Tamra talks Lynne's eviction, the wives' classy dinner date, and Vicki's showdown with Alexis in San Fran.
My heart broke when I heard about Lynne's eviction. No one wants to see any family being kicked out of their house. Lynne was very upset and called me right away to explain to me how she had no clue. I think it is best for a woman to know all about the family finances, even if they are not bringing in the money. Had she known maybe this wouldn't have happened?
Vicki and I went through a lot of ups and downs last summer. My life was in shambles and I confided in Vicki. Simon and Vicki's fighting was very difficult for me. I knew in my heart that I should stick up for my husband, but on the other hand I didn't agree with what he was saying about Vicki. I was put in a really horrible position and didn't deal with it well. On the flip side, I felt that Vicki was throwing things in Simon's face that I was telling her in confidence. That breaks the girlfriend rule in my book! We all have our faults and I see mine, Vicki's and Simon's. I know that they both wanted what is best for me.
I actually talked Lynne into going to San Francisco with us -- she was so upset and didn't want to go. I thought it would be a great time for her to get away and not think about her current problems. The trip had been paid for and she would have lost her money. I am glad she went -- she is always good comic relief in the group.
The dinner at Fleur De Lys was a hilarious. You can dress us up, but you can't take us out. When Alexis almost threw up all I could think was, "Check, please!" Thank Gawd we were in a private room and no one had to witness it. Alexis being on her phone didn't bother me too much. She is on that phone ALL the time -- I just ignore it. I can see how some people think it is rude, but when you have three small kids at home it is hard to be away.
It was nice that Briana was able to come up and join us. I know Vicki is NOT feeling good about the dynamic of the group this year. It was good that she was there for Vicki. With Briana going through so many health scares, I'm sure it was hard for Vicki to be so far away.
Vicki and Alexis just don't get along. Like I always say, "Not everybody has to like each other," that's just part of life. I think Vicki is a very independent woman. She feels like Alexis is a kept woman, and they rub each other the wrong way. I am sure they will get over it in time ... or maybe not.
My life is going a 100 mph for me right now. I have not been able to sit down long enough to absorb what is going on. Since my divorce I am concentrating on the kids to make life as normal as possible. Real estate is picking up and Marcos has been my rock. I just started working as a spokesperson for Intelligent Beauty and I'm very excited to be working with a couple of the products. I'm working with Shoefabulous (www.shoefab.com), which provides affordable shoes just for your personality, and I'm promoting Kronos hair products (www.kronoshair.com), which do amazing things for my hair.
Lots of stuff floating about around about my divorce ... all I can say is don't believe everything you hear. Simon and I have both decided to work together instead of fighting about things. I really hope that we can keep the rest of our divorce private for the kids' sake.
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Taking the kids to the happiest place on earth today ... Disneyland!