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 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...

 

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...

 

Ugh, blanket trolls...

Editor's Note: This week we are pleased to share with you the writing talents of yet another Trulson lady! Below you will find Amelia Trulson's response to one of her mother Alice's recent "OH MY...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Faith in Humanity Restored

Sometimes we lose faith in humanity and then something happens and you (all at once) are filled with hope. I received an email last week from my super wonderful and possibly practically perfect in...

 

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...

 

Christmas 2018

Yeah, Christmas. You made it. I hope it is full of traditions that are passed down through the generations of your family but I also hope that you have made some new ones. What may seem insignificant...

 

Christmas Time

Don't you hate it when you meet up with someone and as a conversation filler this time of year, they ask you if you have gotten all of your shopping done? I always fight the urge to say, "Yeah, everyo...

 

What a Day!

My ol’ Bessy was due for an oil change and a tire rotation. So I take her to the dealership as I always have all these many years. With my head hung low in embarrassment as I drive in past all the...

 

Louisiana

So, you ate over Thanksgiving? Did you overeat? I overate… all stinking week long. I was in Cajun Country and being guided by the best hostess EVER. We ate crawfish nachos, grits every day for breakfast, Tabasco cheesecake, Gumbo, Boudan, frog...

 

A Cajun Thanks- giving

I am in Louisiana, in a small town where my father and his wife live and have for around 40 years. The trees are green and some are of the "palm" variety, others are the same as you might have at...

 

Blanket trolls

We all know that teenagers are just basically blanket trolls. They would sleep until they starved to death if we left them undisturbed. When they do emerge, they should not be talked to, looked at,...

 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

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