The ladies are back from Mexico with broken bones, and in Vicki's case, another fractured friendship.
Sitting down to coffee with Vicki, I had a pit in my stomach. I don't normally fight with my friends. Our last conversation went nowhere, so going into this one, I wanted to make it my mission for Vicki to see things from my side, because I know she would never intentionally hurt me. But of course, Vicki dismissed my feelings immediately and turned it around back onto me. Did you see my face?! Vicki Gunvalson is the ultimate blindsider! When she told me that she deserves my respect, I thought I was being Punk'd. Of course I had to bring up how she would feel if I set up Steve on a date for her to understand where I'm coming from. (She loves to see herself as a victim, so it was an easy switcheroo.) I'll accept her apology, because I'm very forgiving, but trust me: I don't forget.
Vicki has gone through two divorces so she, of all people, should know what it's like. Call me temperamental, but I think I've handled my split from Michael like a boss! The only thing that bothers me is when a friend doesn't have my back. Can I say it again?
FYI, Vicki loves to throw it in my face that I left Michael, which is not true. Michael and I both decided our marriage wasn't working, and we made a mutual decision to divorce. I have the emails and text messages to back it up, and Michael will say the same thing. I have a feeling Vicki is taking things out of context and twisting them to make me look bad and to create a bullsh-- defense for her actions. Regardless, even if Michael and I have both moved on, it's not okay for Vicki to keep secrets about her involvement in Michael's love life. End of story!
Two hours later at dinner...sure, I chose to blindside the Blindsider. I thought it would be giving Vicki a taste of her own medicine, and it was important for her to hear the other ladies weigh in on what went down. The way Vicki was gaslighting me about being upset over it was starting to drive me nuts! I think the way the women backed me up just speaks to my point. I know Vicki got the message this time. Gina sent it loud and clear!
As you saw in the episode, my invite to dinner was very last minute, and I had already made plans with Rick. I met Dr. Rick Paicius through friends in Aspen, and we totally hit it off. He texted me he was two minutes away, and since we were finishing up, I invited him to come meet me at the restaurant. It was not my intention to flaunt him in front of the other girls, despite what Vicki might say. If I wanted to throw it in their faces, I would have gladly admitted it. I have great taste. My first husband was an attorney who went to Duke University, and my second husband, Michael, was a very successful and educated businessman. Unlike Vicki, I date very smart and successful men. Could she be a little bit jealous?
I think it's awesome that Shannon is in talks with QVC. Go girl! After what she's been through it's going to be so empowering for her girls to see her taking on a big project that's all her own. I'm loving this new Shannon! She seems in a much happier place. Did I just catch Emily referring to my dating life as an old condo on a dirt lot? That was pretty uncalled for. I'm entitled to do whatever makes me happy.