Welcome back my friends to another week of mischief and mayhem, this time in Miami! Maybe it's the heat, or the water, or the herbs, but Aviva's dad George is something else. Things were pretty calm back in New York with the girls gone. I had a great weekend with my kids and Jacques in the city.
Ramona's behavior in Miami was pretty typical for her, a little pushy, a bit uncensored, and very energetic. I could see Ramona wearing on Aviva especially when she was ordering Aviva to get out of the pool. . .now! Why Aviva didn't tell her to back off says a lot about Aviva's personality. With Ramona, you have to say what you feel to her directly or else you run the risk of becoming resentful. Aviva was a gracious host and she kept her composure in spite of how Ramona behaved.
We can choose our friends but we can't choose our fathers and Aviva is blessed with quite a character for a dad. I thought George was charming, funny (but over the top), and I felt that he went a little overboard on the amore for Sonja's liking. Aviva obviously adores her father and she must find his antics both amusing and embarrassing. I really don't know how I would deal with a parent like George!
I'm not surprised that Sonja and George didn't hit it off. Sonja likes to joke and flirt, but George took it way too far. I don't think he understands that a woman like Sonja doesn't want to date an older playboy, especially at this time in her life. Why George comes on so strong is a mystery to me because he's handsome, successful and, yes, according to him, virile. It makes me think that he hasn't gotten over the loss of his wife and by acting this way; he doesn’t have to worry about finding a woman who wants a long-term commitment.
I heard what Carole had to say about Naeem lending me a dress and I respect her for telling me this to my face (finally). What I don't understand is why Carole feels she has to protect Ranjana and Naeem who are in business to sell clothing and jewelry to people who want to buy their clothing and jewelry. Carole borrows plenty of designer clothing as we all do for photo shoots and special events but if she doesn't want me to ask Naeem again, I won't. While Naeem's a good designer and I love his dresses, I have many designer friends who are more than happy for me to wear their clothes.
Until next week, bisous!!