LAURIE JACKSON

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Multi-tasking

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning, Everyone!

I am enjoying this beautiful weather again, today. I am outside listening to the birds and watching the laundry flap in the light breeze. The chickens are running around the yard catching bugs and eating weeds. Last night we had a bit of excitement with the chickens. Someone's dog ran into our yard and was trying to get our chickens. Luckily, Elle let us know by barking. We also heard the chickens clucking. Alex goes out to run the dog off. Eleven of the chickens ran for the coop. Two were missing. Alex found one in the lilac bush and would not come out. Finally, Alex grabbed the chicken and put it in the coop. Naturally, stuff like this has to happen at or near night time. Alex found the other chicken under a pile of brush. Today, I have noticed that the slightest thing will have the chickens at attention. Last night's scare really upset them. This morning, Jethro, our cat, started chasing them. So he lost his time outdoors. Elle was on her leash and she did the same thing. Darn animals!! So both of them are back in the house.

I have a quiz I should be working on but not just yet. I have four more replies to make to my peers. I have two scripts to write by the end of next week! I am truly enjoying this class. My grades have been excellent thus far!!! YAY me!

I am also trying to help Alex with the cabinet he is making for our television.

Have a super wonderful day!!

Laurie 8)

Happy Birthday to Adele!

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning!

It's only 10:30 in the morning and I have accomplished alot already. For one thing, I was awake about 8 am!! Had my coffee, so Im good to go until I need my tea. :)  Laundry is on the line drying. I love hanging clothes out on the line. I am catching up on my homework. I have an assignment due Wednesday night, as usual. This week we are to write a script for a graphic novel (comic). I will be writing one on a dragon that just wants to be friends with the village people.

Right now I am sitting outside watching Alex clean the chicken coop. A couple of chickens have been getting out during the night. He is trying to fix the coop so they stay put! Yes, they are free range during most of the day. We lock them up at night. When either Alex or I walk outside, the chickens run up to us looking for food. Silly chickens!

I have called my beautiful daughter, Adele, too. Today is her 21st birthday! How dare she grow up!

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

In My "Office"

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning, Everyone!

What another beautiful day!! It's mid July and it is absolutely beautiful out here. It's been nice having the windows open every day. The birds are singing. The chickens were out for a couple of hours. Someone is baling hay the "old fashion" way---using a square baler---not a round baler. Listening to the baler brings back so many memories for me. My siblings and I and my uncle---sometimes my dad---put up hundreds of square bales every summer. Alfalfa, grass, red clover, straw were some of the kinds we put up. Elvin, my uncle, would not let us help him put up red clover hay. He said it was too itchy and not the place for us girls. It was ALWAYS a blast to put up hay with Elvin. He always drove the tractor while myself and two of my sisters were on the wagon. He'd always laugh and make baling hay fun! Thanks for the memories, Unkie (Elvin). I miss you so much daily!!

Today is Saturday and I am caught up with homework. It's truly strange not to have to worry about homework. I might start writing my script for the animation class I am in this month. The script seems to be an easy one to write.

I baked homemade cinnamon roll for my hubby. I love to bake! I have always said that I would bake anything anyone asks me to, even if I do not like the food myself. I don't like pie but I make a mean cherry pie. I like to think I have the knack to whip up meringue--by hand. Grandma Helen used to say that it is all in the wrist. I miss you, Grandma, daily!

Gosh, I LOVE sitting outside!!

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

Outdoor Office

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning!

Hope everyone is well. It's 9:30 AM and I'm sitting outside! I know! The world is going to end. 

My wonderful husband made a table for me that can stay outdoors. I am "in" my outdoor office! I love it! The birds are singing. Traffic is going up and down the highway. A horn just blew west of where I am sitting. It's a cloudy day but that's okay. I'm still enjoying the breeze. 

Sitting here, I'm looking around and feeling so very blessed. Even though I don't see my kiddos as much as I would love to, I know they love me from a distance. :) I miss them everyday and love them oh so very much. My kids are each so different. Each one has their own personality. They are as different from each other as oil and water and day and night. I am very proud of each of them. 

Guess I better get started on my homework. I am finally a senior! December cannot come quick enough for me. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

School/Outdoors

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon!

Guess where I'm at! That's right!! Outside again! I'd love for summer to stay this nice for the rest of the time. There is a nice breeze. The chickens have been out and about this morning. I was even out of bed early this morning. :) I know!! I was shocked, too!! Haha! 

My wonderful husband cleaned off the concrete where I think the previous owners had a dog run. I'm sitting under the trees supposed to be doing my homework. I am using Grandma Helen's card table with my laptop sitting on it. This table has been around for a long time--since i was a youngin :)

My homework consists of rating my peers posts on their story ideas. I'm not sure how many peers there are but I hate making comments on someone else's work. It makes me nervous. I am learning about animation history and comics. This is something I don't necessarily want to do, but if I want my diploma, I will do it and to the best of my ability. After all, I am a senior! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! YAY!

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

Enjoying the Weather

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon!

Once again, I am outdoors amongst the chickens. I just love watching them peck the ground. It's funny to watch when one chicken has a 'treasure', the others will try to get it. Growing up on the farm and spending time at my grandparents' house, I learned that I loved being around chickens. One time, Grandpa had a newborn calf under the barn porch. I'd sit with the calf and pet it for hours. Grandpa told me over and over to stop petting the calf because the mother cow would not take to the calf. Of course, I listened for a bit because it was Grandpa. I'd sneak in the pen, though, to pet the calf. 

I cannot believe it is July and we are having such wonderful weather. I love it! Love having the windows open. Laundry is on the line drying. My wonderful husband is cutting the yard. It is an absolutely gorgeous day!

Another note about the chickens-when Alex closes them up for the night, our thirteen chickens cram themselves into two roosting boxes. (There are more than two roosting boxes in the coop.) Silly chickens!

Have a super wondereful day!

Laurie 8)

Outdoors/Chickens

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone!

I am sitting outside watching the chickens scratch and play. These chickens are so much fun to watch. The darn things will eat anything. Last night when I was trying to round them up, one chicken was carrying a very flat dead frog. It kept trying to keep away from the other chickens so they could not get the frog. The frog was nasty! It looked like it had been run over a few hundred times.

Our field we have behind our house was cut and baled in the last few days. The chickens love to run into the field in search of bugs and whatever else they can find. I sure don't feel like chasing the chickens out of the field. That's what Elle is for. She loves to chase the chickens into the coop at night. I truly don't think she would hurt the chickens. She just wants to play with them.

Well, I hope you have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

Want to apologize

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone,

I want to apologize for not keeping up with my blog. I have not been feeling very well lately. I do believe I am on the mend, though. The other day I had a mammogram done. It had been almost three years since having one. Shame on me. It's very important to have those done. Yes, it is painful but it is worth the hassle. I had mine done by digital camera. I have been having painful and itchy breasts. I had the mammogram done last Thursday. Should be getting a letter in the mail stating everything is fine. 

Do not be afraid to get your breasts squished or smashed. It's better for you than getting cancer. 

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)

Writing and Weather

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone!

Sure hope you are able to get outdoors and enjoy this wonderful weather! I'm sitting outside listening to all the different noises and sounds. Birds are singing. There is a breeze. The aroma of flowers is in the air. 

Today is Sunday, July 6, 2014. The weather here is absolutely beautiful! Humidity is low. We have had the windows open with just a fan on. I love it! I've been sleeping really well the last couple of nights.

Tomorrow starts another new class. Sure hope it's better than last month!

Have a super wonderful Sunday!

Laurie 8)

Happy Anniversary!

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was our first year wedding anniversary. I love being married to my best friend. The past year has been full of happy experiences. Alex and I have been through alot and have been to many different places. Twenty-nine more years to go, God willing.

To my husband, my lover, my best friend: This past year has been quite the experience. You are my rock, my solid ground. My love grows deeper each day. I am so happy that you came into my life.

Love you more than I can express <3

Have a super wonderful day!

Laurie 8)


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