Yolanda planned a day of painting in her lemon grove and that morning I woke up and my hand was worse then ever. I wasn't sure if I could actually drive my car safely all the way out to Malibu, and I was honestly debated taking a cab to the ER. Instead I called Uber and headed out (with swollen hand, bad hair, and little makeup) to Yolanda's. I'm generally on time and not one to flake, but I was a little bit late to this event.
The setting was beautiful, and as I painted my hand was throbbing so I had to switch hands -- and I must say my painting was the least attractive of the group. Carlton brought up Kyle's name, and I can honestly say that Kyle has never talked to me about Carlton. I don't think Kyle would because she knows that I really dig Carlton. But I do feel the tension when I am around them.
As far as Lisa canceling at the last minute, it isn't cool but things do happen.
Our parents always tell us never to talk about politics or religion because those conversations never end well -- and guess what they are very very right. I was joking about Carlton putting a spell on Kyle and then Joyce chimes in with an insult about Carlton's religion and the whole "My beliefs are better then yours, and my God can kick Wiccans ass" fight starts. I personally believe that we are all entitled to our own beliefs and no ones God is better then any one else's beliefs.