Wednesday, January 27, 2021

My new found friend: Using my Swiffer


All I can say is thank God for Swiffers and too bad that I did not start using this much sooner. Looking back now I do believe that at some point in time I did, but I am not sure what made me stop.


I have been using my Swiffer for a few months now and it has really helped. Fewer crumbs on the floor and a much cleaner floor. I am very pleased with my Swiffer and congrats to whoever invented this.


For me, as a vision-impaired person, it is a back-breaking saver and something that I use all of the time now; for my floors and for the lower level cupboards in my kitchen and anything that is at floor level.


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, January 22, 2021

Another gadget to add to my arsenal: The new sound bar



I had to purchase this gadget when I discovered that my new TV's speakers were not remitting very rich sounds. The sounds were very tinny, so to speak, and not very loud. To make sure that I was on the right track, I sought the opinions of my neighbour, Sandra, and my super, Nick, and they both agreed with me.


So, off I went to my favourite electronics store to buy the suggested sound bar. Nick and his friend Jivko helped me to install it and what a difference it has made since installation.


Now the sounds are rich and booming and I am enjoying my new TV so much more. 


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 21, 2021

Gone but never forgotten: Rest in peace Auntie


I don't think that anyone would protest too much if I were to describe my departed auntie Enid as having possessed a very interesting personality. There are many words that I can use to describe her but for now I'll stick with these.


Kind and generous at times. Strict and firm most of the time. Conscientious to almost perfection. She was almost always punctual and was always quick with a response.


Auntie took life and her job very seriously and she expected others to do the same. Some would describe her as quiet at times and even a bit shy but under that facade lay a lady who knew exactly what she was about.


Auntie was never afraid to speak her mind and at times her firm hand and quick mind left many in the dust.


She was my godmother and great supporter. She always made sure that I was not left out at social functions and made sure that I always had enough to eat.


She is gone now but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Auntie!


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 20, 2021

Happy times: Remembering Dad's radiogram


This is probably one of my very most cherished memories, a picture of Dad's radiogram all lit up at night whenever he sat in his chair listening to foreign stations.  And there I was, lying on his bed listening along with him.


The reception was loud and clear. The screen was always lit up and I guess that it showed all kinds of nifty things but I could not see it. Yet, there was something there that always attracted me. Maybe it was the brightly coloured lights that adorned the screen.


Dad loved to listen to the Voice of America and he even went further afield to find European stations and our very own local stations. There were so many knobs at the front of the radiogram that navigated how to control the reception, how to find the various stations, and how to switch from local to

shortwave.


As I write this I can still picture this handsome looking piece of furniture for this is what it was. Stately looking, with a cabinet that housed a tape recorder and a record player. Then there was the radio gram with its knobs and screen. The top of the radio gram was large enough for Mom to place vases of flowers, both real and artificial, on the top of it and the entire radiogram stood on magnificent sturdy legs.


These were my memories, childhood memories that still linger on in my mind. Memories of a magnificent radiogram that played records, recorded us as kids, but most of all a shortwave radio that could reach so many parts of the world.


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 http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 15, 2021

An attention lapse: The wrong chicken broth

Blame this one on me. A few weeks ago when I went grocery shopping I had listed chicken broth as one of my items and at the grocery store I forgot to check to ensure that the broth was a can and not a cartoon.


So, just imagine my surprise when I returned home and was packing my groceries away. I came across a large cartoon and it took me a few minutes to figure out what it was. It was my chicken broth in a cartoon and not in a can.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 14, 2021

Working around Covid restrictions: Dining out during Covid




This has become a regular way for me and my friends to meet: dining outdoors. This needs to be done in order to meet the Covid restriction requirements.


So, we go to a restaurant with an outdoor patio. There we sit at tables that are properly distanced from each other. The waitress brings out the menus and we choose our meal. Then she returns a few minutes later with our food.


The waitress is always wearing her mask while she serves us but we take ours off when we sit down to eat. We return our masks to our faces when we are finished eating. We also wear our masks when we get out of the car and approach the restaurant.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 13, 2021

A Covid creation: A new way to keep Mom up to date

These Covid times have certainly forced me to think of ways to do various things and keeping Mom up to date with my life is no different. I still continue to phone her as regularly as I can but I also need to reassure her that I am healthy and looking good. So, what do I do in order to accomplish

this?


Well, I have developed a system whereby my neighbour and friends take photos of me doing various activities with their i devices. Next they email these images to me and then I get them printed off. Finally, I send them to her in a Fedex package at the end of every month.


It is not as complicated as one may think. Just a few steps for Mom to stay in touch. I can also fall back on my old and trusted collaboration with my sister-in-law Gayle who is only too happy to help to set up Facetime sessions for Mom and me whenever she is able to.


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 http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 8, 2021

Staying alert: Being aware of potential tea stains


As someone who enjoys cups of tea on a daily basis, I make very sure that my counter is void of those testy tea stains. As I can no longer see if I leave them on my kitchen counter, I am triple careful whenever I make myself a cup of tea. I have a little tea bag holder that I drop my tea bag into and I do this over my kitchen sink. Then, after making my cup of tea, I wipe down my counter just to make sure that if any stains were there that they are now gone.


Of course, there is no guarantee that I will catch these stubborn stains but I can only try. This is probably one of the most difficult challenges for me as a vision-impaired person: to determine whether or not there are tea stains on my counter because one cannot feel a tea stain.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 7, 2021

A routine task: Checking on my bathroom


Good thing that I am always checking on my bathroom; especially to inspect the walls and tiles around my bath tub. I do this once weekly and this is how I discovered that there was a crack in the wall outside of my tub. I do not think that it was there for very long or maybe I may have missed it on previous inspections.


I am always wanting to ensure that no water seeps from my bathroom to the floor below. For if it did I would be in serious trouble.


This is one of my major concerns. So I make sure that I inspect my bathroom once weekly and if I find anything out of place then I would call my trusty super, Nick, to help me.


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


If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 6, 2021

A sure necessity: Being careful when baking


I learned to be more careful a few weeks ago when I went to put a pan of ribs into my toaster oven for baking. I thought that I had cleared the oven of all unwanted pans but I did not. So, when I went to put my pan of ribs into the oven I found myself trying to put in a pan that would not fit.


Good thing that I had the presence of mind to place the pan of ribs on the counter; then I went to check on why I could not insert my pan into the oven which was already heated and waiting for me.


I took my pot holders and gingerly approached my toaster oven and then I gently went in. Voila! There was another pan already in the oven. So I had to remove it, place it on my stove, and then take my pan of ribs and insert into the oven.


All the time I was very careful not to burn my fingers. Just goes to show that as a vision-impaired person, I need to be doubly careful when working around my toaster oven.


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 http://www.donnajodhan.com


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, January 1, 2021

Hot Tea With Lemon


Ah yes! Those delicious hot Christmas drinks! Hot, tasty, flavourful, and so much more. So fragrant, and just the thing to go along with some Christmas cookies and other goodies.  Just the thing to sip slowly before going off to bed. Or even taking it to bed with me.


This is what it is all about! Hot drinks on a cold winter's night while sitting and listening to the winds banging against the windows of my house. Hot drinks! Sitting at my kitchen table on a quiet night with my hands wrapped around my mug! Hot drinks! Relaxing on my couch with the TV turned

low and my sweet smelling drink in my hand!


Ah yes! Wonderful moments for a lifetime! Not even Covid could deprive me of this!


I'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Happy holidays! But most of all! A 2021 that will bring us lots of blessings, good things, and hopes and dreams to be fulfilled.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Joyeux Noèl!

Feliz Navidad!

Buon Natale!

Happy Hanukkah!

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