Wednesday, May 29, 2024

We never know! Unexpected changes

 

At the best of times, unexpected change is always very challenging to negotiate. But for me, as a vision-impaired person, I find it even more of a challenge.

When Mom visited me in Toronto in 2023, I quickly realized that things had changed. And though I could have been a bit more prepared, it did catch me a bit off guard.

Mom had great difficulty walking. She was slower at moving about. She was more anxious when she encountered certain situations. However, when it came to her mindset and mental capacity, nothing much had changed there.

I simply had to adjust to the new physical limitations for my mom. I took a deep breath and voila!  All was good. My vision impairment did not matter at the end of the day. Mom and I were still team A!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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 24, 2024

Easy as she goes: Packing carefully

 

Those travel tubes/cubes are a real bonus when it comes to my packing carefully. I previously referred to them as tubes but in actuality they are known as travel cubes.

Now I can organize things more logically.
Yes!  Tops go into one cube.  Underwear go into their own cube.
Then sleepwear goes into another cube.
I think that you get the point.

Thank goodness for these new wonders.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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, May 23, 2024

Much faster and more efficient: Identifying the cubes


 These are my newest traveling friends, so to speak! Those nifty cubes that help me to keep my clothes in order in my suitcase when I travel.

Actually, cubes does not really describe what I am referring to here. They are made of very sturdy or durable nylon. They are well sized bags with double zippers. They are transparent so that a sighted traveler can see what the contents are. For me, I just need to remember the contents of each so-called tube.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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 22, 2024

A new addition to my technology: My sound bar

 

It never fails! Every time those technicians visit my home to conduct updates, they never leave without having damaged something or other. This time it was my sound bar.

The technician damaged it when he was moving things around and I had to go out and buy a new one. Thank goodness that the company compensated me for the expense.

My new sound bar is much better. The audio output is really good so at the end of the day I can say that everything happens for a reason as the new sound bar is much better than the previous one.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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 17, 2024

More than just an annoyance: When technicians fail to put back

 

And here again is yet another big challenge for me. I know that technicians are mainly focused on fixing a problem and in so doing they simply forget to put things back where they found them.

Or, they do not put the new replacements in the spot where they removed the old ones.

Or even more, they move a piece of furniture and do not put it back.

All of this happened when the Cable company’s technician came to my condo to work on my problem. They never replaced things in the right spot. They did not put back my furniture and I went crashing into my dresser.

What to do? I am just not sure as most of them simply ignore me.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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, May 16, 2024

Persistent hunting: Finding the missing pen

 

As a vision-impaired person, one of the biggest challenges for me is when someone does not put things back in the place where they found them. This is what happened a while ago when someone borrowed my pen and after they left I could not find it.

So, with a deep breath I devised a little strategy. I retraced my steps and tracked every place where this person was seated. It worked like a charm!

I found my pen exactly where they had been sitting.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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 15, 2024

A lighter moment : When the rain soaked my plants

 

Oh boy, and what a mess! I had to exercise all of my patience to deal with this.

I had gone out on my balcony to water my plants and good thing that I had the presence of mind to check before pouring water into them.

The rain had come down and soaked my beloved plants; even over soaking them. Plus there was water on the floor of the balcony.

I will say that, as a vision-impaired person, it is vitally important to use my fingers to check on things before proceeding.

I decided to just leave the water to subside in the soil of my plants as it would have been too difficult for me to remove the water.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly award-winning, sight-loss coach and accessibility advisor wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as a sight-loss coach and author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as a sight-loss coach and 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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and  @author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/donnajodhan and at
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