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Breaking our Disneyland curse

Well, that "Brace Yourself" kind of storm was a total bust...huh? Are you now overloaded with milk and bread? Time for some yummy bread pudding or potato soup, as my son has requested. Yeah, we...

 

OH MY WORD!

I suppose there was a winner of the SUPER bowl. Who was it again? I do not follow football, and so it was not a priority of my Sunday activities. In past years, if the Broncos were playing, we would...

 

Getting over winter with spring cleaning

We are weeks past the holidays now and I still have lights up outside; oh sure, they don't get lit up anymore at night but they are still there. It is a sad time of year; it feels kind of empty...

 

It ain't easy in the Big Easy

I hope your New Year is off to a good start! Mine has been busy and hectic, but good too. I flew with my daughter to New Orleans where I rented a car online to drive to the town my father and his...

 

In Other News – 2020

Wow!! 2020... Can you believe it? I mean how many shows and movies did we watch as kids that depicted 2020 as the flying car, robot housekeepers, towering round glass homes and ... Oh wait, that was t...

 

Oh, baby!

Alice's column this week was pre-empted due to the birth of her first grandbaby! Violet Aubrey Miller came into this world Friday, Dec. 20, at 3:34 p.m. Alice said, "She tipped the scales at 7...

 

Ahhh, fresh snow

Oh, sure I know how you might feel about snow, I get it. It’s really cold and slick and melts and gets slushy and nobody really likes to drive in it. I feel ya! But really folks, how gorgeous is...

 

Winning the battle of pets vs. gift wrap

Oh my word... I am beat; the universe has won! I am tired and have nothing done for Christmas except a lot of mail-ordered gifts that are piled into the guest room awaiting some free time to be wrappe...

 

Plucking away at the neverending turkey

Whew! Does your house still smell like turkey? Mine does. I even still have drippings from said turkey on my oven door – good housekeeping award ... I will never win!! I still have leftovers, and I...

 

Thoughts on Veterans Day

Today as I write this it is Veterans Day. Our particular school does not let kids have the day off. Why? I have to wonder. This town is nothing if not military; we have how many stations or bases? I...

 

Halloween, Christmas and a Dog

Are you still sneaking into your kid's Halloween candy?... Stop it! As we have few visitors and not a single trick-or-treater in this neck of the plains, I, along with another student's mother,...

 

A Halloween Horror Story for Everyone

Oh my word!! The snow came like they said it would. I pride myself on not being one of those folks that need to run to the market as soon as I hear there is a storm approaching in a state of panic to...

 

Well, here I am again…

I want to apologize for not having a column last week. I live out here in nowhere and our newest neighbors just finished building their house and were so excited to be there, finally, and sink their...

 

Dearest Patty

Whew! Some pretty shocking things, as well as some disappointing things have happened since last week. Guess what? I am going to tell you about them because... The column is called, Oh My Word...indic...

 

BING BING BING

As big baby dog torments my 15-year-old teacup chihuahua, the Price is Right is on television and the bing! Bing! Bing! of that dumb wheel is about to make me crawl the walls!! Why? I will tell you...

 

Happy Harvest Autumn!

Here we are, Fall, Autumn, or the prelude to Winter. It is here. I am not complaining, I actually love this time of year. Days are a tad bit cooler but the nights are heavenly because you are actually...

 

I See a Light!!

You know that moment... You are sitting in the early morning dark; you have a fresh hot cup of coffee steaming up your glasses as you cradle it in both hands just under your nose so it fills up your...

 

Big Baby Dog

Well, we survived the Labor Day festivities and now we head into the routines we fall into in autumn, right? Stews and chilis start banging recipes into our heads and our salivary glands begin to beg...

 

Wow... Labor Day Weekend Is Here... Summer Is Closing

I know this weekend means so many things to so many people, maybe it means you see hot air balloons or go to Fall festivals. Harvest time is in full swing and the length of the days will become shorte...

 

Seriously Losing it Here...

My blood pressure has got to be off the charts... The last couple of weeks I have been beyond stressed. I chase my tail so much that I now know what my backside looks like in any light and at all...

 

Morning Surpise...

Well, hope things are just beautiful in your world as we all prepare for fall to begin. Our kids are demanding new stuff to begin the school year with and they need supplies. They are moaning about...

 

Happy Birthday Amber

On this day, in 1983, I was entrusted with a life that was not my own, yet every bit a part of me. I loved every tiny wrinkly spot of her, from the three short strands of strawberry blonde hair to...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 24, 2019

I Need Calgon!!!

I am sitting here thinking, "My life is really, um... poop" I have so much of it in my life that there are days that poop is all I do, no pun intended, all day long! So, you say, "Well, Alice, you do...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 17, 2019

What to do... your feedback is welcomed!

Our family is all jumbled up. Of course, its all about emotions and finances. At the core of all dissentions in families, I think, that is at the root of most issues. Money is always scarce and emotio...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Our Guests Had a Great Visit...

Our guests from Illinois with the silent "s" have come and gone. We went to the Royal Gorge, and to the summit of Pikes Peak (yes, the donuts are SOOO good!) We also took them to some of our favorite...

 

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