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Currently: July (Summer) 2017

Happy Summer and Happy 4th of July!  Wait…Did I just say that? Can you believe that summer is here again?  Where does the time go?  Not only is it officially summer, but I have been on summer vacation for 5 weeks now, which means…  Nope, I’m not going to say it because it would force me to face a horrible reality.  So, let’s not talk about the future just yet.  Let’s see what I’ve been up to lately!

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I’m joining Anne In Residence and co-host Stephanie of Wife Mommy Me this month so be sure to check out what others have linked up as well.  And yes, I did capture that beautiful sunset! 

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Documenting:  My summer with the hashtag #JamisonSummer17 on Instagram.  I got the idea from another blogger and thought it would be cute to look back on my summer and have a record of it forever!  You should definitely check it out!  I’ve been pretty busy so far this summer!  🙂

Accomplishing:  Okay, you will be so proud of me.  I just can’t ever seem to sit down long enough to read a book.  I haven’t read one in years, other than books for work or children’s books for my students.  I purchased a couple of audiobooks on Audible last year.  I know many people who “read” books this way and they recommended I try it.  So, noticed I said I purchased last year, right?  I started both books last year and still didn’t put in the time to complete them.  I kept saying I would listen to it on one of my long road trips.  Problem was I was either never alone or I would need music to keep me awake or would just simply forget.  Well, I finally finished a book!  I did a road trip to Charlotte recently and thoroughly enjoyed it!  I was able to complete over 2/3 of the book on my road trip and finished the rest a few days later.  What did I read? You’ll find out below.

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Enjoying:  Time with friends.  I’ve been to a retirement dinner, a housewarming, a bachelorette party, a bridal shower, two weddings, and the beach.  Next up,  I have a quinceanera this weekend and another wedding to attend the following week.  Nothing beats summer!  It’s all documented at #JamisonSummer17 🙂

Hello June! We were 13 deep in this caravan. Notice the red arm and the forehead in the front? That's hubby holding wife who didn't lean over in time. One person is next to me, but she bent over when the pic was snapped. And what you can't see are the 3 sitting in the hatchback. We were being taxied to our end of the year party in the neighborhood. I think this was the best part of our evening, other than the friend who walked through the screen door. Wish we could have captured that! How has your June started for you? ☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀ #hellojune #endofschoolyear #bringonsummer #summerfun #summertime #summervibes #June #summer #summer17 #summer2017 #educatorsonvaca #bloggersconnect #bloggersgetsocial #firstdayofsummervacation #JamisonSummer17

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Please read the caption on this last one…it is hilarious!

Reading:  Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  It’s so positive and will have you thinking about your own life.  It’s so uplifting and will have you laughing as well!  It’s a must read!
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Spending:  I’m actually restricting myself from spending right now.  The budget has gotten a little tighter now that student loans need to be repaid.   Bummer.  But, I’m not letting that stop me from enjoying my summer.  There are always free or inexpensive things to do around here.  But from the list above, you can obviously tell I’m spending quality time with friends!

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So what are you currently up to?

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32 thoughts on “Currently: July (Summer) 2017

    1. Lol, thanks Laura! I just followed you as well. Not sure why I hadn’t done it sooner. I love reading you post! I see summer is going well for you guys as well! See you around!

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  1. Such a fun idea for documenting your summer – I love that! Especially as I am so bad about getting around to making photo albums… And I’m trying to get more into audiobooks myself – road trips are the best time for that, I think!

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    1. Yes, you should definitely try it! I can see it now… anneinresidence2017 or your family name if it is not to common. I have 2 more audiobooks to listen to so I’ll have to road trip soon! 🙂

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  2. That’s great about finishing the book! Do you have the app Overdrive? You hook up your library card and then you can borrow free audiobooks! I love it!

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  3. Audible books, time with friends and summer sunshine. What fun! May the rest of the summer continue to bring good things and more for you 🙂

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  4. I read a lot when I was single but am the type that has to keep reading until I’m finished! You find out how much fun you can have for free when you have to restrict your spending, but it doesn’t mean no fun!

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  5. You are one busy lady! Love all the parties and get-togethers you’ve had. Friends and family are the real basis of life. Have another fabulous day!

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