Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Omg, we made it to the weekend – hooray! What are you up to? Drew and I have a sitter tonight and nothing planned, which is always the best. We’re doin’ it old school – heading into the night and letting it take us where it might. (We’ve thrown around the idea of Caribbean food; this place, if you live in Brooklyn, is amazing.) The rest of the weekend will be: chilling; chores; and picnics. What are you up to?

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  • Lucidity

    Lucidity April 20, 2018, 4:14 pm

    I hope you enjoy a lovely, relaxing evening and the kind of weekend that melts away the previous week’s stress. After reading your last few posts, it sounds much deserved.

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    carolann April 20, 2018, 5:15 pm

    I wish I knew some AMA moms. (advanced maternal age) I was one. I had my daughter at 43 (two months shy of 44) but I wasn’t trying. I felt really alone. Like I was the only one. I don’t know any other women who had a child at that age although I have read a lot about it. I had my son at 36 and they referred to me as an AMA mom then too, which I thought was ridiculous. Apparently anyone over 35 is considered advanced age :p
    The only time I didn’t feel so alone was when I went to get my ultrasound. I had to go to a ultrasound specialist. My husband and I had a laugh in the waiting room when we realized all the other pregnant women and husbands were in their 40s too.
    One of my elderly neighbors told me her mom had her at 44. She said it was common when she was growing up and no one made a big deal about it.

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      Sarah April 20, 2018, 7:53 pm

      My grandmother had her first one in her early 20s and last one in her 40s. It definitely wasn’t a big deal back then!

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      Phoebe April 23, 2018, 10:04 am

      I had a surprise baby at age 40 after years of infertility treatments and being told it would never happen. I definitely feel older than a lot of his friends’ parents! I think 30s is the most common age among professionals these days.

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    ktfran April 20, 2018, 6:51 pm

    I’m playing the role of bad wife and skipping a rehearsal dinner tonight for a wedding in which the husband is a groomsman. Tomorrow wedding. Sunday work. I’m meh about the entire weekend but ready to enjoy a glass or two of wine once I’m home and doors are locked.

    Glad you made it to the weekend Wendy.

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  • Portia

    Portia April 21, 2018, 10:59 am

    I’m so glad you made it to the weekend after that horrible start to the week, Wendy.

    This morning I tried to finish up a table for my home ceramics studio, which involved working with plaster. I thought after my adventure building most of the table last weekend that caulk was the worst substance to work with. Nope, plaster takes the cake. After I got it mostly poured into the top of a table on uneven ground (!!!), I spent the next hour and a half scrubbing it out of my patio. Fun morning…

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    d2 April 21, 2018, 5:08 pm

    We are finally getting some warmer weather, the snow is melting and I can see grass in my yard!

    I am getting ready to go for my first warm outdoor run of the year. We had a lot of ice this year which has limited running. I don’t mind running on snow, but not ice. On ice, without warning your feet can suddenly fly off in a direction that you didn’t think was anatomically possible.

    Tomorrow will be a major house cleaning, and probably some outdoor work cleaning up the yard.

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