Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday! And happy August. I can’t believe this summer is half over already. Kids on the West Coast will be going back to school in the next week or so, which seems crazy to me (here in NYC, public school starts after Labor Day). But it’s been a good summer so far and I’m going to soak up the remaining weeks as much as I can. I’ve crossed a few things off my summer bucket list (weekly picnics, an evening in Red Hook, I just bought tickets for a Broadway show we’re going to see later this month), but need to get cracking on some others (this is still the only book I’ve finished, I haven’t taken a yoga or pilates class yet, and Jackson’s still riding his bike with training wheels).

Tomorrow we’re going to Jersey for the second weekend in a row, this time to visit some friends. (I’m bringing bug spray. We were out there last weekend visiting my in-laws and I still have welts on my legs from the nasty bites I got while I was there. We’ve got the rats, Jersey’s got the hungry bugs, I guess.) And on Sunday, weather permitting, we’re taking the kids to Coney Island. We haven’t been yet this season and I doubt Joanie has any memory of ever going, so I’m excited for the experience. What are you all up to?

Oh, and by the way, this is the last weekend for the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I stocked up on my favorite bra, which I’ve linked to before. (My neighbor even texted me this morning, after reading my recent weekly picks post, and asked if she could have some bras sent to my address since she’ll be out of town and didn’t want to miss out on the great sale prices.) I ordered these boots for fall, but they ran out of my size before they could ship them out to me. If you are one of the few remaining sizes they have left, maybe order yourself a pair to try. There are six pages of reviews and almost all are five stars.

P.S. I hit 5,000 Facebook likes this week; can you help me reach my goal of 7,500 by the end of the year? Please like Dear Wendy if you haven’t already, and feel free to tag friends you think may enjoy the site or specific posts I link to. As always, thank you for your support and for making it possible for me to continue doing work I love, from home, on my own schedule and around the needs of my family. I feel very lucky and grateful!

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  • Sarah August 5, 2017, 12:12 am

    My ex husband has called me for 3 years and brags about his new life with his gf. While we were divorcing etc. One day i decided to block him on my cell phone, because I couldn’t take anymore. I had enough. I didn’t have a problem with him
    moving on. I had a problem with how he handled it. We were divorcing and our relationship was no more. I feel like he just like hurting me. I now only open up my phone when my son visits. He brought up our divorce after 5 years. I feel like my relationship with other men is crappy because he is always living in my mind. I know everything about his life and I don’t ask for this but he volunteers everything. I fell in love with another man but that went south too. Now i feel trapped by my past emotionally and i want to move forward. I need help. I made improvement everywhere but him.

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  • Wendys Dad August 5, 2017, 10:26 am

    Wendy, believe it or not, there is an app for your iPhone that is reputed to keep the mosquitoes away. The claims are as yet unproven, but I can tell you that I got the free download and the only mosquito bite I have received all summer happened last weekend in KC when I had not activated the app. It emits a sound frequency that humans can’t hear, but the mosquitoes can…and it keeps them away. Supposedly. Since it’s free, you’ve got nothing to lose. It’s called “Anti-Mosquito”. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

    PS Thanks again for the birthday present of baseball tickets. We had a nice time last night, and temps were in the 70’s so your mom was happy.

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      Dear Wendy August 6, 2017, 6:58 am

      Oh! I will have to try this!

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  • Janelle August 6, 2017, 1:32 pm

    That bra is awesome. I just put it in my cart. And in my size which is so rare! Thanks Wendy!!

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