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! ...​ ​​​​​​​

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Opinions Matter...

...sometimes...and depends what they are!

I'm home now. Mom's doing just Ok. She put her house on the market as it is way too big for just her. The market is horrible so not sure how lucky she will be. After the snow and ice storm, there was a ton of damage to her fir and cedar trees. LOTS to clean up and remove. She wants to move into an apartment but I'd just as soon she moved to Minnesota with my younger sister. I went to looked at some with her and it's scary! Scary because I've never lived in a multiple housing unit; Scary because she is 84 and has had her own space for all these years; Scary....because it's in the mix of sooooooooooo many people!
I know I couldn't do it. I'm hoping she does not regret it. IF her house sells!
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Our son is home now from his deployment! Yeah! He got home last week.
I told him that if the Gvmt tells him he has to reactivate again
...tell them they have to talk to his Mother!
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Now....life is just one BIG bowl of cherries!
Full of pits!!

The economy being the way it is, makes things pretty tough.
My Mom wants us to move to the other side of the Cascades
....that won't happen! It's too damp and gray most of the time!
Our daughter wants us to move to California
...but the cost of living is soooo high there and the pay is so little!
Our son wants us to move to Texas where it's a land of plenty!
Jobs, decent pay, cheaper cost of living, sunshine,
and of course he is there and his soon to be wife
.....hence, soon to be more grandkids!

BUT......
I'm married to a Cowboy!
He eats, breathes, thinks, speaks, and IS "old school".
Can he make a change?
Sure we lived in AZ for 5 years, but he managed a feedlot and shoed horses!
I decided to try and teach him something about the computer, like how to turn it on first!
Can he get caught up with the times?
I have my doubts!
How's that saying? "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
....I believe that may apply to Cowboy!
I made him promise Christmas 2010, that he'd quit starting colts within the year.
He's been hurt too many times and he's pushing the envelope
on that "ONE" that does him in.
So, true to his promise, yet harsh on the pocketbook, he no longer takes in colts.
He has been helping a rancher take care of 800 head of yearlings, but that will soon end.
There is no grocery store, no bank, no jobs where we are.
35 miles is our closest small town.
What to do?
What to do?
I hate change!

Cowboy Wife

12 comments:

Shirley said...

You will make it through this, have faith. Ted and I had to face some difficult decisions in the last couple of years, and some major lifestyle changes. I'm downscaling my horses, and he has started his own repair shop from home- all of which means restricted income and doing without. I'm sure you and Cowboy will find the right solution for you, and decide which sacrifices make the most sense. Change isn't so bad if you face it together.
Keeping you in my prayers.

fernvalley01 said...

Sometimes it does seem like change is the only option, but remember wherever you are , you are still you , and he is still the man you love ! I know you can do this , look haw far you have come together so far!

LL said...

Just retire. I hear it works wonders for you old folk. ;P

All tough calls WOWie, I'm glad I only have to decide where to spend all my money... :ewink:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh My, Change is not always a good thing..especially when you get older. (no offense) Sometimes you just have to do what you think is best when you come to a fork in the road. Weigh your options and PRAY! Sure send your Mom to Minnesota.. You can stop and visit me when you come to visit her! Good to hear from you again :)

Sarah said...

Move next door to us. We can blog, drink coffee and Cowboy can...find something I'm sure!

It really would be a hoot.

In all seriousness, though, you guys know how to make it through the tough stuff. You'll figure it out this time too.

Sarah said...

Barb~
You've been through some tough stuff...you'll get thru! I tell you though, Texas sounds like a pretty good option. I mean, didn't they invent cowboys there? Your cowboy should adapt there like fish to water. Big sky, horses, cattle, big hats! Get thee to Texas (and enjoy those soon to be grandkids) :)

Janice said...

I hate change too...so I feel for you. You guys always make it through the tough stuff......hey Texas sounds good isn't that where all the real Cowboys came from( and Cowgirls)and don't they get decent weather there too?

Vaquerogirl said...

Change is always tough. I fight and kick and bite any time I have to try and do something differently. But I am finding that not causing all that guff actually helps me accept it better- and even though I don't always like the change, sometimes it makes way for a change I do like...

Tatersmama said...

Change IS tough, but when it's time to make those decisions, your heart will tell you... and you'll just "know".

If you're seriously thinking of relocating, try the foreclosures section of almost any real estate office - anywhere! I got my little place - 1/3 of an acre out in the woods, with house and outbuildings - for under $50,000, and there are plenty of bigger acreages going begging in some places.

I know that when the time comes, you'll make the right decision... so in the meantime, keep the coffee warm for me! oxoxo

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DesertHen said...

Hi there! My favorite quote about change is, "you have to go through it to get through it." Someone once told me that when we were about to pack up and move again after being settled for only five years in a location. It seemed for awhile there, we were moving every 5-6 years or so! Change is never easy, but sometimes it brings just what we need into our lives!

You could always move to NV. Lots of cowboy work around our area. =)

Hang in there and have a glass of wine...as needed! =)

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