I’m Dreaming of Summer Days

FYI: Just in case you didn’t know, let me tell you. Summertime puts a big smile on my face every time, all because I love the sunshine and the heat. I love having doors and windows open and you get a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and by June, everything is usually green and flowers blooming everywhere. There is a lot of summertime activities taking place too, from vacations to family reunions.

I enjoy flower gardens, inviting front porches, and backyard cookouts. picknicks, country fairs and I do like feeling the sand in between my toes on a beach. I enjoy amusement parks and the 4th of July…all because it is hot. However, it seems that winter or cold, damp and weary weather is having a hard time disappearing around here. It is hanging on like a tick on a dog, very weary in the month of April. I wonder, does it plan to snow in May? Just asking, these days anything can happen and I wouldn’t be surprised if it does.

So here I am, bringing you some summer days inspiration if you are waiting for it like I am, here’s a little video to make the blues go away and brighten up your day.

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Waiting on Warm Weather

Hi everybody. I’m back. I know it has been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Shame on me. So go ahead, I will let you hit me with a wet noodle.

I’ve been piddling around here, not doing much of anything creative. I guess you can say that I was experiencing the wintertime blahs, and the cotton picken’ cold temps haven’t departed yet! However, we did get a teaser the other day; had the windows and doors open, even went outside to sit on the porch and enjoy the heat and sunshine. I was even thinking about getting out in the yard and clearing out flower beds and trimming back some bushes for the next day; but low and behold…just that fast, the temperature changed. That threw me for a loop and now today, the clouds have rolled back in and the rain has come. So much for my warm weather enthusiasm!  So what do I do…I did a little website updating, started yesterday on the NSP website. Bringing a little sunshine into my pages and taking away the winter scenes because, in April, I’ve had enough of the yucky season. I guess you can tell that I am not a wintery kind of person. Cold and dreary days just rub me the wrong way. Yes, I am fussing about something that I have no control over. I know…it’s crazy. LOL

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Okay, so now on a better note…I need to get busy. I have three books which I have started, so I do have something that I could work on while I wait for a weather change. Maybe that will brighten my mood and my spirit…concentrate on some fictional characters, you know a couple of antagonists and protagonist and let them fight it out or work it out.

Meantime, let me leave you with this

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The End of February

Hi everybody. Well, it looks like the month of February is coming to a close, being that today is the 28th. However, in the shortest month of the year, I did create a book and it’s published. Actually, I created two books for youngsters…back to back. So I do feel accomplished for the shortest month of the year.

I have no problem saying goodbye to the winter months for my favorite times of the year are coming up. I welcome the sunshine and heat and seeing greenery again. I noticed today that the tulips are coming up, which is a sure sign that spring is around the corner. Speaking of Spring, here’s a title for youngers that deals with this time of year. It’s an oldie but goodie…remember this one? spring where are you cover This is a book about a young girl who goes looking for spring after she hears everyone in her household repeat that it is right around the corner and they are preparing for it. Where is it? What does it look like? Which direction is it coming? These are just some of the questions that Gracie wants to find out. This is a short story that will make reading fun and imaginative and Gracie sure does have an imagination that will keep readers turning the page. Pick up your copy at Amazon.

Spring Where Are You? Buy it here.

OH my goodness, I think we might need a book to read for February as we say goodbye to it. Let’s see what we have… Oh yes, here’s one that will spark the imagination in young readers.  It's a Doggone Shame print book cover

It’s A Doggone Shame! Buy it here.

And while you are looking at titles on Amazon, or Barnes and Noble online.  Pick up the latest books published by Nona’s Sugarberry Pages Publications.

“Putting great books in youngster’s hands!” Winona Rasheed

Keeping up with NSP Publications

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Hey everybody, just wanting to keep you in the know when it comes to my websites, especially when I leave a blog here and there. I don’t want anyone to miss out on what Nona is doing and what she is blogging about at any given time and on whatever website that I choose to blog on. Well, in this case, I’m blogging on both with this little update, especially since I couldn’t find where to share this NSP Blog post on the Winona Rasheed’s website. Sometimes, it gets a little confusing around here. But never fear, because I will find a way…even if I have to go clear around the mountain to do so.

Anyway, if you visit the NSP blog for today, you will notice that I put a challenge up for this 4 day weekend. I hope you join me in this challenge of reading just one book. And it is open to all people who love to read, young and old. You can read whatever too. All of the instructions are on the NSP Blog. I am looking forward to the responses too. So, let’s get to reading a book.

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Look What We’ve Been Up To!

Are you ready for some giggles when it comes to reading? Well, guess what, NSP has just released a new children’s book and it is available on Amazon today! This story is for all the little princesses in the world and it follows a new book for boys that was released a few weeks ago […]

via A New Print Book Has Emerged! — NSP-Publications

BUSY OVER HERE!

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GOOD AFTERNOON AND HAPPY SUNDAY TO EVERYONE. WE AT NSP HAVE BEEN BUSY OVER HERE FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS, TRYING TO GET IT TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAVE A LOT OF HELP AT NSP AND I KEEP THESE LADIES WORKING STEADY; WRITING, TYPING AND COMING UP WITH STORY IDEAS, WORKING ON  POTENTIAL BOOK COVERS AND WORKING OUT DETAILS OF A BOOK. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT…THEY NEVER COMPLAIN. TODAY, SASHA, THE ONE WITH THE CURLY AFRO, SHE TURNED IN HER COVER IDEAS THAT SHE CAME UP WITH AND I MUST SAY, I DO APPROVE THE COVER CREATIONS THAT SHE DESIGNED FOR THIS NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK. YEP, SHE DID A GOOD JOB. IT LOOKS FABULOUS! BUT GUESS WHAT, NOW I HAVE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND SELECT WHICH ONE I REALLY WANT TO USE, YEP…IT’S-A TOUGH DECISION.  Anyway, I WILL HAVE A FINAL DECISION BEFORE  MAXINE, THE…

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Grumpy Thursday

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Yes, I am feeling kind of grumpy today. It’s all because there is absolutely too much dumb stuff going on in this world! It makes you wanna holler and throw up both your hands.

There is so much out there that makes no sense and you can find it all by just looking on the internet or turning on your TV. All the things that we are given to sink our minds into are not uplifting, it is all degrading and just pure ignorance. What is going on? Why is it going on? I’m talking about the latest trend in perversion, coming out of Europe and made in China. Things like the plastic sex dolls to feed the sick minds of individuals. Master your desires with toys. What the crap????!!! And then they have this perverted crap out here for pedophilia to curb their appetite for messing with children.  It is just so sickening. Human beings are being destroyed from the inside out. Now that is just one of my Thursday gripes. I was so angry, I just turned my TV off, for enough is enough! They say if you don’t like what’s on a particular channel, turn the channel…stop watching it. But that mess still doesn’t go away, and it doesn’t keep it from still happening and taking place, it is still on the air for people to see and sink their minds into and then it goes viral, you start to see crappy stuff all over social media because folks like to share all the things associated with degradation, evilness, and ungodly acts.

Another thing that tops my lists of gripes for today is the bullying that is taking place in our schools, which is causing young students to take their lives. Yes, this happened this week and it is so painful, especially when you know the person who got caught up in all this madness, hurt and pain. You read about bullying taking place in other cities and towns, but this week…it touched a school near home and it touched my heart. Can you imagine it, a young life has gone way too soon over senseless acts of brutality?  She did not deserve this and it is so, so wrong! And yes, I found out about it on the internet and through social media. I tell you, this is a painful awakening for everyone who has a heart and a righteous spirit.

In this Thursday’s gripe session, I could discuss other things that are on my mind bothering me, but if I did that, it would make this blog post too long; after all, this is not the Washington Post or the New York Times. It’s just me venting and letting off some steam because of all these terrible things taking place here and everywhere. I’ll just be glad when compassion, humility and righteous comes back to humanity if that will ever happen because right now, as I see it…what is going on right now under our noses is worse then Sodom and Gomorrah and you know what…God is not pleased!

Well, now that I said what I said, it is time for me to go back to my happy place, the space that gives me peace of mind and control over my substance since I am the President of my world and what goes on in it…I am talking about NSP, Nona’s Sugarberry Books, that’s what I am in charge of. So, when and if you ever get tired of the dumb stuff taking place around you, it is time to settle down into a good book, escaping the realities of the world we live in, it’s almost like saying…”Calgon Take Me Away!” I should say, Amazon…Take Me Away!

me and my sugarberry books novels   And yes, the kids need an escape too.

New Book Onboard!

Guess what just happened, NSP just released a new children’s book and it went live on Amazon! I have been working on this book for a little while and finally got it together, showing that I love what I do! I get it done even when I get distracted. Sometimes, as an author/publisher, it seems that the devil is always around trying to make me lose my focus and interrupt my train of thought. But, like always…I just blast that sucker out of my space! You have to do that sometimes when you are trying to get something accomplished. Well, to make a long story short…I did it, or rather NSP “Nona’s Sugarberry Pages” did it! Here, I can show you better than I can tell you.

Ezra and Cisco print book Cover    Buy the Book Here-Ezra and Cisco

What is this book about you may be asking yourself? This book deals with bullying, having a substitute teacher, taking responsibility and having a talking parrot for a pet, which means…you better watch what you say.

I hope you add this book to your child’s library of good reading because it is worth it!

 

The For Real Deal

Hey, how is everyone doing on this Martin Luther King Day?  Do you have the day off? I am not taking the day off because I don’t consider what I do on my computer as a daily grind, or working towards a paycheck at the end of the week. That doesn’t happen anyway. Let me just explain it like this… It’s entertainment for my mind. There you go, all in a nutshell! 🙂 In other words, you gotta love what you are doing.

Guess what the real deal is for today that I am going to talk about. Nope, it’s not about my writings, my books or anything like that. It’s something that irks me and rubs me the wrong way.

How many of you like online shopping? I sometimes go crazy with it, especially when you find some pretty good deals that you can’t pass up, or don’t want to pass up and you have the $$$ to splurge a little. Well, whenever I decide to do a little online shopping, I usually go to Amazon or eBay because you can find everything that you are looking for and your purchase doesn’t take forever to get to you. However, in December of 2017, I decided to go somewhere else, all because I saw an ad for the site, I think it was on Facebook, so I tried it out. Woe is me! I am still waiting for my purchases to arrive as of today. They will not get here until February so they say, say what??????? I am so used to getting my purchases within a few days, which makes me a happy shopper. I am not so happy right now. What I got myself into was an international online shopping platform. What I ordered is coming all the way from China… literally. Now for me, that is not good because I do not like waiting for something after I spent my money, not even for really good, can’t pass up deals. Now I am wondering what my order will be like when it arrives.

Yep, I sent an email message to the store about my concerns about the arrival of my purchases and they tell me to be patient, my orders are on their way. Let me say…I did not realize that it would actually take this long since it didn’t take them long to collect the monies and put my orders in to fill.

What I learned from this experience…Be careful where you shop online, especially if you like receiving your items within a few days. Read before you leap! Every deal is not a deal, not when it takes forever to arrive.

Should I mention the name of this shopping platform…I will give you a hint and let you figure it out.  “I wish I may, I wish I might.”

Now, that’s the real deal for today. That’s my shopping gripe, my first online shopping experience that has rubbed me the wrong way.