Summer is Flying By!

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Where is the summer going so fast! I have so many things to do but not enough time in which to do them.  What did you do this summer?

Since I came back from my trip to Italy in May –

I planted flowers all over the yard.

I haven’t been to the beach. (Still hoping to get there one day soon).

Stayed home and had company over every weekend for dinner.

Babysat and entertained my two active grandsons,

Took care of a family dog,

and a neighbor’s fish.

Picked up mail for my neighbor, the one with the fish.

Took out family members to lunch.

Celebrated seven birthdays.

Celebrated our fifteen anniversary!

Celebrated my —- birthday.

Saw several movies in the theater.

Wrote two children’s books.

Edited my first novel.

Exercised every day.

Kept up with my FB, LinkedIn, TW and Goodreads sites.

Reviewed a thousand or so emails.

Reviewed twenty books on Amazon and Goodreads.

No wonder I am tired!!! Lol!

Thanks for reading. Here are some pictures of all the lovely flowers my husband and I planted in and around our home.

All in all it has been a fun, busy and somewhat productive summer.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Blessings to all!

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you remembered to pick up some adorable children’s books at and read to your children. You will laugh along with them at Louey, Ricky, Jerry, Lamby and Jesse, sweet stories in rhyme with life lessons.










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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5 Responses to Summer is Flying By!

  1. sknicholls says:

    Do you shop in the “active wear” department like me? Just kidding. 🙂 Busy summer!

  2. It’s great to be busy 🙂 does your summer last until the end of September?

    • jjspina says:

      Until Sept 22nd but we can still have pleasant weather after that or it can get chilly like fall early. You just never know with New England weather in USA! Our fall is beautiful with all the trees changing colors though which is my favorite season!
      I start babysitting early in Sept again so my summer vacation is essentially over then. Lol!

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