Welcome to my blog

Since I started this blog in June 2008 I've had amazing feedback. Family, friends, people from all over North America, Australia, Scotland, England, and places I can't recall, have commented, encouraged and corresponded. I had no idea when Cynthia taught me how to set this up, how much I would love posting and how many people would read it. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has helped propel this therapeutic exercise into a daily routine. All of you, both friends and visitors, are now part of my blog family. Welcome.

Up the creek

Up the creek
From my patio

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Old Ranch

This is the Old Ranch where we kept horses. It was fun to ride in the hills. This is the first time I saw wild horses roaming. We encountered them not far from Tom's old cabin. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Definition of ALS

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As motor neurons die in the cells, the brain's ability to send signals to the body's muscles is compromised. This leads to loss of voluntary muscle movement, paralysis and eventually respiratory failure. There is no proven treatment or cure for ALS, and most patients die within five years of diagnosis.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Gardeners

My friends who plant all my patio flowers. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wildlife living on my Neighbour's roof top

We watch the seagulls hatch.  The Mother is feeding the 3 little ones. Egg shell is in the foreground.   

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

ALS Walk 2015

Thank you for all my sponsors. I raised over 4000 dollars. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Out and About

Sunday, April 12, 2015


My Birthday Celebration with Friends

My friends had to blow the candles out for me. They brought me a cake, wine slush, flowers and watering can.

Monday, April 6, 2015

BWG 9th Anniversary

Our writing group's 9th Anniversary. They are great friends. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 30, 2015

A visit from my former Boss and his wife who just published a book

Olive published a book about the Irish settlers who came to Canada. It is an interesting read. It was nice to see both of them. I worked with Jung for many years. 

Friends from High School

Margaret and Cammy always visit. This time on St. Patrick's Day. I am thankful to have my friends from St. Margarets. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Science World on St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 16, 2015

Calving season in Kamloops where my brother lives


With my friends

Monday, February 16, 2015

Slow Down



Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Monday, December 22, 2014

Naughty or Nice

Writing Group

My writing group came here and serenaded me. They wrote a skit and performed it. They also recited a poem I wrote. It was great fun. They are all special people. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Cat's Life

Friday, October 31, 2014


After the removal of basal cell carcinoma surgery...

Two weeks later...Tadah

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Monday, September 22, 2014

My Concert with Katy Perry

        It was a wonderful concert and we had a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014