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Snow- mageddon, Part 2

Well, last week started off like any other week. It's March and it meant that Old Man was going to go on his annual trip to Monarch for skiing. Oh boy, some fresh snow was predicted so he was really...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 13, 2019 

Snow- mageddon

Well, here we are, bracing for what is being said to be "a big winter event" today anyway (Monday)... by Wednesday it might be a flurry and all the kids planning for a 'snow day' mid-week will be so...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 6, 2019

25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago, I was focused on my young family and how it was growing. We were focused on making our mortgage payments and still being able to buy groceries. We were young and just really...

 

It's a Time Thing!

Spring is really coming, the proof is in the stores, all that Easter candy is ready and waiting. This will be our second Easter in this house. We are approaching our second year out here. My second 29...

 

It's Cookie Time!!!

I am such a sucker for a cute little face, especially if it is speckled with freckles. Those little savvy youngsters wearing accomplishment badges and uniforms, get me every time. I am not a fan of...

 

Can you smell the chocolate?

Can you see doe eyed girls with expectations of a romantic gesture from the boy they are seeing? Can you see the price of flowers? Yeah, Well, I can! Romance is lovely and we all need it no matter how...

 

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of Alice's previous Valentine's week columns. I am enjoying the absolute craziness of the ups and downs of our temperatures and the winds that seem to ac...

 

Hmmmm...

At my age I should have life all figured out, but sadly I don't. I still question so many things and wonder why they happen and/or exist. But my biggest questions are always about why we humans do...

 

A "Mama Squeeze" was in Order!

Say what you will about my motherly judgment here, but I thought about it and did it anyway. There is a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show where they play the movie and a shadow cast performs at...

 

I'm Ready!

You have heard of "dooms day preppers", right? I think I might have become one and I did not intentionally set out to become someone who preps for the possibility of "Doom." I am not talking about sta...

 

It's Tradition

It's over... Did you make merry and happy memories? I hope so. Our Christmas this year was a bit different than what we have become accustomed to. When a parent has to celebrate a major holiday...

 

I Resolve to Be a Better Me!

Typically, when I write my column I can write about things in the here and now, the things that are currently on my mind or popping up. Well, with the Holiday Season things at the printer change, gee...

 

Christmas Time

Don't you hate it when you meet up with someone and as a conversation filler this time of year, they ask you if you have gotten all of your shopping done? I always fight the urge to say, "Yeah, everyo...

 

What a Day!

My ol’ Bessy was due for an oil change and a tire rotation. So I take her to the dealership as I always have all these many years. With my head hung low in embarrassment as I drive in past all the...

 

A Cajun Thanks- giving

I am in Louisiana, in a small town where my father and his wife live and have for around 40 years. The trees are green and some are of the "palm" variety, others are the same as you might have at...

 

Blanket trolls

We all know that teenagers are just basically blanket trolls. They would sleep until they starved to death if we left them undisturbed. When they do emerge, they should not be talked to, looked at,...

 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

Hair Day

I am three cups into my morning pot of coffee and I am remembering a time this past month where I felt so free, so carefree, so lighthearted, but also so very naked. I get my hair done, as most of us...

 

Colorful

Oh my word, don't you just love this time of year? I saw a woman on a motorcycle the other day at the gas station in a big fluffy fuchsia tutu and neon green leggings, of course she had a helmet on fo...

 

Baboons!

When our kids are toddlers we are told to get down on the floor and crawl around to see the world from their perspective and clear away any hazards in your home that they might find. Well, I have...

 

Hunt He Must...

This morning I woke up at dark thirty and at the dining table sat Old Man sipping a cup of coffee. This is not how our mornings usually look on Saturdays. I am often awake and he sleeps until 7 or 8...

 

Cars on the Road...

This week while driving my daughter the 45 minutes to an hour-long drive to school, she remarked about seeing the same car earlier in the week. It popped into my brain that we develop relationships...

 

12-Year-Old Reports the News

If you are anything like me, you have a favorite news team on your favorite channel of television. You look to them for your information about an accident on a major road or an update of your...

 

Deepest Apologies to Anyone I May Have Offended

Today, I am so very sorry. Today, I found out that someone called the newspaper office to say my column had angered them. I have been writing this column under the old adage 'no news is good news;' kn...

 

Not My Kind of Tailgating

We have all had that person ride our bumper as we cruise down the road, almost as if they are trying to push us along. In truth, I am that person that will let off my gas pedal and slow down just to...

 

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