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, March 9, 2009

♫..."I'm Gonna Hire A Wino!

...To Re-decorate My Life ♫


it is spilling the

white stuff...


If that is not enough..

I think I see a tractor..
...sitting idle..

that has no driver...

I thought everything was coming up roses...

♫..I beg your pardon,I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There's gotta be a little rain sometimes.
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live,
Or let go.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised
you a rose garden.♫

That's what I get for dreamin'...
There is work to be done...corrals to finish,
more fencing to be built!
Cowboy has more horses scheduled in the coming months,
after the 5 that are here have been started
and are handling good!
Who is gonna do it now? Ol' Mac the Sleepy head??
See these???

Do you think

these empty

♪ ..boots are made

for walking ♪ ..?
or that should be

♪..for working..?




We'll know more on Wednesday...

In the meantime??

I am seriously contemplating crying out "I Quit" again!

♫..Red, red wine ♪
Stay close to me
Dont let me be alone

I might be needing a whole cellar full for keeping company with!


fernvalley01 said...

good grief what has he done to himself?

Robynn's Ravings said...

She said, "I'm gonna hire a wino to decorate our home
So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam
We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall
And a neon sign, to point the way to our bathroom down the hall"

OMGOSH!! I haven't heard that song in ages and it used to be a favorite! Thanks for the memories and sorry for the snow. Loved the post!!!

Red said...

Ok lets see... it is snowing, the horses are generating the next ozone layer, the tractor is idle, the roses done died, ol mac is being a butthead and cowboy has crutches next to his boots. I really hate it when you hint around to things but then don't fess up to them.

What did YOU do push cowboy down the steps and club him in the ankle with a wine bottle? While the dog held him down and licked his face? Or was it the snow shovel. Hmmm hmmm?

I reckon your just gonna say that Cowboy had some freak accident with peanut butter or something. *sigh* tell him I am concerned but too gosh darned tired to call you and ask you what in the bumpety bump bump happened!

Luves ya sissy
Nice picturs. Last weekends snow missed us! Went all around us! Hee Hee.

Pony Girl said...

OH NO, more snow. It won't give up! It'll be July before I put away the moonboots and get out the flip-flops!
I hope your cowboy is okay....hang in there, the tractor will be fired up again soon, I'm sure! ;)

Tatersmama said...

More SNOW? That sucks weenies.
Seriously, on top of everything else? *sheesh*

She said: "You'll get friendly service, and for added atmosphere.
"I'll slip on something sexy, and I'll cut it clear to here.
"Then you can slap my bottom, every time you tell a joke.
"Just as long as you keep tipping, well, I'll laugh until you're broke."

Great memories... *wink*

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Go figure.......I have had that Rose Garden song playing in my head for over 2 days now. What gives?

Hope that your snow goes away as fast as ours. And that all is well.


Tamara Jansen said...

You can't quite.....you're a COWBOY'S Wife :) Hope it's nothing serious!

Pearl said...

Quitting Not Allowed!!

Keep warm and I hope 'n pray that you have a wonderful week...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Glenda, saved by grace said...

Its just a matter of time before everything's coming up roses AGAIN
Hang in there girlfriend!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Damn, the snow is bad enough..but a pair of sticks too..that really sucks big time. They look pretty new..I keep mine in the closet... I have had them 28 years..they have come in handy quite a few times..I am a clutz.. I hope the news you elude to is good news, so you won't become a fence fixin' wino:(

Sage said...

Just call on me and I will come over to give you guys a hand.... anytime


~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

I'd be over in a heart beat to help if well, I didn't live half way across the country.

Good thought, prayers, and hugs...

The Wife said...

Crutches next to boots. That's never a good sign!

Well, it's time to pull out the ol' cape from the closet. Cause every cowboy's wife has a standard issue, "I'm to the rescue" wife cape. Plus the leotard, but in your case that's to keep you warm under your clothes! You must layer!

Mrs Mom said...

Fingers crossed that Cowboy heals up from what ever he did REAL QUICK!

Hang in there WoW! We'll be praying for you!!

Shirley said...

Looks like you're being hit with tough times again, what with snow, a dog that won't let you sleep, work piling up, and **gasp** CRUTCHES-Oh no! Since you said you'd know more on Wednesday, I assume Cowboy didn't just fall and break his leg but that there is something else going on. So here comes the pep talk: Don't forget to count your blessings when things seem to be falling apart all around you. We woke up to -32C (-26F)and there is no possobility of the foot and a half of snow we have melting in the near future.How much snow did you say you got???
And since wine is always a nice solace (in small amounts!) I recommend a nice Australian Cabernet Sauvignon!
Cheer up Barb, we love ya!

Milah said...

Do you remember these words?
.....in sickness....and in health.........;D

Anonymous said...

Holy Pete woman what happened now? Don't YOU be going out there and getting on any of them young guns now either!

DesertHen said...

The white stuff has been falling here off and on for a few days. It is not sticking, but is just enough to cover the ground for a few hours, then melt away. I wish Sprinter....a mix of winter and spring...would get on out of here and let Spring bloom in all its glory!! Okay now, what did Cowboy do???? You have me worried!!!! And if you really want a Wino to redecorate, I'll be right over....he, he, he. I can work magic with left over wine bottles and corks!!

S.W said...

it is very hard when we hit with the reality of the world, I was imagining life to be different from that I was expecting in my childhood. I always dreaming in being in peaceful warm quiet place, but this isn't resemble to the meaning of the real world when work comes first then family then your self .
I'm sorry that you have to face these hards in work, but I think I know you stronger than them. keep in safe dear, and enjoy with every day with your family. ْْ~hugsْ~

Janice Thomson said...

Crutches? Oh I can so relate as I just put mine away a couple months ago. Hang in there my friend - things will get done in their own time. Meanwhile a bit of wine never hurt anybody :)

LL said...

Wow WOWie... goin' OLD skool on us...

Snowed here too.. but no crutches in the forecast. Probably just a sprain anyway... I hope.

Kris said...

Good thing the cowboy married a tough ol' bird that can probably run the tractor and fix fence and do all the chores...so long as he does the comforting ol' mac while he's laid up on the couch! Hope all is better soon at your place!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope things get better soon!

Auntie, aka cagny said...

What a gorgeous blog.
I saw your comment at Willow's Manor. If you would like to share your ghost story, please join in Friday 13th.
Dog Girl

terri said...

Got another glass of that wine? I'll join you!

Jennifer said...

Oh no! What happened to Cowboy? Crutches are not a good sign. I atleast hope he's keeping Ol' Mac company while you're workin' so you can get some sleep! I'll be praying for ya'll and hope you update soon.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Your song interjections are bringing back the memories, just so you know!

Elliemae said...

Let us know what you find out today! Spring is coming, he's gotta ditch those crutches. Mmmm, red wine...it's been a long time. Almost six months to be exact.

Broken Y said...

James 1:2-6 ~Consider it pure joy, my SISTER, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you, SISTER, may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. If you lack wisdom or direction, ask God, who gives GENEROUSLY to all without finding fault, and it will be given to YOU. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because if you doubt you are like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.~

God's plan for you during this time is simple - Call upon HIM for direction and guideance, wait and listen for HIS voice, and be confident in WHAT you hear HIM direct you to do. It may be simply to have patience, it may be something with more action. The Comforter has you in the palm of His hand. He knows exactly what you need.

Blessing to you and Cowboy, today!


Oregontribal1 said...

Wow!! And I mean that literally; Life sure comes at us FAST doesn't it? Whatever the Cowboy has done: and they don't do ANYTHING half assed do they?! It always has a silver lining somewhere to come out good in the end....hang in there sweetie! If I lived closer DodgeMan and I would be there in a heartbeat!!! His dream is to one day own a working ranch....with hired hands....after we win the Powerball! :) Big (((HUGS))) TO YOU BOTH!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Lord Barb ! I hope and pray it is nothing real bad . My hubby called me the other day and said, come get me , I think I just broke my leg ! Thank God he didn't . All I can say is , The Golden Years, they really suck so far !

wordmama said...

They say that bad luck comes in threes: with those crutches, the snow and the idle tractor, I'd say you've got your lump. Now you can move back to the good luck side of the fence!

Donna Marino said...

You have such an exciting life. I don't care what you say! LOL

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.