Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Presents a Note From the desk of Patty L. Fletcher – and the Journal of High Priestess Lady Laya MoonWalker

Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Presents a Note From the desk of Patty L. Fletcher – and the Journal of High Priestess Lady Laya MoonWalker

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Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Presents a Note From the desk of Patty L. Fletcher – and the Journal of High Priestess Lady Laya MoonWalker


Tuesday April 9, 2024

Moon Phase New

Hello to all out there in the blogosphere.

This is Patty and her alter ego High Priestess Lady Laya MoonWalker Gibbous coming to you live and in person from ‘Patty’s Worlds’

I’ve been out over the last few days getting over a bout of what has amounted to a light-weight chest cold and sinus annoyance.

I’m certain the walk we just took in the icy rain will not complement a cold of this or any sort.

Yesterday, Blue and I ventured out via way of the KATS ‘Kingsport Area Transit Services Door-to-Door van services’ and made our way over to the Kingsport Senior Center.

While there, I worked on glazing pieces of pottery, readying them for a high fire in the kiln.

Though there were only three of them they were complicated pieces to glaze. Even friend and ‘Clay Building Coach’ Linda said they were complicated. Two of them are beautiful trays and at least one is to be set aside for the ACB ‘American Council Of The Blind’ summer auction.

I’ve already sent in photos of another tray set I created, and they can be seen at the link given below.

One piece is to be a decoration for my plant table. I’m creating a little indoor plant sanctuary, and this was unfortunately the source of the spring chest cold mentioned above. I was gifted an Easter Lili on Easter afternoon, by a well-meaning Meals on Wheels volunteer. I accepted the beautiful gift of nature into my home with open arms.

I had no idea what I unleashed.

The Lili was in full bloom with more blooms readying to open any day. I, not realizing how much pollen was being released into the air by those beautiful blooms and it’s also being recirculated by the AC system set myself up for a nasty experience.

By Monday I had a persistent cough. Tuesday my sinuses were in full alert status and by the middle of the week I was starting to lose my voice for longer periods of time each day and by Friday I was sick.

Finally, relief came when a friend who takes care of my laundry was here over the weekend dropping off clean clothes stopped to admire my plants.

“Would you like to have the Easter Lili?” I asked, hope springing with a rasp from my hoarse throat.

“Why? Don’t you want it?” she asked with a curious tone.

“It’s killing me.”


“Those beautiful blooms. They’re making me sick. I’m obviously highly allergic to blooming plants of this nature and it’s been here for a week, filling the house with pollen. Please? Take it.”

She was happy to oblige. I was joyful and much relieved to see it go to a lovely home. Now, to recover from this natural disaster.

I love plants and feel keeping them even indoors is a grand way to work toward saving ‘Mother Earth.’

I have three plants on a table by my window and they’re all thriving. One is a Peace Lili I’ve had since 2017. One is a poinsettia, and one is not yet identified.

I hope to get pictures this week.

Watch this space for more on my three lovely girls. The Peace Lili Samantha, Sammy for short is blooming. This is her third blooming since February.

The other two – Silvia and Susie are growing hugely and the ladies passing by from the apartment complex comment often on their beauty.

Speaking of saving ‘Mother Earth, The Weekly Avocet 591 March 30, 2024, is an excellent place to start activating your naturally creative muse.

Continue reading here for The Weekly Avocet 591.

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As we head over to the #Author’sCorner for #BookBlogs and all they’ve to offer, I’d like to draw your attention to another Nature Themed bit of poetry.

As you know, it’s #NationalPoetryMonth, and this week, Kaye Lynne Booth from #WritingToBeRead and #WordCrafterPress has a lovely book to share.

Welcome to the WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 4: In Touch with Nature” Book Blog Tour

Posted: April 8, 2024, | Author: kayelynnebooth | Filed under: Anthology, Book Promotion, Books, Giveaways, Nature, Nature writing, Poetry, Poetry Readings, Treasuring Poetry, WordCrafter Book Blog Tours, WordCrafter Press|


It’s day 1 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 4 Book Blog Tour, and today we have contributing poet D.L. Finn with a reading of her poem, “The Island”. Stick with the tour for the rest of the week for readings and guest posts from contributing authors Andrew McDowell, Patricia Furstenberg, Merril D. Smith, Selma Martin and Robbie Cheadle, an interview with contributing author Emily Gmitter, and a review on Carla Loves to Read. If you leave a comment at each stop, you’ll be entered in our great giveaway.

Continue reading for the book giveaway and more here.

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Next up!

Friend and Fellow author, poet, and blogger Abbie Johnson Taylor shares a variety of essays, short stories, and poems on her blog.

When you visit, you’re immediately swept into a cozy reading nest.

Here’s one of her latest posts below.


Writing is Exciting #MondayMusings #OpenBookBlogHop #Inspiration

Welcome to another Open Book Blog Hop. Here’s this week’s question. “What part of the book journey gets you most excited?”

Click here to continue reading Abbie’s answer.

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Another blogger I enjoy is, Carla Loves To Read

Today, I’m sharing Carla’s…

Mini-Reviews of the Oldest Audiobooks on my NG Shelf: Atalanta, No Two Persons, Where Coyotes Howl & The Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency #BookReviews #Audiobook #BeatTheBacklist2024 #BookishBooksReading2024 #2024AudiobookChallenge


Driving home from Florida gave me an opportunity to listen to some audiobooks that I have had on my shelf for almost a year. I am glad I finally got to them, because I enjoyed them all. I will link to Goodreads, as I am not including a synopsis this time, just my thoughts.

To continue reading Carla’s audio book reviews, click here.

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Next, we’re headed back over to visit author and poet Abbie Johnson Taylor, who has a #TuesdayTidbit to share.

Call of the Raven #TuesdayTidbit #Poetry #InspirationTrouble clicking? The URL for copying into your browser is below.

When I’m not flipping from page to page of my fellow blogger friends, I’m enjoying a peep into my ‘Daily Horoscope’ from DailyOM.

Laya introduced me to this part of my muse. Here she is with more.

Hello, Lady Laya MoonWalker Gibbous – Laya to all my magickal peeps here.

I found this site to be nicely navigable with things such as your elements keystroke and heading navigational skills coming into play on the computer.

I cannot speak to mouse capability, but for screen readers, it should be an enjoyable ride.


Select Your Sun Sign

Your sun sign is like the backbone of your cosmic identity — it represents the face you show the world, your core personality traits, and the soul work you’re here to do. As the stars shift in our skies, they influence our lives here on Earth. Knowing how these celestial patterns will impact your sign empowers you to make the most of every day. Discover your personal astro-forecast with today’s horoscope!

Continue here for links to each sign and more.

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More resources for positive daily inspirations.

Inspirational thoughts for a happy and fulfilling day.

This Week’s Inspirations

Adverts and News Nuggets…

Before I launch into a bit of exciting news for all my Blended Lives Chronicles fans, I must let you know of a half-price sale from Kingsport Area Transit Services – KATS coming in May.

Days” May 13th-17th…Dial A Ride half price tickets will sell for half price this entire week.

For more on Kingsport Area Transit Services click here.

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Now, for the big news!

As most readers know, I released a book in October of 2023 called, ‘The Blended Lives Chronicles Sides of the Order I’. This is the first book in ‘The Blended Lives Chronicles Series.”

What you may not know yet, is that a couple weeks ago, I sent the manuscript first draft, which for me was the fifth draft, to my beloved proofreader and light editor Jo Elizabeth Pinto.

Jo is a magnificent proofreader and light editor. She ferrets out my punctuation perils, sentence snafus and any paragraph pitfalls she may come across as she reads along her way.

For more on Jo Click here.

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Jo says she’s combed through the book and finds little needed work. She will have it back to me soon so watch this space for more information on this WIP when it comes along.

If you’ve not read the first book in ‘The Blended Lives Chronicles Series,’ you may pick it up here.

Trouble clicking? The URL for copying into your browser is below. Make sure to read onward for a full description of the book and its cover.

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.

About the Book

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.

Pick up your copy of this and all Patty’s other works here.

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Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

You may sponsor her work and the work of others here.

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Thanks for stopping in today for a couple glasses from Sips of Wine from the Grapevine. Please do come again often. Patty’s Worlds has more to offer each day.


  1. Thank you, Patty, for linking to two of my posts today. Thank you all for reading.

  2. Hi, Abbie. It was a neat way to lead people to your blog.
    I had fun putting that together.

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