Category Archives: Simply Stated By Sally!

Friend Check. Are you okay?

More than ever, we need to pose that simple question. Phone, text, email, or write your friends/relatives who’ve gone silent and then listen. My ‘herd’ includes men and women who live alone. I remember feeling isolated when I first moved … Continue reading

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Send a note, spread cheer, take a breath.

Old-fashioned, written words bring a smile to my face. How about yours? I’m blessed with the luxury of a combined writing office and craft room. For special notes, I use my card making station, below. The calming lake view helps … Continue reading

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Subtle signs of spring.

Pussy willows were happy to absorb the twelve inches of rain delivered to the Seattle area in January. Interspersed with freezes, the month created havoc for rivers, landslide areas, and horse hooves. My nearly 30 year old gelding, Lance, is … Continue reading

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Older, wiser, and deserving a forever home.

Growing up, I don’t recall so many abandoned animals. I guess the designer pet market helped displace the non-perfect specimens. Compounded by pets living longer, rescue groups are continually seeking forever homes for wonderful, mature companions. Spock, our biggest feline, … Continue reading

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Gift A Memory

The idea emerged eight years ago, after our teenage sons asked for gift ideas in December. They’d begun to work odd jobs and were proud of their earnings. My husband, my mom (Grandma Hi), and I, received chocolates from them … Continue reading

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The Power of WHY.

Do you know your own WHY? Author Katia Rose, decades younger than most attendees at a recent RWA writer’s program, explained to us how taking the time to answer that question guides, assures, and powers the correct flow while we’re … Continue reading

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Women who support one another are 24 karat gold.

What matters in life to me are the folks who choose my companionship-not the scenery, or the activity, but the people making the moments special. I avoid people who extrude negativity. Have you dealt with someone who resents the air … Continue reading

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