Friday, March 5, 2021

The changing landscape: My October law exam


Boy, oh boy, and what a difference it was for this exam! Due to the pandemic, everything changed for our online exams at the University of London and now my friend Sam had to come to my home to be the invigilator.


Sam came early and together we made very sure that everything was ready to go, but as they say: something had to go wrong.


It came when Sam attempted to access the instructional video and guess what? There was no audio and no captioning so those of us with either an audio or hearing disability were out of luck.


This was quite disappointing, that the University of London failed to create an accessible video, and Sam and I certainly made our unhappiness and disappointment known to the university. This should not be happening in these modern times when accessibility is being promoted more vigorously.


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 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, March 4, 2021

Nice and toasty: My new sheepskin slippers


They arrived just in time for Thanksgiving 2020 and what a welcomed addition to my daily attire. They are nice, fluffy, and very warm and although I am unable to see them I can certainly visualize them.


They are purple with silver trim and my friend, Gabriella, helped me to purchase them online. I really love them and even more so because they were made in Quebec!


Ah, yes! My new purple sheepskin slippers!


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 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, March 3, 2021

Looking back with a tinge of sadness: Thanksgiving without Mom

 


Thanksgiving 2020 without Mom was not very happy for me and I blame this on the Covid chokehold. We spent it apart and for whereas each year we have our rituals of packing boxes with unwanted clothes in good condition and giving them to charity, that did not happen this year.


The Thanksgiving weekend was very quiet for me, reflective and thankful for all that I had. For all of the blessings that the good Lord had given me and continues to shower on me.


I played my piano, spoke to Mom, and enjoyed looking after my fall plants.


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 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, February 26, 2021

Humourous but serious: When the pills got mixed up


Oh boy and what a day! You can say that I never look forward to this type of adventure as when it happens I have to backtrack, sort out my pills, and then make sure that I know which bottle of pills is for what purpose.


Thank goodness that on this occasion it was not my medication; instead it was a mix up between 2 of my vitamins. I only discovered this by pure accident and at the end of the day it was not too bad.


Both bottles were the same in height, size, and the pills in each bottle felt the same. I only realized that there was a mix up when the pills in one bottle finished before the ones in the other. Thanks to my counting I realized my error.


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 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, February 25, 2021

Thank God for Nick: When the kitchen sink misbehaved


It does not happen very often but when it does it sure sends me into a proverbial spin.


The first hint of trouble approaching is when the water starts to stop flowing down my sink and then from there things go south, as they say. At first I am able to use my plunger to drive the gathering water downwards but

within a few minutes the plunger is unable to continue on.


Here is where, with a very heavy heart, I have to make the decision to call Nick, my Super, and thank God he is always so available to come and put an end to my sink's misbehaviour. He arrives, snakes out the drain of my sink, and then all is well.


That's my day and another day in the history of my kitchen sink's misbehaviour.


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 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, February 24, 2021

The new technique: Mom's FedEx boxes


I can honestly say that there is one great thing that has come out of this horrible Covid chokehold: the sending of Mom's FedEx boxes.


Since September 2020 I have been sending monthly FedEx boxes to Mom and I am just sorry that I did not discover this wonderful initiative before then. However, nothing before its time and here we are! Just a marvelous way for Mom and me to stay connected.


Because Mom does not have FaceTime, we have had to improvise and here's how. Each month I fill her FedEx box with all kinds of goodies that she has requested plus a few surprises. Then, I top things off with an envelope filled with photos of all kinds of things ranging from me doing various activities to photos taken of various favourite objects in our condo that I know that Mom would want to see.


FaceTime sessions have been a treat for Mom, too, and we have had a few thus far thanks to my sister-in-law Gayle taking time to help out here. But those monthly FedEx boxes have really hit the mark.


Mom anxiously looks forward to her monthly FedEx box and is like a kid in a candy store when she receives her box. I readily admit that I am just as excited to fill her boxes and I truly recognize how important this monthly activity is to us both. In my opinion, there is nothing more exciting than to receive a nice big package every month.


Mom is treated to a variety of goodies and I can just picture her eagerly waiting, receiving, and  then opening her box with a large smile on her face. Then she will meticulously remove each object treasuring each as she goes, but the highlight will be her beloved magazines. Yes! Those magazines

with all kinds of entertainment stories, crossword puzzles, and more.


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 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, February 19, 2021

A very treasured pearl! My friend Pearl


My goodness! Here is a person who is, indeed, a treasured Pearl! She is always so very positive! She is filled with laughter and humor and there is never a dull moment with my friend Pearl!


I met Pearl so many years ago when she became one of my volunteer drivers. She started by driving me to medical appointments and it did not take very long for us to become such fast friends.


Pearl is so very easy going. She is always offering to help me with all kinds of things and last Christmas she baked me a load of Christmas goodies. We have dined together several times and for a time during the Covid era we continued our dining dates.


We check up on each other via phone and she has taken pictures of me during the Covid time so that I could send them to Mom to reassure her that I am doing well.


Thank you, Pearl, for having come into my life!


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 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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