Thursday, February 23, 2017

Good times: Having tea with the family


I always enjoy having tea with the family and, as a matter of fact, I enjoy this activity on the whole.  However, I always need to adjust my strategy whenever this happens.

If the tea is a sit-down tea whereby you can order from a menu, I need to have someone read the menu to me and then the fun begins.  If each person receives their own plate of goodies then I normally get someone to tell me how my goodies are arranged.  I normally order tea so that when it comes I again depend on someone to help me find the cream or milk.

I can usually pour my own tea from the tea pot but there is always someone there at the table to render assistance.

If the tea party is a buffet event then here is where the trick of the trade comes in as I would need to depend on someone to assist me at the buffet table.  I would ask them to tell me what is being served and then to help me retrieve what I would like to have put on my plate.

This is just another routine task for me if I attend any afternoon tea event.  I will say that there is always someone there to assist.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A great memory: Mom and the lizards


Never mind that Mom really does not appreciate having those lizards come too close to her, this is how I also feel.  I cannot see them so I allow my imagination to take over whenever I sense that they are close.

How do I know that they are nearby?  First off, they make a sort of a clacking sound when they are close by and then there is good old Mom!  She normally shrieks and runs away whenever she sees any of them.

She may be opening the door to any of her kitchen or pantry cupboards or she may be in her garden or she may even be in her laundry room when they appear.  I am usually not too far away and her protestations are followed by her reaching for her spray can to spray them.

I usually find all of this very funny and humorous but truth be told I am sure glad that I cannot see these lizards.  I can only use my imagination to figure out what is happening.

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

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Friday, February 17, 2017

A refreshing memory: Mom and her magazines


This is probably one thing that must occur each week and that is for Mom to purchase her favorite magazines.  When I had functional vision I was the one who bought these for her and mailed them to her.  I always enjoyed doing this as I was able to pick out her magazines and read the headlines before buying them and then taking them home where I stuffed them in large envelopes and then took them to the post office for mailing.

Now it is Mom who reads the headlines to me and then she proceeds to do her crossword puzzles and browse through the various sections.  I know better than to interrupt her when she is with her magazines.

I sit and wait patiently for her to read and then she is ready to talk to me.  These are the moments that I really treasure: Mom reading her magazines, me waiting and working at my computer until she is ready.

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
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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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Thursday, February 16, 2017

A challenge: Searching through Mom's fridge

Talk about an adventure for the day, and it is all about searching through Mom’s fridge.  You would be very lucky if you were able to come out of there without having paused to sample something or the other.

As a blind person I find it very interesting and at times a bit of a challenge, and why?  Because I never know what I am going to find, but there is one thing for me to say: it is well organized as everything seems to have its particular place.

For the most part, Mom’s fridge is always packed and contains a wide variety of all kinds of everything.  Things are organized into some sort of orderly piles and it is not too difficult to find something cold to drink.

My challenge is that I often have to open containers to learn their contents whereas for the one with sight this is not the case.  Say what you may, however, it is an adventure that I often enjoy!

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
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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.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My reflection: Mom's favorite supermarket


Oh, how I love going to Mom’s favorite supermarket!  It is always a treat whenever I go grocery shopping with this very special lady.

We set out early in the morning and soon we are there!  The many smells of food cooking, fresh produce, baked goods, and so much more simply tantalize my nostrils.

On most occasions Mom’s favorite supermarket is crowded with shoppers pushing shopping carts loaded with all kinds of goods, standing around in the aisles chatting and laughing among themselves, and shoppers conversing in various languages other than English.

Some are carrying on conversations in English.  Others are greeting each other in Spanish while others are exchanging information in a Chinese dialect.  I stop, I listen, and I take it all in and I thoroughly enjoy the entire scene.

Mom would often stop to greet a friend and then she would introduce me to them.  Then we would move on to continue filling our own shopping cart.

Christmastime is probably my favorite time to visit Mom’s favorite supermarket as it is overflowing with goodies of all kinds and the crowds are thick and noisy.  It is the time when smells simply outdo themselves as they compete for my attention.

Ah, yes!  This is Mom’s favorite supermarket!

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
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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, February 10, 2017

Forever my doll house: My makeshift doll house


This is exactly what it was.  It was a makeshift doll house but it was mine, nevertheless, and I loved and cherished it because I had created it with my own two hands along with my imagination.

This is what it was.  A large piece of board supported by two small crates. There were three tiny rooms.  The center room was the one between the two crates and the outer rooms did not have any outside wall. I placed all of my main furniture in the two outer rooms while my little dolls slept in the center room.

I did all of my cooking and ironing and other activities on top of the board and I called this my kitchen and pantry.  I made space for a very tiny yard outside of my little house and there I would bring my dolls out to play.  It worked very well and it was my little space in our family's home and mine alone.  Everyone left me to do what I needed to do and even the dogs respected my privacy.

I can still picture it now.  It was all mine and will be mine forever.  Mine where I played, imagined, created, and dreamed.  Dreams that I kept secret and ones that, for the most part, have come true.

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
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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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Thursday, February 9, 2017

A great childhood memory: Hunting for almonds


I have to admit that this was one of my favorite childhood activities at school.  There I was, along with my classmates, hunting for those ripe and juicy almonds at break time and during lunch hour.

We were all vision impaired so accordingly we had to walk gingerly in the grass in order to find them.  We needed to make sure that we did not crush them when we stepped on them as it was the only way for us to find them, by stepping on them.

I do remember having been able to find so many of these sweet, large, juicy fruits and each time I found one it was as good as the previous one or even better.

I know that my classmates felt the same way and we often had competitions to see who would find the most during break time.  Ah, yes!  More memories to cherish and love 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
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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.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.takeanother5.com
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