This episode was a little hard to watch for everyone in our family. I couldn’t believe the bottom of my boob was popping out. Why didn’t Michael tell me? Yikes!
Who would have guessed that Meghan has a talent for store design and retail marketing? I was with her early in the process of evaluating potential shop locations. I can tell you that seeing the transformation from an empty space to finished store was impressive. It looks like Anthropologie with Meghan’s own personal touches.
Meghan’s party for her store opening seemed to be a big success. She had an open bar and the catering was excellent. I was happy for Meghan and Jim. The evening was fun for most of us. However, as you saw in the episode, at one point, things got a little heated between Shannon and Vicki. It seems Vicki wasn’t too happy about getting an obligatory voicemail from Shannon in response to being life-flighted as a result of the dune buggy accident. Vicki was still upset and was not letting Shannon off the hook. Things deteriorated to each of them calling the other a liar. Vicki escalated the situation when she threatened to reveal the secret Shannon had confided in her. Although, by now, it isn’t much of a secret because Vicki had already told me. You’ll have to stay tuned to see how bringing up Shannon’s secret makes things spiral out of control.
I was pleased to be invited to Heather and Terry’s book launch party. It was a fun, beautiful event. As usual, with the Dubrows, everything was first class, with some novelties thrown in, such as the instant ice cream maker to keep things interesting.
It was brave of Vicki to introduce her new boyfriend, Steve, to this crazy group of ladies. Especially considering how they undermined her relationship with Brooks (based upon what Vicki has told me). Steve is a great guy. Quiet, confident, solid. Michael and Steve get along great. We have gotten to know him quite well since then and he seems to make Vicki very happy.
As you could tell, at the book launch party, Michael and I were not getting along. Unlike the '70s party and other events where we are always together, we were distant. Michael socialized mostly with Eric. He wasn’t in the best of moods. Let me explain why:
That weekend was a busy one for us. We were having some friends from San Francisco stay with us and we had to get ready to host them. Early in the morning, we got into an argument. I don’t remember why. Regardless, we decided to go to Costco and pick up supplies, but we were still at odds.
When we arrived at Costco we realized we didn’t have our membership card with us. So, Michael stood in line to get a temporary pass while I used the restroom and decided to get hot dogs and drinks. I told Michael to stay put by the entrance until I got back.
As usual, he didn’t listen to me.
For some reason, he took off inside the store, but I didn’t know where he was. Since I was already upset with him, my patience wore thin. I called him and texted him, but he didn’t answer. By this time, I am fuming. When I texted him I was leaving, he finally called me back. I had had enough. I blew off the shopping and took off in the car and headed home. I left his ass at the store.
From Michael’s standpoint he believed he had waited long enough, and so he went into the store looking for me. It’s a classic case of two people disagreeing over a difference in perspective.
In 12 years I had never left him behind anywhere. OMG was he upset. He had to Uber home. We didn’t speak for the rest of the day. When the time came to get ready for Heather’s party, Michael was insistent that he was not going. Oh yes he was!
He went of course, but he wasn’t happy about it. It showed all over his face. I shouldn’t have criticized him to my friends while at the party, but by now you know I am impulsive and have no filter. It’s a good thing Michael gets me and is patient with me. I know I am not the easiest person to live with.
In any long-term marriage, like ours, sometimes you argue, you drink too much because you argue, you embarrass each other, and if you work at it, you make up and move on. Our arguments just happen to be seen by everyone.
This week’s episode was just the wind up. As you saw from the preview of our trip to Ireland, while it was at times fun, things get nasty. Nasty! I hope you stay tuned for maximum drama.