I apologize for not blogging last week, but it was an even crazier week than my usual. I have so much going on and so much I want to get done at home and in the office, and I'm not good with delegating. I'm also looking at schools for Frankie for January, and it's been a bit disheartening. On top of my busy and tight schedule, I had to make time for the reunion last week. Traveling to New York with Elsa for our reunion was lots of fun. She's afraid of flying, and Marysol left too early so I was more than happy to accompany her. I have a great relationship with her. She reminds me of my mom in her spirituality, wisdom, energy, and experience. Marysol and I are also similar in that we are codependent on our mothers.
Which leads me to how this episode opens up, with Elsa and Marysol's sleepover pajama party. Loved it! That's something I've done with my mom and enjoy. My mom also always complains about the freezing temperature in my house. LOL!
Leaving to Bimini for a weekend was not easy for me. It takes a lot of planning and structuring in my home. Herman didn't love the idea, but he understood it was important to have some alone time with the girls. I was excited to disconnect from my reality and routine and have some fun in the sun and connect with the girls. I felt terrible for Adriana when she realized she forgot her passport. It's never happened to me, because I'm so anal, but it can happen to anyone. For once in my life I didn't over pack, especially because I knew it was a small plane and there were restrictions.
The airplane ride was dreadful. I felt so sick and I had a bad migraine. I managed to laugh a little with Marysol’s humor. I have been to Bimini several times with the family. It's a popular destination for the people who live in Miami, because it's close by. Honestly, I would have preferred to go somewhere else with the ladies -- somewhere more fun and farther away!
Unfortunately we had terrible weather from the minute we got there. Drawing names out of a hat helped us decide rooming arrangements. I don't believe in coincidences. I think everything happens for a reason, and that’s why Ana, Adriana, and I ended up together in the same house. I was happy with that, and I also liked our house better. Like usual, we fought over who got what room. Ana and I ended up staying together in the master and sharing everything!
It was not easy for me to confront Karent about Rodolfo, even though I always suspected their relationship (this time around) was only for the cameras. I still felt bad approaching her, and you can clearly hear it in my voice and see it in my face, contrary to Lisa's theory and comment. I would never do something like that to someone who is in a real relationship, but I knew it wasn’t going to hurt her, because there were no feelings and emotions; there was simply no relationship. You can clearly see what I’m talking about throughout this season. Karent's reaction was also very strange to ALL of us, but normal for her...her usual smile! This article/information was written and brought to my attention by one of the writers who writes for me in Venue Magazine. She's a freelancer, so she also writes for other publications, and in this case she wrote a piece for someone else, not Venue Magazine. Anyhow, she shared it with me because she, like many others, thought it was funny how Karent was going around town saying Rodolfo and her were a couple when he was living in Mexico and with another girlfriend. This is public information to all (just google it). The article talked about Rodolfo's love interest, Ana Belena, in Mexico and when and how they met with dates and everything. Ana Belena was quoted and gave the interview willingly. Accompanying the article were pictures of them affectionately kissing in the lips. Obviously not a publicity stunt! I had known about it for a week or so and decided to share it with the girls for the first time in the house in Bimini. As you all saw, the girls all thought I should share it with Karent at dinner. I also thought Karent knew about this already... It’s hard to believe she didn’t when it was already on the internet, and being that she is so obsessed with celebrities, I’d think she would have had a google alert on him (and if she could, even a GPS)! Seriously, her publicist would know as well. I'm not buying it... She is always playing the innocent victim.
Earlier at dinner we had all gone around the dinner table and talked about relationships. When it was Karent's turn, she said her relationship with Rodolfo was perfect with a big smile! We all looked at each other like what? Are you kidding? No one's relationship is perfect! That’s what I can't stand about her. I know the rest of the girls were waiting for me to bring it up at the dinner table, but I couldn't, because the table is sacred to me. So we headed over back to the house to have some drinks and just hang out, when Adriana starts the conversation again about relationships and being cheated on. So I'm like wow, this is a sign. I need to say something now. The girls (ALL of them as a matter of fact) said they would want to know if they were being cheated on. I was the only one that said I would not want to hear it from someone else. I feel that most women know. I would know as a woman. Signs are there, we just choose not to see them and accept them. Bottom line, ALL of the ladies wanted to know, including Karent. I could feel the pressure from Adriana, Lea, Marysol, and Ana. I did what I thought was right. I called her friend Lisa outside and let her know. Lisa agreed to tell her so she would finally wake up. I thought Lisa would wait until later and take her to a room, but she didn't. She barged right into the living room to tell her, and of course I followed, because I figured if she was going to deliver the message right then and there I needed to be present and make sure everything she was saying was right. Lisa, Karent, and Joanna have the type of friendship where they throw each other under the bus and then try to justify each other's wrong behavior by blaming others or saying they did so because they are really such good friends! As a matter of fact, I feel Joanna and Lisa deep inside are happy that finally came out.
Tune in next week... The drama continues in Bimini!
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