Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! And happy birthday to me — I’m 41 today, eek. I got a massage today and a manicure, and I’m having a taco dinner with my fam tonight and dinner out with friends tomorrow to celebrate, and I’m feeling very loved, incredibly fortunate and — ok, I’ll say it — “blessed,” but I’m also feeling very anxious for my people who live in Florida (including my sister and her boyfriend in Miami Beach), as well as those of you who may be impacted by Irma. Stay safe, guys! I hope those of you who were able evacuated while there was time. And I hope this won’t be as awful as predicted. Let’s check in on the other side, ok?

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  • Classic

    Classic September 8, 2017, 8:06 pm

    Happy Birthday our dear Wendy!!!
    Whew I remembered my password.
    I hope your birthday is how you like your birthdays to be, especially your 41. Which is a pretty small number. Not like it is a score or anything which would be silly because I would be winning by so much. 🙂 Love! Happy happy birthday to you!

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      Dear Wendy September 9, 2017, 7:48 am

      Thank you, Classic — always so good to hear from you.

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    Kate September 8, 2017, 8:23 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    Vathena September 8, 2017, 9:07 pm

    Happy Birthday, Wendy! We’re anxiously watching Irma. My husband had planned to take our daughter to visit my in-laws in Florida this week; they were supposed to leave yesterday and return on Sunday. I was going to get three glorious days ALONE!! Needless to say, that didn’t happen. They’re re-booked for next Tuesday, but we’ll see how things go. My in-laws live about 25 miles from the Atlantic coast, not too far from Orlando, and they own an oceanfront condo in New Smyrna Beach. We have some other family in central Florida as well, and family friends in the Miami area. I’m pretty nervous. It looks like the track has shifted to the west, which would be good in terms of impacts on our family, but bad for someone else’s family. At least people are taking this storm seriously!

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      Dear Wendy September 9, 2017, 7:51 am

      Good luck to all your people. I saw that the storm has shifted and I immediately felt relief for everyone I know on the east side, but then felt really bad for those on the west side. Still about 20 hours to go until it reaches Florida — maybe it will lose a lot of strength and not be as bad as predicted.

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    alafair September 9, 2017, 12:39 pm

    I have a client in Tampa and used to live there. On the work side, we’re prepping for a disaster recovery all day today. On the personal side, I know too many people who are planning on riding it out at home…I’m just hoping it loses steam. The potential devastation just makes me lose my breath.

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    Heather September 9, 2017, 6:20 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy. No mention of cake?! Or whatever your own personal version of cake? 🙂

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    Moneypenny September 10, 2017, 9:15 pm

    Happy birthday Wendy! Hope it was a good one, and that you had at least one cocktail.

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    keyblade September 11, 2017, 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday, dear Wendy. I hope it was great 🙂

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      Dear Wendy September 11, 2017, 8:22 am

      hanks, Keyblade — been missing your voice here lately; hope you’re well!

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        keyblade September 11, 2017, 8:28 am

        Thanks! I’m doing okay, I’m trying to be busier. I miss you guys, too.

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    Sandy September 11, 2017, 11:49 am

    Happy belated birthday, birthday twin!! I hope it was awesome and thanks for all of the wonderful work you do on this site–seriously you are amazing and I appreciate every bit of it!

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      Dear Wendy September 11, 2017, 12:27 pm

      Thank you, and happy belated to you, too, birthday twin!

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    Anonymousse September 11, 2017, 12:02 pm

    Happy belated, Wendy.

    I’m traveling back east for a funeral. A tragic death in the family. I need all the strength and good wishes and prayers and all that stuff.

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      Dear Wendy September 11, 2017, 12:26 pm

      Oh, no! So sorry to hear that. Sending you good thoughts.

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