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Elsa and Norman's Strange Ritual

Lisa couldn't keep it together during the energy cleansing.

Lea is busy putting all the finishing touches to her gala after the chaos at my lingerie charity party. It's interesting to see all the work that goes into to one of the best galas in Florida.

Adriana visits with Alexia to share her side of the royal rumble. She expresses she felt outnumbered and cornered to justify her actions. Marysol explains to Elsa what she had missed.

Lea hosts a gathering for all the ladies to get a reading from her good friend Norman Baker, which will hopefully balance everyone out so the same mayhem doesn't repeat itself. Adriana calls to let her know it’s just to soon to face Joanna after last night. I totally agree. If it were me, I would keep my distance. After something so dramatic happens, there are just too many unresolved emotions that need more than 24 hours to digest. The tension would be so intense in such a small group and space; it would just make all of us uneasy.We witness a very distraught Lea upon the sudden collapse of her baby, Leroy. Her poor dog hanging onto his last breath made me incredibly emotional. I understand how one can have so much love for their pets. My husband and I are currently trying to do everything in our power to keep our dog healthy and around for as long as possible. We recently discovered our boxer has a brain tumor, and he is going through radiation treatment. I admire Lea’s ability in spite of everything with the gala and Leroy to keep her composure and focus on her gathering with us. I don't think I could of been so strong. I probably would have asked for everyone to leave.

We are introduced to Lea’s spiritual healer friend Norman Baker. While chanting the melody he asked us to, I felt silly, probably because it was so reminiscent of the childhood song Old Macdonald had a farm "e- i- e- i- o." Norman is a very sweet man, but I did however question his abilities when predicting how many children I was to have. He said I would have one, and it would be a boy. I know in my heart I will have at least 2. All the ladies seemed skeptical of Norman’s abilities, especially Elsa when she compared his glass bowls to wind chimes. Elsa and Norman’s strange ritual made me a tad uncomfortable and left me giggling like a schoolgirl. I could not understand what it all meant. Maybe Elsa was trying getting her groove on! Haha!

Lea pulls Joanna aside in an effort to find out what really happened between Adriana and Joanna and to ensure it doesn't continue at her gala. Much like Adriana's explanation, Joanna's side wasn't 100 percent accurate. There are two sides to every story, and then there's the truth. The truth being somewhere in the middle. Karent meets Joanna so they can go to the gala together. I do appreciate Joanna's loyalty to stick by Karent, although I do wish it went down a whole lot differently. And of course not at my house.

Joanna expresses her heartache now that her and Romain’s turbulent relationship is now a category 5 hurricane after last night’s occurrences. It seems now that she has a clear mind she really understands that her behavior was hurtful to her fiancé.
Marysol and Ana decide not to attend Lea’s gala. I'm sure they appreciate her cause, but do not feel its necessary to support Lea with all the animosity brewing. It seems they just don't care for one another. Marysol and Alexia also discuss the reasons Ana has not yet divorced, explaining that she is waiting for the right time. Marysol also opens up about her troubled marriage and the prospect of divorce, revealing that she isn't ready. They relate on many levels with their impending divorces and mutual disinterest in Lea.

Lea's efforts to make her gala a success have been fruitful as everything looks perfect and it is sold out. Understandably both Joanna and Adriana are anxious to come face-to-face. They probably fear the worst. We find out that both ladies have never had a physical altercation in their lives such as that one. I guess they can both cross that off their bucket list.Joanna explains to me that Romain decided not to come (understandably). Joe Francis then has the balls to come up and say hi to Joanna. Has he lost his mind? It's like he was trying to stir up trouble all over again. He's either completely oblivious and has his head in the clouds or he is trying to stir up trouble once again.

Lenny and I tried to console Joanna when she was visibly upset. I hate to see her like that. This emotional, softer side rarely surfaces, since she usually has a much tougher exterior. She was really hurting. I felt for her. Joe was so out of line for speaking so inappropriately about Joanna, especially with Romain being right there the other night. It was not a very manly thing to do. Real men don't kiss and tell.

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Lea's Double Standards

Adriana explains why she was so surprised by Joanna and Lea's behavior.

I would like to start by saying that I tried my best to bond with Joanna and remain friendly after attending her bachorelette party and wedding. I truly was hoping for a budding friendship. All season long, she criticized me in her weekly blogs, criticized my wedding, and even then I took the high road and didn't engage in the low blows and continued hostility she has demonstrated towards me for a while now. However, I couldn’t stay quiet any longer when she started to attack my credibility. Enough is enough! I've learned that bullies like her will not stop the attack until you stand your ground. She showed me her true colors when she stated she wanted “to rip my head off.” Such aggressive behavior like that could no longer be ignored. Joanna is always stating that she is beautiful and because of that she thinks she has license to act UGLY!

Furthermore, I couldn't remain silent while she was attacking Lisa and being so cold to her and her struggle with infertility. Claiming that Lisa is a party girl and is always drinking is not the attitude of a friend. Joanna and Lisa had been friends and even had dinner together the night before and all was well between them, until Joanna decided to turn on Lisa... I was shocked, how can a friend blatantly attack her friend with such coldness?! She should not talk about things she knows nothing about!

Another shocker was to see Lea sitting there silently and not coming to Lisa's defense... She crucified me this season and did a complete character assassination of my person for not speaking up when Ana attacked her last year, so I was very surprised to see her do the exact same thing to her new bestie... Double standards, as usual!

In conclusion, don't judge others unless you have walked a mile in their shoes!

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