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Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded
Lisa tells us about meeting Magdalena and explains why the Brandi/Adrienne encounter left her surprised.
Hello, sorry I am a day late with this. Been extraordinarily busy with the restaurants for the holidays, decorating, etc.
Yes, it looked a little spoilt this week, having shirts made and shopping for jewelry, and I loved every minute of it.
The story of Magdalena was an example of sometimes when you reach out to someone unexpectedly, you are often rewarded in a surprising way. I saw her struggling up the long hill in the heat, and I pulled over. I have often offered rides to women walking. She was nervous about getting in, she was going for an interview, and it was a very long walk. I knew she was hesitant and her English was limited, so she resisted the chance of a ride. I was almost laughing telling her I did not want to kidnap her and to trust me! When we found the house, I gave her my number.
Anyway that was a year ago, and I adore her...
Shopping with Shiva was cute. She is a good friend, and as I explained, we always have a good time together. The pink sapphire was an extraordinary ring, and trust me, I was willing to use my female powers to put it on my pinky. You will see later what happens with that...
Seeing Miss Glandville with Adrienne was rather surprising for me. I am glad that she saw the situation clearly when remarking that she had to take responsibility for her own actions, not to cowardly try and alleviate herself from the catastrophe that she created.
I remember so clearly, gently chastising BG in the kitchen, still believing naively that her intentions weren't all bad. In fact, that was probably the beginning of my realization of who we were dealing with.
Talking things through with Ken, who is the most decent person I know and always gives me great perspective, often helps. He is so protective of me, and he was unsure of what would transpire this season, but as always, he holds my hand as we travel through the life we committed to together, and I love him for that.
Of course I show reticence at the beginning of this season with regard to engaging most of the women. It had been a devastating experience, and I was unsure of what to expect. I knew they had all had contact with each other over the many months that had passed, and I had had none until very recently with Kyle. When it was mentioned to me that maybe Lisa R. was joining, I felt slightly differently.
I laughed when viewing her with her young agent. You will enjoy getting to know her. Her energy is boundless and positivity infectious. I do believe you will be introduced to Eileen next week. Things change rather rapidly I am afraid, from this gentle start.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be home with my family counting my blessings after a hectic year. I want to thank so, so many of you for your ardent support, and as always...Love, Lisa.