This week's episode you will see Donn and I go on a date night, which actually turned out to be a comedy of errors with all the "bloopers and blunders" that happened. Either way, it was a lot of fun and we have really made attempts to make time for each other this year. I feel that is where we got off course the last few years and really became distant with each other due to not spending time with one another. I think a "date night" is so important in a marriage, because with lives being so busy as they are with most couples, it's good to have that one on one time with one another with undivided attention.
I was so surprised when Donn pulled the new diamond ring for me out of his pocket. I had NO idea that he bought me a new replacement ring. The ring that we initially bought when we were in St. Thomas actually turned out to not be the quality we were told it was and sent it back. I recommend anyone going to St. Thomas to buy diamonds, but be sure you know what you are doing before you purchase anything. Once again Barbara Parker Jewelers in Ladera Ranch took care of my "bling" like she always does.
I decided to have a financial seminar in my office called "What I Wish I Knew When I graduated from College" regarding budgeting and finances. I feel that our 20-25-year-olds may be educated in college and high school, but they are not being taught the basic fundamentals of financing, credit scores, how to buy a house, how to save for retirement, how to live within your means, and how to pay bills on time. I decided to have it towards the end of our work day around 7 p.m. and ordered Italian dinner and got a few bottles of wine to have it be a relaxed environment. Briana had just gotten home from a 12-hour hospital workshift and I was proud of her to stop by my office to hear what I had to say. I didn't want the class to feel that I was lecturing them, but more importantly I wanted to show them how to do things that are important to your future success. Everyone really asked a lot of great questions, and now they want me to do this more often so they can invite their friends to it. Who knows — maybe that will be my next business venture! Visit my Web site for more information about my current business at www.vickigunvalson.com.
I heard what Gretchen said that I remind my cast members that "I have to work" too often, and to tell you the truth I really don't care what she thinks anymore. NONE of them have a job where they go to an office every day with staff and deadlines to meet. They expect me to drop everything all the time to go to Tupperware parties and cooking parties mid-day, and that's NOT my reality and therefore I won't participate in those things anymore. To me, it's NOT fun to be doing stupid things like that anymore.Every time they all get together, all they do is fight anyway, so why would I rush to be with them? It's a complete waste of my time!