My mother is such a great person and I love her so much. It has been about 5 months since her surgery and I can't even believe how wonderful she looks. After watching her last night before her surgery I can't even believe how refreshed she looks now. She has always looked beautiful to me, but now she just looks stunning. I was surprised when my mom told me she was interested in getting a face lift -- it was so out of character for her. She is a pretty simple person — she doesn't wear makeup or fancy clothes and doesn't care too much about looks. I think with everything she has gone through in the past 16 years, she thought the surgery would give her a new lease on life.
I know plastic surgery is not for everyone and many people have negative comments to say about it. I do think people have unrealistic expectations of plastic surgery and lots of times do it for the wrong reasons. It doesn't help with internal problems and it doesn't make you a better person. But if you are doing it for YOURSELF and no one else and it makes you happy then GO FOR IT! Dr. Ambe is a very talented surgeon and I would recommend him to everyone that is interested in plastic surgery. Unlike most plastic surgeons, he has free consultations, never pushes you into doing anything, and doesn't try to up sale you. I am also working with his wife on a makeup line that will be on my website soon.
Lynne was the hostess with the mostess — she threw a great party. I don't know Lynne very well but she has always been a very sweet to me and Simon. We keep trying to get together for dinner but it hasn't happened yet. I'm still waiting Lynne!
As you saw, Gretchen and I have made up and everything seems to be OK. There were some issues that the viewers did not see that happened between us and I really doubted her character. I thought I was being the bigger person by NOT bringing them up during filming, but it backfired in my face. All the viewers saw was me being rude and no one knew why. I think Gretchen is a beautiful girl and by no means was it about her looks. I am old enough to know there is always someone prettier, richer and more successful. I do wish her all the happiness in the world.
If I have to hear "you're the hottest housewife" again I am going to throw up! It started out as a joke and now it is haunting me. It has now turned into a running joke between all of us. All summer we were together the girls would say "you're the hottest, no <em>you're</em> the hottest, no <em>you're</em> the hottest." Everybody knows that Mama Jeans is the hottest housewife! Like I said at the party, "you're only has hot as you feel inside." Some days you might feel "on fire" other days you lay around in your sweats with your hair in a ponytail and no makeup and feel "not so hot" — it is all a state of mind! I think all the woman are equally as hot, even though I joke and say, "some hotter then others." By now I hope you realize that I say and do things in front of the camera for pure reaction. I don't really think or feel half the things I say or do.
In the next few weeks we will be talking about my relationship with my father. I was a little bit hesitant to "go there" on national TV, but decided to do it anyway. One thing I have found out is that the show is very therapeutic in a way. There is something to be said about seeing your self from the outside. You learn a lot. What you do with that info is a whole other issue.
I love my father and have a great relationship with him. I was always daddy's little girl growing up — that is why their divorce hit me so hard. I went 15 years with little communication with my father and had no idea what it was doing to me inside. We are in such a great place right now and I am happy to say he is my father and always will be. He is so proud of me even if I make an ass out of myself on TV. We talk weekly and are closer then we have been in years. You can say a lot of things about me, but my family is #1 to me.
Tomorrow we are filming <em>The Bonnie Hunt Show</em> and we are all so excited (airs on Friday). I love Bonnie Hunt and can't wait to meet her. From what I hear she is a big fan of our show. So I am off to the mall to try and find something cute to wear!