Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A new experience: Mom showing me the new mailbox


Some time ago Canada Post installed new mailboxes in our building and these mailboxes are for us to pick up our larger parcels.  It helps us avoid having to go to the post office to pick them up.

I, for one, welcomed this move on the part of Canada Post.  It is more convenient and saves me having to walk to the post office to pick up stuff.

So what else did I need in order to take advantage of this new mailbox? Just Mom to show me where it was.  She helped me to count down and across in order to find the box.  Fortunately, all of the boxes are labeled with raised print so that it is even easier to find them.

This is how things work.  The post person deposits a key in our mailbox. The key is labeled with a raised letter and now all I have to do is to read the letter and then go and locate the matching mailbox.  Much easier and I thank Canada Post for this.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
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Friday, September 23, 2016

A great memory: At the photo shoot


In May 2016 I experienced my very first photo shoot and as someone who is used to determining where I go and how I get there, this was quite an experience for me.  This was the Accessible Media Inc's photo shoot day.

The staff was extremely good when it came to giving me directions as to where I needed to sit or stand, how I needed to position my body, and how to position my head and whether or not I needed to smile or laugh.  The shoot consisted of my having to sit, stand, walk, and at times do a quick run through the park.

The weather definitely cooperated with us as the sun shone beautifully, the temps were extremely pleasant, and the session in the park was most enjoyable.

I especially loved listening to the birds and being able to sniff the fresh cool air and enjoyed hearing the young kids around me playing and shouting nearby.  They were having their break at the same time as we were doing our shoot.

I also met new people and was lucky enough to meet Terry Bray, someone that I had not seen in so many years.  All in all a great day away from the pressures of work.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reflecting: Waiting for the cab at Seneca


This usually occurs after I have completed my annual exams at Seneca College.  For the past three years I have been writing my annual law exams at this location as part of the University of London, England's program.

Upon completion of my exam a member of the very friendly staff at Seneca from the testing centre escorts me up to the security desk and there I wait for them to call a cab for me.

Everything usually goes very smoothly.  I stand close to the desk and listen as the security folks call the cab.  Within minutes the cab is here and one of the security guards walks with me to the front of the building where the cab is waiting.  They ensure that I get safely into the cab and then it is home.

All in a day's work and I am happy that I, as a visually impaired person, have been able to get through the challenges of yet another day.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crunch time! Before my exam


It's probably not the best of times for me. Before my exam, and I can tell you that the time prior to the exam is about a month before the actual day.

It is the time when my brain is going full tilt.  When my emotions are a bit out of whack and my sleep patterns are really crazy.  It is the time when I am probably most vulnerable and when my daily schedule goes through the ceiling.

I am doing my best to finish up all of my studying and I do this through countless hours of electronic reading.  Who says that this is all for the soul?

I read electronically.  I write my essays on my desktop computer.  All of my exam preparations are done on my desktop and the rest is all in my mind's eye.

I can practically see the text in my mind and I can hear it all through the robotic voice of my computer.  All is on full alert.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

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Friday, September 16, 2016

A challenge: Dealing with nausea


Dealing with nausea for anyone is not the best of times, but for me as one who is visually impaired, I need to ensure that I can get to a bathroom as quickly as I can, safely and without accident.

This was the case for me after surgery in April 2016.  I had to ensure that at all times I was within striking distance of a bathroom each time I felt the nausea coming on.  I was determined not to have any accidents that would entail having to have my mom clean up things for me.

I am always particularly concerned at times like these to ensure that I do not leave things for anyone to clean up.  For me, as someone who is visually impaired, it is always that extra little step that needs to be taken to make sure that nothing is left behind.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cherished memories: Spring shopping with Mom


The last time Mom and I went spring shopping was in 2012.  In the normal scheme of things we are usually not together at this time of the year, but due to some surgery that I had to have in mid April she was here with me and we made the most of it.

Before we set out I told Mom what I was wishing for, my wish list so to speak, and as always she was very quick to oblige.  Before I knew it, my wish list was a reality but with more than I had asked for.

We went to our favorite stores and had so much fun buying what I had wished for.  Mom really enjoyed describing stuff to me and I had so much fun imagining the colors around me.  Shopping for sandals was also quite a pleasure, trying on and choosing what I wanted.

Ah, yes!  Spring shopping with Mom, another cherished page for my memory bank.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crunch time: Preparing for a photo shoot


For me, preparing for a photo shoot is somewhat of a different experience. I am not sure if I like or dislike it all, but suffice it to say that it entails my being able to trust the one who is helping me.

In May of 2016 I had to prepare for a photo shoot at Accessible Media Inc and good thing that I had my mom close by to help me do so.  She worked closely with me to ensure that I was wearing the colors that would show up in the photos.  We went shopping beforehand to buy a suitable top.  Then she and I visited the hair salon for a hair cut.

This visit did not go very well as the hair dresser gave me a hair cut that was totally out of character with what she usually gives me. But Mom was there to work things out and to comb my hair on the given day.

Then it was off to the actual day and at the end of it all I was quite pleased.  The day was a beautiful one as we worked outdoors in a lovely park.  Several photos were taken and as the sun shone down upon us it reminded me so much of childhood days spent at lush green parks with my parents, brothers, and cousins.

A great experience for me and one for my good old memory bank.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit  jodhanmysterybook.club/about-the-author
There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
And available for download from iTunes and Google music play

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at
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