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Hello Bravo lovers! Sorry I missed you last week but I had just started my 30-day program at a wellness center in Florida and I wasn't feeling well enough to focus on writing a sensible blog.
After 85 days of IV antibiotics and minor results, I've decided to give the holistic route a shot. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes, I am truly touched by your kindness.
It's nice to see some sisterhood from Kim and Kyle, as best friends of Taylor's, it seems appropriate for them to worry about her and have that so difficult talk. I love the way Kim took charge and is now taking on the reversed roll in trying to help others, maybe she is finding her new mission in life.
We all know it was a conversation long past due. As much as I have disliked Taylor's drunken antics, I have to say she seemed very sincere when confronted and definitely owned her issue. I believe acknowledging our own mistakes is half the problem solved. Taylor's tragedy is the unthinkable and more then anyone could possibly handle but I am hopeful she can pull her life together for the sake of her little Kennedy.
I was excited to have the gang over to Mohamed's for a little house warming cocktail party and showing of his latest creation. Even though I mention his infidelity at this point after 12 years, I have forgiven him and choose not to remember the pain it caused me but only what it taught me.
Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego. But at the end of the day, the children's happiness and well-being is all that ever mattered to me. I truly believe that they love both parents equally and they deserve to have both parents in their life peacefully.
My children are blessed with three parents; David is extraordinary and an absolute blessing in our life. He has always been so great with Mohamed and is an incredible stepfather to our children. It's really special to see the mutual respect between two men that are connected through circumstances.
I am not that blessed in the ex-wives club, but I have great stepdaughters and I will always keep trying to bring everyone together and take great pride in being the driving force behind our big unconventional family.
Taylor was one of the women who did not really embrace me coming into this group and I kept hearing that she had issues with me so I finally decided to confront her.
Even though I don't believe we can or need to all be best friends, I still feel we need to look each other in the eyes and be honest. Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit! Maybe if Taylor had taken the time to have a coffee with me, she might have liked me before she wasted her precious time not liking me.
I just realized she is now trying to make it about my husband. Geez, she doesn't even know my husband so she is judging him on whatever his ex-wife has told her. . .
Well Miss Taylor, remember there are always three sides to a story. His, hers, and the truth, so maybe get the other two-thirds of the story before you let your mouth run on someone you don't even know!
Anyway, more to come on this subject. . .
I am so happy Brandi and David finally met, as you remember she was out of town for the diner party at our house.
Brandi is right, we had that instant connection when we met. Even though we might use different communication tools, our lives were pretty similar growing up and I absolutely respect her honesty. She is straightforward and I love knowing she has my back.
Off to France we are. . .
I absolutely loved seeing Grandpa Ken with Ryan. How cute was that?
I am excited to go on the girls' trip to Paris because if I am going to invest my time into this group, it's important to explore our new friendships and start creating new memories together so we can move on from all the negative stuff from the past couple of months.
Sadly the trip started with the terrible news of Richard Zanuck's passing. What a shock! I don't know Marisa and Dean very well but I did know Richard and Lilly. Such a loss! It definitely put things in perspective for everyone. Especially in this group of women where there is so much drama and precious time wasted arguing. It kind of brought us close and everyone began making a conscious effort to get along and really enjoy every minute of every day.
We sat around and talked a lot on our flight to Paris and started to bond on a different level then the more superficial way at a lunch or dinner party. Once we got to Paris, the fireworks were just the perfect welcome to the most romantic city in the world. The only thing missing was my love and a boyfriend for Brandi and Kim. I guess Brandi thinks one would have been enough for both.
I personally did not think much of Kim being late, but then again, I don't know her in her previous life and am just getting to know her.
Anyways it's going to be a lot of fun exploring Paris with the Beverly Hillbillies!
Make sure you tune in next week because you don't want to miss it!
Until then, au revoir.