Hello and welcome to my blog.  I look forward to visiting with you.  Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee or tea and have a cookie or two.

I already have a blog on Blogger but have been repeatedly told that WordPress is better. So, I am giving it a chance.  I am not sure what I will do with my old blog over there at the competition’s place.  I think I will see how this works out here before I make a decision.

I am not making any guarantee that my random musings will be interesting or of any value to you.   I have strong opinions about my faith in Jesus Christ, my family, abortion, immigration, politics, and NASCAR.  So, be forewarned my opinions may differ from yours.  I will gladly read and respond to any and all comments that you make about what I post, but please be kind and respectful when you comment and I will do the same.

Let me tell you a little about me.  I am a Roman Catholic 65-year-old widow, mother, and grandmother.  I spend my days’ quilting, reading, visiting with my grandchildren and watching sports.  Yes, NASCAR is a sport.  If you don’t think it is, get behind the wheel of a race car and drive for 500 miles and see if you haven’t had the workout of your life. These drivers spend hours doing physical training.  I am also a Washington Redskin fan and Philadelphia Phillies fan.  All of my children played sports so I am a sports fan by osmosis.  I don’t have an athletic bone in my body.  🙂

My favorite NASCAR driver is Kasey Kahne who drives the #5 for Hendrick Motorsports. I have been his fan since he drove for Ray Evernham.  I was lucky enough to win a signed T-shirt during one of the races a couple of years ago.  It was a Great Clips-sponsored race.

My all-time favorite Redskin is Joe Theismann.  I just recently was given a signed jersey from a friend who got the item just for me.  How lucky am I? I still can see the injury that took him out of the game for good.  I’ll never forget it.

My favorite Phillie’s player is Michael Jack Schmidt.  He was a great player and I was able to enjoy seeing him play in person many times.

I have been a quilter since 2005 and I quilt as often as I can.  At one time I belonged to three quilt guilds, but that was getting out of hand so I only belong to one now.  My guild is very active and we do a lot of charity work with our Community Outreach Program.  It’s why I belong to it.  I love the fellowship the guild affords me.  We just recently had an outreach workshop for the Veteran’s Hospital in Fayetteville.  We have been supporting them for years by making patriotic lap quilts.  There were over forty women present at this workshop.

I am a voracious reader.  I try to read my Bible every day.  It’s my goal to read the Bible in its entirety in a year.  I have attempted this task before and failed.  My favorite author is James Patterson, although he doesn’t do all of his own writing anymore.  That is sometimes a disappointment because the quality suffers sometimes.  But I am hooked on Alex Cross, The Womens’ Murder Club, Michael Bennet and Private series’.  I also love historical fiction and cozy mysteries.  I can honestly say that in my entire life I have only chosen one book I could not finish, and that was just last year. It was so disappointing because the subject matter was great.

I have been a collector of many things over the years.  Unfortunately, since I lost my husband in August 2016, I find that I have to move and therefore get rid of my treasures.  So, my collections are being given away or sold or donated… I am doing whatever I can do to get rid of stuff.  The logo and picture at the top of this page is one of my favorite cookie jars.  That’s how I came up with the name of my blog.  Cookies and Moo.  The funny thing is, I am a terrible cookie maker.  Gary and the kids always made the Christmas cookies.  So, I am not sure how the whole cookie jar thing happened.  The image of cookie jars full of fresh homemade cookies makes me think about having a cup of coffee, or tea or milk and a warm cookie or two while visiting with a friend.

I have about one hundred cow cookie jars.  I have no idea how it got so out of hand. I started collecting cows back in the 90’s after we bought a vacation home in NC.   Before long everyone was giving me cows as gifts.  You would not believe how many cows I have.  But that’s a story for another day.

Keep the faith!   Wanda


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