Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Another challenge: Choosing some new exercise devices


For me, as someone with a vision impairment, it is crucial that I choose exercise devices and programs that I am comfortable with using.

It is obvious that I would never be able to run fast enough in order to make it count and the same could be said for walking fast enough or even using a bicycle in the same manner.

So, I need to turn to the stationary devices: a stationary bicycle, weights, strands, plus more.

I still love to swim whenever I can and this, too, has been added to my arsenal of exercise activities. I still ice skate whenever I can and I am always seeking other ways to exercise as long as I am comfortable. And let us not forget the good old treadmill.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

What a great experience! Images of the Raptors


They are the Cinderella basketball team from Toronto, Canada, that won the 2019 NBA trophy and I, as a Canadian, could not have been prouder!

It did not matter that I could not see the parade on TV; I conjured up my very own images based on what the announcers were describing! I am pretty sure that the images dancing around in my head were close enough to reality!

There were the trucks with the players standing and waving! People of all ages, ethnicities, races, and manner of dress were lining the route!  From toddlers in strollers being pushed by parents to youngsters skipping class, all come to witness history! Teachers and professors standing shoulder to shoulder with their students! Professionals in suits and nurses and doctors dressed in their scrubs! So many different uniformed folks simply standing there; waving, smiling, laughing, and oh yes! Singing!

It was a proud day for our Canada, when everyone put aside their differences for just a few hours to celebrate! And from coast to coast everyone raised their glasses and toasted our beloved Raptors!

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

A pleasant surprise: The Swiss Chalet driver


I must say that I never really paid attention to the driver who delivers our orders from the Swiss Chalet restaurant, but a few months ago he sure caught and held my attention.

You see, I placed an order and when my buzzer sounded I went to the door, opened it, and stood there waiting for him. I heard the elevator door open and then I heard him approaching.

He called a greeting to me when he was about 10 feet away but here is where my attention was caught and held.

The good driver took my hand, placed my bag of food in it, and then softly told me how much my bill was. I knew the total before he arrived as the order taker on the phone had told me what it was when I ordered my food, so I knew that the driver was telling me accurately.

I smiled at him when he told me and for his good deed and affinity for good communication with me as a vision-impaired customer, I gave him a tip.  He chuckled, mumbled a thank you and then he was gone.

I thanked God that day for this driver’s excellent services.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

She is a Godsend: My favourite pharmacist

I could not ask for a better pharmacist. She works at the Shoppers Pharmacy Drug Mart in the Bridlewood Mall.

She is patient, understands how to interact with me as a vision-impaired customer, and knows exactly how to help me identify my medications.

She is always ahead of the game, so to speak, because she has already labeled my bottles with distinguishing marks by the time I am there to pick up my prescriptions. She goes way beyond the call of duty but, sad to say, I do not even know her name!

She knows my first name and always calls me by it. She is a gem and I thank her for being my favourite pharmacist!

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Meticulous as I go: Making sure to choose the right item


At the best of times, it is almost always a challenge for anyone to choose the right item and it does not matter whether you are sighted or not.

For me, this is how I deal with it. I take an old package, can, jar, or anything that I can think of when I go to renew an item, but if I need to ensure that I choose the right one then here is where things become more interesting.

I have to ensure that I choose what I really want or need. I need to ensure that I choose the desired item and not a substitute that would not be satisfying to me.

Whenever I go with a sighted friend, I need to be very careful that I know what I am choosing. I must not fall into the trap of choosing second best. I need to be attentive and to ensure that I know what is being chosen. To ask my friend to read the labels. To ensure that if we are unable to find exactly what I seek that I am able to choose a substitute that really satisfies me.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

A new challenge: Searching for exercise bands

When I lost one of the bands to my Wonder Arms exercising device I had to go searching for a new one and I can tell you that it was not easy.

First, I discovered that the Wonder Arms device was no longer sold at the store where I bought it. But then I found out it was now being sold for practically nothing at a Dollar Store! What a shock!

Next came the discovery that if I wanted to continue using my Wonder Arms device, I would need to purchase a new one from the Dollar Store for just four dollars.

My friends went hunting on the Internet for solutions but not much luck. So, now I am left with a device that I can no longer use and nothing to do but to buy a new device! I am out of luck!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A truly wonderful experience: At the spa with Gabriella

As part of her birthday present to me, my dear friend Gabriella took me to a spa; my very first visit and what a wonderful experience!

We walked into such a warm and inviting environment where the attendants were so very helpful to me as a vision-impaired person and I never had to prompt or tell them that I had very limited vision.

They guided me all the way around their chairs. They kept me informed at each step as to what they were doing and were going to do. They spoke to me all of the time and were so very friendly!

I would recommend this wonderful spa in the Bridlewood Mall if you are looking for first class manicures and pedicures!

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