Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

I hope everyone had a great week. We just got back yesterday from visiting my parents in Missouri. That’s a picture from a moonshine distillery, Copper Run, nestled deep in the Ozarks, about ah hour from where my parents live, where I like to while away a few hours on a lazy afternoon when I’m in the area (here’s pic from my first time there). I enjoyed a strawberry mojito on National Mojito Day that I’m going to have to figure out how to replicate and do a Drinking With Dear Wendy video of soon. Copper mugs are usually reserved for Moscow Mules, but our mojitos stayed ice cold in their copper mugs for a long time even in 95-degree heat (and we sat outdoors on a porch without even a fan on us), so mojitos in copper mugs on super hot days from now on (these look nice and they’re over 60% off).

While I was away, I started reading this book, which I’ll talk about more next week, but for now I’ll say: If you loved When Breath Becomes Air, you’ll love this.

What do you all have on tap for this weekend? In addition to finishing The Bright Hour and maybe starting this, I’m taking today to catch up on some DW work, to grocery shop, and to get organized in that post-trip, post-2-year-old birthday way that most moms of young kids probably know exactly what I’m talking about (it usually involves an adult beverage of some sort, a lot of folding of clothes, and wondering where the fuck to put all the new toys). We’re also seeing old friends later this afternoon who are in town from LA (and who have a daughter Jackson’s age whom Jackson has only met once but thinks he might marry one day and a daughter a year older than Joanie). On Sunday some other friends who moved away a year ago (including Jackson’s BFF) are coming to visit for a couple days. Maybe if the weather cooperates, we’ll make a trip to Coney Island at some point. Still haven’t been there yet this season.

If you’re in a shopping mood, there’s a good sale going on at Anthropologie (sale items are marked down an additional 30%). I ordered these earrings, and this dress to try on. And now I’m kind of regretting not ordering this top.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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