After the last two episodes, which were a bit, um, dramatic, I have to say I really enjoyed watching this one! It turned out to be a lot of fun! I have a feeling, though, that when you first started watching it, you thought the sparks were going to fly between Jacqueline and me during our spa weekend. To tell the truth, so did I!
I wasn’t exactly excited that Jacqueline and I were going to be holed up in the same house all weekend. But as Siggy and Melissa and others predicted, it all turned out great, which I was happy about. Jacqueline and I go way back. I care for her. We don’t see eye to eye on some things, but I was willing to put our differences aside and move on. So was she.
When I saw her cry over her son, Nicholas, it broke my heart. I felt bad for her. Being a mom is the most important thing in my life, so to see her upset over her little boy got me upset, because I know how much she loves him and how much she does for him. When I saw her get emotional, any problems between us seemed to evaporate. They didn’t matter at all. As I said on the show, the Teresa of years past may not have let things go as easily. But I do now. As my dear friend Dina Manzo has said, "Namaste, bitches!"
I had the best time on this trip with Melissa, too. OMG…We watched the show together for the first time on Sunday night –- laughing and drinking wine! (I Instagrammed a picture of us watching the show!) I loved when she snuggled up to me in bed while we were on our girls' weekend. We were always like that. That’s why it was easy to get back to that place…Thank you, God. She's so much fun, and I'm glad my brother got to see just how much she does for him and the kids while she was away! (I think it was cute seeing him take care of the kids, though!)
I also loved how supportive Siggy and Dolores were in this episode. Dolores is an old friend and Siggy is a new friend, but I love them both for being so positive and being there for me and Jacqueline. I love you both! Kisses!
One of my favorite moments in this episode was when you saw me REALLY laugh when I knocked the Raisenettes Melissa brought to me up in the air, making them fly all over the place! I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. It's fun to be silly sometimes! I do love to laugh! (I didn't love cleaning up the Raisenettes, though...LOL...)
I also loved leading a yoga class for the girls. I love the way yoga makes me feel and sharing that with other people so they can feel the way I do. They all did great! (Jacqueline really had the moves down!) All I can say is: Spread the yoga love!
This ended up being such a positive, healing, amazing episode that was full of love and positivity.
But on a more somber note, can we all say a prayer for Italy in the wake of the devastating earthquake? I would like to pray for those who lost their lives and those who survived but lost loved ones that they have the strength to keep going on.
God bless all of you and the people of Italy…
I love, love, love, love you all!