Friday, January 27, 2023

Thank you Nick! The new picture


 Ah, yes and this is what it was!  A new picture courtesy of my Super. Nick.  He simply brought it to me and hung it up next to my other picture above my kitchen table!

Whereas I know what all of my other pictures look like, I have no idea what this one looks like!  Nick simply said that it was a vase of flowers and I accepted his explanation.

Now I’ll wait for Mom to tell me all about it when she visits me in a few months!

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, January 26, 2023

Totally frustrated! When Bell Canada interrupted my day

It all confirmed to me how important it is for me to be able to have ready access to my land line!  When I returned from my trip to Britain, I found my land line in disarray!  There was a loud buzzing sound on the line and I could not hear anything thus making it difficult to dial out or receive incoming calls.

All told, it took Bell Canada two days to rectify the problem.  And for me, as a person with a vision impairment, I feel so very vulnerable without my precious land line!

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, January 25, 2023

Will never forget these dates: Memories forever

 

This is exactly how I feel as I sit here writing this blog entry. It’s all about my recent momentous trip to Britain and I’ll just mention those very special dates.

July 13 – Meeting Connie and Sister Bernadette after so many years.  I first met Connie when I was studying in Montreal at Concordia University and what a wonderful girl she was then. And now she is the same gentle, generous, and kind person.  
 
I had met Sister Bernadette when I studied in England as a teenager.  She is the same vibrant, lively, and always ready-to-listen Nun!  Our walk in Region Park was one never to forget!  The fragrances, the warm British sun, and children laughing, it was simply overwhelming!

July 14 – My graduation and Jilla and Angie were with me!  Hearing my name called as I walked across the stage and then the shout out from Princess Anne!  I could not see anything but hearing was enough! The toast with Jilla and Angie afterwards and then a never to be forgotten lunch with Jilla, Angie, Connie, and John and Lizbet.  Familiar voices from past and present surrounded me!

July 16 – Meeting my Liverpool family at a noisy bar and then the walk  on July 17 in Sefton Park where Uncle Lance used to enjoy his times.

July 20 to 23 – Unforgettable moments in Normandy: Walking with Jilla through those war cemeteries and on the beaches of Normandy!  I got to walk the walk!

Memories forever!  I heard it all, smelled it all, touched it all, and tasted it all!  It did not matter that I could not see!

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 for ever.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Most appreciated: Helping hands on a trip

 

This is exactly how it was for me on my recent trip to England.  From beginning to end!  This is how it was for me.

From the time I left my home with Stephie and Ellie when they took me to the airport, to the good fortune of having sat next to Annie in business class.  I could not have desired a better traveling companion.  She helped me all the way!

Then, for the duration of my trip, I had top notch help from Jilla, Angie, Lizbet, and John.  These wonderful helping hands sure made my trip to England and Normandy moments to remember forever!  

Ah, yes!  Wonderful helping hands who gave so willingly to help me enjoy so many things!

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, January 19, 2023

A must for me: Working to ensure a smooth trip

 For me, it is so very important that I do all that I can to ensure that my trip goes smoothly. No, I am probably not the only one and it does not matter whether or not one is sighted.  I continue to use these strategies whenever I travel and they have helped me to stay on track.

Here are my tips, for what it is worth:
Book well in advance.
Print off your ticket information and hotel vouchers well in advance.
Create a document that contains email addresses and phone numbers for your friends and this should contain information such as: Flight info or train info, hotel info, number of days that you will be away, where you may be staying other than a hotel if applicable, and any medical info for insurances that you may be taking out.  Such as travel insurance or medical insurance.

Also include emergency numbers that can be called if necessary, for family and friends. I deem all of this to be very important.

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, January 18, 2023

Very important to note! Emergency kit for travel

Covid may be less of an evil at the present time but I still take my precautions.  When I know that it is going to be difficult for me, as a vision-impaired person to find things easily in public spaces, here are some items that I pack in my emergency kit and place in my carry on.

This is what I did on my most recent trips to Portugal and England and it worked so very well for me.  I was well prepared.

Hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and masks.  Then I also pack the staple things such as aspirin, Tylenol, and a tiny tube of toothpaste and a tooth brush. A handful of Life Savers candies and, of course, my trusty chargers for my phone and MP3 player.

There are always other things that you can add but for now that is it for 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 for ever.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Sad but true: The cleaner’s lack of commitment

 

It is always hoped that whenever one hires a cleaner to help clean one’s home that the said cleaner will be committed enough to ensure that a thorough job is done.  And for me, who needs sighted assistance to ensure that all corners, nooks, stains, and spots are properly cleaned, it is so very important to be able to depend on a cleaner who is committed to cleaning.

Most of the time I have been extremely lucky with my sighted assistance.  My Super, Nick, is one of the best but alas!  I have run into others who do not always complete the task.

So,  I do the best that I can and I am always thankful that whenever I find a dependable and committed cleaning assistant, such as Nick and his wife Lili, I am very grateful.

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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