I was very surprised and happy to hear how supportive Melissa and her family were toward Joe in advising him to reach back out to his sister. That was good advice. I was also sad to hear about Melissa's father. That must have been very hard for her to deal with at the age Melissa was when he passed on. It still must be very hard. I don't ever want to even imagine what that would feel like. I am very close to my dad so my heart went out to Melissa on that one.
Kathy is NO JOKE when it comes to her baking. Her presentation of her desserts are just as amazing as how they taste. Holy crap! How do you DO that? And can you come do that for ME? That is a true talent! If you ever need a critic to practice with, I'm your girl. If Kathy, Teresa, and Melissa ever planned a holiday together it would be off the chain! Get it together, girls! You could solve world hunger.
I think it was cute how Lauren and Vito got their families together for their first meeting at Vito's family deli, "The Best of Little Italy," in Monroe, NY. Nothing says "pleased to meet you" like prosciutto, mozzarella, and rice balls. Any meeting like that can be awkward. That's why I brought Ashley's boyfriend's mom a bottle of wine for us to share. We were both REALLY pleased to meet each other after a glass or two. Loved Derek's mom. The Manzos and the Scalias actually get along great. Vito and his brothers look so much alike, don't they? Lauren, just let me know when I should start looking for a dress to wear to your wedding, but let's not put the cart before the horse. One step at a time. (But you're on the right track.) We all love Vito.
Thank you Albie and Christopher for having that talk with Ashley. I'm glad she has them to turn to. I don't care who gets through to her as long as someone does! It was a shocker to me that Ashley had cleaned the house and walked the dog after her conversation with the boys. That is a rarity in our house, so I definitely felt like she was stroking us for something. I was relieved when Ashley came to her senses and told us that she gave up her plans for now of trying to get an apartment in the city, but then just slid in there that it was because now she had plans to get a car. Uh huh, deja vu. Haven't we been down that road before? Does she get it? Watch what happens next week. We will talk about it in my next blog. "Lucy, you have some esplainin' to do!"
Ciao for now! XOXO!