Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope y’all have had a great week. I started acupuncture on Tuesday to treat my alopecia, and I’m feeling optimistic about it. The acupuncturist I chose specializes in hair loss (she has alopecia herself) and has a 90% success rate. She said it may take six months before we can tell if my treatment is successful or not. Fingers crossed. In addition to bi-monthly sessions (which insurance covers – yay!), I have to overhaul my diet, which I’m actually ok with. I’m going to greatly reduce alcohol, processed foods, and refined sugars, and add more fiber and Omega 3. I’ll probably be asking for recipe suggestions and re-visiting this thread and this post for more ideas.

Yesterday I got to catch up with a friend who is visiting NYC from Houston for a couple days with her husband (she was my first friend I made here who wasn’t introduced to me by Drew), and today another close friend is flying in from Chicago to visit for the weekend. She was supposed to visit two weeks ago, but her flight was canceled because of the nor’easter cyclone bomb thing and she had to reschedule. Jackson is thrilled that she’ll be here in time to come with me to pick him up from school. I’m thrilled because her flight should land just in time for us to get a table at my favorite neighborhood restaurant’s very first brunch opening. We have a sitter for tomorrow night, but I’m not sure what we’re going to do yet. Any suggestions?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

PS There’s a site-wide 20% off sale (plus free shipping) on full-priced items at Anthropologie today. I really wanted to get this dress, but it sold out in the print I wanted. Maybe you’d like one of the other colors still available. I’m on a pillow kick right now as I continue decorating our new place, and I bought one of these this week when there was an additional discount on sale items. It doesn’t qualify for today’s sale, but these do and they’re gorgeous!

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  • Keyblade March 16, 2018, 11:00 pm

    I’m excited to hear how the acupuncture goes. Im planning to go on the Palio diet because of some of the links I read about autoimmune and leaky gut. There isn’t a day I don’t have heartburn so I’ll give it a try. Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s day. Maybe you should wear green and drink Guinness? We’re having corned beef and cabbage.

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  • Gregg March 17, 2018, 2:25 am

    I would recommend eating the Budwig Protocol cottage cheese-flax oil mixture regularly, maybe every day. If you take the time to research the health benefits of this powerful mixture and protocol, it will be so worth your while. I say this to everyone reading this. Good luck!

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  • Kate March 17, 2018, 11:35 am

    Gawd… I saw some 16-year-olds’ instas this morning, and I feel like I need therapy. I’m not connected on social media to any family members, but it knows who you’re related to somehow. My cousin’s is public right now, but I know it’s supposed to be private because she’s a delinquent. She and her friends scare the crap out of me. I gave a million mental thanks that I was in HS at a time when all you needed was the right haircut and a Champion sweatshirt to look fly. God help these girls and their self worth.

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