Lots going on in this episode.
First I would like to talk about the good things. Elaine Wright, our feng shui consultant, is one of my favorite people in the world! She has had such an impact on my family in the most amazing ways! Apparently the house we are living in does not have good feng shui. I have a lot to do and still have yet to implement all the cures! This is reminding me to finish. I am a huge believer in good energy and Elaine helps bring that into my life.
It was such a shame to hear Vicki mock feng shui. Let’s not forget that when Elaine came into her office three years ago and Vicki implemented the cures, her business achieved the “highest sales production of her career.” She told us that in a 2014 blog and at the Season 9 reunion. Elaine was nothing but kind and helpful to Vicki. So much so that Vicki had Elaine come to feng shui her home as well. Shame on Vicki for calling it all “so stupid and a crock of bulls***.”
I tear up when I watch Sophie getting ready for her winter formal! I am so proud of my daughter and the young lady she has become! But I just want to freeze time so that she doesn’t keep growing up so fast. She looked so beautiful all dressed up for her first-ever dance.
On to Ava’s birthday party. The setting was absolutely beautiful and the theme was darling! The perfect place for a family birthday party...until my encounter with Lydia. Within the first 30 seconds of meeting Lydia, she felt compelled to bring up the fact that she spent time with Vicki. I found that odd and still do. Lydia was completely aware that there is a not-so-pleasant history between Vicki and I, yet Lydia chose to bring “the update that Vicki gave her” right up when meeting me for the first time. I think that was quite inappropriate and rude.
As Tamra and I sat down to have a conversation with Lydia, she brought Vicki up again. I did not yell at Lydia. I spoke firmly, directly and passionately. I do regret that I pointed my finger, but I was definitely not screaming as Lydia alleged. In her interview, Lydia said I took “crazy pills” and was an “evil witch,” all within ten minutes of meeting me??? Wow. Those are pretty cruel things to say. You didn’t hear me making any derogatory comments about Lydia. Especially when she just wouldn’t stop talking about a person Tamra and I had no desire to talk about. And then to hear Lydia’s mother labelled me a “lost soul” after our 3 minute conversation??? I get to know people before I start to judge them.
I was just looking forward to spending a fun and festive afternoon with my family and Tamra’s family and friends. Never did I expect to be pushed and prodded at a 2 year old’s birthday party. It looks like Lydia might be a pot stirrer. Tune in next week for more evidence of that.
Until then... XOXO
To contact Elaine Wright, go to www.way2fengshui.com
Follow me @shannonbeador on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!