Welcome to my blog. I have had ALS for 10 years now.

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.

From Go Pro

From Go Pro
View from my living room

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cutest picture ever!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mom and Dad

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Good Offer

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ALS Walk 2017

True friends 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring is Here!

At the corner of my street. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Family

Ruddick Family honouring my brother Malcolm.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Just A Thought

Monday, January 16, 2017

My Brother

My brother passed away after a long journey with colon cancer. He was 63 yrs. old. He loved fishing with his Lab dog named Finn. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016

First Snow

I want to build a snowman. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Remembrance Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Just A Thought

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. 
-Phyllis Diller  

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Geraniums on my Patio

Monday, August 1, 2016

Strong Little Girl

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

High School Friends

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Christmas 2013

My family always come to see the display in Woodward's Windows every Christmas. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Brother Malcolm

Even though my brother has treatment he always find time to fish. The fish is a rainbow Trout from Red Lake. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Sunday, April 24, 2016

My care worker Kristine went to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Black Diamond

Lee and her grandchildren.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring is coming

Cherry Blossoms

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Picture from Whistler

Mary Margaret sent me this picture from Whistler. 

Reflection of the Sunset

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ken's Family and Friends

During the holiday season. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top of Harmony

From Lyn

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


My sister Heather and her daughter Crystal (Evan) and her husband Gavin. 

Monday, November 2, 2015


Everyone is Different

If only we could recognize differences and get along. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

We must ask for help

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


My careworker (Rica) took this picture from my patio during the Super Moon. 

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.