I am so dreadfully sorry to hear about the argument between your parents, although it seems to me if I may be so bold, that they both have rather easy to arouse tempers which must conflict at times. That is usually the case with highly opinionated people. An example of this is Cristal Purr and Suzanne Wickon's friendship. Being people who openly void their thoughts on every subject, they are often the best of friends one day and enemies the next!
Well, even with all these extra responsibilities I am sure you were perfectly capable of dealing with it all. I saw your dress being fitted the last tie I dropped in at your house! I must admit that it looks absolutely exquisite on you! I was planning on sewing a new gown for the upcoming ball as my ice blue one is perfectly appropriate, but the other day I found the loveliest orange silk from India in the General Store and simply could not resist!