Alexis Bellino

Alexis shares her disappointment about Peggy and Tamra's comments.

on Apr 17, 2011

Next when Vicki claims my husband doesn't have a job, it sounds like bitterness to me. The fact that Jim could be retired, or that he only has to work four hours a day if he prefers, and Vicki works twenty hours a day, hmm, a little angry?

Gretchen pulling out the scale makes it look as though Gretchen thinks Slade is overweight, however, I know Gretchen very well, and I know that her only complaint is that he supposedly walks around saying he's fat, but then he'll order pasta for dinner. Gretchen is madly in love with Slade and would love him fat, skinny, bald or furry!

When Gretchen and Slade go to dinner with Micah and Peggy, and Peggy makes the comment that I probably copied her daytime wedding ring, it is confusing to me. Since I didn't even know Peggy when Jim gave me my daytime ring, how could I copy her? The thought of me copying anything Peggy does is absurd. There is nothing, zero, zilch, nada that I would ever want related to Peggy. We are completely different people, and she is not the friend I had a year ago. This is proven when she goes to lunch with Tamra, and Peggy says she thinks I was overreacting about the mace joke. The day before her lunch with Tamra, Peggy came over to my house to discuss the mace joke and at that time Peggy agreed with me that she thought that Tamra shouldn't have done that. However, she then meets up with Tamra and says that I overreacted? Which is it? Pick a lane. The lunch ends with Tamra calling Jim a douche bag, and they both laugh at it. What's new? Get some new material if you want to be funny. Is being a faithful and amazing husband and an exceptional father the definition of a douche bag?

While watching Vicki and Donn at dinner, it is evident that there is no way to repair their marriage. I felt the tension the entire time I was watching. Talking about where they see their lives in ten years, Donn saying there is more to life than work and Vicki saying she wouldn't change anything in her life...it's all sad. I had to chuckle when Vicki didn't remember Donn's age though, because I often forget what anniversary Jim and I are on in our marriage! It's terrible! But Jim always remembers and I always seem to be a year off, or I say it's April 15th when it's actually April 16th. Thank goodness I have a husband who laughs it off and rolls his eyes instead of being sensitive about it!