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Wow, so many awkward moments in this week’s episode. Lydia’s son Stirling couldn’t wait to get his first “sexy lady” explanation over with. Lydia trying to explain why Jesus loves sex. Celeste, the director of the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar trying to find the right words whilst my Mom and I argue. Vicki’s son Michael looking uncomfortable while Vicki tutors him on safe sex. Tamra’s facial expression when she sees that it's me calling her per caller ID. Then, poor Doug was squirming when Lydia suggested he get his balls cut off. Best of all, Meghan’s reaction when Peggy reaches over to pinch her lips together to make her shut her mouth. That one, in particular, was delightfully amusing.
Michael and I have been providing for and caring for my mom since we moved from Arizona to California in 2005. In 2010, we moved my mom out to live with us in Corona del Mar. At first she was quite active, but recently she seems to have fallen into a rut. To break up her routine, I suggested she visit the senior center in our neighborhood in an effort to make new friends and enhance her social life. My mom is 68 and, thank God, she is still relatively healthy and mobile. I want her to get up and get out while she still can.
Celeste, the director of the center, was very gracious and patient with us. She showed us around their wonderful facility and encouraged my mom to visit often to take advantage of everything they have to offer. As you can see, despite my best efforts, at first, my mom still resisted. I think she felt I was pushing her too hard. She did however start frequenting Oasis and made some new friends. So, it did turn out to be worth it in the end.
Now that Heather is out of the picture, I figured that Tamra is my best hope for bridging the gap between Shannon and I. Michael says that when I deal with Tamra, she is playing chess and I’m playing checkers. It’s time I put some strategy in my game. As Tamra said, we are similar insomuch that we both are quick to lose control and react claws out. We are also quick to forgive and put the past behind us. Knowing that, I wanted to meet with Tamra so she could facilitate my reconciliation with Shannon. I’m glad I made the first move. Stay tuned to see if my strategy works.
I thought that Meghan’s reaction to Peggy unveiling her new Lamborghini was insightful. To me, she came across as extremely jealous. I asked myself why she might feel that way. Could it be that Peggy and Diko grew their business and wealth together, whereas, Meghan is taking advantage of Jimmy’s amazing baseball career and wealth, even thought she had nothing to do with him earning it? You gotta wonder.
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