Friday, May 27, 2016

Just my thoughts: Knitting builds patience


I have found that after almost one year of taking knitting lessons, my propensity for patience has definitely improved.  Knitting is a very interesting activity for me.  I am forced to depend solely on my fingers and sense of touch to help me navigate in and out of stitches.

Knitting is exact.  You either do it right or you run into errors. But the good thing is that you can easily correct your errors once you find them.  I love the fact that there are different sized needles for doing various tasks.

My teacher, Miko, is very patient but she is now off on maternity leave for a while and I have a new teacher and his name is Robbie.  I had previously met Robbie and he is very nice.  So I am looking forward to continuing my knitting and my patience-building.

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

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

What a pickle for me: Finding the leaking water bottle


I never even knew until I stepped in it.  That is, a small puddle of water. This time, however, it was not too difficult to find the source of the puddle.  Slowly but steadily I inched my way towards the group of bottles standing in my storage closet.

Next, I examined each bottle individually until I came to the offending one. Of course, it would have been very easy for a sighted person to find the bottle with the leak, but for me with very little sight, this was the best way.

I identified the leaking bottle, removed it, and then cleaned up the puddle of water.  All done and matter solved.

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

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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.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Looking back: When the tomato fell


Boy oh boy, and what a mess that was for me.  One minute the tomato was sitting on my counter and the next minute it had rolled silently off and I never even knew until I stepped on it.  Then the real fun began.

I knew right away that there were going to be problems for me.  I sighed deeply and then bent down to inspect the damage.  I could feel the juice at my feet but there was more.  Pieces of tomato were all over the place.  From my kitchen floor and extending to the carpet in my dining room.

Sadly enough, I knew that I would need sighted assistance to help me clean this one up.  For there was no way on earth that I would ever be able to find all of the juice, all of the seeds, and all of the stains.  Not something that I would wish for anyone who is unable to see.

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.
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Not yet Christmas but here I am! Remembering November and December


I simply love those two months the best, and why?  Because November is the time that I start to get into the holiday mood and December is the time when I am there!

So many things, not just to do but to visualize.  All those wonderful holiday memories!  A plethora of colors!  Lots and lots of various smells and fragrances!  Oodles of things to taste and sample! Things to do that involve all of my senses!

Ah yes!  The holiday season and for me it is the time when my memory kicks into high gear and when it helps me to create new images and new memories! It is the time when I remember, refresh, and create!

November and December are the months when I simply go into my kid's mode, so to speak. Just like a kid in a candy shop, not really knowing where to turn next!  But it is all good!

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

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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.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Childhood memories: Coming home to the puppies


Yet some more very cherished memories to share with you.  Yes, coming home to the puppies.

There were six of them to start with as our dog, Yella, had given birth to her first litter of happy little puppies.  How I remember rushing home every day to play with them.  My parents had decided to let them have the run of the laundry room and there they were, playing, scrapping, and then trying to climb out of the room.

I would lift each up in turn, pet them, play with them, and speak softly to them.  They were all fat, happy, and oh so friendly.

All six stayed with us for about a month but sadly enough we could not keep them all and one by one they were given away to happy homes.  Then we were left with just two: Lion and Tiger, the favorite ones out of them all.

Then these two little gems started to grow and quickly fitted into our family.  They were the pride and joy of us all!  Everyone loved them. Friends loved them and family simply melted each time they came to visit.

Lion and Tiger became my fast friends and I had a decade of their friendship but then one day it all ended when these two happy dogs left for good, passing on to that dreaded big C disease!

Ah yes!  Memories forever!

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

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Cherished memories: My beloved grade school


As I sit here writing I can still remember almost every inch of my beloved grade school  The memory is still so very fresh in my mind and despite the fact that this memory was snapped when my vision was quite limited, it matters not to me!  I have managed to enhance it to the point that I don't have to work too hard to focus on it whenever I want to.

Those vast green grounds were where I spent some of my best times as a child.  I romped and played with my classmates.  I walked through them on my own.  I spent so many quiet moments just simply standing there by myself taking in the bright sunshine, the blue skies, and breathing in the fresh cool air.

I remember the jungle gym, the swimming pool, and so much more.  There were the long corridors of my school, resounding with the shouts and echoes of the students.  The main hall where we had all of our morning assemblies and other important functions.

Then there was the intimidating stage where we rehearsed for our Christmas concerts and where we performed on concert day.  The large dining room where we ate, and oh yes!  Those unforgettable classrooms: the music room and the doll's house that was later turned into a cooking room for the girls.

Finally, the areas close to the school where we used to walk, laugh, and talk about all kinds of things.  Memories forever!

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.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Looking into the glass


When I was at university, my friend Connie and I used to play this little game very often.  We would each fill a glass with water and then there we would sit for a while, just gazing into our glasses of water.

For better or for worse we would each claim that we could see various images and for me I believe that I could indeed do so.  I could see faces, images, and nature scenes.  We both loved it so much and it sure made us smile more often than not.

Unfortunately I can no longer do it, or I should be asking myself: could I still do it?  It would be a different way of doing it if I were indeed able to do so.

Maybe what I ought to do is just try it and see what happens.  Who knows? I may just be pleasantly surprised!

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.
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