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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

What's a little raw meat between family? And other windy tales...

Temperatures are rising and you would think we are well on our way to some beautiful spring and summer days full of garden prepping and planting. We should be able to linger on our... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Let me paint you a picture

As if by magic... as I sat down to write, it started sprinkling for a few minutes... any little bit is so needed right now! My week has been dry and beige as usual, with one... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Royal bean juice!

I don't know if you have noticed like I have, that certain brands of coffee have been missing sporadically from grocery store shelves. I have no answers for you, it is merely an obs... — Updated 4/26/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Still waiting on that tax refund

You survived the Easter festivities and now we wait for the next thing, school being out for summer? Taxes... Yes! They are supposed to be done, right? Ours aren't; normally the... — Updated 4/19/2022


Slaps and Easter eggs

I am sitting here this morning listening to the birds sing, the sun awake, and I realize that they were not in the least bit affected by the "slap heard round the world" and how... — Updated 4/13/2022


Learning to brush it off

So, I've been thinking.... Yeah, I know, scary! But... You know, there is a morning news program that asks celebrities to write letters to their younger selves. I just watched a... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my birthday. I have no plans, and it is off to a semi-quiet start... Well, outside of the cat restricting my sleep last night, but really that is not so unusual at all. In... — Updated 3/8/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The magic of coffee

Bleary eyed and defeated by the amount of things I have to tackle this day, I put my feet on the ground and then slide them into my slippers. With pets in the house, I have learned... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

No rest for the weary

Well, we have returned from our trip to Washington... Our granddaughter came a few days earlier than anticipated, and so her other Grandma did not make it to be there with her... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Washington or Bust!

Well, we are off... We leave out to Washington state and hopefully meet our new granddaughter. We rented an SUV because my car just cannot do it and The Old Man's car is a sporty li... — Updated 1/11/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Make the best of the new year

Happy New Year!! Is it "2022" or is it "2020 too"? I guess we will see how it plays out, won't we? (Snicker snicker) Before I begin, I want to say how grateful I am that we were... — Updated 1/4/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Drifting into 2022

We made it!! We survived the rush of Christmas and are now onto the new year... What will 2022 have in store for us? It's always a surprise isn't it. Do you think we will get snow... — Updated 12/28/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

It's almost Christmas: Time to get yourself in gear

Wow, we can count the days until Christmas now. It’s not months or weeks anymore. I know for some it strikes panic in you, and for others it is just fun. Usually for me I would... — Updated 12/14/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Wishing away the warmth

Well, finally we are beginning to feel a chill in the air. Will it last? Who knows! It’s hard to go to holiday shows and productions that celebrate Christmas and have fake... — Updated 12/7/2021

 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


Only the real stuff will do

Well, how is our coffee on these warmer days? I love mine no matter what, but it sure is hard to want to have that hot love of mine get all up in my body when it's 90 degrees out.... — Updated 7/14/2021

 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


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