Paws on the Street – Blue Rides the Big Boy Bus – Coffee with a Friend – Rude CRS Workers and a Book Giveaway

Paws on the Street – Blue Rides the Big Boy Bus – Coffee with a Friend – Rude CRS Workers and a Book Giveaway

Paws on the Street – Blue Rides the Big Boy Bus – Coffee with a Friend – Rude CRS Workers and a Book Giveaway

By Patty L. Fletcher

December 1, 2023

Moon Phase Waning Gibbous

Hi, I wanted to stop by and update everyone on what’s going on in our world.

First, as some of you know, on Halloween I had a visit with a trainer from The Seeing Eye. He was here to evaluate mine and Blue’s work together. That went well. One of the things we were having trouble with was boarding the bus. On the day of his visit, however, the driver was one who had driven since the bad old days of mine and Campbell’s ramblings round town and so the problem we’d been having disappeared because the driver knew what to do. Coincidence? 🤔

Since that time, I’ve been working to make certain all the rest of the drivers know as well. This has worked to my advantage. Though not everyone has it down yet and some taking calls in the office don’t know what I’m talking about when I call in to let them know I’m going to be using the system, today, I was blessed with great drivers, and we had a lovely time out and about.

I was able to go and meet my best friend Christy for coffee at the Starbucks in the Food City. I’d planned to shop after as I’ve always done but my plan to shop was stopped in its tracks by a rude CRS worker at their desk when I decided it would be best for me to leave rather than reach across the desk and snatch her up and teach her that while she might be telling me their policies she needed to learn some manners and end up on the evening news with the headline, “Enraged blind woman snatches Food City employ balled headed.” I had a great trip with my boy.

The story behind the story of the rude service desk worker is best left untold for now. I’m in process of finding out whether the girl just did not know an exception was normally made for me or whether she just had some kind of quark up her tail and there’s no since slinging crap all over the place. I normally have a wonderful experience in that store, and I’d like to try and keep it that way even if I did declare I’d not be back. I can handle changes in policies. I can deal with when people can no longer make the exceptions they have if the higher ups make some change which is written in granite, but I cannot stand rude hateful snotty people, so I was fairly riled up. 😠

When we got home, I barely had time to get Blue and myself relieved before it was time to harness him back up and fly across the parking lot to the manager’s office to pick up my food box from Second Harvest Food Bank.

After I’d let them know what I wanted from there we came back home, and I waited for them to bring it over in a cart. I can do that but with the crowd and the rain I didn’t feel like being super guide dog handler so allowed the volunteer to bring it for me.

Happily, she was coming over anyhow. I’m hiring her on a trial basis to clean for me each week. If it works out, I’m dumping the services from Area on Aged and disAbled that my insurance covers. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I lost my good helper, what they replaced her with was not even remotely close and the hours they had the two different people each week coming were absolutely intolerable. I hope to get some good routine back in my life and am extremely glad to be working out problems plaguing me.

I’ve made budget cuts in things like services which mostly duplicate and things which no longer serve me, and I will be able to do this with no problem.

For now, I’ve a pan of homemade chicken sausage dressing baking in the oven, Blue is napping, and all is right with our world.

Thanks for reading if you did and if you will, keep reading below to learn about my latest release. I only had one person take advantage of my book giveaway. So, I’m extending it for another week.

All you must do is to comment on this post. Your name will go into a drawing for the book. I am offering PDF and Kindle copies. Both of which are accessible to all readers.

Happy reading. When you’re through please review.

The cover is a deep, candy apple red, with the title, The Blended Lives Chronicles: Sides of the Order at the top in white text. At the bottom is the author’s name, Patty L. Fletcher, also typed in white. Above the author’s name and below the title of the book is a white skeleton key, taking up about 3/4 of the cover space. The spine of the cover features a white crescent moon on the top left corner of a white number one roman numeral. Below that is the title of the book, followed by the author’s name at the bottom of the spine.

SYNOPSIS

Lady Laya MoonWalker is a well respected author and magazine owner and a high priestess in the magickal community. After a drawn-out battle with the forces of dark magik, she has come into her own. She lives and works on Planet Korponious, where she is the owner and creator of an Interplanetary Magazine called “Blended Lives Chronicles.” Her mission is to blend the lines of race, creed, and disability that separate so many and to elevate the recognition of the training and ability of Service Animals of all kinds to a new level. She has just been accepted into the Blended Lives Federation and now hopes to continue her work in a way like nothing known to her before.

Laya has created allot of wreckage along the way through her dark journey into the light, and now she wishes to set this to right. She has just received her best break ever. Frank Prince, the CEO of The Blended Lives Learning Center, has invited her to the Celtic New Year Convention and Witches Ball as a reporter to write a story on the progress of The Blended Lives Planetary Federation. She will be their guest speaker at the opening ceremonies.

When Laya arrives at the Celtic Convention, she finds herself face to face with an old and dear friend, Blended Lives Learning Center Instructor and member of the Order of the Night, Derrick Gibbous. As they begin to connect, causing old sparks to reignite, they are tossed into a nasty battle from which not everyone will escape. People are not as they seem, and not everyone supports the side for which they appear to work.

As their love for one another grows, so does the battle. Despite everything, Laya and Derrick are determined to see their work to unite beings of all kinds succeed.

Reader Reviews…

Eva Pasco

5.0 out of 5 starsA Robust BlendReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2023Verified Purchase

Having read ‘Pathway to Freedom,’ I connected the autobiographical dots traversing the landscape of author Patty L. Fletcher’s fiction in Book 1 of ‘The Blended Lives Chronicles’. A well-written, intriguing, and entertaining blend of fact, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Paranormal elements—these Chronicles literarily transport the reader to planets Korponious and Casimia.

There’s plenty of double dealing and somersaulting mysteries surrounding the key players representing the Blended Lives Planetary Foundation and the Clear Bloods in their clash of differences. High Priestess, Lady Laya Moonwalker and her guide dog, King, use their psychic powers to battle the vampish Clear Bloods from systematically cleansing those with disabilities and deformities—or, kill those resistant. Lady Laya’s mission is that of upholding the Federation’s creed to blend the lines of race and disability, while elevating the recognition of service animals.

Just as everyone is not what they portend to be, the outcomes along the story are not cut and dry, keeping the reader guessing every step of the way. Well-worth the flight!

Ballad

5.0 out of 5 starsFull of Twists and TurnsReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2023

This book kept me engaged from start to finish. It’s a little bit paranormal, a little bit fantasy, a little bit romance that leans toward the dark side, with a lot of reality weaving everything together. To tell the truth, it might not have been the kind of book I would have picked up without a nudge from a friend, but once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. The plot kept me guessing, and the characters were relatable and yet always switching sides–pretty human for being from other planets, really.

Buy your copy here.

 

3 Comments

  1. I can relate to rude store employees. Most times, they know no better. My wife and I were once at a store that sold specialized clothing for women. I was standing in the shop, minding my own business, while my wife browsed the shelves when the staff began commenting. My wife just got out of there and that store lost business. It was not a teachable moment.

  2. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    December 7, 2023

    Hi Patty, I am sorry to hear about your bad shopping experience. It seems poor service in retail is a world wide thing.

    1. Hi, Robbie.
      Yes, sadly it is a problem of global magnitude.
      I was shocked to be treated that way in the store. I’ve been going there as a customer since before King Campbell.
      I believe the first time I shopped in there as a blind customer on my own was in 2005 or 2006.
      As I’ve said before, for good or ill, Donnie saw to it I learned to get out on my own even before I had a guide dog. I got quite good at going in an and out of places with my cane if I went door-to-door transport.
      I’ve never been treated so there.
      I never heard from anyone concerning it either.
      Next week I’m going to call the Kroger which is on the bus route which passes here and ask them if I can come in and learn the area to and from the service desk from the bus stop and see if I can get a new grocery store established.
      I’ve already moved my prescriptions from their drugstore to another place which delivers. I hate change like this. Especially since I’m going to change everything again when I move. 🙂
      Sorry I’m ranting. 🙂

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