Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I am home this week, well, at my parents' home in Wheeling, WV. All of the kids are finally back together, and minus my hubby it almost feels like zooming back six years in the past to when I actually still lived here... Except I have a cool, grownup 15 year old sister now. And I own a car. :-D

My cousins from Louisiana came up for my grandma's 85th birthday, which is why I came back. Jonathan couldn't come because he doesn't have time off from work yet, although I think everyone is thinking we must be hitting a rough spot in our marriage, because they keep asking where he is with a slightly accusatory look. Yeah, thanks for your confidence, peeps.

On that note, I think the title of Jon & Kate Plus Eight should be edited to include a big red slash through Jon's name. What a jerk.

Gotta love the other question I get from everyone: so what are you doing now? See, that question is so loaded when it's coming to me. I was the one who left West Virginia to go to MIT! The genius child! I should be a doctor or a rocket scientist or at least a plain old chemist (who's on the way to curing cancer). But I am a NOBODY, and no one pauses to consider the fact that I was expecting to be a MOM right now, not sitting on my butt being a NOBODY for three months. And after this summer, I'm going to be a lousy substitute teacher. I mean, who wants to brag about their neice who went to MIT and became a substitute teacher? Kind of a flat ending.


Amy said...

I wish I were there... I'm still trying to figure out a way to get down to Wheeling this week without using any more vaca days up :)

Amanda Hoyt said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling this way, Abbie.
I'm praying for you.

Brooke said...

You are NOT nobody!! If you are nobody then so am I. Heck I didnt even go to a State college. I went to a community college and shhhh (didnt graduate) whatever. I might go back someday I might not. You are somebody. I dont want to hear that silly talk. You got into MIT. That is amazing! You are amazing! Now no more down on Abbie time I dont like it.