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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Old Man and the Mountain... The Stuff of Legends...

You have heard of legends before, Big Foot, Nessie, Chupacabra. Then there are the fun ones of a fella who breaks into your house while you are sleeping and leaves toys and candy for little kids...

 
 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 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....

 

Music = Life by Amelia Trulson, written 12-17-18

People often say to me things like, "Why do you spend so much money on her singing?" My answer has always been, "If your child is an athlete, you are going to buy uniforms and go to games. Even if you...

 

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