I have to be honest, I did not like myself this episode. I don't know who that was, or what I was thinking. I was making jokes, but some of them sounded sarcastic instead of funny. I think sometimes in life when we sense a change coming, we have a tendency to act a little off key. Maybe I was trying to make light of things I shouldn't have been, but I meant no harm, truly. My momma always said, "If you don't have anything positive to say, just keep your mouth closed!" Lesson learned on that one. (Thanks Mom!)
I think we have all been in a situation where we overreact. I just wasn't expecting that to be Tamra overreacting to Vicki and Eddie laughing together in Catalina! I hit rewind after that scene at least three times to see if I missed something, but I didn't think Vicki and Eddie were out of line. In my opinion, they were all carrying on the same way.
I thought it was out of left field when Slade mentioned he wanted to do a comedy act, but I also felt like Gretchen could have supported him a little more. I thought it was very entrepreneurial of Slade to want to do something that was out of his comfort zone. Gretchen said last year that Slade "schlepped" her things, so I think it's great that he is getting his own groove back.
Back to Tamra and Eddie talking on the boat ride -- Eddie says he thinks they should stop drinking because that was the main cause of their fight. That is probably a good idea, but good luck getting Tamra to agree! Then Tamra switches gears and says now she doesn't care about Vicki and Eddie touching. . . What? Is anyone else confused?
When Gretchen and I were in the limo, I was sincerely worried for Gretchen jumping right back into her friendship with Tamra. I remember everything Gretchen went through last year, and I am concerned that it could all happen again. A bracelet and acting all chummy-chummy; it just felt like there was another motive, an agenda. Then we see Gretchen and Tamra going to the sex shop together. . .couldn't they have kept it at coffee? LOL!
Let me be the first to say I was so excited about Heather's painting party. What a new and refreshing idea! A party with a purpose! I loved the low-carb menu, and I loved Timree! I want to personally apologize to Heather for calling her "pretentious." I have always considered her "buttoned-up," but never pretentious. I like Heather, I think she is funny and has a good heart. During the party that evening, I thought we were all joking and having a great time; however, it definitely seemed like there was friction looking back.
First of all, when all of us were discussing Tamra and Gretchen's "sex shop" visit, I felt Heather could have simply walked away from the conversation if she really didn't want to talk about any of it. I will be the first to admit that I get uncomfortable with that kind of talk, too. If things get too uncomfortable, I will excuse myself or change the subject.
When we were all painting, Vicki and I were laughing and teasing about being new BFFs, and getting Vicki a bracelet. I was completely shocked to hear Gretchen say under her breath that I was competing. Of all people, I thought she was my true friend. I didn't get the memo that it's OK for her and Tamra to make their jokes whenever they want, but Vicki and I cannot.
But come on! It's a little awkward that Tamra gave Gretchen a bracelet after two years of putting Gretchen through hell!! Was that Gretchen's hazing gift?
At the end of the night when Heather told Terry that he wasn't scoring any bedroom points, I was teasing her when I reminded her that she doesn't talk about those things. Those were her words. No one should really care if she does or doesn't talk about those things!
Tamra getting all huffy and saying that I'm trying to take credit for her and Gretchen getting back together is pretty unbelievable. If Tamra is going to make accusations that I'm jealous of Gretchen and Tamra becoming friends, I will comment back. And how quickly Tamra forgets that two years ago I did try to get those two to move past their fight. I don't need credit for that. That's just Tamra looking for drama once again, but she won't get it from me, because I'll just keep being happy for her and wishing her well, and that just kills her.
The saddest part of this episode for me was watching Gretchen make fun of me behind my back and chime in with Tamra throughout the evening. True friends just don't do that. That hurts.
The real kicker was when Tamra called Vicki jealous when Tamra just got jealous of Vicki and Eddie touching the night before??? That sure was the pot calling the kettle black. Vicki not saying goodbye to Tamra shocked me too, though! I think Vicki was hurt and felt disrespected.
And last but not least, I dedicated my shoe painting to my twins, and it is hanging on their wall in their bedroom, so thank you Heather and Timree!
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