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!​
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​​​​​​​​​IF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ she wants to spend anytime at all with her Cowboy, she must do as he does, you become partners!​
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​​​​​​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 25, 2012

What a Day!!

A day for the record books..indeed!
.......
My Cowboy came home this afternoon and couldn't decide
if he had made a wrong turn somehow and was lost?
...or if he had acquired himself a new wife,
 and just couldn't remember when!!
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It all began at about 7 am..... .
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I was quietly minding my own business,
as I certainly have no one else's business I could get into ....
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...just staring out into the bleak winter scape...


when I had this urge! 
.. 
No! not to pee...
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The urge to do something productive today!
I've not had any urges to speak of, for quite some time.
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It came like a bolt of lightning striking me!
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I need to get busy on "The Project"
 that our soon to be daughter-in-law requested...
several months back!
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Seeing as how it has taken Chad far too long to find "The Right" gal,
I don't want to jeopardize that relationship by not fulfilling my promise to her.
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(Nor do I want her to think badly of me....so soon!)
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I have about 50 days to complete and get mailed off,
for her to get it framed...
....before he returns from his deployment in the mid-east!
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So........
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I gulped down my 2nd cup of coffee, which I NEVER do;
I threw on my duds and walked into my drawing room.
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Danged!
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@!*>~* 
(actually...I said Shit!)
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What a mess!
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I can't work in here when everything is in such disarray!
Heck, I can't even see my table,
 let alone sit in my chair! 
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I gathered my wits....
I tidied it up, organized my different elements,
and stashed some unnecessary items.....
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...almost clean enough to see
 .
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Next thing I knew~
I was cleaning one of the spare bedrooms
 just to stash~ my stash!
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Once having completed that mess,
I found that I desperately needed to burn some papers.
(why?  I asked myself should I trudge out to the burn barrel,
when I can burn in the fireplace?)
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But first....
I decided it was essential that I clean one of the fireplaces.
(Only one needed to be cleaned,  as I only burn candles in the other!)
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I don't know when I cleaned this last...
certainly not this past year and half...
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Goodness! Gracious! Great Balls of Fire!
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T'was full of ashes, creosoted glass doors....
...and let me affirm...
Yes... still hot with embers!
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Ok....no problemo....we have a steel wheelbarrow!
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Grrrr....(and a few more @!*>~* words were blurted out)
.I had forged outdoors, mind you into a season I detest,
only to discover, it had a flat tire!
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Ok...It's Ok...I hushed myself...
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Not to worry...
just use one of the boxes I took from the spare room.
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Which I did.

I worked quickly...
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"Hurry! Hurry!" I kept telling my stupid self.
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(Even though I had lined it with foil, it was quite hot...
as I dragged it out the back door...
Hoping it would not catch on fire before I got there
and then hoping it would rain....
or
Cowboy would get home to move it before it caught the house on fire!)
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All is gooooooood.
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I did not need to call 911.
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Except...that in my rush to not set me or the house on fire...
I made a HUGE mess in front of the fireplace,
I'm covered in soot....
and so is everything in the room!
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"Better change my duds....."
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I say to self...
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" and you may as well do the laundry while you are at it!"
"You just put on your last pair of clean jeans!"
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(7! yes SEVEN loads...and I have a heavy duty oversize machine..
...and there is only 2 of us! What does that tell ya??)
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Ok...Get back to what you were doing...
You can multi-task like a champion,
so get at it!
Daylight is a burnin'
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After having swept and mopped up the soot, the ash residue...
I stood there, stretching the muscles that have been languishing far too long,
I could not help but notice that the picture hanging on the brick wall,
 sure could use a good cleaning!
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Now the glass shines!
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And that one!
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That one too!
Look! No more dust!

And another!
 And another...
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Upon realizing that I was making a bigger mess around the house as I went,
I had to have a chat with myself,
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"Why don't you just plum clean the whole danged house?"
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And in the midst of dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing,
cobweb hunting, and laundering~
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of course there was the dust bunny round up too!....
(Oh...did I mention how surprised my hubby was when he sat down to watch TV tonight?
 He hollers "Hey Honey....my eyes got better today!!"
......I had another revelation!
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Why not bake a cake?

I haven't made a cake in a bazillion years!
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Is that obvious by the date?
. (it just so happens to be the only box I had in the cupboard
and I was NOT into making one from scratch today...
I had too many other things to do!)
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So, Chocolate it shall be!
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..(which doesn't hurt my feelings, as I believe nothing is more worthy for dessert than anything chocolate!)

I do not care for frosting, so I sprinkled with powdered sugar

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I say to myself ...
as the cake enters the oven...
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"Yo Barb! since you are already making a mess in the kitchen,
why don't you make a royal mess?"
"A royal dinner!"
"Lasagna!"
"And make two pans while you are at it....
so you can fool the hubby some other day...
he will think you worked this hard again!"
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I haven't made Lasagna in~~ who knows how long!
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Note the date!

BUT...
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Ta Dah!
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One's in the freezer for fooling the hubby at a later date...
and this one is for tonight!
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Don't always be too fooled by dates on products either!
 I'm not one to throw things out,
and both Lasagna and Chocolate cake were perfecto!
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We actually sat at the dining room table tonight,
with a real dinner before us!
It was nice!
If a stranger whould have appeared,
they might have thought this was a special occasion...
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and for me..
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it
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was!
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Today.... I was ME!
(These past two+ years, dinner consists mainly of sitting at the bar,
eating a quick, unplanned, concoction thrown together...
ones I could not replicate if my life depended on it!)
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....and then....
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I happened to glance up and what did I see?
" @!*>~*  "
 I had forgotten the ceiling fan!
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Oh well.....I wasn't going to let a dusty ol' ceiling fan ruin my day!
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There is always next time.
And hopefully, next time comes along sooner than it did this time!

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Now....
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After a very, very productive day,
not at all what I had set out to accomplish 11 hours prior....
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It's time to plunk this W.O.W.'s butt down....
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See? I even have sox on tonight!
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It is time to relax
 (maybe that should say recuperate..)
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and say "Hoorah!" "I did it!"
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But....instead....
 
I'm going to say
 
SYRAH!!
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and another....

SYRAH!


 Cowboy Wife

18 comments:

dickiebo said...

Good on ya, gal!

Mrs Mom said...

Damn fine to see you back WoW! I've missed you!!


And way to rock on!!! Love the fuzzy sox too- they look cozy and warm!

Shirley said...

This post had me laughing, and reminded me of the story of nail soup.
You deserved the wine and relaxation after such a whirlwind of a day!

Janice said...

Hey glad to see you back...I had almost quit checking:)Sounds like you deserved that wine...love the socks.

fernvalley01 said...

Yup , amazing how one task leads to another and another, good on you for following the train.Wanna come here next? Shirley ,is nail soup , the same as stone soup?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You rock,...... and you clean, and you bake, and you cook.

She's back!!! And we are so glad to see you.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

DesertHen said...

You sure got your groove on! And you ended the day the perfect way...with a nice little Syrah! =)

Sarah said...

Yes! It's me! Glad you're back too! Loved reading your post. I was just visualizing you hustling to get a foil lined cardboard box full of hot embers out the door into the snow! Ha ha! Crack me up lady! The lasagna looks wonderful! It's one of my favorites! I want to know what it is you're creating for you future DIL?

Amanda Faith said...

I have that same picture, the long one with the snow, trees, house, and cowboy horseback. That glass of wine looks delish!

Vaquerogirl said...

Hey Syrah, Syrah! What ever will be ,will be! You and I go about things exactly the same way! Are you sure we weren't separated at birth? Today was my garden and 'find stuff' day.
Glad to hear from you!

Lil Mama said...

Did you ever read the childrens book "If you give a mouse a cookie"?
It's very similar to your day.
(p.s that cake looked good)

LL said...

Oh noes... don't tell me the boy finally succumbed to the wiles of some skirt.

From the sound of things... you're even in favor of the whole thing! Maybe there's still hope since you didn't get the little project completed...

:ewink:

connie said...

Woo hoo! You're back!

gtyyup said...

Cheers...I'll drink to that!

Trainwreck said...

Wow your name definatley suits you!! I was worn out by the time I got done reading this!! Sheesh!! You are back!! And back with a shish boom bah!!!

Tardevil said...

Glad you're back. Hope life has been treating you much better, than it use to!

Gel said...

Dear B,
I just happened to look in my blog reader, something I have not done in several months and I saw a Feb post! (Today is Feb. 8th). I am ELATED to see you blogging again! WOW, Ms/Mrs WOW!

I envy how much energy you have. I used to have that much until I consistently woke up every night 2 or 3 times. That has depleted my stores, but I DO tackle projects in similar fashion as you; I just konk out earlier or I use up too much adrenaline.

Choc cake definitely! (I see this post today very near one of my favorite holidays: Valentine's Day.)

So GOOD to read you. I deleted most of my posts and probably switched blog names since last you visted ages (yrs ago?)

I am at www.SoulCrayons.Typepad.com

Hugs,
Gel

Far Side of Fifty said...

My goodness you do pretty good for an older gal..are you back at home again on the ranch? You must update us all. It is good to have you back! :)