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.

North Shore Mountains

North Shore Mountains
From my patio

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.   

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.