My blog this week is dedicated to the people of the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.
Michael and I both have friends and family in Houston. Michael’s three brothers and his dad live there. So do some of my cousins. So far, so good, our family is safe. Michael is at his core, in his deepest heart, a proud Englishman, a Texan, a Texas Aggie. I love that about him.
We empathize with families who have lost loved ones and the tens of thousands of people whose lives have been severely impacted by the storm. We cry thinking about how stressful and scary it is to have your home and everything you ever worked for destroyed by nature’s fury. Many, many, people affected do not have the resources necessary to repair their homes and rebuild their lives. For them, the future is all about surviving today and tomorrow.
Texans are the strongest of the strong, but they can’t recover from this alone. We all need to pray for their safety and wellbeing. Please God, let those who have lost everything heed your sacred words, put their faith in you, and find strength and solace in you, during these most trying of times.
Kudos and thanks to all the first responders, city/state/federal workers, utility crews, volunteers and good samaritans for their selfless and tireless efforts to help those in desperate need.
Okay, on to the show. I want to congratulate my friend Gorjana on her beautiful jewelry line. Gorjana was born and raised in Arizona just like me we both graduated from Arizona State University. Gorjana’s jewelry is available at Nordstrom, Bloomindales and on other online merchants. She is a humble gal and I am proud of her success.
We are all a little perplexed trying to understand Peggy’s health situation. She hasn’t been clear with any of us as to why she got a double mastectomy. Did she have the BRCA gene, pre-cancer, cancer or did she not? It seems the cancer sleuths are on the case again. Stay tuned to see if we can figure out what’s really going on.
I didn’t understand why Tamra said she wanted to give Peggy a second chance, then insults her by saying she has a “resting bitch face”? If Peggy has resting bitch face, then Tamra definitely has chronic bitch mouth.
The most exciting part of the show, for me, was moving beyond reconciliation with Shannon to real friendship. At the Harp, Irish eyes were smiling on us and blessing us with good luck. When I saw Shannon in the same shirt she wore in Ireland, it kind of freaked me out. I swear I have PTSD from our Ireland trip last year. That blouse is hideous. I hope to God she retires it, or better yet, burns it.
The relationship with Shannon is starting to show signs of resilience. Twice now we have tackled difficult topics and conversations, calmly talked about our tumultuous past and ended up in a much better place. We agreed that false rumors, regardless of the source or messenger, are extremely hurtful to us and our families. I believe Shannon and I were meant to be friends. It’s just a shame that it has taken over a year for our friendship to blossom, but, as you can see, we are both happy to have moved on.
As for Meghan’s comments about me being manipulated by Vicki, nothing could be further from the truth. I decide who to befriend, and who to trust based upon the chemistry I have with that person, and how they treat me. With the notable exception of Vicki playing it safe in Ireland by not coming to my defense, Vicki has always been a fun, loyal, trustworthy friend to me.
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