oh how I love to eat her cookies....I am sure yours turned out just as well and wish I was there to go to VA hospital with you.

Poured the pad at the property got septic in and Kelly put in an outlet just for visiting RV's... get the picture...Old and RV's go hand in hand so when are you hooking up yours for Cali.

Monkey Man said...

Good for you going to visit the VA. Joel is wise in his advice to you, but I am sure you and the cookies will be quite a treat just the same. Godspeed.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

spitting tooting and shooting? hee hee!!!

Two Shades of Pink said...

I now you are baking cookies for such a wonderful reason but if I see another cookie...but I would so bake cookies with you if I could. Just so you could make me laugh in person.

Libbie said...

I love hearing that love in your "voice" for your "daughter"! I am glad you got to have some good quality time together! I would be like you too-mostly talking-little baking.

The Amish visit was so wonderful! The daughter of the family used to clean for my sister-in-law -there are a lot of Amish in the very bottom tip of MN-It is so pretty to drive around because there are buggies everywhere! I feel pretty to know them now too!

Marla you are so inspiring-all the service you do! I hope someday soon-when my little 2 get a little bigger-that our family can start to serve the community more! Thanks for all you do for others!

justsomethoughts... said...

a cookie for my thoughts....
lessee....
hmm....
icant think of anything, but i would still like a cookie

Sarah said...

you will have a blast at the va's, and so will they! lovely family you got there.

Marla said...

honeypiehorse ~ Thanks and no I have not ... but I will be!

Rae ~ Can you tell I'm excited? lol

tinavin ~ Oatmeal Raisinett sounds delicious. Gotta try it now. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be glad to help you anytime.

Oklahoma Granny ~ Pray we get there ... eventually. :-)

Kate ~ You are all in my prayers.

Hey Cher ~ How exciting!!! Give me a call and we'll TALK!! lol

Thanks, MonkeyMan!

Nanny ~ No kidding. Boys think this is an Olympic event.

Two Shades ~ I bet we'd laugh ... and make a mess ... and probably get into some kind of trouble.

Thanks, Libbie. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. I miss the season you are in now. Enjoy it!!

justsomethoughts ~ Send me your address. :-)

Thanks, Sarah!

Unknown Mami said...

It's Thursday. Did you go?

MindyBB said...

Did you get to go today and freeze yout botty off?

Marla said...

Mami & Mindy ~ I went on Friday ... sort of.