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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Cowboy!

Goodness just look how close it is until Christmas. I think December is going by even faster than November. I could be in trouble if I don't get myself organized and quick.

Well I promised you my story about the cowboy so grab your coffee or hot chocolate and sit for a minute. This won't take long because it happened pretty darn fast.

As you know I live in an ole farm house out in the country. I call it the North Forty! Just a name I picked out of no where for this place.

Anyway back to my story. Usually the first thing I do in the morning is feed the cat's outside. Cute little boogers but trouble this particular morning.

Without thinking I rushed out the door and shut it behind me. It has one of those locks on it that if you don't push a button on it before shutting your locked out. Well you know how many times I have done that so I keep a spare key outside.

I am in a hurry because this morning I had left on my pajamas thinking I had plenty of time before my neighbor the cowboy would be driving by leaving the ranch for the one next door where he works.
The minute I shut the door I knew I had done wrong and I was locked out. Wasn't worried because I knew where my spare key was hidden.

Feed the hungry little troublemakers and hurry over to spot to fetch the key. Well you guessed it. The key was not there. I wish you could of seen the dance I did trying to figure out why in the heck wasn't the key there where it was suppose to be.

Time was not on my side. I am standing there in my pajamas with my hair standing up in all directions and NO make-up. Now this ole grandma don't go anywhere without her make-up. Mainly because I care about people and subjecting them to me without it would be border line to cruel.

My first thought is to break the glass in the back door. But I just did that not too long ago and I remembered how much trouble it was for me to replace it.

The only window you can get into without breaking anything is on the second floor. I realize I will have to go find the taller ladder and bring it up to the house. I jump into the mule drive it over to the barn and load the ladder. I have no idea what time it is but I am guessing it is almost time for him to drive by. I am starting to get really nervous. Who wants to be seen in purple pj's and no make-up?

I can't carry the ladder but I can drag it. I finally get it up against the house where it feels like it is safe for me to climb.

Geezzz I was scared of falling. You know after my fall any heights scare me. Well him seeing me like that was even worse so I start the climb up. Very slowly one step at a time.

Finally I reach the window and get it open. I forgot to add it is a very small window. Not the average size window. One that was built for looks maybe but not for climbing into. Standing on the ladder I realize it was going to really hard for me to squeeze my big bod inside but I go for it.

Well I am half way inside hanging upside down with my butt and feet out the window and I hear his diesel truck outside. I am praying please Dear God let him not notice a butt hanging from my top window.

I guess that was a foolish prayer because who would not see purple big cheeks hanging out a small window.

Giving it everything I got I am trying to grab hold of something to help me pull myself in. I then hear this Honk. Then another honk.

His honking made me work harder because the next thing I knew I was lying on the second floor trying to sit up.

You know the sound a diesel truck makes. Well I could hear it out there and then I here Maggie You Okay?

I froze on the floor. I thought please just go away. Once again I here him calling my name. I raise up and stick my hand out the window like I am waving a white flag. I manage to yell I am fine!

Before I hear the truck door shut I hear him laughing. I guess he thinks his neighbor is one crazy ole lady.

Sad thing is he could be right! lol

Not much of a story but let me tell you I can just imagine the image that poor cowboy got of my big back side hanging out that little window.

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Love to all


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh Maggie, thanks so much for that laugh you just shared with us! Sounds like an I Love Lucy episode!

acorn hollow said...

ha you are always good for a laugh for sure. Glad you made it in safe and sound.

Gorges Smythe said...

Somehow, I doubt if you were the first one to tell that story! Then again, cowboys CAN be tight-lipped (when they wanna be)!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

LOL I nneded that laugh right now!! Thank you ♥♥♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, you're certainly getting his attention, Maggie! : ) Perhaps not in the way you wanted but I'm sure he thinks it's never boring around you.

Tam said...

Maggie I think Mr. Smythe is right I would love to hear the cowboy telling this story. heeheeee
My hubby is sitting here laughing with me. I can just picture your little hand out the window waving instead of sitting up and telling him your fine. Toooooooo funny
Thanks for sharing.
Glad your home safe and not out on the highways headed for Iowa.
As you can see we love your stories and it is good to hear a little of the ole Maggie in your voice.
One day soon I hope your telling us about a date with the cowboy
Merry Christmas

Deb said...

sounds like something that would happen to me...

Debby said...

I can see it all before my eyes. What a sight Cowboy must have seen. Bless his heart for stopping. Wonder what he thought about what you were doing. I could never have climbed that ladder.....scared of really need to write a book about your life. Be careful......find that key. (((((HUGS))))

shawkl said...

Oh Maggie! Your stories always make me smile...and I too am still seeing a large purple image in a small window! Bet that cowboy has lot's of stories to tell the horses! Wish we were neighbors...we'd have a ball! But, I might be too docile to keep up with you! You need two extra keys! Tape one to the ladder!

Auntie Cake said...

What a morning Maggie! And what a great laugh you gave us all.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I think I just snorted tea through my nose. Your story and my vivid imagination made for quite the tale (tail?) Girlfriend, I think you're top of the list for the Most Colorful Person I know. You sure know how to live life with gusto. I wish I'd been sitting in the truck with The Cowboy!

I got locked out of our camper this summer. Know what I've done? I've hidden a key keeper on the outside, and I bought another set I'm gonna "bling" up and put on a chain to wear around my neck. That isn't gonna happen again!

Thanks for the laughs.

Love and hugs

Sweet Tea said...

What's a girl to do???!!!
You did what ya had to do - butt (love the pun) I bet you did look really funny, honey!! Thanks for the giggle at yoyr expense!!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Oh, Maggie, you are one crazy gal! If it makes you feel better, my friend, who also lives in the country, ran outside naked to get the laundry off the line when a storm came up and locked herself out. Twice. Love ya!

Debbie said...

Oh my Maggie...LOL.. How old is this cowboy? You probably started his day off with a laugh.. I love your stories. so cute and funny!!
I didn't enter the give a way, beings I won the last one. Wouldn't be fair, if I won 2 from you!! LOL

God Bless~

Garden of Egan said...


Only you would get stuck with your butt out the window when the cowboy drove by.

Thanks for the story. It was the best!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Girl, you are a riot. rofl rofl

You are gonna have to get all gussied up and pay that man a visit, so He can see you're OK...


blueviolet said...

Oh m gosh, you are too much! I'm sure he laughed and laughed about that after the fact. I'm glad you didn't fall off the ladder, by the way!

Nezzy said...

Somehow, I can see ya doin' that!!!

Heeehehehe, I'm cryin' here Maggie. I so hear ya on the make~up thing. 'Round here when it's just me and the wild~eyed cattle I'm all natural. I know...I didn't say it wasn't scary!

But let me go anywhere...even a junk~yard (man's mall I tell ya) I've got to have the make~up!

I locked myself out once in the wee hours of the mornin' in my Victoria Secret short set PJ's. I'd seen how to break into a slidin' door from a criminal on Oprah. Good thing Hubs had a tool box on the carport!

I got in but shortly after that we put in French Doors. Baby, I'd be in trouble if it happened today!

God bless an have a glorious day sweet friend!

NitWit1 said...

Rolling on the floor laughing; reminds me of my blog about falling and getting stuck in a Kansas PortaPot at a rest stop with my bug butt high in the air like a hot air ballon outside the door for all the truckers parked in said park to see.

Happened on my vacation.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am here alone, laughing out loud at your description of you hanging out of a teeny window with your purple butt sticking in the air! You painted such a visual picture with words and I can just image it all.....I needed a good giggle for today!!
But I am an old redheaded grandma and I still care what the old "geezers" around here think of me, too!! They already know I go roaring off on the back of a Harley motorcycle behind my balding hubbs and think we are both NUTZ at 75 to be riding one!!!
I am happy you landed on the floor safely...please tell more morning stories like this so I can start off the day with a good grin!!!
Oh....I LOVE purple pj's, too! Just think if it had been a purple nitey!!!
Hugs, Francy

Anonymous said...

Not funny that you got locked out while in your purple pj's and no make-up sweet Maggie. But you humor in relating what happens to you is just beyond measure. I could just see you sticking out that window. Be careful sweet lady showing some of those bod parts or you may end up with that good lookin' cowboy coming to live with you. Hugs love you!

Julia said...

Maggie, I'm glad that you didn't fall off that ladder. You are as nutty as me... I can picture you hanging out the window but do you know what I did? Well this time I went all the way down the story expecting that you were pulling a fast one on us again but no, it it was a cowboy story like you promised and not a dream.

It's getting closer all the time. I wonder what going to happen the next time you get locked out. He'll be there for sure.

At least he really care about your safety.

I'm glad that tat all is well.

Sue said...

Am I going nuts, or did you tell this story once before? It sounds familiar, and very funny!

Clue me in!


yaya said...

Thankfully you didn't fall off the ladder...I always say that ladders are evil! Working in surgery does that to you...too bad the jammies weren't red, he might have thought Santa was making an early visit to check out the cute Texas gal who lives there! Thanks for the giggle today!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

No Sue your thinking about him catching me in my cartoon tweety bird pj's when I was feeding the cats he drove by and one of them while I was bent over jumped right on my bottom.
Gosh was that horrible...hahaha
Don't know which one of these has embarrassed me more

Cathy said...

Okay, I think I figured out what your next job should be.

You need a reality show on TV! I bet it would be funnier than anything else out there now.

Shirley said...

Oh Maggie, I am still laughing and thank you so much for that because I needed a good laugh this evening. Waiting for doctors to call does nothing for the nervous system, I am hoping that I get a phone call tomorrow letting me know what they are going to do. I have been catching up with all of my friends tonight. I worked on my Christmas letters and cards until my printer ran out of ink. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Libbie said...

Do you even know how hard I am laughing! I'm gonna wake Roo! :). Oh Maggie that sounds awful! And very hilarious.... I love you more with every visit and I didn't even know that was possible! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Bless God for good neighbors! Mine eyeball my place many times during the day and I'm so grateful they do.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

fantastic story...happy no falls...what happened to that rascally key? Thanks for "following" my blog...I'm now following yours!

Arkansas Patti said...

You have to find out if that cowboy has his own blog. Would love to read his version also. So glad you didn't hurt anything but your vanity.
Thank you for your kind words when I was puny.

Julie Harward said...

LOL for real! Boy oh boy, you sure know how to be memorable in a man's mind don't you?! Maybe you had better hid more keys around your place! Just be grateful you didn't break something! Have a wonderful December Maggie. :D

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad that you did not fall. Now I must confess that I laughed at the whole scene that I now have in my mind.
You sure do know how to impress a guy.LOL

Sissy said...

Maybe you should hang a key on a ribbon around your neck? What fun I have reading about your escapades. At least your pizzazz hasn't lost any fizzle yet. Enjoy it all, the good the bad and the ugly. You surely brighten my life. Bottoms up, dear, and have a great festive season.

June said...

Oh I needed that laugh Maggie. I have been there...not with my butt hanging out of a window, but being caught in all my morning glory, by someone I didn't even like seeing me all done up. I am still living that one down.
So, just one you still feed the cats in your pjs????

I want to wish you the Merriest Christmas ever sweet friend!!!!

Oh, and it would be a dream come true to visit you on the north forty!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Maggie, I am dying laughing and it hurts so bad!!! I am recovering for an emergency appendectomy and am on restriction for the next 3 weeks! Dang it! I feel like I am going to bust something from laughing so much!

You are just too precious for words!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh Maggie, I'm so glad you stopped by today, because that got me hear and I sure enjoy your adventures. I'm still smilin' from ear to ear. Are you sure you don't live in a sitcom world? A good ole' Mayberry or I love Lucy world.

Love you and wish you the Merriest Christmas Season. You're off to a climbing start!
OX's...Tracy :)

Darlene said...

Oh Maggie, I do love your cowboy stories. This was a super one. I got such a good laugh. I could just picture the whole thing in my mind. What the heck happened to your spare key? Did you ever find it? I can see that it is a very good thing that you keep one hidden outside. Guess you'll have to have another one made. Anyway, it made my day. And now, I am so sleepy I am going to bed and I never go to bed before midnight.

Vicki/Jake said...

Mwahahahaaa Maggie, only you:) Boy did he have a story to tell down at the feed store...

So, where's the extra key???

Have a merry one...XOX

Pearl said...

To funny I just read way back in your blog about "Pearl" ha ha I laughed like crazy! And I love that picture of her, where ever did you get that?
What fun you are! hugs, the other Pearl

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....I am rollin'!! What a hoot. It's like something out of a movie, yet so true and still hilarious.

Yes, VIRGINIA is my Friday post...if you can, come on over for a visit. And, have a terrific day. Also, here to tell you my wishes for you and yours for a very happy holiday season.

Libbie said...

Just thinkin' of you & cam e by to say hi!!! Hope you have some joy today Maggie!

janet said... are too funny!

I love the story..thanks for a good laugh.

janet xox

Sares said...

Thanks for the giggle! Just wondering if it occurred to you to wait where he couldn't see you until he drove past? Or was it too cold. You could have done jumping jacks in the barn to stay warm! Did you ever discover where the back up key was. Maybe you need a back up to the back up! And I know exactly what you mean about December flying by!

AstridsSoapbox said...

Maggie you crack me up! What a great tale...I'm still laughing and I can't drink my wishes for the coming season :)

Sybil said...

Hi Maggie, first apologies for not being around just lately reading all about your exploits ! sinse my wee dog Dee died I have kin dof lost myself a wee bit...itis so lonely now without him...however I must get a move on it will be Christmas eve next Saturday so I had better get the cloud lifted and start peeping out again. I am so glad that you did not have to go away...The story and your coyboy neighbour is just priceless....of how I wish you stayed next door to me what laughs we would have.
LOve Sybil xxxxx

Connie said...

Maggie, I needed a laugh tonight. You painted quite a picture!
I think you're very determined to have come up with your plan to get in to the house and out of the public eye!

Those darn cats anyway! :)

PEA said...

LOL oh Maggie, I can just picture it all! hehe Only to you would that happen!! I bet the cowboy kind of enjoyed seeing that part of your body hanging out the window! lol Thank you so much for sharing this story, now I can't stop giggling. Purple pj's, huh? lol xoxo