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 By Alice Trulson    Community 

Reflections on Thanksgiving

I sit here in the dark of the morning and I can smell fresh coffee… duh, it’s MY house. There is a faint hint of roasted turkey that occasionally still wafts into my nostrils.... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Nighttime is cat play time

Oh My Word! One word: Zoe! The wicked cat from the depths of all things evil. This cat is not just making my nights sleepless, but the really very sad part about it is that I... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A frightfully good time

Did you go to City Hall to let the kiddos go trunk or treating on Friday night? Did you go to City Hall on Saturday to the Nightmare on Main Street with the family to play, enjoy... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Pondering the not-so-obvious

I am sitting in the dark of the morning and pondering all the stuff one ponders – like who thought to call it "pondering"... It's thinking, isn't it? I don't have the answers for... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Is the RV all it's 'cracked' up to be?

It is fall. The leaves are changing in town now (out here, the grass is brown). There was even a day or two where the temperatures were an indication that autumn was here. Time for... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

When even the coffee won't help

Yes, I am still living. I am still doing stuff and burning the candle at both ends. Sadly, that means that anything that needs doing and requires my brain is usually skipped over.... — Updated 9/15/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Just stop and take a deep breath

I am trying to catch my breath, what about you? All the news as of late, the fears we carry and the worry of loss we bear - I am so upset by the ponderings and the presumptions that... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Life is tough for a small pup

I do believe I am in puppy poop heaven... or maybe actually it's the underworld of dead poop. Puppy training? House breaking? Are you kidding me? Last weekend, my husband's uncle fr... — Updated 8/25/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A tale of puppy love

Oh my word!! Repeat after me: "Alice is a glutton for punishment." Did you say it? Now just wish me well and know I am losing my mind more quickly than normal! You see, we have big... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

When two aren't better than one

Have you done the house purge thing? Most people do a room at a time. Well, not me. I decide I'm doing the whole house all at once... What in the world was I thinking? Actually, I... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Another cursed vacation

Hello! Hello! Hello! I hope you had a wonderful celebration of our nation's independence or at the very least ate some great food at a cookout. We had some dogs on the grill and... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Cars and RVs, Oh My!

Oh my word! Can you believe this weather and the green because of it? It is just fantastic. I no longer look out my window and see beige! We have Guinea fowl who have taken up as... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Sweet, sweaty summer

Good, summer!! It is officially summer. Sweaty, sticky, and so disgustingly hot was all just our spring... Oh, you do have to wonder what is in store. I, for one, cannot wait. ... N... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Back home on the range

So, today we have some green in our field grass and weeds. Thank you, rain. Old Man did start to try to install a sprinkler system; his ability to do work like digging and that... — Updated 6/1/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Buckle up for the gripping tale of Alice's road trip

"Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. That started from this mountain port, aboard this great big yacht..." It started like any trip, full of excitement... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Sea sickness on an RV is real

Hello, I am in my RV in a cute place called Ellensburg, Washington. We are camped for the night alongside the Yakima River; it is so green and pretty here, not beige like home.... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Go West, young Atticus!

Our big dumb baby dog is finally two! Happy birthday, Atticus! Who would have thought that the both of us would have survived this long, but we have. My fear, though, is this...... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A dog and his jelly bean

I hope you all have recovered from the egg hunts and you have all eggs accounted for. Don't want to have to hunt down some ugly stench somewhere down the line wondering, "What in... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Peeps, kids and a rolling stone

Easter – oh my word! I told you spring was coming, and now here she is. This year Easter is going to be different; I'm not just talking about the pandemic, I am talking about the... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The winter blizzard and the dog

Hello to you. Did you survive the storm? I am sitting and writing this on the Monday morning after the blizzard, my windows are completely covered with snow and ice, I feel entombed... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Happy (belated) birthday, Alice

Sunday was my birthday (we don't need to talk about which one), and I woke up without any fanfare. I was up in the wee hours of the morning trying not to have any expectations of... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Spring, and hope, are on the way

Hey, it is March! Aren't you feeling a bit of hope for a warmer future? I am! I am so looking forward to anything being green again... Oh my word, this brown we have through fall... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The sky is falling! At least in Denver...

I have never been a fan of flying. As a daughter of a pilot and the mother of a plane captain, this is not a popular statement. I much prefer trains or the old-fashioned road trip.... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

I want my old TV back

Did you watch the big bowl game on Sunday? I did too. I watched the commercials and some guy running around in a lady's swimsuit who got tackled pretty hard. That was funny. The... — Updated 2/9/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

It's time for tea, dammit!

Well, here we are in February already. Can you believe that? I always find hope in this month. January is just the hangover from Christmas and kind of depressing, right? You have... — Updated 2/2/2021


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