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 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...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 26, 2019

So Many Thoughts...

As I sit here to write I am flooded with subject matter and my brain is struggling to sort it out enough to pick one and only one to tell you about... Or can I let you see my crazy? Can I trust you...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Happy Birthday to My Pink Baby Girl

It is the wee early hour of Tuesday The 18th of June as I write this. The sky has a lovely blue and pinkish hue to it as the moon gives way to the sun. I am both reminiscent and grateful as I sip on...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 12, 2019

My Songbird Went to the Big Apple

So, my little girl went to New York City and had a great time... She saw all the things one expects to see while visiting The Big Apple. She saw the Broadway production of Lion King and afterwards...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 5, 2019

My Songbird

These past few weeks have been just plum crazy around my neck of the woods. My teenage daughter, as I have mentioned before, sings with Colorado Springs Children's Chorale (CSCC) in the Summit...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Country Critters

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of our favorite columns by Alice As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Stranded!

Editor's Note: Monday's storm left Alice and her daughter stranded in Colorado Springs, so we are sharing what she posted on Facebook about their experience with the Spring snowstorm that blanketed mu...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Don't Forget Mother Earth

I have never been shy about saying how much I love our beautiful state. Nothing like the smell of the morning air when there might be a smidge of humidity in the air. I love our sunsets and sunrises;...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Guess What?!

I have told you all of our always having "Sunday Family Dinners." We really enjoy getting together and catching up about the week we had. Sadly, Old Man and I do not really have family here in...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Mudpies Taste Better

What happened? I remember playing outside barefoot, riding bicycles, and catching ladybugs and worms. Getting dirty. Using my imagination to make forts and imagine I was a warrior princess fighting...

 

I have to tell you, after all of this time, about myself.

I am a Schmexy Beascht! I am the leader of the Chubby Gang and I make no apologies for that; I would love to be thinner but I am done beating myself up about it. If you love me, you love ALL of me....

 

Sharing Coffee Time with Kolby

Every morning of every day I do the same thing, there is no deviation, it is THE routine. Period. I stumble over the cat to the restroom to do the thing that most of us do first thing in the morning,...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Spring Break Memories

When Spring Break is over and the kids go back to school I am usually dealing with rather conflicted feelings. One being, "Yay, they are gone and I get my life back!;" and the other being that I feel...

 

Kolby

When I was a kid in high school, I had a friend who worked in a pet shop and he had two big birds, a cockatoo and another that was beautiful but an uncommon breed that I do not remember. He was so...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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