Monday, February 6, 2023

My Surprise Evening with Patti La Belle on Stage

Hello, Darlings

Because my seventy-second birthday is coming up, I went to the theater last night to see Patti La Belle for the first time in concert. It turned out to be one of the most remarkable and will remain one the most memorable night’s of my life. Patti rocked the theater and my ear drums as well with the clarity and volume of her famous voice. She told us she was 78 years young and that she has been performing for sixty years.  She sung many of her signature hits, including my favorite, “Lady Marmalade” and some gospel.


The night was also special because someone gifted me a box ticket for no other reason than kindness. I was overwhelmed and happy. 

If that surprise gift was not enough, after the concert, I met Eric Seats who is Patti La Belle’s drummer. He stated that he has been with Patti for eighteen years. Of course when he approached me, I did not recognize him. Moreover, he paid for my taxi ride home, because after using my cell phone to take pictures of Patti on stage, I ran its batteries down and missed the taxi I had called. “A true lady in distress”. 



Granted the picture and film of Patti performing is not as sharp as I wanted, but was better than all the rest.  However, the picture of me with drummer Eric Seats is perfect.



“How is that for a couple of surprise birthday gifts for a great-grand mom?”

Until next time,

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Decorating a White Vinyl Fence Panel

 Hello, Darlings

You remember this decor that was in my garden last year. 

Well, it was not destroyed by wind, rain or hurricane it was destroyed by a neighbor’s small boy. He tore into a selection of the weaving down by the left leg of the panel. That damage made the panel unstable and it would no longer stand up straight. I had to trash it. The boy did the damage because he thought I trashed a ball of his. I did not, and it never crossed my mind. In any case, his balls should remain in his yard, and not my yard, or in a yard two doors down from his yard.

That was back in September 2022 during the stormy weather. It was because of the stormy weather that I saw the damage. To replace it, I bought the white vinyl fence panel pictured above. It had been standing in the garden for months, just glaring blankly at me like an old drive movie screen. I did not like it being so white and empty, so today I decorated it, and I think it looks much better.

 The led lights are solar and have two modes. The first is a soft white and second is a color mode ranging from red, yellow, green and blue. I will only use the colored ones during the Christmas holidays later this year.

Until next time,

     Chow, Darlings

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Easter Cactuses Blooming --- Again!

Hello, Darlings

Before I start my day I want to share with you a couple photos of my Easter Cactuses. I bought them last year from one of our local supermarkets, and like the Christmas cactus, once they had stopped blooming I continue to feed and water them in order to keep the phylloclades (stem segments) alive. Now they are starting to bloom again, something I didn’t really expect. Thankfully, indoor gardening under lights is proving successful for many of my plants that I struggled to keep alive indoors in past years.  I really enjoy discovering plants that normally need light of the sun do well just under plant lights.


Easter Cactus Left

Easter Cactus Right
Well, I got a busy day ahead of me, soo …

Until next time,

    Chow Darlings


Have a great day, everyone!