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The Conversation About Brooks Is Getting Old

Vicki wants Tamra to take responsibility forthe failings in their friendship.

By Vicki Gunvalson

This week we welcome our new girl Lydia. As you can see, she's just as sweet and innocent as can be. I just love her and she has been such a great addition to our group. She may be small and little, but as you will see throughout this season, you don't want to take her for granted. Let's just say she has said some things that I wish I had the strength to at times.

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It was nice seeing Tamra at her new gym and taking pride in all of her hard work and efforts. She and Eddie have really worked hard on obtaining the space and renovating it to have a great place for people to work out in.

When Tamra invited me to come over to see her space, I told her I would come when I was on my way to drive to see a client. She knew I was driving over because I had to leave from there, so of course it was hurtful when she called me "lazy."  I may be a lot of things, but lazy isn't one of them. I guess it's typical, because when I hear Tamra in her interviews, instead of being happy that I came over she had to throw a "dig" in there about driving over. Ugh. . .so frustrating!

It was great going out to dinner that night with Tamra just one-on-one. I don't know if we really resolved anything, but at least we broke the HUGE ice block that was between us.

I really missed Tamra and just wanted to figure out a way to see if we could be cordial and then see what would happen from there. Tamra didn't seem like she wanted to take responsibility for anything she had done to make our friendship go "sour." So, instead of attempting to convince her otherwise, I felt it was best to move on. We both were responsible for it, not just one of us.

I love watching Heather and Terry and their family getting ready for their outing to the temple. Colette acted just like my Briana when she was smaller. No matter where I went with her, she was squirmy and wanted to do her own thing. Times flies by so fast, and now 26 years later you realize how precious those family moments are together.

Troy is now 6 months old and watching him in this week's episode was so amazing. He is now 21 lbs and is the 95 percentile of height and weight. Briana thinks he's going to be a line backer for the Chicago Bears.

It was so sweet for Alexis to come over to see him and bring him that adorable outfit. I know Alexis is itching to have another baby, so I'm sure it was nice for her to hold a newborn again.

Watching Tamra and Gretchen shop for Troy was "interesting." The gesture was really nice to get a little gift for Troy, but reality is Gretchen never came by with the gift she bought for him. Briana was like, "Hmmm. I never got that from her." I guess maybe she saved the things she bought for Troy for herself?

Despite where Tamra and I have been lately, she still came over and made an effort to see Briana and Troy. She gave him such darling cute newborn boy clothes and a great book. It really made Briana happy, because she loves Tamra and really wanted us to get "back together again." It was a really nice thing for her to do, despite the place her and I have been at lately.

The continued conversation about Brooks and I dating is really getting old. I really have tried to minimize the opinions of what people think of my personal dating life, not only with the ladies, but also my daughter. I am at the point in my life that I have decided I need to do what's right for me and no one else. I'll either suffer the consequences or reap the rewards and make everyone eat. . .you know what! I have tried to make others happy my whole life when it comes to my personal relationships, and that just doesn't work. I just can't do it anymore so I feel the more private I become -- the less opinionated people will be. Enough said! Bottom line is if you really care about me – let me be. I don’t need anyone helping me in this department – I got this!

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I hope you have a fabulous week and thank you everyone for being so kind. Life is short. . .or LONG. . .we just don't know that answer. Live each day as if it's your last and be around people who inspire you to be the best you can be!

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Vicki Gunvalson

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