I’m sorry I missed my blog last week, I was actually out of the country on an award insurance convention in Whistler, Canada. It was a great trip, but always good to be back home.
Briana's little baby Owen who is now four weeks old has had a rough week. He was in the hospital for a few days with a fever and a respiratory infection -- and was discharged today. I've been fortunate to go to OKC every few weeks. Now that she has two babies under two years old she really can use as much help as possible. Please keep Owen in your prayers and he recovers.
Now onto Bali. I am not that fond of heat and humidity (bad frizzy/curly hair), or a callous fish eating pedicure, a monkey petting zoo and any type of friendship betrayal. I had thought we would go on this spiritual journey to relax, pray, and simply bond together as girlfriends are supposed to do. Boy was I wrong!
This was a tough episode for me to watch, because I hate conflict and looking back I don't know if I handled it correctly with Tamra. Hindsight, maybe I should have gone to the restroom to discuss with her privately about what the other ladies had told me about her. I was so hurtand so upset that I really wasn't interested in hearing her side of the story. I mean. . .Why would they lie to me about it?
Tamra saying that I wanted to her to "go down" isn't the truth. I'm tired of her causing problems and never being called out on it because of people fearing her backlash. Every season and every year, she has gone after someone. I don't know if that's for the show or if it's really how she is. I cherish my girlfriends and their trust, and there is NO way I ever had any desire to see her "go down" or be hurt this year. What I do know is that Tamra is known to stir trouble with someone every year -- and I for one am tired of it. I really didn't have much compassion for her after hearing what she had been saying about everyone.
When we left for Bali, we were on really good terms, and, although I didn't really trust her with personal information on my relationship, I didn't have any issues and had hoped she supported my decisions as I did hers. In fact, she would tell me "let's us four get together for dinner" or "plan a trip together" or "go to church together," and on and on. She told me she was happy that Brooks and I were able to resolve our conflict and that she was happy for me. So you can see how I could get upset hearing what I did.
Bottom line is the hurting one another and talking behind everyone's back has to stop. I'm over it, and it's hurtful. I have come to be very good friends with Shannon and she's a great wife, friend, and mother. I was proud of Lizzie to stand up for herself to Tamra and have really come to like her as well.
Heather was in a tough spot that evening and I am proud of how she handled herself as well. I think Heather has gotten some unnecessary "heat" this year -- and I for one am sorry for being any part of any hurt I caused to her.
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I hope you all are enjoying your summer as it is nearing the end. Thank you for all of your support and I hope you have enjoyed this season as we are winding down to only a few more episodes left to go.
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