Hi Everyone –
It was hard to watch this episode and see how Teresa and the girls were adjusting without Joe. It’s clearly a difficult transition, but they truly are a strong family. I’m happy that Joe and I can be there for them, and it was so sweet to see that Milania feels like she can come to her Zio Joe if she needs anything.
So Dolores’s house is finally finished, and it looked beautiful. I wanted to come celebrate, but I had no desire to see Jacqueline or deal with more unnecessary drama. It was awkward to watch when Joe went to say hello to everyone. That whole crew looked so bitter and was very rude to him. I just didn’t see any reason for them to be so cold to Joe.
I was also surprised when Chris pulled Joe away to discuss the Vermont trip. The husbands have been pretty good about staying out of our drama, but it seems Chris has now become the conductor of Jacqueline’s runaway train. Obviously, Chris is going to stand up for his wife, but as Joe said perfectly, what dinner was he at? I think that Joe was level-headed and put things into perspective. He was the bigger person in this situation. His intentions were to move forward and was trying to get Chris to do the same. I’m not sure what Joe said actually sunk in, as Chris was obnoxiously being beckoned by his wife, who was outside beeping the horn in her passive-aggressive tee.
As you can see, the ENVY fashion show planning was down the wire and I was really feeling the pressure, especially with my partner Jackie being out of the country. What wasn’t shown, and I feel I need to clear up, was my absence from the Ladies Night at Dolores’s gym. It was the night before the fashion show, and I spent that evening planning the order of looks, doing seating, etc. and there was just no way I could do both. It was nice seeing Teresa in her element though. She is so passionate about yoga and I think that there was a great turnout! And Siggy’s empowering speech really brought it home.
I hate to say this, but I wasn’t surprised to hear that one of Jacqueline’s biggest defenders was on the receiving end of her paranoia. As I told Siggy, no one gets a free pass with her! Hearing Dolores describe how Jacqueline accused her of setting her up and then threatened to twist the whole situation made me realize that I’m not the only friend that Jacqueline is wrongly second guessing.
I can’t believe there is only one more episode left and that you finally get to see how the first ENVY fashion show turns out! See you on Sunday!
Lots of love always,
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