Our annual Cowboy Symposium took place last weekend - January 20th, in Payson. We took care of necessary business, electing Kenny Hall Chairman of the Board, and Al Clark as second vice-President of CPU. Chris Mortensen moved on up to the Board of Directors, Dale Major took over as President, and I (Jo Kirkwood) am now vice-President of CPU. It was a lovely, wet and snowy day, and Michael was anxious to get on the road before icy conditions set in so we didn't stick around for the fun, but I hear the group was presented with a tasty dinner then returned the goodwill with a performance of poetry and music that evening. I've been promised a photo or two, so as soon as they arrive I'll update in that regard!
At the meeting folks mentioned - repeatedly, it seems! - that our website had become outdated, and our webmaster had moved out of state! I was given the job of figuring out how to update - and I aim to do that! Might take me awhile.
January 27th - More Ramblings...
Here it is, Saturday afternoon, one week since our CPU symposium. I've promised myself I will post something on this website at least once a week, just to keep us current! 'Course members will need to send me information - unless you just want to know what I'm up to!
Where we live is a bit out in the country, and Michael and I have been keeping ourselves entertained watching our "pet" deer herd. We have about a dozen that show up in our bottom hay field about this time every night. Our lazy dogs are so used to them they don't even bark anymore - although the dogs are old, and maybe don't even realize they are there! It's a nice sundown activity for us - watching for the deer to move in. They haven't shown up yet tonight... Won't start dinner until I see them! Just going to watch. (It's been about five minutes...) There! Two of them, just coming out of the trees.
February 8th - a Thursday.
I'm sitting at my desk, staring out at SPRING. It cannot be denied. Buds are swelling on the trees, the grass is even starting to turn green. We drove home from Sierra Vista last weekend and saw the drought for 900 miles... Flagstaff is dry - no snow on the Peaks. All the rivers in Utah are running - with very little snow in our mountains. Paiute is high - not full, but high - so likely we won't feel the full effects for another year. Beautiful, beautiful weather right now - but so scary.