Al the Mighty Bat Tamer

Caroline loved all the laughs this week (but the bat not so much).

Hello from the Jersey Shore! Sorry for the late blog, I've been cooking up a storm and cleaning for the past week, which translates into having a blast with friends and family.

Was it me or did we have some of the best one liners and facial expressions this week? When Joe Giudice claimed the rock was comfortable, I almost died laughing. Rosie's expression as the medium spoke was priceless, and the conversation on the hike was predictably hilarious. I've said it before and I'll say it again, when we're together and everyone lets their guard down, the laughs are constant.

Kathy, Richie, and Rosie's experience with the medium was touching. Whether you believe in it or not, there is no denying that there was a sense of closure amongst them regarding their parents. I'm happy for them.

What did you think of Albert and the bat? We were screaming our lungs out, it was flying all over the villa, and I was waiting for it to land on one of us. In typical Albert style, Al just grabbed a pillow and calmly swiped at it until it flew back outside. He drives me crazy sometimes, because he thinks he's Superman; nothing rattles that guy, he never yells and rarely loses his temper. A perfect example was the bat in the villa. Apparently I married a super hero (in his own mind of course). I love him too, too much.

The scene with all of us burning our intentions was just the beginning of what turned out to be a very emotional week for all of us. I must admit that I was a bit hesitant as to how this crazy crew from Jersey was going to fare in the very zen atmosphere at Miraval, and I was pleasantly surprised in the end. Each of us participated in multiple activities, and when something was uncomfortable, we voiced our concerns and bowed out while the others did their thing.

I liked this week's episode -- it was sprinkled with laughter, tears, and good conversation. I don't know if it was the Arizona air or the fact that we all decided to live and let live for a couple of days, either way, I say hooray for us! More to come next week!

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