Friday, September 30, 2022

Starting over: Trying on new shoes

At the best of times trying on new shoes is probably not one of my favourite things to do, but the pandemic period has taught me to have a better appreciation for this particular event.

I go shoe shopping with Stephanie and she makes it a lot of fun.  I tell her what I am looking for and what colour I am interested in.  I take her arm and we wander around the shoe store and as we walk she describes the shoes on the shelves, their styles, colours, and then it is time to get down to the real matter at hand.

Stephie finds a clerk and soon he/she is bringing me my right shoe size and colour that I would like to have.  I try it on and if I like the feel of it we then walk around the store to see how it feels and fits on my foot.

If all goes well then it is time to choose and then pay.  Stephie stands guard as I stand at the counter and watches carefully to ensure that the transaction goes through without a hitch.

Thank God for Stephie!  My precious pair of eyes!

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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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Relearning: The food court

 

It is only natural that so many food courts in the malls have changed after the pandemic and the one at Fairview Mall was no different.  So, Stephanie had to reacquaint me with it.

Some fast food outlets were gone but there were some new ones.  This food court seemed a bit larger than the pre pandemic one.

We walked around to get acquainted and Stephie was very good at telling me what was there and this sure helped me to get back on track.

The sumptuous smells were still there but now there were new ones to familiarize myself with.

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, September 28, 2022

One of my favourite times: Getting ready for planting season

 

It was no different for planting season 2022 and I welcomed it with opened arms and a huge smile!  Of course, my trusted Super, Nick, was right beside me to help out.

Now that I can no longer see to choose my colours, I ask Nick to select them for me and he chooses whichever colours I tell him.  Next he asks me for my choices of plants and I tell him.  Then off he goes and soon he is back with a shopping cart filled with plants, soil, and watering cans.

Nick is very fast and precise and within half an hour he is done planting my plants on my balcony.  After this he cleans my balcony and all of my windows and all is done in about two hours.

I simply love planting season and it does not matter that I cannot enjoy my plants visually; it is just enough to go out there every day and touch them and smell their fragrances.

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 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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Friday, September 23, 2022

Oh, my gosh! When the powder became a real challenge

This is exactly what happened when I went to clean out my bathroom cupboard!  I completely forgot that a few months previous my Super had placed some powder in my bathroom cupboard for those inquisitive and roaming roaches.  So, when I went to sweep out my cupboard I ran right into the small heaps of powder.

The first sign that trouble was ahead was when I heard the sound of a crunch under my hand broom and when I put my hand under the hand broom to check things out, well, the rest is history.

I quickly discovered that it was powder and for the next frustrating half hour I had to painstakingly spend time picking up the powder using various methods.  The hand broom and dust pan, paper towels, and more.

The lesson for me here is that when cleaning out my cupboards, I first need to thoroughly check out the bottom of the cupboard before starting to clean.

For a sighted person, they would have seen the small heaps of powder and they could have avoided my dilemma.  So, for me, I have to be more careful.

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, September 22, 2022

Irritating but funny: Mixing up the leftovers

I guess you can say that the last laugh was on me this time but truth be told this can happen to anyone and it does not matter whether or not one is sighted or blind/vision-impaired.

It just means that for me, as someone who is vision-impaired, I just need to ensure that I can clearly identify all of the items in my fridge and freezer.  And if I had done that in this circumstance then I would never have mixed up my leftovers.

Indeed!  Here I was, getting ready to enjoy a certain meal, but lo and behold when I put it on my plate to warm it in my microwave, it was something else! What a surprise, but lesson learned.

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, September 21, 2022

A refreshing experience: The clinic that pays attention

On the whole, almost every doctor that I have met fails to get it when it comes to providing documentation in an alternate format.  That is, when it comes to providing instructions for tests.  So, just imagine my delight and pleasure when I was recently asked if I wanted my doctor’s office to send me my colonoscopy instructions in Word format!

What a pleasant surprise and all of my instructions: the Covid test form, the instructions for taking the medication before my test, and the email itself were all sent to me in alternate formats. Hats off to the Toronto GI Clinic.

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 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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
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Friday, September 16, 2022

We need to pay more attention! Scam scares

 

At the best of times scam scares, as I call them, are  horrible nightmares for us all. But, as a blind/vision-impaired person, it is even more so.  What does this all mean for me?

It means that I need to be overly watchful.  I have to be on the alert at all times and I need to depend on being able to be logical, sensible, and to use all of my senses to help me navigate.

It is even more so because of my lack of vision.  I cannot read facial expressions.  I cannot read printed forms, and I need to use every ounce of energy to listen and comprehend as much as possible.

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.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
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