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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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