Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

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This is my birthday weekend. Well, sort of. My birthday is actually Monday, but I’m going to celebrate throughout the weekend, because why not? And by “celebrate” I mean do my usual stuff, but with more cake. Also, I think I’ll cash in a gift certificate for a massage Drew got me for our anniversary back in July. My friend Matt is coming to town for work and he’s going to join me and Drew and my friend Mary Saturday night for a pre-birthday celebration. I decided to keep things small and save a bigger-type celebration for my 40th, which is still, like, 11 years away. Just kidding. It’s two years away! I’ll be 38 on Monday and you know what? I feel great! I love even number years and 38 just seems like a good, solid number. I have high hopes for the year ahead.

Monday night — my birthday, if we didn’t establish that enough in the last paragraph — is a full moon, supermoon, harvest moon, which is astronomical and astrological speak for: “shit’s gonna be awesome.” I love harvest time — the beginning of fall, back-to-school, re-focusing on work. Jackson had preschool orientation this week (he LOVED it!) and starts for real on Wednesday, and I’m excited to have more time in the week while he’s in school to get stuff done, and especially to re-focus on DW. I feel like the summer was a time of transition here and I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and now it’s time to (hopefully) see some of the fruits of that labor. Harvest time! 38! Shit’s gonna be awesome!

Happy weekend, everyone! Hope y’all have a great one.

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny September 5, 2014, 4:15 pm

    Happy birthday weekend!

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  • MaterialsGirl

    MaterialsGirl September 5, 2014, 4:21 pm

    Have a Shit-Awesome birthday!

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  • honeybeenicki

    honeybeenicki September 5, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Happy birthday! I always celebrate with a birthday month personally. I tried to tell my husband that I needed a birthday year and he wasn’t having any of that. He’s just no fun.

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  • Dear Wendy

    Dear Wendy September 5, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Thanks, guys!

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    ktfran September 5, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Happy, happy birthday to you three days early!

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    ktfran September 5, 2014, 4:46 pm

    Also, I know lots and lots of people with birthday’s right around this time of year. Are you all holiday babies?

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    • veritek33

      veritek33 September 5, 2014, 4:49 pm

      My birthday is next Saturday and I believe the story I heard was that I might have been conceived on Christmas. More than I needed to know 😉

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  • gigi

    gigi September 5, 2014, 4:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Weekend!

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  • Ika

    Ika September 5, 2014, 5:02 pm

    I hope you have a great birthday weekend Wendy!!!!
    I´m glad Jackson loved preschool!

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray September 5, 2014, 5:02 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy Kay (Kay!)

    So know what happened yesterday when I got home from work? I’ll tell you. It was very scary.
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    I opened the door and Moose was not right there waiting for me. He was no where. Usually he’s at the door waiting for me or on the couch and then leaps off to meet me at the door. Not this time. The place was quiet and still. And something was amiss: one of my (new custom-made – which is a sign that I am an adult!) side table was knocked over on its side, and the glass top had popped out and was on the ground. At first I was certain the glass was broken. I put two and two together and figured: oh shit, Moose, who likes to sit right on the arm of the sofa, probably stepped onto the side table, causing it to come crashing down, and he must have cut him self while my baby was all alone and then probably bled to death somewhere in the apartment! *GASP* *My Moose pie!* All of these realizations and thoughts came to me within a few seconds of entering the apartment, and I started to panic and I yelled “MOOSE?” louder and louder – like 3 whole times – and those few seconds felt like an hour and he didn’t respond and then…. and THEN BAM there he was, walking casually down the hall like “oh hey mom what’s up” He wasn’t hurt. And then I realized the glass to the side table was not shattered. Though he probably scared himself, he didn’t cut himself. Phew, thank god.
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    All that to say: those few seconds were THE SCARIEST SECONDS EVER. So of course that night I had a nightmare about Moose. I dreamt I went to Michigan and left Moose in Chicago but he set off on foot to find me and along the way he met some very mean kids that tortured him and threw him in the lake and by the time he got to me he was so tired but so happy to be with me and I FELT SO BAD.
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    Parenthood is exhausting.

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    • Lianne

      Lianne September 5, 2014, 5:28 pm

      Sorry for your scare! I had a scare with a spider this morning. But it was WAY different than your scare, cuz I want that f-er dead. I seriously was traumatized all morning. I have a totally irrational fear of all bugs. It’s not natural to move that fast! *shudder*

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  • the_optimist

    the_optimist September 5, 2014, 4:22 pm

    Aw, I love this! Your positivity is infectious. Have an awesome birthday weekend!

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    • Ika

      Ika September 5, 2014, 5:00 pm

      Um I don´t want to sound all stalkery, but I´m totally reading your blog. and it is awesome. The Easter cake post cracked me up. 🙂

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  • Lianne

    Lianne September 5, 2014, 5:26 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy! I should’ve guessed we’re both virgos…my 35th birthday is on Thursday – yep, I am a 9/11 babe. Lucky me, I know.
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    Also… My bachelorette party is this weekend! Super excited for it! We’re doing an afternoon at a spa, where I will receive a massage and a blow-out. While we’re not getting treatments, there is a roof deck we can hang out on and drink wine and eat snacks. Also, water! Because no one wants to pass out early at their own bachelorette party! After the spa, we’re going to get drinks at the Oak Room Long Bar in Boston, then to my favorite sushi place for dinner, then off to da’ club (lounge?) for more drinks and dancing! So excited!!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy September 5, 2014, 5:38 pm

      Happy early birthday! Enjoy your bachelorette party — sounds so fun!

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      • Lianne

        Lianne September 5, 2014, 8:26 pm

        Thanks!

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray September 5, 2014, 9:34 pm

      Have a fun time Lianne!

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  • Fabelle

    Fabelle September 5, 2014, 5:28 pm

    Oh shit, the last time there was a Supermoon shit got rilly rilllllll

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  • mylaray

    mylaray September 5, 2014, 5:47 pm

    Happy early birthday!

    Earlier this week was the anniversary of our first date and so we’re having a date at the restaurant we met, as we do every year. He’s flying out again tomorrow so it will be bittersweet. But I’m happy.

    Oh, and last night I watched the documentary Piece of Work and really enjoyed it. Gave me a new appreciation for her. And it’s nice to watch whatever I want while I’m living alone right now.

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    Laura Hope September 5, 2014, 6:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Wendy! Monday’s my birthday too! Virgos rock!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy September 5, 2014, 6:38 pm

      Yay, happy birthday!

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    • Lianne

      Lianne September 5, 2014, 8:26 pm

      Happy Birthday! And yes we do rock 😉

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    • TaraMonster

      TaraMonster September 6, 2014, 9:43 am

      We sure do! I’m the very last day of Virgo. Confession: In high school I was in a “band” called The V-Chicks. Because we were an all girl band and we we all virgos.
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      Happy birthday, Wendy from the former lead singer and guitar player of the V-Chicks!

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    Jenny September 5, 2014, 6:40 pm

    Happy Birthday!! 🙂

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    Aurora September 5, 2014, 6:47 pm

    Happy Birthday! Have an awesome birthday weekend!!

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  • Diablo

    Diablo September 5, 2014, 6:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Wendy! We are actually having a party tomorrow for other reasons (to wit, it’s Saturday night) so if you happen to find yourself in Saskatchewan, drop by! In case you don’t make it, i’ll lift a glass and have a blast in your honour!

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  • Classic

    Classic September 5, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Happy birthday weekend, dear Wendy!

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    • Lyra

      Lyra September 5, 2014, 8:58 pm

      Did your guy make it to your place??

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      • Classic

        Classic September 6, 2014, 9:57 am

        Lyra, he did! He lives here now. We live together!

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray September 6, 2014, 10:22 am

        I’m so happy for you, Classic!

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      • Classic

        Classic September 6, 2014, 12:06 pm

        Thanks, Counselor!

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    Jane63 September 5, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope your weekend and day are great!

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    theotherbarb September 5, 2014, 7:44 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy! Hey, my daughter’s a Virgo and yes, they do rock! My philosophy on bdays is 1) your age doesn’t matter, but 2) the celebration should go on as long as possible! So keep on keepin’ on!

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  • something random

    something random September 5, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Happy birthday 🙂

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  • Regina Chapman

    Regina Chapman September 6, 2014, 7:02 am

    Yay! Congratulations, Wendy!!

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    Jennylou September 8, 2014, 10:29 am

    Happy Birthday, Wendy!!

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    MsMisery September 8, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Happy birthday! I saw the moon briefly while driving to work this morning (I go to work SO EARLY) and it was so huge and orange and low that for a second I thought it was a street sign. It was cray.

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