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, November 20, 2008

"C" is For COLD...

...and I am NOT fond of that!
COLD is blowing in with a vengeance and
I'm desperately missing summer today!
"C" also is for Christmas. I love the reason for Christmastime,
but it has never been a favorite holiday of mine.
Money and family seems to always be beyond our reaches.
(quite possibly...our fault, for our chosen lifestyle, do you think?)


Over at Wise Herbs, I participated in a sort of voluntary meme.
So I asked for a letter and she gave me the letter "C".
I am supposed to list 10 things I LOVE that begin with the letter assigned.
Guess what my first LOVE is??


If You got this wrong...shame on you!

1) Cowboy-the love of my life! He completes my life, my heart, my soul! We have been to hell and back, many times...but our love is deeper and stronger than with each passing day!
2) Coffee-Black! Real Black! The heavenly scent of it brewing makes me welcome each morning with a renewed thankfulness for my life, a new zest to carry on with whatever comes my way!
3) Chocolate- (Sage, you cheated here!) Rich smooth melting chocolate, languishing on my palette…divine!
4) Chrysanthemums- these beauties carry with them, the last reminders & pleasures of summer into the chill of Autumn; they are my “birth” flower
5) Compost- the enrichment of this gives off a scent of the healthiest soil and Ohhh…I love picking it up by the handfuls, my nose catching the aroma as it filters through my fingers. Mmm
6) Candles-I love the flickering, the ambiance, the scents wafting through my house...they calm my soul.
7) Campfire-in the night mountain air, the crackling sounds, the aroma of pine, fir, tamarack;the whispering of creatures in the dark; the warmth of flames, friends, tales & songs!
8) Crashing Waves- at the ocean. Their strength, their sounds, their retreating…brings an inner peace to me. I can walk in or sit on the cliffs watching & listening to for hours upon hours.
9) Calves- baby calves!! Witnessing or even helping with their birth; Whether I get to bottle feed or watch them nursing on their mommas; their cozy napping or their frolicking antics…precious beyond words!
10)C...”- Last but NOT least...both our Son & Son-in-law have the same first name…and I love them dearly! These two “C” s bring the warmth and joys of sunshine to my heart everyday!

So if anyone else wants to play, leave me a comment and and I'll assign you a letter
but it is purely for fun this meme.
Then you list 10 things you love that start with that letter.


tardevil said...

It's cold here (NC) too! Guess it gives the power companies a reason to charge us more! LOL!

JennyLu said...

COLD here in (GA) also.

terri said...

I love your meme! That was a good one! When things like the weather are getting you down, it's good to think about what lifts you up.

(And it's cold and windy here too!)

Linda said...

I'm game! Give me a letter, heck give me C and I could just about copy all of yours.

Freak Magnet said...

Excellent meme! It's cold and blustery on my side of the mountains so I can only imagine how COLD it is for you over there!!! ((hugs)) Stay warm!

Freak Magnet said...

..and - I want a letter!! (Waving frantically from the back)

AnneDroid said...

I'm with you on the black coffee and the chocolate especially. No offence to Cowboy, but I've not met him! And those campfires sound fab.

Can I have a letter please?

Sage said...

Barb, great answers and loved the visions they provided for me especially the campfire... this was a particularly good meme to do for people because it is so interesting to read the answers.

Train Wreck said...

Oh (clappin my hands) how fun! But where was CTrainwreck? Aren't I one of your favorites? Or Ceester? hahahaha! Oh I hate the cold too my dear friend. It makes me grumpy. I know if you can believe that! Trainwreck Grumpy? Well stay inside, with your nice hot coffee. I don't want you to catch a cold. hmmm do I dare...Ok I want a letter! just not a hard one like Z. My poopr little brain would have an overload! LOve and Warmth sent your way!

Train Wreck said...

Poopr!hahaaha see my brain is pooprd out!! Don't even think about any wise cracks LL!;)

Anonymous said...

The letter "C" is ONE of my favorites..my Bears given name begins with "C"!
I like "J"...and "D"...and "S" too...I guess I wouldn't be good at a pick-yer-favorite-letter game!
Uhhhh...I like the cold. Course where I am cold means it is on the average is around 48....maybe we get a few spells in February of 35's...and seeing as the three goaties hide out in the barn...I sit by the fire and quilt..or read..or snuggle with the Trapper Dude...hey, now THERE'S a reason to like the cold!!!!

Gail said...

Good C's. It cold here today. I am already ready for spring and winter has not hit yet.

earth heart said...

Oh I like this one! Count me in!

Annie Wicking said...

Hot Cuppas and Chats with great Company... How's that my dear friend, Barb.

Best wishes & ((Hugs))


DesertHen said...

What a great meme. I loved reading your "C" list. I would love to play along, so send me a letter when you can...=) It will give me something to schedule for a post next week....D

It is very cold here too...when I left for work this morning it was 23 degrees!! Burrrr....Hayman started my car early for me so it would be nice and warm.

AnneDroid said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog, and for the letter p. Job done already. I enjoyed it a lot.

Renie Burghardt said...

I loved your C's, Barb!

It's cold even in the Ozarks today. Twenty this morning, then it warmed up to 38. But we'll be back in the fifties by tomorrow and all next week. Much better.

Won't have time for the meme this coming week. Maybe later. Oh, my month flowers are mums as well. I like them, but they're not my favorites. Remind me of funerals. Sorry.

Soooo.....when is your birthday, Barb?

Have a good weekend, with lots of sunshine to cheer your spirit.



oregontribal1 said...

Could I have a letter(batting her eyelashes and being cutesy)too? I could have lots of fun with my very own letter( and I promise I won't use any cuss words either)!! Imagine all the things I could name??? Teresa

Mrs Mom said...

It is a charming, toasty warm (can you hear the sarcasm?) 20* this morning as I sit here WoW. My coffee is not doing the trick, guess I'll have to have more! ;)

Love your very first "C". You and Cowboy are setting a great example for all of us!

Huge Hugs to you both!

Amanda said...

The wind is howling here and the temps are dropping like a rock! I am not ready for this :o(

Jamie said...

It's cold here in WI too. I miss early summer...when it's not too hot and not too cold but just right. Have a great weekend!

Shirley said...

I'm game; send me a letter too!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh Happy Belated Birthday Barb! Sorry I'm so late :( Hope you had a wonderful day!

The Wife said...

Okay, after much debate over whether I am creative enough for this challenge, I have decided I would like a letter. I'm a sad sack if I really had to struggle with this, aren't I? Oh my!