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! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It Is Midnight...

…and the Sun is Shining!

See it?? It's Midnight...1-7-09
cow coughed up this photo for me! Nice of her wasn't it?

What 48 hours can do for my spirits!
My wintertime blues!

Midnight Sunday hovered at 13 degrees with gruesome clouds looming above.
A sprinkling plummeting of white shimmery crud fell once again!
6 additional inches on top umteen inches of older white layers!

By Noon Monday the heat was up 10 more degrees, now striking 28!
I grabbed the shovel, tossing and grumbling as I'd grown accustomed to,
until my aching muscles screamed “I want no more!”

Moisture began falling at Midnight Monday, muscling it’s way up to 35 degrees.
Giant wet droplets began falling by the bucketfuls!
The heavy pattering on the roof was music to my ears.
I drifted, happily, into sleep.

There was to be no nonsense as Noon Tuesday arrived!
42 degrees rang on the thermometer, the wind howled and the rain danced
in celebration of a grand meltdown!

It is now Midnight Tuesday and it's a searing 49 degrees!
The Pineapple Express, has arrived...
Alleluia!! (or is that Hula Hula!)
...quickly dissolving the White Ugly’s from my space!

When I awaken come morning…I do believe it will all be gone!

Maybe I should stay up all night,
watch the magic as it all melts away into Spring?

Fantasy? or Reality?....please be Reality!
Snake and all!


Freak Magnet said...

We've got a balmy 57 on this side of the mountains here at 2am! The rain however is really a pain in the rear! We've got water running in the back door and my son and his girlfriend may be here in the morning - evacuating from their apartment near the river in town. A sick part of me wishes this stuff was frozen..

Sage said...

We are currently hovering at 0 degrees C which is a shiverey 32 degrees F but glad to hear you are almost in the balmy season.

Can't wait for a bit of warmth, don't like this winter now.. gone off it completely lol

Tatersmama said...

I'm not even going to tell you what the temperature is here. You would end up hating me and I just couldn't stand for that to happen.

Let's just say I'm almost nekkid and drinking iced tea right now... and leave it at that. *snort*

Jamie said...

It was a balmy 30 degrees here in my home town yesterday. Can hardly wait for spring to get here!

Gail said...

The winter weather seems to hard on everyone this year. Spring will come...it has to...any minute now.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barb,

It has been an unusual winter in my neck of the woods. Episodes of freezing rain followed by a thaw and spring-like weather. This has gone on for over a month now. This morning ice we had the other day is gone and we'll be in the 50s for the next several days, but colder and freezing rain again Saturday! Just have to grin and bear it and go out when you can and enjoy life. Well, I mean I do that.

Hope the thaw continues. I am tired of winter, and we don't even get anything real bad here, but it's bad enough for me!

Take care and have a great day.



Elliemae said...

I'm jealous of your warm up! We had more ice yesterday and now snow this morning. Blah. I had to return to work this week too which makes it even more gloomy. I'm crossing my fingers that all your snow will be melted away this morning.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Hope your snow is gone and does not come back, or if it does only a small amount.
Our temperatures have risen to the 50s, I am hoping that we don't get back down to the teens,

Amanda said...

All ours is gone this morning!!!! YAHOOOOOOO!!!

fernvalley01 said...

We are still in the deep freeze here ,though it teased us and warmed up Sunday ,Monday now back to -19c(-2f) . But coulld be as high as -2c(28f) on the w/e, whoohoo!

Linda said...

So you're saying you're getting your garden in ahead of me eh?? It's a balmy 7*F. here this morning not as bad as the -39* of last week. Ha, but you'll have MUD and I won't........for a while anyway:)

The Wife said...

Oh sweetie, what a horrible time y'all have had with the weather. Luckily we haven't had the precipitation but our tempatures have been crazy. Saturday it was 84 degrees and I was wearing a tank top. Sunday it was 39 degrees and I had three layers of clothes on! Here's to an early Spring!!

Anonymous said...

Did you send the winter to the south of France? It's freezing here! However I hope you'll be having warmer weather from now on! According to the weather forecast it should be warm again by Saturday here too!. I can hardly wait, especially because we don't have shelter for all of the horses. I know they are strong enough but I feel so sorry for them when it's snowing on their backs. I hope we will have shelters ready for next winter. For now, I just feed them loads of hay and alfalfa.

LL said...

38 here but no rain. I hear you're sending it though... dagonnit!

Tracey said...

WOW! Y'all got really warm there. Have you broken out the hula skirts yet?

Any flooding there? Darling has no school because the river flooded here and they can't get the buses out to pick up the kids. Never had a rain day when I was a kid...

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am really, kinda happy for you. After all you are not used to that much snow. Did you really find your camera?? :)

Lil Mama said...

I think I'll stop bitching about my 30 to 40 degrees. At least I don't have snow.

Robynn said...

You guys have been pounded up there this year and I'm so happy for you to be coming up for air. Loved the snake, too!

Thanks for all your support the last few days. And I love the pictures of all your very special friends. There's nothing like them, is there.....

Enjoy your day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Don't like the snake. Don't like the snake at all.

Come down here and have some ribs with me! That'll perk you up!

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

OMGosh, that is truly "way cold". We're in the 30's w/ snow and freezing rain (switches back and forth).

Love the pics of your fur-babies... ya got a new "follower" Be back soon...~~Blog hugS~~

oregontribal1 said...

We are in the 50's day time and low to mid 40's @night! No wonder I've been sleeping in my summer jammies! Hot Flash City....my windows thrown open wide and the fan on low(only blowing on me tho') Some rain....but very balmy; feels like Puerta Vallarta in February at night!

Alex said...

hahaha...you crack me up. That sun is LOVELY! :P

terri said...

I hear ya! I'm ready for spring.

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Hey Girl:

The coffee is "always" on and ready for a visit from you :-)

~~Blog hugS~~

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

We're told that it will warm up here very soon. Our winters are mostly just rainy and cool here. I still have winter coats I wore in Washington and Virginia that are far too warm to ever wear here.

The youngest is currently screaming his darling little head off. He hates tummy time. Did I say "hates"? That's just not passionate enough. He HATES tummy time. LOL!

Love to you,
Lacy & kids

OneCowgirl said...

Love your scrap list! Hope the weather turns for you! I couldn't believe the pics of the NW on TV this morning.

Broken Y said...

I have spring fever so bad I can smell it!

Vaquerogirl said...

OOh, we are a lot alike dearest! Our name is the same, our likes and dreams too in some cases. Although I never married a cowboy- the one I wanted died tragically young. And although I love my horses, I would also love to live (sometimes) near the Ocean. If I did I wouldn't want horses! But the Ocean would have to be somewhere warm, not the wild coast of California which I can get to any time I feel the need for a little solace.
Great scraps Pa'dner!

DesertHen said...

Well, is all of the snow/ice gone? We had a warm up here as well, the snow and ice melted, the mud is slick and the gravel road is interesting to travel. I try to love all of the seaons, but spring is sounding mighty good right about now....=)

tardevil said...

First let me say, I HATE SNAKES! But, I do wisher you much better weather. We have had rain for weeks now, but nothing like what you guys are having. At least we're not quite as cold! Do be safe!

Jennster said...

Balmy weather your having a whole 49? Call the press it is a heat wave! Shoot me an email at my MSN addy (should ahve been able to see it in the last EGA email I sent you) that way I can tell you soemthing (I can't get yours to work form msn, I want to try replying)

luvs ya

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Barb, I know you are so ready for spring.I know I am . I hate winter and I hate snow. Fortunately we don't have much snow in the south.Hang in there kid , it won't be long !

Tatersmama said...

You could always come visit me. After 2 days of cold, (in the 50's) we're due to hit almost 70 today.
And it's SUMMERTIME here!

I have coffee. No bacon, but I have coffee.

wordmama said...

Ahhh...just seeing your grass makes me feel warmer! I wish we had some of that melting up here in Ontario. Today is so cold it hurts to breathe out there! Brrr!

Egghead said...

Quite the weather you are having there. I am so ready for spring. Today was beautiful....almost 60 degrees. Of course with warm weather comes the melting of snow and flooding down here.