Wow, there’s just so much going on in this episode. It's hard to keep up.
There’s a time and a place for everything. Mauricio's event was not the right time or place to bring up what Brandi had said. I understand Kim wanting to tell Adrienne as soon as possible. Adrienne had the right to know since it is such a private personal matter that could effect her family. I just think Kim's timing was wrong.
The fight shocked me and caught me off guard. I wasn't invited to the dinner at Sur, so I had no idea of what had transpired. As we ladies were enjoying a pleasant conversation, Paul walked by and confronted Brandi. All hell broke loose.
Paul was in Brandi's face. It was harsh. No man has the right to get in a woman's face and yell at her in that manner. You also saw how Adrienne didn't want Paul confronting Brandi and several times she told him to just leave. Surprisingly no one jumped in to stop it. I don't condone any man talking to a woman that way. Everyone was in shock. I thought "What the heck just happened?" I was at a loss for words and felt so out of place. Not knowing what was going on I asked Brandi. She just looked over at Kyle. Then Kyle explained it to me. I felt so bad for Adrienne. Such a private matter that could effect Adrienne's family. Certain family matters should always remain private within the family.
Of course, the confrontation made me feel uncomfortable. Paul's reaction brought out some deep seeded emotions in Taylor because of her past that upset her. Taylor chimed in about spoken matters and used this opportunity to bring up what occurred between her and I last year. Taylor had told all of us what was happening in her life. We all knew and were very concerned for her. My speaking out about her generally known situation is completely different than a private matter that the involved family does not want to share. What happened to Taylor was horrible. I sympathize with her. God bless her, she seems a lot happier these days. I'm happy for her progression. But at this moment at Mauricio's event too much was going on to rehash last year's drama.
Going from that event to dinner at Kyle's: I was happy to be invited and looking forward to having dinner with the girls. Kyle had been working on the house and was ready to celebrate the dining room being finished. There was some concern about what might happen. The issue might be brought to the table literally. In the back of my mind I hoped all might be resolved. Sometimes I've said things that I shouldn't have. I've learned It 's better to address conflicts head on and then move on. Going into the dinner with all the women I didn’t know what to expect.
Faye's one tough cookie. Brandi is no shrinking violet. Both can handle themselves. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion. Brandi had every right to excuse herself from the table. It was getting very uncomfortable for her. I've been in that position. Brandi was uneasy about the dinner before being there. She had informed Kyle that she didn't need to attend the dinner if Adrienne would be there. I thought it was very sweet of Marisa to try to step in and say something helpful. At some point Brandi realized where things were headed so it was best for her to excuse herself and walk away from the table.
Listen, not all of us are proud of what we say or do at times. Emotions do get the best of us especially when a drink is involved. But this group of women cares about each other. Sometimes we say things that we shouldn't. Some comments hurt deeply and I think everybody's done their fair share. I've said things I've apologized for. It just happens when you're that emotional. You either back off or you react. Your emotions will get the best of you.
I don't think any of us have been angels, any of us. But sending flowers to Adrienne and apologizing in this case, I'm not sure. It all depends. What was said was so personal, it's unfortunate. No one comes out of this situation unscathed. . .You'll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens during the rest of Kyle's dinner party. . .and with Brandi and Adrienne.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. Love and hold dearly your children, family and friends this holiday. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the children, teachers, families and friends of Newtown, CT. No words can diminish the sorrow of such a tragedy.
Love and Peace to all.