Springing Into Summer

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the discontinued Myers Family Journal before being folded into this blog. -KM]

It’s been quite a rough ride, but the Spring 2005 semester at Murray State is finally over! Spring semesters always seem harder because you spend most of the last month wondering when you can finally park your backpack and begin to actually enjoy the wonderful summer weather.

At any rate, I’ve only been out for a couple of weeks, and I think I’m already kinda missing it. What’s really awesome is that I somehow managed to make the Dean’s List this time around. Who would have thought that crossing your fingers before pulling your grades off the internet might actually work – I should have started doing that earlier.2015-11-01 12_30_03-Clipboard

So now that I’m on my summer break, I’ve been looking to line up a few projects to occupy my sudden influx of free time. There’s still some work left to do on our home, such as painting, rewiring, and cleaning up outside. I’m also mowing yards for a little extra cash and to hopefully get a nice tan while losing some weight. Additionally, I’ve been trying to keep my coding skills fresh, lest I forget them altogether. Coding is like most other acquired skills: If you don’t use it, you lose it.

Tabitha’s dad came down from Louisville for a 4-day visit right after finals. We all got our fishing licenses and had an awesome time fishing off the bank of a campground at Devil’s Elbow. We only pulled in a couple of sun perch and a tiny bass, but the most enjoyable part of the day was watching Kristopher have a blast with his brand new fishing pole.05-13-05 - Kristopher Fishing (4)

Tabitha has been putting her sewing machine to good use lately, making purses and handbags that are of astounding quality. Her skills are improving with each new bag she finishes, and I’m very proud that she’s doing something she’s good at and enjoys. Check out some of her creations on her blog!

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!