Another blogger, Mommy in Spurs, got me to thinkin' the other day. She was discussing the definition of a cowgirl. So I started ponderin', what makes me a cowgirl? Then as I sat there and thought about it, I really couldn't tell you. So I asked the husband and his response, "I don't know. That's a hard question. Let me think about it." Seriously?! I thought he would be able to spout something right out.
So I went to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame to see what they believe exemplifies a cowgirl. It states "it honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire." Wow, well I know I'm not hall of fame material so I better lower my standards!
Here is a list, that I finally came up with, of why I think I'm a cowgirl:
*I was born with cowboy/cowgirl genes. thanks mom and dad
*Started riding horses before I could crawl.
*Dipped snuff at the age of 5 (and quit shortly thereafter).
*Entered a beauty pageant as a teen and wore rocky mountain jeans as my formal wear.
*Can mend a fence.
*Can't live anywhere but in the country with my animals.
*Would rather wear a cap/hat than fix my hair.
*Can sort cattle horseback or a foot.
*Don't mind gettin' dirty. Was working cattle, got crap slung all over. Took my shirt off, wiped my mouth clean and kept working in my bra till the job was done.
*Would rather be in my boots than any other shoes.
*Enjoy the simple way of life.
*I'm a strong independant woman.
So I want to know what makes YOU a cowgirl. Comment and you will be entered to win the this sign. Isn't it cute!
The deadline to enter will be Sunday, 08/16/09, at 7pm central time. I can't wait to read your comments!