I'm "Abby", and I've been blogging since 2004.  I started blogging after we'd just recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO and I hardly knew anyone

I've been married to "Magnum" since 1990.  We met in college while we were both studying mechanical engineering.  Our university was known for partying, but we actually met in a classroom, not at a party.

I was a happily nerdly engineer for about 10 years before retiring to be a stay-at-home mom.  I've been a tutor for high school and college students for several years, active in P.E.O., and am currently a test administrator and proctor in a community college testing center in Fort Collins, CO.

We have three sons.  "Chaco"'s the oldest, "Wolfgang"'s next, and "Meego"'s the youngest.  The nest is empty, and we all still live in Colorado.

Napolion is our cat, whom we acquired after he got kicked out of his first home for beating up his brother on a daily basis.  He runs the neighborhood Cat Fight Club and enjoys eating little furry things.

Our dog, Penny, is a shelter pup of who-knows-what mix. Hobbies include begging for people food and sparring with the cat.

Merlin is our other shelter pup who loves his people and food and thinks it's his job to securely guard those things.

This blog is of no particular theme.  I named it AbbyNormal because I live in typical white collar suburbia, but don't feel I fit the stereotype of typical white collar suburban "housewife".  

At  least, I certainly try not to.