Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

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Drew, Jackson, Joanie, and I just got back from our big day out (the first time the four of us have ventured farther than the farmers’ market half a mile away and we actually only went about a mile farther than that, but still pretty good with a 10-day-old in tow). I was so immobile my last month of pregnancy that it feels good to be able to walk a few miles again (I got the ok from my OB first). And you know what else feels good? Tequila. Imma drink some tonight, too. Just a little though — half a shot pretty much puts me right to sleep these days.

Hope you have a wonderful summer weekend (out of curiosity, how many of you get summer Friday hours?). Drew goes back to work on Wednesday (and since Jackson’s camp doesn’t start until the following week, that means I’m going to be all on my own with both kids all day on Wednesday and Friday. I’m a little nervous). So we’re going to enjoy as much family time as we can until then. This is the weekend I would normally be in Chicago for an annual reunion with my best friends and, though I’m missing them a bunch, this is a pretty good reason to sit this year out. Next year though!

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    ktfran July 17, 2015, 3:52 pm

    I have a day date Sunday! Yay! And it’s finally hot and humid! Double yay to summer existing in Chicago. That is all.

    Wendy, your family is lovely.

    Everyone have a fantastic weekend!

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    Ange July 17, 2015, 4:15 pm

    It’s freezing cold and snowing in freakish places over here, everyone in Australia is freaking the hell out. I’m personally wishing I stayed up north in the tropics but instead I’m dragging my butt out of bed and to my annual hairdressing appointment because I have a 50% off coupon. So fancy, such woman, wow.

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  • othy

    othy July 17, 2015, 7:22 pm

    I’m not a lawyer, but I know you can do it!

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    Casey R. July 17, 2015, 10:10 pm

    You’ll do great! I wouldn’t worry at all about cleaning or packing until after the bar is over…don’t feel guilty about it. Remember, you don’t have to know everything, and EVERYONE else feels like they’re going to fail right about now. Just keep studying and stay focused for ten days and it’ll be over soon!

    I took the bar this past February and was 100%, completely, without a doubt convinced I failed. I could and did explain to all of my friends who were still in school (I graduated a semester early) exactly why I was sure I failed – yeah, I was a lot of fun to talk to – and I passed, much to my surprise. Tons of my friends had the same experience, so I just mention that so you know the freaking out feeling about failing isn’t just a pre-bar phenomenon 🙂 and that you can still pass, like most people do!

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    thewriteway July 17, 2015, 10:34 pm

    I am feeling a bit low after getting rejected from a job with a nonprofit in NYC that I really wanted. I was told during the phone interview that I was one of the top five candidates and they would bring the final three in for in-person meetings. While it was great to make the top five, it doesn’t beat getting the job offer. I’ve been looking for a job for over a year now and still nothing full time has come up. It’s really demoralizing and makes me constantly ask what is wrong with me.

    I am starting to think I need another career because I can’t seem to get a job in my chosen field (communications/writing) and I have no desire to freelance or anything. Believe me, I have tried wanting to freelance or otherwise be self-employed, and I just don’t have the desire to.

    I will resume job searching next week, like always, but some days I feel like my pharmacy tech job is as good as it’s going to get and I shouldn’t bother hoping for better.

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    mylaray July 18, 2015, 9:16 am

    I feel so out of the loop here. I got a new job and am even busier at work than before. I like the job, but I took it for the maternity leave benefits so we can hopefully have a child in 1-2 years. My old job didn’t guarantee anything. I feel old that these are the things I care about. Anyway, congrats again on your baby, Wendy and your whole family!

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    Jane63 July 18, 2015, 11:13 am

    Sweet pic! Glad you are getting out and about. The only person in my office that has Friday summer hours is our fearless leader. He gets up and leaves at 3 while the rest of us toil way. Sigh:(

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    Sandy July 20, 2015, 8:11 am

    I work for 4 hours every Saturday and we have two new employees that are in training so Saturday was busy followed by Sunday which was very quiet as both my fiancé and I were studying for our courses. The deadline for my course is August 24th and I’m going on vacation Aug 2nd-9th so I’m trying to get as much done before I leave. 62% done o.o

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