So I guess you have to decide what you can take and what will break you. I'm pretty strong and I have to be: I'm the mom of four little girls. The truth is Joe and I are happy together now. He's a great dad and a great husband and we still really like each other. He's not perfect, I'm not perfect, but you put up with each other's faults for the good of the whole. Should I break up my family and leave him because he called me an ugly name a year ago? My pride wants to of course, but I don't think that's the right or responsible thing to do.
People don't stay married for decades without bumps in the road. So this is a pretty big bump, but I'm hanging on. Thank you all for hanging on with me!
What else was in the episode that I need to talk about? Caroline's birthday dinner was fabulous. Of course I didn't mean to "snub" Kathy in my toast! For goodness sake! I thanked our hosts, the birthday girl, and mentioned how glad I was that I was working things out with my brother. I have wonderful things I could have said about everyone at the table -- how much I love Vito's bear tattoo, how Lauren just warms my heart every time I see her happy little face -- but that would be kind of ridiculous and long. I had patched things up with Kathy already at our lunch, but this trip was the start of fixing things with my brother and Melissa. If anything, Kathy should be happy for me and Joey. If Rosie was sitting at the table and they toasted each other after a rough patch, I'd be happy for her and not try and make it all about me... I'm sorry, but it just didn't make sense to toast Kathy or Richie, because then I would have had to also toast Albie and Chris and Greg and Lauren and Vito and the people who owned the winery and the camera guys and my agent...
I actually don't even have an agent. Well I do have a literary agent for my books, but that's it. No PR person either. Bravo TV is my PR.