Welcome back I hope you all had a prosperous week...
It is disconcerting when we view these episodes so many months later and see how things have changed. As I lay talking to Brandi on her bed, she was still devastated at losing Chica. I felt the loss too, knowing how painful that must be and tried to comfort her. . .She was not in a particularly good place, and I was aware that her visiting her family was also probably going to be emotionally difficult. I had offered my support in accompanying her, but she declined, choosing Yolanda instead, which in retrospect was probably better as I was playing catchup all year!
It's strange when I hear her say I am all diamonds and darlings and I shouldn't go with her. . . Subtle dig, but it registered. Anyway the loss of Chica was the first hurdle to overcome.
I am glad she had some resolution with her family when she was there.
So we all are invited to a self defense class. It was a bit of a giggle, Kyle ribbing me about never going to the market, playing with me, and, as most of you know, I love a laugh. So, for the most part, it pretty much went without incident, which is always a good thing. But when Brandi socked the trainer, I heard a crack and thought it was quite possible her hand was broken. She told me that she didn't want to make a fuss at the lesson in front of Joyce. I understood that.