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In which i have great news

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Dear people:

 

I just want to thank you all for putting up with my moody, self-indulgent and narcissistic posts that I constantly write.  Today I have some good news to share with you.

 

It’s Tuesday, March 5 and yesterday Andrea Lane MacDonald aka Andie got into med school.  I cannot even begin to tell you what a relief that news was.  I knew that this week a lot of decisions were coming out and I was a nervous wreck. Basically when I’m a nervous wreck I eat.  Yeah, yeah, yeah; I know it’s not healthy but there ya go.

 

Andie had literally just signed up to retake the MCAT’s and start the entire process all over again when she got the news.  Here’s what happened:

 

I was sitting on the couch around 4:00 when Andie called me crying:

 

Andie:             Mom, I just got into Duke

 

Me:                  (in shock) what?

 

Andie:             I got into Duke

 

Me:                  Oh my god Andie!  (And then I started crying)

 

So then Andie tells me that she has to go (she’s on her was to an Anatomy Lab) and I tell her I’ll let her father know.

 

So I call up Kevin:

 

Me:                  Kevin, Andie just got into Duke

 

Kevin:             really?

 

Me:                  yes

 

Kevin:             you’re not teasing me?

 

Me:                  no, I’m serious

 

And then he started crying too, which made me start crying again.

 

So I called Keely and he texted Daniel and then I started to panic that I had imagined the entire thing and then told Kevin erroneous information.

 

What if I had heard wrong?

Could it possibly be true?

 

I was working myself up into a state when Andie’s friend Kathleen said that Andie had texted her and Keely with the news.

 

CONFIRMATION!  I could officially be thrilled.  It’s so weird.  I was actually in a state of shock.  My little girl was going to be a doctor.

 

Long story short, after a long and arduous 4 years Andie is going to be a doctor.  I’m not sure if she’ll go to Duke or another med school but I know for a fact that she’s going.

 

I hate myself for bragging and all that shit but you know what? This has been such a stressful period that I don’t even care.  She earned it; she deserves it and I frankly deserve to be happy.

 

Now that the “metaphorical” weight has been lifted I unfortunately will have to get rid of the physical weight that I’ve gained so I suppose you’ll read more than a few posts bitching about that.

 

Such is life,

 

Lynn

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14 Comments

  1. Sheri
    March 6, 2013

    Congratulations to you and Andie. Good luck with the anti-stress weight loss.

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      so far, i’m just still gaining weight

  2. Julie
    March 6, 2013

    That is fantastic! I actually got a tad misty reading this as I feel like I “know” you. Congratulations to Andie.

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      i actually cried! ME!!! Crying??? WTF?? also thanks Julie, i kinda feel like i know you too

  3. Jester Queen
    March 6, 2013

    SO glad she was accepted. You’ve got a right to be proud, and this is not some bullshit humble brag. You are passing along awesome news. Also, I totally do the same thing, where I think I misheard good news and then accidentally lied to people.

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      i was in a panic that it was a bad dream that i misheard. It was so weird but it was true so thank goodness

  4. Katja
    March 6, 2013

    Lynn: I am so happy for you and your family that I am sitting here in tears myself!

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      ahhh thanks…that means a lot

  5. Phillipa
    March 6, 2013

    You should never feel guilty for bragging about something that huge!!! Congratulations to her and to you!!!

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      thanks…normally i’m making fun of my kids so this is unusual :)

  6. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    March 6, 2013

    “I hate myself for bragging and all that shit but you know what? This has been such a stressful period that I don’t even care. She earned it; she deserves it and I frankly deserve to be happy.”

    Exactly. Don’t hate yourself for it. Your little girl got in!! How awesome is that!? Congrats!!

    • Lynn
      March 6, 2013

      Thanks

  7. a happier girl
    March 9, 2013

    Wow! That’s so great! Congrats! And I love that you started to doubt yourself and heard the info wrong! Too funny!
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    • Lynn
      March 11, 2013

      yeah…i started worrying that i had made the whole thing up :)

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