Well, yesterday the Huffington Post and their awesome middle-school edu-ma-cated journalists were back in action.... *this* time misquoting the link they were promoting.
You have ONE F*CKING JOB.
It's not a hard one.
So, after yet *another* email to an editor over to to have them corrrect this piece... they did. They are just *hell bent* on my being some kind of vengeful whore.
Again.... for those who need a f*cking re-cap: I made the sign. HE approved the sign WE bought the sign.
If this was an act of revenge, then someone should take away my dinner knife because clearly simple concepts are f*cking lost on me.
How was exacting "revenge" on someone who also thought the sign was a good marketing idea?
Tonight on Investigation Discovery they aired my segment on the show: Karma's a Bitch.
They actually did a pretty good job - though I wasn't keen on the house and kids drawings that had nothing to do with me - and some weird actors.... but, otherwise... they did a pretty decent job.
The coolest part is that Bobby from Soprano's say's my name.... how *awesome* is that? lol
As such, this week I've been approached by a few more journalists and tv people and such.... and I turned them alllll down.
For one.... I was pretty sure my 15 mintues ended a long time ago.
For two.... who the f*ck still cares? I don't, for one.
For three.... I've moved on.
This entire Blog is a journey in *moving the f*ck on*. There's nothing here about getting revenge or making anyone pay for anything.... I've never participated in ANYTHING that was vengeful. Not then, not now.....
It's a bit frustrating that the REAL story should be that we are all co-parenting now. That La Novia and I are fine.... in fact - we're f*cking great.
Tonight - watching the episode - even though I was telling the truth... I actually felt really bad for her when I was talking about what I found on his found (that he called Yoga Girl a "f*ck buddy" to his friends via text on his phone which I read the night I found out about her).
I kind of don't want her to know that that was what he was saying about her.... at this point, I kind of want to protect her from that truth because..... I like her.
There. I said it: I like Yoga Girl/La Novia.
She's great with the kids.
IN FACT just today on the way to preschool The Girl said this: "I love Mommy and Daddy and [The Boy] and Bubbie and Pappa and [La Novia]."
I kind of think that's awesome.
The *real* story is that 11 months AFTER the worst day in our family's history..... we sat down at a table, we talked, I shared our family rules and *welcomed* La Novia into our family as an equal: as one of us. As a result, the kids are happy and loving their time with their Dad and La Novia.
The triumph is NOT is some f*cking sign I made to sell our home.... it's in the fact that I managed to pull through - to pull the children through.... and get us *all* to a place where we truly are ONE Happy Family from TWO HOMES.
And sure... it wasn't easy- El Capitan made some serious mistakes - which have been painfull and honestly retold on this Blog.... but, in the end - we made it.
THAT's the f*cking story.
That and the fact that I've shed 60 pounds and have someone in my life whom I *af*ckingdore*.
That's kind of really rad.
Sadly.... those aren't stories anyone wants to tell.... so that's why I passed on further interviews for now. If they want to talk about how we healed and how we're doing and how we're co-parenting...then yes. Otherwise.... no thank you.
I do owe an apology to La Novia: I promised you that I would not say negatives things about you, which I did not on the show (did I......?) - however, that was filmed back in January and I detailed what I read on El Capitan's phone. While that is all the truth.... at this point it is irrelevant. The only part that made me wince was hearing 'Bobby' say those things... hearing me say those things - because I sat and wondered fi you were watching and if those things hurt you. I made a promise to protect your identity which I always have.
However, I made a promise to protect you as a member of this family a few weeks ago - and tonight, on the TV from an interview in January, there was no protection, and for that I am sorry.
What happened then is insignificant.
What is happening now *is* significant.
The children love you- they love your mac and cheese and making butterflies with you and going to the zoo. Some women would be threatened by this - by their connection to you, I however.... find it to be a blessing. My children are lucky that you are the woman their father chose to be with you.
*I* am lucky that you were the woman he left us for.
I mean that.
So, tonight my words echoed off the screen and I instantly felt bad because I can't silence them, I can't take them back - and even if it was the truth - what matters is that that was *then* and this is *now* and .... I wasn't protecting you.
I can't go back - so all I can do is say that I'm sorry.
For those who watched the show.... it was all true and accurate for what happened just over a year ago... but - that's not reflective of where we all are now - which is One Happy Family Living in Two Houses.
It was a f*cking rough ass road..... and you are free to read through The Blog to see how we got here.... but thankfully, you'll find us HERE. Happy. Divorced. Whole. Loving. Family. Living.
Mother, "scorned wife", photographer, designer, potential blog writer and recent guest on The View.... life's been pretty crazy as of late - crazybeautiful that is!
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