Sorry for the delay in posting this blog. The urgency to do these blogs has somewhat gone away due to how I am being attacked this season. It's wrong, filled with lies, unjustifiable, and just plain mean what Lauri has been saying about me. It's hard to understand why or how she has chosen to take a reality show as her forum for her anger, but I guess to each it's own.
This week's episode was supposed to be about Tamra and Tamra's wedding dress shopping day. I took the day off of work to join the ladies because I sincerely wanted to be there for Tamra. Hindsight, I should have stayed at my office. I would have at least had a non-stressful day. I had no idea Lauri was going to unload on me. Instead of it being a happy day for Tamra, it was an upset day for me. Figures -– just my luck lately!
When Lauri showed up at Tamra's house, I was somewhat shocked to see her. She would be the LAST person that I would expect to join us wedding dress shopping because the last time I saw Lauri (which was a few years ago) she told me how much didn't like Tamra. I figured she was "back" to either poke her nose in and give Tamra advice on what to do with her wedding, or she wanted to be back to character assassinate Brooks. It is very strange to have her appear. She sure couldn't appear as BORING LAURI as obviously that wouldn't be fun to watch now would it. Hence -- her motive.
Just to fill all of you in, I haven't seen Lauri for over two years. I was invited to George and her wedding at their home a few years ago, and I even had her daughter Ashley to our vacation home in Arizona, and there were never any issues or conversation about anything negative. I always wanted the best for her and her family and am very hurt that she would stoop so low with the things she has decided to "throw up" on me this year.
There is much more to be revealed in the upcoming weeks, so I don't want to give it away but what I will say is I'm not letting this subject end or her get away with it. My thoughts about bringing this up about Brooks on Tamra's wedding dress shopping is: POOR TIMING! She obviously wanted to try and break me by saying what she did about Brooks in front of everyone the way that she did. If she really was a class act and really had compassion, she would have taken me aside, one-on-one and told me what she heard.
After I got home I reflected that night about what Lauri said. I spent quite a long time on the phone with Brooks trying to comprehend many things, but one of the most important things was MOTIVE. What was her motive to do and say this? When I spoke to Brooks, his story was quite a bit different than hers so right now I choose to believe Brooks. Everything Lauri has said about me has been blatant lies so why would I start to believe her now? Brooks told me that George's daughter and a few of their friends were cocktail waitresses at a poker party that he was at and that she introduced herself to Brooks, stating that I knew her stepmom. Brooks said he never saw her after that evening, didn't date her, didn't give her money and didn't take her out to eat. Someone is lying and I choose to believe it is Lauri. . .AGAIN. Bottom line is I am not here to defend Brooks or to fight his battles.
Now I know some of you are saying, "Come on Vicki, wise up. He did it." Well I've decided to live my life based on the saying: "If I don't see it with my own eyes, hear it with my own ears, or if it's not verified by some other means of backup. . .I have to consider it hearsay or gossip." People can say anything they want to, but to me the only way I can live in this life of chaos, which I do, is if I see it myself. Why would I believe Lauri over Brooks anyways? Brooks has not lied to me (that I know of yet) and one of the greatest things about our relationship is we base it on truth. If you don't have trust in a relationship you have nothing. We were broken up for a few months late last year. Brooks really had the prerogative to do what he wanted to
I had so many questions running through my mind, but most importantly I was concerned for their daughter. I was saddened to hear that George's daughter was hanging around someone with questionable employment. I'm sure their children are embarrassed that Lauri decided to air their daughter's affiliation with this type of job with the all of us women. I would have handled it much differently if I was Lauri -– but then again every thing Lauri does lately I would have handled differently. She has become very manipulative, condescending, and downright mean.
She opened up this can of worms and unfortunately it's out in the open now. She has just revealed something very sad, demoralizing, and low about a family member. I am sickened to think that they boast that they have the "modern day Brady Bunch," but behind the Petersons' closed doors there is a lot of bad stuff going on.
The whole situation about Gretchen not wanting Alexis to go wedding dress shopping is ridiculous. I was proud of Tamra inviting Alexis and despite their differences she realized it was the right thing to do. I think Gretchen is the one that has problems with sharing friendships not me. She'll realize someday that it's not the quantity of friendships one has, but the quality of them.
In closing I hope all of you had a great Fourth of July weekend. I'm praying for the survivors and those that perished in the San Francisco plane crash. It makes me realize in times like this when there is a tragedy, that some of these catty girl fights just don't matter anymore.
What does matter to me is the love I have for my family because they are "my everything." I have chosen to love and pray for my enemy, to surround myself with people who encourage me love me and who not judge me.
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