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Walking Away from Aviva

Ramona attempts to make peace with Heather, but she's done with Aviva.

Mario and Avery are great at ping pong! It’s something that they have always enjoyed doing together.

Avery has gotten quite good at this so I wasn't surprised when she reached the finals in the tournament. When Carole told us about her first tournament ever, we offered to donate the medals that every player received on the ribbons and the trophies in addition to a monetary contribution. Mario, besides having True Faith Jewelry, has produced medals and trophies as well as custom products for his family company, Awards Gifts R Us, which has spanned three generations!

I was so excited to attend an event as a family! The last thing I wanted was any drama so I knew I was going to stay as far away as possible from Aviva and her dad, George. I was so shocked when George came over. Yes he said hello to Mario, but he acted as if he wanted to linger. Was he looking for another confrontation? The fact that he again resorts to name calling shows me the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Sonja's idea to cover her bases by having two different looks for her toaster oven was very smart.

Usually, if time allows, you do a market survey to see which look appeals better to your customer. In this case it would have be either Sonja alone or Sonja with the bare-chested man. This can be costly and time was of the essence, so I really never understood why Heather was opposed to it. It's called covering your options, which is done in business all the time. When Sonja left the meeting, she was told she would get tons of shots sent to her by Heather. The photographer even said he would send product shots when Sonja asked him point blank at Heather's office. Whenever you do a shoot with a model, you always take separate shots of the product alone and the model alone.

I have done this with my Ramona Pinot Grigio and recently with my new Ramona Sangiovese Merlot. In fact, this has been done with all of my company including True Faith Jewelry and Tru Renewal skincare. All companies who are doing a photo shoot and/or campaign make sure this is done.

Heather did a great job helping The Kellner Foundation to raise money and awareness. Let's be clear though, this was not a fashion runway show at Lincoln Center. I go to many shows, sit front row, and speak to the person next to me. This was a cocktail party of five hundred people who were all constantly talking. Sonja, just that day, was shocked when she only received two shots from her entire day shoot and no product shots. Seeing the photographer there, of course she was going to ask him where the rest of her shots were. It was shocking to hear no product shots were done. Just a week before, in Heather’s office, he said he would forward them. Being there and always thinking, I suggested cropping them out to make it happen. After the entire event was over, Sonja brought up the subject again and Heather overheard. After all of Heather’s hard work on that night’s event, it was the wrong time to discuss it, and I understood her frazzled reaction.

It took me seven hours roundtrip to get to Carole’s party. I had traveled non-stop since seven in the morning, to make my best friend’s mother’s funeral. Life is precious and it's fleeting. When Heather started in on me as soon as I walked in, I called uncle. I realized to develop a friendship with her I needed to step out of what was going on with the Sonja’s photo shoot. I apologized sincerely and wanted to move on.

Too bad it can't be that simple with Aviva. I always taught my daughter walk away from a bully.

All Aviva does is bully me and she seems crippled from the past events. . .no pun intended. I grabbed Carole’s arm forcefully to show what George did to me. Did George grab me? Yes. Did it hurt me when he did? Yes, painfully so. Did I accurately reenact George's grab of my arm? No, I did not. But George's grasp of my arm felt like what I displayed to Carole. It was such a violation and made me so upset that I admit I was almost losing it when I was showing Carole. I was so frustrated and was reliving the moment where I felt George had violated me and I reacted to Carole with what I felt at the charity event for domestic violence and abuse.

Our group is not fractured. Only Aviva has caused problems with Sonja and me and has not been willing to let it go. Aviva, I feel, is not a happy person and is full of inner rage which has manifested itself like an ugly roaring beast. I wish Aviva no ill will and only hope that one day she can come to peace with herself.

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Til next time. . .

Sonja: A Fun Night With a Younger Man Never Hurt Anyone

Sonja thinks she may have found this season's pot stirrer and wonders if Ramona is really happy.

Welcome back to the bitches who brunch!
I’m disappointed to see that the girls are being vile and continuing to attack me and claim that I do not have legitimate business deals going on. Especially to Bethenny, who has not seen us frequently since she had little Bryn. Gawd forbid Bethenny believes this horse sh--. Luann, Kristen, Heather, and Carole all claimed that I am not really a businesswoman, that all of my ideas are not coming to fruition, that I don’t work every day, and that I didn’t make the toaster oven. That should get a few laughs from those who know. But even if I was not successful and were delusional, as the girls say in Bethanny’s kitchen, what kind of friends badmouth another friend like that? Right now I need friends who are going to support me. It also upset me that the other women said that I was drinking too much at Luann’s housewarming party! The women know that I wasn’t drunk that night, and I’m surprised that Heather would try to allege that I went from cider to beer to drunk. I didn’t stay to party with Heather and Luann and try to keep up with them. I left to go to Ramona’s, where I was a guest. I am running my businesses and raising my daughter, and I can’t afford to have that kind of toxicity in my life, especially with investors involved. I hope that with the release of my fashion and jewelry line that the girls will change their tune and accept that I am and have always been an independent businesswoman. Sometimes I think they just want to keep me where I was. That was comfortable for them. You don’t see me running around looking for a new husband to take care of me. I married my ex-husband because I loved him. BTW, the gardener gave me his number to meet him out after, but I was a good girl and went home.

It seems like Heather has decided to become the new meddler in the group. This should prove to be interesting. While I am very grateful that she was willing to help me with my toaster oven shoot and the box mockup, I would appreciate it if she stopped getting involved in my business affairs. We mutually agreed to that after that last experience! Heather then went on to try to tell Bethenny how to handle Ramona when Bethenny has known Ramona for so much longer than Heather! This reminded me of when Heather tried to get in between Luann and Ramona during Season 4. She also got in between Carole’s argument with Aviva. In the preview we see that Heather can’t stop herself from getting into the other girl’s business, and then she tries to tell Bethenny to apologize to Kristen! We have yet to see Heather fight one of my fights! I hope that Heather gets the hint and lays off telling the rest of us what to do.

I thought that the whole brunching situation was ridiculous, even though I adore going to 75 Main and seeing my friend Zach Erdem. I don’t understand why we all couldn’t have just had brunch together. I think if everyone was just a little more relaxed, we would all have a better time, and we wouldn’t fight about these silly things. Life is too short to worry about who’s HOSTING the brunch! As long as we are getting Bloody Marys, everyone should be happy! Heather makes the best Bloody Marys! Why for Gawd's sake are we not following her to brunch?!

I am so glad that the girls and I got to have a fun night out at Beautique like it used to be! There was no drama, no fighting, just girls having a good time and not judging each other. I agree with Bethenny that it was odd that Luann didn’t tell her that Kelly was coming, but I’m glad that they were able to move on and not let one bad moment ruin everyone’s night. Maybe this was Lu trying to patch them up? We have seen Lu and Ramona do a 360. Lu and Bethenny did a 360. Ramona was having a good time and seemed like she was adjusting well to being single! I know that Ramona is going to be OK, especially if she has the support of all of her single, fabulous girlfriends, and there are many. I still find it strange that Ramona got upset with me saying she was divorcing when she says she is single over and over. Could she be pretending to be happy single? Trying to prove something? I still remember that psychic telling her Mario was cheating. It was so upsetting, I started crying for Ramona.

I am so glad that I met Dominik, and I had a lot of fun with him, but I am definitely not looking to be in a relationship with a younger man right now. I had a young boyfriend last year! At this time in my life, I am looking for a man who is more established and can be a long-term partner--and closer to my age. Especially now that I have ducks lined up, and I’m seeing the trees through the forest. I have not been this happy in some time.

But one fun night with a younger man never hurt anyone. Tune in to see if this is a one-nighter or not! The women are saying a lot of nasty things about me, but no one is trying to say that Sonja Morgan doesn’t know how to have a good time! No matter what happens, I am always the straw the stirs the drink. Lu and Heather drag me around like an old suitcase, so you know they are not worried about me at all. They are just too darn encouraging for that to be true. I guess I need to give my girlfriends more attention once I am over the hurdle of my lawsuit, so they feel secure in our friendship. We have seen LuAnn duke it out with Ramona over my time spent between them. Now we see Ramona freaking on Bethenny over her time with me. I guess I’ll just be the fire hydrant!

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