Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread


Happy weekend! And happy birthday to my dad, who turns 70 (!) on Sunday. You’re the best, Dad. Thanks for being born. (That’s him, in case it isn’t completely obvious, with me on my wedding day seven years ago).

We’re leaving town again this weekend — but just over to New Jersey where we’ll be visiting Drew’s brother and his family. I’m hoping the rain holds off and we can take the kids swimming and let them run/crawl around in a big back yard.

What are all of you up to this weekend?

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  • Addie Pray July 29, 2016, 3:57 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy’s Dad! This weekend, I have three – one, two, three! – kid birthday parties to go to. (Fun!) I don’t recall anyone telling me this great perk of having a kid: getting invited to all the kid birthday parties. I love them! Because they’re usually day-time activities that I can do with my kid. (After working all week, it’s just no fun at all to have to leave him again to go do stuff.) Also, this weekend my brother and his family move to town! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • honeybeenicki July 29, 2016, 4:13 pm

      You get tired of the birthday party invites eventually 😉

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  • Rangerchic July 29, 2016, 4:06 pm

    We got a super strong hail storm last night with hail the size of baseballs (and some larger) for a solid 20 minutes…then it hailed for 20 more minutes (at least – mixed with some rain). I’ve never seen hail so large nor last that long when so large. Our trucks windshield is trashed and I’ve got a call into our insurance guy about our roof (our house was just built and we moved in in March) so super bummed it might need a new roof already! But still, I think we were lucky as most people had both front and back windshields destroyed. Lucky too that my car was in the garage!
    But no plans…going to just get up and decide what to do with the weekend since my husband is out of town and it’s just my youngest and me. Looking forward to whatever we decide to do!
    Happy Weekend All!

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    • Addie Pray July 29, 2016, 4:13 pm

      The last time it hailed bad here was in 2012, and I had *just* purchased a new car, and I decided to drive it to a wedding and was parked outside when the hail storm started. HAIL DAMAGE OVER EVERY SQUARE INCH OF THAT CAR. Oh well. Dems da breaks.

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  • honeybeenicki July 29, 2016, 4:12 pm

    Happy birthday Wendy’s Dad!

    This weekend I’m going to a 5 year old’s birthday party, then volunteering for a Ride the Drive event (where they shut down main roads and encourage people to bike/skateboard/walk/etc) and then heading to my favorite tourist trap to celebrate my birthday for 2 whole days!

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  • Portia July 29, 2016, 4:16 pm

    Happy birthday, Wendy’s dad!
    I’m at a wedding this weekend. It’s an Indian wedding, so all the traditions have been super interesting to learn about (and compare to what my South Indian friend has told me about the weddings she’s been to, since this is West Indian). Plus the food has been amazing.

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  • Wendys Dad July 30, 2016, 10:22 am

    Thank you, Wendy! And thank you, everybody, for the birthday wishes. It should be a good birthday tomorrow (Sunday).

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    • Vathena July 31, 2016, 9:53 pm

      Hey Wendy’s Dad, today (Sunday) is my birthday too! I got to see Cirque du Soleil, take a trip to the pool with my three-year-old, and eat a homemade birthday cake: yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Success! Hope yours was great too!!

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