Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

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(Labor Day, Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Happy Friday! This was such an eventful week in the Condellberry household — Jackson’s first day of kindergarten, my 40th birthday, and Joanie finally pooped, too — and I am both emotionally drained and totally uplifted. Thank you for all your birthday wishes and sweet messages you sent. They all meant so much.

This weekend Jackson’s going to a birthday party at Coney Island which I think he’s been more excited about than starting school, and Drew and I are going to have a belated 40th birthday dinner at a new restaurant in our neighborhood. I’m hoping this most recent heat wave breaks and I can enjoy some outdoor time, too — maybe with a jog and/or a bike ride and my usual Saturday morning visit to the farmers’ market. (As I write this, it’s 9 am and already in the mid-80s, it’s heading to a heat index of upper 90s, and all I want to do is hole up in the AC all day, I’m so over this muggy heat. I remember when my birthday and back-to-school time used to start in the fall and now it’s summer til, like, the first week of October. But I digress). What are your weekend plans?

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    Bon September 9, 2016, 3:09 pm

    Hope Jackson has a fun birthday at Coney Island!
    I will be going to an improv comedy show with a friend of mine followed by a visit to a local night market for some gourmet food. Unlike in NYC, the weather on the west coast in Vancouver has been sunny and breezy during the day. Hope it lasts for as long as it can before the rain kicks in.

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    MaterialsGirl September 9, 2016, 3:48 pm

    I’m in the car headed down to St Louis and Westphalia this weekend for some celebrations with my new inlaws. We’re doing dinner on the hill tonight, some Missouri wineries tomorrow midday with the ladies, and then a big pizza party in Westphalia for the extended family. I made koozies!

    I cannot get over how MATURE Jackson looks; he must be an old soul. Were Joanie’s BM problems a recent thing? One of my brothers went through that as did a friend’s daughter. I think a horrible 48 hour flu cured my friends daughter of her trepidation and I don’t even know what cured my brother. I just remember the horrible horrible screams. Alright, enough about poop:)

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    Rangerchic September 9, 2016, 5:16 pm

    I’ve been super swamped at work so I missed the birthday post..so happy be-lated birthday Wendy! As a 40 year old, welcome to the club 🙂 Anyway, I will be 41 in December so I’m nearly a year ahead of you but so far, I am enjoying being 40 and the start of my 40’s. I hope you do to.
    I am so happy it is Friday. The last 3 weeks of work have been so busy my brain is mush. We have some friends coming over tomorrow to watch some football and my husband is smoking some chicken and pork tenderloin. So off to the grocery store so tomorrow I can relax and cook and decorate for FALL – the best season 🙂

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      Dear Wendy September 10, 2016, 5:45 am

      I hope wherever you live is cooler than here in NYC where it’s supposed to be near 90 again today, ugh!

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        Ginger September 10, 2016, 12:00 pm

        Toronto has been the same. Super hot with tons of humidity and subway cars with no AC. GROSS!

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    Lianne September 9, 2016, 8:44 pm

    Happy birthday again! Hope your belated dinner is lovely.

    My birthday is on Sunday. We can’t get a sitter but Kate and her husband are going to come out with us for a Sunday Funday – brunch and then off to a brewery with baby in tow. Luckily he loves to party!! ?

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      Dear Wendy September 10, 2016, 5:44 am

      Happy birthday to you, Lianne! Hope your day is extra special.

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      • Lianne

        Lianne September 11, 2016, 6:38 pm

        Thanks, Wendy! We had a very sweet day. ❤️

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    Wendy's Dad September 10, 2016, 10:41 am

    Well, Wendy, maybe you should come visit your old college. 66 degrees here this morning when I went out to get our (very wet) newspaper. High is predicted for 76. This after weeks of 90+. Life is good in the Ozarks.

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      Dear Wendy September 10, 2016, 11:34 am

      Well, we’re be there in 3 1/2 weeks. Hope the weather is just as nice then!

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    Kate September 11, 2016, 5:15 am

    Happy birthday Wendy! 40 is the new 32.

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    • Lianne

      Lianne September 11, 2016, 6:39 pm

      Does that mean 37 is the new 29?

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        Kate September 11, 2016, 7:04 pm

        Yes. BUT, 41 is the new 65.

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        Dear Wendy September 11, 2016, 7:19 pm

        Well, that sucks.

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