Friday, July 30, 2021

Some housekeeping: Sorting out the photos

 I have now found a new way to sort out my photos.  I use the wonderful agents at Aira to help me do this.

Aira is an app on my phone.  I use it to call bonded agents in the US and we communicate through our iPhone's cameras.  They can see what I show them and then they are able to identify what I show them.

This is a wonderful technique for me and I am just sorry that I did not start this before now.

I use Aira to help me identify all kinds of things: from photos to cans and boxes and from documents to receipts and so much more.  The identification of photos is the most important to me.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly sight-loss coach and 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, July 29, 2021

Taking care of business: Propping up the flowers


Written in Spring 2021

Boy, oh boy,  this needed to be done!  I had to ask Nick, my Super, to come to the rescue.

Nick is so very handy and it was not a problem for him to do it for me. Within 10 minutes it was all done.  He trimmed my overgrown plants, then he used sticks to prop them up.  Now they are all nice and neat and ready to continue on their way for summer and fall.

I am just happy that I have them to look after.  Mom had gotten them for me some years ago and she made sure that they were well on their way.

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

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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, July 28, 2021

Back to basics: My new calculator

 

This very useful little gadget is exactly what I wanted.  I ordered it because my previous one decided to give up the ghost after having been with me for many years.

My new calculator is by no means flashy.  It is one with all of the basic functions; subtract, add, multiply, and divide.  Then you can calculate percentages and you can even set the time and an alarm.  Just what I want if I do not want to use any other high tech gadget.

So, this gadget sits on my office desk and waits for me to use it.  Some folks may call me old fashioned but that's quite okay.  I'm quite happy to be old fashioned but I also use the higher tech ones as well.  A mixture of the old and the new.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly 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
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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, July 23, 2021

Fun and not much fun: Dining out in the cold outdoors


It may be fun but at the same time when you are unable to feel your cutlery or you are forced to eat quickly because it is so cold, that's no fun.

This is what happened a few months ago when Stephie and I dined out.  The wind was bitingly cold and it was blowing hard.  Yet we persevered and managed to finish our meal in record time.

It was an early March day and we just wanted to go out there and enjoy some outdoor dining.  Yes, it was a bit of fun but no, it was a bit uncomfortable. Ah yes!  Just another experience.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly sight-loss coach and 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, July 22, 2021

Not a nice experience: Béarnaise sauce on my jacket

This time I am going to blame it on a very cold day when Stephie and I decided to dine out on the patio of a restaurant.

It was so cold that I could not even feel my fingers gripping my cutlery. So, when I went to eat my eggs Benny, I lost control of my numbing fingers and accordingly the sauce just dripped all over my jacket.  Good thing that Stephie was there to help me clean up and I have to say that it sure helps that when these incidents occur there is someone there that you are comfortable with who would do the needed for you.

At least this is how I feel.  It cuts down on the embarrassment for me. For that day, there was a lot of Béarnaise sauce that dripped down the front of my jacket.  However, after washing it all was well.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly sight-loss coach and 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, July 21, 2021

A new way: Straightening the table runner

 

I am just not sure if I could blame this on being vision impaired or maybe I am just a klutz!  Whatever it is, I seem to have always had difficulty laying things straight no matter how hard I have tried.

So, the other day I made an extra effort to make sure that the runner on my dining table was straight.  I had some time on my hands to spare and I did my best to make good on it.

I brought out my Braille ruler and proceeded to carefully measure from end to end.  I took my time and made sure that my ruler did not shift and after a few minutes I am sure that I had it right.  At least I was satisfied that I had.

I recently bought a click ruler which gives me the opportunity to measure up to 36 inches at a time and this ruler is much more sturdy than my other Braille ruler. I am going to use this when I return to my pottery studio.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly 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
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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, July 16, 2021

Joy and happiness! Rain and wind

 

These are two things that bring so much joy and happiness to me. Their sounds and their smells are absolutely refreshing and simply a tonic for me, especially so at springtime.

The sound of rain falling on roofs!  The smell of rain as it satisfies the thirst of the earth!  The sounds of cars as they splash on the streets during and after a rain shower.  The feel of raindrops falling around me and across my face as I walk.  Ah, yes!  Rain, rain!

Then there is the wind!  Blowing across my face with wonderful refreshing gentleness as I walk. Wind!  Helping to bolster the sound of trees swaying back and forth, leaves blowing around outdoors, and the super fragrances of blooming flowers and fresh cut grass.  Wind!  helping to cool down things outdoors and give us all possibilities and opportunities to welcome and enjoy spring.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly sight-loss coach and 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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