Here we go again. Wheeee!
I'm so touched that Ramona planned a surprise party for me! No one has ever had the nerve to surprise me! LOL. I couldn't believe that friends stayed in town that Friday for me. I made the joke that Ramona must have said, "You must come!" She probably wouldn't accept no for an answer! Well, whatever she did, it worked out well. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Arthur Backal knows how to throw a party, doesn't he? We danced the night away and I really felt loved. How funny were the pictures of Ramona and I over the years??? Mario really did look like JFK Jr., did you see that?
It is weird to begin with that Simon and Jill have a relationship exclusive of Alex. So for him to ask Jill to get together with him is so awkward, especially now that Alex and Jill are speaking again. I would not want to come between Alex and Jill's relationship if possible, and definitely not now, and I would just let it go with Jill. However, what Alex and Simon decide works for them is up to them. They are a family and everyone should respect that above all.
Whats all the talk of mean tweets? Where are these mean tweets? No one in this group is shy when it comes to snarky comments. I have to see the actual mean tweets to believe it.
What did you think of the Liquid Tech Plumber? Not bad huh?! LOL. I was calling them to send someone on a Saturday because I was hoping for weeks the toilet would soften and not be a problem, and then I had an art show coming up. Anyhow, I finally had a moment to deal with it, and they sent the owner! With no tools! He was probably excited to be on Housewives, or maybe he was just happy to see me? I told him not to charge me. You know when they come for one toilet it is very, very expensive. I usually have a whole list of "to dos " when a workman comes.
Judith Wendell (SacredCurrents.com) was so nice to come over and help me clear the energy fields in my home. I am used to jealousy and people putting me in a box and labeling me without really knowing me. People assume a lot about me and it gets me down at times, but I continue to give back, see the best in people, and hope for the best. What hurts the most now is letting go of the past. I knew my man for seven years, we were married for 10, and we built so much together -- so it's not so simple. I need to be financially independent again like I was before I married. What a tangle marriage can be!
I came up the stairs and thought, "This birthday party is for Kelly." I was in shock! I'm not used to not being in control. To see Bonnie, Janna, Shannon, Tina, Anna, Lucia, and Brian all waiting at the top of the stairs was wonderful. I couldn't get them in the same room, same night myself. I'm so grateful to Ramona for doing this. Ramona and Cindy did have a little bump. I helped to soften that one. Ramona did not want to invite Cindy to the party and I felt bad. I saw glimpses of Cindy wanting to hang with us and have fun even though there was the riff with the brunettes. I just explained that to Ramona, and Ramona is a pushover. She really does mean well, and she invited Cindy with open arms. By the way, where was Lu Lu? For my surprise birthday? Would have been fun to have her as well. She missed my masquerade party too, but weekends are tough when you have kids.
Kelly saying she is concerned when it comes to Alex doesn't ring true. If she has a problem with Simon, she knows Alex is not going to get in the middle of that, so why ask her? That just puts Alex on the spot. Why doesn't she talk about her relationship with Alex? Why is Kelly saying Alex is not doing so great? Because she lives in Brooklyn? What is that about? Why is Kelly pointing out Alex is red? So mean and unfeeling. When Alex and I had our misunderstanding, I made it clear that Simon could come between us -- but in the context of how it would effect us. I also made it clear to Alex our friendship meant something more important to me than our disagreement. I do hope everyone backs off Alex about her man. It pains me to see her have to defend her union, in fact I still regret bringing up Simon's name at my house for the art party -- that is when our disagreement really escalated that evening. We got through it, thankfully.
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