Time for a Real Housewives of New Jersey blog round-up! Ratings for this season are dropping like a rock. Personally, I think it is because Caroline is not there. And three new people is at least one too many. I have always said these shows would do better with less housewives. We would be able to get more involved with their lives and get a truer picture. Alas, we are programmed to live for the table flipping scenes which is not what initially drew me to reality TV. Dina promises there is a lot of drama to come, so perhaps the ratings will pick up. Anyway, let’s see what the pertinent part of the blogs are this week!
You didn’t see my Christmas, because I had a quiet dinner at home with Lexi, my parents, Tommy, and some close friends. I’m cherishing every last second in my home and with my husband, since I am well aware things may be very different by the time next Christmas rolls around. So there’s that…I’m actually not a Grinch!
As you can see there’s a bond forming between me and Nicole. There is a quiet understanding between women who have experienced divorce and single motherhood. Well maybe with me and Nicole not so quiet, but we ARE here to share our journey with you! You will see throughout the season I get almost protective of her. She’s got a very sweet soul, and I want to see her married again to an amazing man who deserves her. I don’t know about you, but I would have shoved that plastic shoe right up Bobby’s ass. That was totally a purchase made on the way to her house and I LOVE that her mom Santa called him out on it! SO FUNNY!
Bobby took issue with Dina’s comments. I’m sorry I forgot where I read that, probably Reality Tea or someone sent me a link. Bobby says that was a “stocking stuffer” gift and there were real Christmas gifts off camera. Can someone explain to me why Tommy and Dina are divorcing? I admit to not caring enough to look into it. Dina doesn’t seem to want the divorce and they still live together? If he has someone else, reading about her spending Christmas with him must be painful. Sidenote: Dina’s blog is full of promotion for her site, her mother’s bracelets and all sorts of stuff.
Did you like our Christmas puppy surprise for our girls? We lost two dogs last year (Crystal and Maximus passed away), and they’ve been asking me for a little puppy for years. I wasn’t sure, but Gia was turning 13 so we thought she could handle the responsibility and she’s done a wonderful job. Bella is a Maltipoo. Her bed is in Gia’s room, but she takes turns sleeping with all of them. The girls have never been so excited for a present. Seeing their faces all lit up was everything to me and Joe.
Teresa’s ghostwriter for her blog (and he NYTs Best Sellers), Heather did not have much to work with this week.
Watching this episode makes me think about two things that I wish I could go back and erase. The first was making that statement about why we wanted to move and the second was not listening to my gut and going through with the sale of our Montville home to the person who bought it.
There has been a lot of nonsense out there surrounding the status of our Montville home so I want to clear some things up. When we said we sold our home last year, we truly believed we had. We signed a purchase contract and agreed on an extended close. Joe builds and sells houses for a living and a lease-purchase agreement is nothing out of the ordinary. We would have NEVER moved our family into a rental or bought a property in Franklin Lakes if we thought otherwise.
I can’t say too much more as we are currently taking the appropriate legal steps to remove this person from our home. Just know that the ridiculous stories he sends to bloggers are just that.
And yes, once everything has been sorted out, we plan to move back to Montville while Joe continues to build the house in Franklin Lakes. Why? Because it makes the most financial sense. There is no reason to continue to pay for a rental and leave that big house empty.
At this point, we are still building the house in Franklin Lakes and will decide at a later date which house we’ll put on the market. It will all come down to what is best for our family, but I promise when I know, you’ll know!
But what about the beavers in the walls? I want to know more about the beavers in the walls, dammit!
I wanted to clarify a few things from last week before I get into the details of this episode, especially after reading the twins’ blogs (I can’t help myself). The only thought that comes to mind with them is… chill out! None of us should take ourselves so seriously, especially considering we signed up for a reality show. I really hope everyone can see that I like to cut up and have fun. I am giggling the entire time during my interviews. There will be moments that I tease others and moments that I get teased, nothing more than good-spirited fun. We are not curing cancer, nor am I conducting my oral thesis for a PHD.
I do have to make one point about my term, “Guidette Book of Etiquettecy.” OK, everyone, if you are going to give me grief every time I make a grammatical error, you are going to have a lot of material. Yes, I did graduate from an Ivy League school, but that was seven years ago and I have been a mother ever since. My brain has officially leaked out of my head. I have traded in my books with subjects that included neurophysiology, physiology, brain adaptation, and neuroplasticity to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
Amber wants us to know she is smart, but child birth has eroded her brain. I can believe that.
Now moving on to a funnier note! I love all my new Twitter friends who have my back. Wow, it felt great how protective you are of me already, but you can all relax, because the shoe wasn’t the only gift! Yes Mama Santa might have gotten a little nervous with the wine holder. However, Bobby did also give me a beautiful necklace that I love and wear often. I love to laugh, and this episode achieved that. I am sure because of this episode the family will tease Bobby and make sure the shoe will be on the table every time Bobby has dinner with us.
As for the Marcheses, I must apologize for saying “where did that fucking kid put my shawl?” My language was unacceptable and I did not at any time purposely mean to address any insult towards that child. Every child is precious in my eyes, and I sincerely apologize to the Marchese family. On a good note, the children really looked like they had a blast decorating the gingerbread house — every kid needs sugar once and a while! As for Jim, I found it nauseating to hear his typical obnoxious and toady remark during the sneak peek at next week’s episode about how he cannot be in the same room as Joe Giudice since Joe has indictments against him. Who is Jim to look down and judge others when the Giudices are going through such a horrific time?
Other than TeRESA’s apology, there really wasn’t too much of interest in these blogs. It was a fairly light-hearted Christmas show, overshadowed by an impeding prison sentence for the Giudices. There really wasn’t much to say.