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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Unexpected house guests

I swear there is just not enough time in a single day of 24 hours. I think one day I may actually lose my mind. I cannot get caught up on anything I intend to do. Roadblocks keep... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

It's quiet... a little too quiet

Ah... I am utterly alone in the house for the first time in many months. Now what do I do? I have laundry that needs to be washed and folded, but I just cannot envision myself doing... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Alice versus the Miller moths

A few years ago, when we first moved out here to the plains, there was an invasion. The weather, the moisture levels, and the planets aligned just right or something like that and w... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Give a little grace right now

How many hands do you have? I have only two, but I need so many right now. I know I am not alone in this. In one hand, I want the world to go back to normal so we can travel and... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Danger noodles and the ER

Yup! I'm back. I have missed writing these past couple weeks. My husband had his surgery, and we did the whole wait in the car and find things to do whilst he was in surgery... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Mother's Day and the Old Man

I hope you had a wonderful and beautiful time celebrating those you hold in your heart as a mother image. I say that because sometimes mothers are not just the ones that birthed... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The virus finally hits home

Well, we are allowed to move about a tiny bit, but it feels good, right? Actually, I am not going to do anything different at all. My daily routine will remain the same, as nothing... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Lose a mind, adopt a senior

Oh My Word!! Oh My Word!! Ooooooooh Miiiiieeeeey Woooorrrrrdah!! I do believe my mind is lost. I missed writing this column last week because I truly forgot what day it was. Old... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

COVID-19 ... How I loathe you!

I was prepared to deal with Easter being our target day to come skulking out of our hiding spots. I mean, I know we are nowhere near comparable, but imagine Jesus rolling the stone... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Sharing is caring, even with TP

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic crisis named after a beer... I would imagine that beer lovers are not too pleased with the name. I know if it were named after coffee, I... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The hits just keep on coming...

My apologies for all of my sad stuff as of late. Seems like things get rough in phases, don't they ... I had a birthday this week, and let me tell you: At my age, I am just happy... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

When PTSD rears its ugly head

I would like to talk to you about PTSD, the robber of mothers. I am no expert, nor do I know the military since neither I nor my husband ever served. We support and uphold our... — Updated 3/4/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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 ...... — Updated 12/31/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 12/24/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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,... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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 fre... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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 hav... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Life is Sweet, Even Without Sugar

Over the past six years our family traditions have changed. When your child is gone it feels so different to carry on and celebrate. I remember the first time I belly laughed after... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Well, I just had a blast!!

I am not a staff member of our lovely paper, but I am considered a contributor, I think. As often happens, the newspaper is given tickets for promotional purposes and so on. When... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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