"Cowgirl is an attitude, really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands. They speak up. They defend the things they hold dear. A cowgirl might be a rancher, or a barrel racer, or a bull rider, or an actress. But she's just as likely to be a checker at the local Winn Dixie, a full-time mother, a banker, an attorney, or an astronaut." - Dale Evans Rogers, Los Angeles, 1992
Before all of the white stuff started falling, I experienced my first pre-snow thunder and lightning storm. It was kind of bizarre; you don't expect lightning and thunder when it's snowing. It was peaceful listening to the sleet and then heavy snow, hit the sky lights upstairs and McHotterson built our first fire of the cold season. Come to think of it, its the first fire we've built since we moved into this house. It was lovely and before he left for work this morning, he stoked it and threw another log on, so it's still blazing.