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