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! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Queen....

... what is a Queen?

  1. ... we had "Queen" an English rock band formed in 1970 in London, anyone remember them besides me?
  2. ... there are 4 "Queens" in a deck of playing cards.
  3. ... the "Queen" is the most powerful piece is in the game of Chess.
  4. ... there is that dominant female "Queen" ant, bee, termite, or wasp.
  5. ... one of Canada's leading universities in Ontario is "Queen's".
  6. ... we also have a 2006 movie titled "Queen".
  7. ... and we can't forget "The Queen"- part of The British Monarchy.

...BUT...how do "Queens" come to be?

None other than from....

...a "
Train Wreck " of course!

"Queen For A Day" Award

I am pretty tardy in sharing this magnificent gift from Train Wreck!

I hope she accepts my sincerest apology for the time lapse...
*whisper ..shhh....
she has actually taken up singing and tapping her toes while she waits...
I know...... I have heard her!

Heck, it just might be too soon for her even tonight,
I could be hindering American Idol's detection of her capabilities!
...if so, I apologize for that too~ Lady!

When I began this blog back in May,
Train Wreck of
Cowboy, Kids and Sunsets ,was one of the first blogs I landed upon and was instantaneously captivated by her writing, her creativity and her life!
I am so grateful for the discovery of her in this massive maze of the Blogosphere,
as we have become great friends.
Hey! She even said I could live in her neighborhood!
...and I wish I could!

This gal is so gifted, so altruistic and so genuinely entertaining, one can't help but find delight in all she creates!
Her passion for her family, for life and for her artwork is brilliantly displayed throughout her blog.

I cherish the friendship we've developed and positively hope to meet her someday!

I just love this lady! She has become my family!

If I still lived in AZ, I'd have driven up there months ago to give her a hug!

Thank you Train Wreck...

..not just for this personal "Crowning" made with your very own creative hands...

...but for your friendship!

Please...go check her artwork at "Gillespie Galleries" !
See what I'm talking about!


RazorFamilyFarms.com said...


I'm off to look at her artwork!


Mrs Mom said...

WOW, you surely deserve that award. You are indeed, a Queen!

Kim is truly amazing, isnt she? I adore her too!! Told her when our millions come in, we are going to fly her in for a while, to take tons of pics of the kids and the farm etc... ;)

Hugs to you WOW, and no more getting stuck on the roof!

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Midlife Mom said...

Congratulations on this beautiful award from TW! You certainly deserve it, you have a wonderful blog!! I love her blog too, she has more talent in her little finger then I have in my whole body! Guess I will hop over there and check out her latest post. Take care!!

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Adventure girl wanna be said...

Congrats! I know who my first influences were and am grateful to them. I love and am amazed at all the awesome bloggers there are out there! What did you do while being "Queen" for the day?:)

The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! Congrats! I know I couldn't make it without my Invisible Friends!

Train Wreck said...

Oh you! I love you too! I can't believe you moved away! You didn't even know me yet!! Wow You make me sound so good I am going to go check out my page! he he!! I consider you family as well! I too am thankful we met in this huge web world! Thank you for all the great words! I feel like a Queen! Yes one day we will meet my sista! We will have to make sure all our chores are done so we can steal away for several hours!! I enjoy your page so much! You have such a talent with words and your writing! We should collaborate and do a book! My pictures your words da da da dun! Best Seller!! We could go on tour TOGETHER!! Yipieee We could call it the ...Take the World Barefoot Tour!! he he LL will love that !! He will send us shoes for sure!!
Thank you for all you do for me my dear friend! You are always in my heart!

DesertHen said...

What a wonderful award.....=)

Did you do anything "Queenly" while you were queen for a day???

I'll be sure to hop on over and check out TW's blog....it sounds amazing.

Oh, I remember "Queen" the rock band......it still gets an occasional play around here thanks to Hayman...........

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Have I told you lately how much I treasure our blogging friendship?? Well, I do.

Now if only you lived closer.



Rue said...

Hi sweet Barb :)

I just caught up with you and I'm tired just reading about your happenings LOL You surely do deserve that award!

I hope you made some more headway on that to do list of yours, so you can relax and enjoy some sunsets :)

Oh and I'll have to try that can of toamto sauce in my mac n cheese ;)


Christina said...

*curtsy* Your Highness, I hope your crown was comfortable. And I hope you didn't get a nose bleed from the pedestal..... Congratulations! You deserve it and more.... ((((hugs))) Long Live the Queen!

LL said...

Dern sobbin' women...

Train Wreck said...

Watch out LL I may make you King for the Day!! ahhahaham hha a! What do you say WOW!!? Think LL would make a fair and kind King? I know he'd be dgood at slaying dragons!Oh wait that was the Knights! he he!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Sounds good, but I'd use your full name : Queen Barbara of ...
It's been a while since I was on Trainwreck's blog but I enjoyed reading her posts and I'll go and check out her artwork.
Take care, Your Highness!

terri said...

Yes, TrainWreck is a darling. So sweet and kind and generous. And you, my friend, very much deserve her honor of Queen for a day.

(And yes I remember the band... and Freddie Mercury... and how much my mom despised that music I played over and over and over again!)

Professor said...

Congrats Queen WOW!!!

And I have a book recommendation (yeah that's a surprise, eh???) for anyone who wants to be a queen of SOMETHING and who has a sense of humor- I think it would be great reading for you- I might have to send it over as well! Oh yeah, the author and title: The Sweet Potato Queens by Jill Connor Browne- read the first one first. her humor makes me laugh my butt off!

Egghead said...

Oh queen for a day. How sweet. I loved that comment from LL. "Durn sobbin women" ha ha! You deserver to be queen for a day with all the work you do. I am going to pop over to read TW.