Where's the song ~~ "Don't let your daughters grow up to marry a Cowboy" ?

​​​​​​​Life is tough! Requires hard physical work, long, long days of pain, dirt, and broken fingernails.​
​Days of frigid cold & scorching heat; through the dust & mud; daybreak into the darkness of nite~~​
​the heart & body becomes toughened & weathered replicating leather!​
​A forever constant factor for a real Cowboy's Wife is tons of sweat, oceans of tears and a constant 'drought' in the wallet!​
​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
​​​​​​Kick off your boots, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and envision yourself in my life!​
​... It really isn't that bad! There are many rewards to be had to make it a great lifestyle! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lots to do...

...so little time left!
But you know what? I didn't care today! Spent time with Hubby...doing what I haven't done in a long, long time....held horses for him while he shod them! Gave us some time to reflect on our lives together. We don't seem to make the time these days...we both are always in a hurry, and then so tired come evening.
Does it come with age? Thinking one must do as much as possible before 'time' runs out? Heck we aren't that old!
But then maybe, it's because that is the pace we have set for ourselves all these years and don't know how to change it! Hurrying sure doesn't put more time in the day...more days in the year...or more money in the wallets!
Habits are hard to break....
One memory that really sticks out, and we both chuckled over it...only because I was doing today, what used to be Heidi's 'punishment' years ago....go shoeing all day and hold horses! Boy! Did she hate that! Especially those first few years after his going to Farrier School, when he was much slower!
We did take the time today, in between horses, to sit under the shelter of the lean-to out of the rain, together with our heads nestled on each others, sipping our coffee, laughing over sily memories. It felt so good to have that closeness....we truly love each other~
more today than yesterday, yet less than tomorrow!
We've truly had a good life together. We've worked along side each other almost 24/7. Our lives flow smoothly and are intricately entwined together. (MOST of the time!) We complete, and compliment each other's heart & soul.
I need to make, & take, more time...to spend with him! Go riding with him like I used to...or just sit on the fence rail eating dust~taking the pleasures in of watching him do what he's so good at...so enjoys! Not everyone gets to do what they truly want to do, as he does. He becomes one with the horses and it still amazes me after all these years! He can read horses, cattle, and dogs better'n anyone I've seen.
Truthfully, he relates to animals better than people. He does love socializing, (& we used to dance all the time) when there is an opportunity. People love him...but his soul belongs with the animals.....and me of course!

Winter came again today, to lighten my load, I think. Gave us a nice steady rain after our little mini-hurricane....so tomorrow I won't have to water everything so heavy before leaving for MN.
And my veggies? Wow! They are all up except carrots and cantaloupe! I can actually see the little tiny sprouts from my kitchen window...200' away! Going to take a pix tomorrow before leaving so I can compare the growth when I get home!
Until then.............

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