I wanted to preface this blog by saying it's hard to think about anything else when there are so many people in Boston suffering right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to them all. I love what President Obama said, "On days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats. We are all Americans, united in concern for our fellow Americans." I pray God wraps his arms around all the victims and their families right now.
Although it's difficult to do, I'm going to move on to happier thoughts. . .
Happy eight-year anniversary to my gorgeous husband, Jim Bellino! We are not celebrating until the end of the month, but I had to open my blog with that because he is my best friend, my love, and my boo-boo. (Do NOT tell him I called him that! HAHA!) He makes my dark days bright, he is the best father to my children I could have asked for and he loves me for who I am. Oh, and HALLELUJAH. . .we made it past the 7 year itch!!! LOL!
I love it when episodes start off positive! You finally get to meet baby Troy. How freaking cute is that baby? I just couldn’t quit smelling his little head the entire visit! Briana is such a good mommy! It brought tears to my eyes to see her and Troy together. I love when moms finally get to feel what everyone always says, "that there is no love like the love you have for your child."
On that note, I am truly having baby fever. The only problem is that I can't figure out a way to get Jim on board for Bambino Number 4 (and I kind of need him for this...). If anyone has any advice please share it with me! For the first time in our eight year marriage, our age difference is actually becoming an issue. I am 36 years old, and my clock is ticking, and Jim is 50 years old and his kitchen is closed! I told him that he needs to buck up and deliver because it's his fault he chose a younger wifey! Ha, unfortunately, that didn't work. HELP ME!!!
My opinion on Vicki and Brooks stays firm in what I have said the past year, and that is that Vicki needs to make the decision on her own. When I asked Briana how she felt about it, I was hoping to get a different answer than I did. I thought maybe having baby Troy would help Briana look at things differently. I knew Briana was completely against her mom dating Brooks, however, it's not really Briana's choice. I am not being insensitive to Briana, however, as I have already said in several of my blogs. Vicki is a 51 year old woman, who can make up her own mind. Whether Brooks is good or bad for Vicki, she will discover it on her own. It's like a mom telling her child not to touch the oven...some children must touch the oven and learn the hard way.
I feel bad that Vicki and Briana are experiencing this stress in their relationship. It must be difficult when your daughter is giving you an ultimatum, and who knows -- I may react the exact same way as Vicki if one of my daughters did.
By the way, many of you have asked me this and the pink maxi I wore to visit baby Troy is from my line Alexis by Tal Sheyn! Thank you for your compliments about it! Go to AlexisByTalsheyn.com to find it!
It's always difficult to blog on scenes that took place months ago because often times the relationships are different when the scene actually airs. The next scene is the perfect example of this because Heather and I are currently in a better place and I don't want to confuse now for then. However, there are things I must comment from this episode.
Heather making the remark about my cubic zirconia is uncalled for. The fact is (and I explained this to all the women) that I only wore a cubic zirconia to Costa Rica because it was unsafe to wear my real diamond wedding ring. However, thanks to the women making fun of me, I have since given my extremely nice cubic zirconia away. I wear an eternity band now when I travel without Jim. It's sad and irritating that I let their comments affect me, but the truth is that it did. Calling me phony for wearing it is actually incorrect. It's the exact opposite of phony. If I had NOT admitted that I wore a cubic zirconia, then THAT would have been phony. I was authentic and honest about the CZ, and I didn't hesitate to tell them. I honestly never thought it would have offended the ladies so much. I have many wealthy friends that travel with cubic zirconias, and hopefully they haven't allowed this judging to change their ways like I did. By the way. . .why was my wedding ring even a topic of conversation the first time Heather met Lydia?
Ending on a positive note, I’m so glad you all get to know Lydia this episode! She is a happy yet STERN girl and I think you all will really like her. I love that she is always smiling, yet if you cross her, she will bite your head off! The dinner and boat ride with her and Doug looked amazing. They are a cute couple. The duck call really summed up her personality!
I know you can all tell from the preview that the next few weeks are going to be CRAZY! I will probably be watching with one eye closed...
Til next week,