I freely admit, I got off to a rough start with Yolanda (and David). I was carrying a sword for a friend until I realized it wasn't my battle to fight. I came to Kyle's opening to celebrate her success but at the same time, I was intent on clearing the air with Yolanda. My hope was that we could "start over" with no judgement and no preconceived notions about one another.
Lisa and I shook hands on a "fresh start" at the tea party last year, we put the past behind us and agreed to get to know one another. Lisa's friendship is one I now cherish. I hope the hug from Yolanda at Kyle's store opening signals a new beginning for our friendship.
I was surprised to see Adrienne and Paul show up at the opening; there was so much tension in our group and they were at the core. The distress in their marriage was really starting to show.
I was troubled watching Kyle leave her store opening and 300 people to go sit with Kim and talk about her sobriety. This feels like a rerun to me. Kyle started out being honest about Kim's behavior in Paris. Kim appeared not lucid and completely out of it. Then, they agreed it was a medication mix-up. Why is any doctor giving an addict mood altering drugs and why does she have them in her home to be confused with the other medications she is taking? The whole thing doesn't make sense to me.