Cast Blog: #RHOBH

It Gets Real

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

It Gets Real

Lisa admits that sometimes hindsight is 20/20, and discuss the Taylor and Cedric situations.

When I saw this week’s episode, it struck a chord in me of how real this show is.

We start in Villa Blanca on the night that Kyle and I had planned to have dinner, which is certainly a rare occasion, especially when you are married and lead such busy lives. It is not always that easy to take time out and catch up, and trying to do that in my own restaurant is a difficult task to say the very least. So we proceeded to chat and lo and behold Kyle receives a text!

I have always maintained that one of the reasons for our rapid decline as a group was the fact that Taylor had instigated the problems in New York, That never sat well with me (and at some stage later I do pull her aside). Now was I pleased when she announced to Kyle that she was coming to join us wanting to discuss her marital problems? Ummm, let me think about that for a Also Kyle warned me not to mention New York as she felt that on this particular occasion Taylor wanted to open up to us, and that it would get complicated to include the previous fiasco.

So Taylor arrives, and I sit there supremely irritated at her hand holding and giggling. I don't know maybe it was ridiculous of me to show my irritation, but there you have it. That is exactly what I mean about the reality of this show.

I like all the women, but Taylor running to Camille and repeating what Kim had said, always stayed in the back of my mind...When I see Camille in her interviews, my heart really breaks for her. I know she really tried to conceal her emotions and keep hidden the fact that her marriage was in complete turmoil. Even when she went to New York, I knew she was conflicted and I reached out to her a little later, trying to offer her some sort of support in this upsetting and humiliating situation. Her husband had been hinting to her, and she had mentioned it to me, that he wanted to stay in New York. Camille, whatever you think of her and I am totally aware of the negative feedback out there, was falling apart. And to slowly watch your marriage unravel for all the world to see is something that must be extremely difficult to deal with. So when I became aware of that I felt some sort of empathy for her.

Moving on, the road trip to Santa Barbara was an afternoon filled with a multitude of emotions. I am fully aware of my husbands enthusiasm to have our house back to normal and Cedric move out, but it is not that simple. Did I feel at that time, shall we say, taken advantage of? Absolutely. Am I sure his story hasn't been exaggerated? Well, at this time I'm not sure, and so the story continues. But I have to say I knew something wasn't quite right, but when you open, not just your home, but every family situation, and basically your heart the only thing you want in return is undivided loyalty.

Anyway, you must be getting bored listening to me waffle on!

And as we near the end of our first season I want to thank all of you, I love your comments and get ready for the is unbelievable!

Love always, Lisa.

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kim thinks Brandi and Kyle's fight at poker night had very little to do with her.

Today’s episode started exactly where we left off, back at Eileen’s poker night. I remember just wanting to leave so badly that I just kept on walking and didn’t even see the physical altercation between Brandi and Kyle. I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I mean one is my sister and one is my friend. I wanted to make it right, so I tried to speak to Kyle, but there was so much chaos between her and Brandi. Then the other girls joined in and at that point, I was frustrated and honestly wasn’t feeling well. I just wanted everyone to let me go home! This drama may have been about me at first, but it definitely ended up being about those two and whatever residual animosity they had towards one another from the past.

On the following day, my pain got even worse, so I spent the whole day getting tests done at the doctor’s. Next evening, I was admitted to the hospital. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had been struggling with bronchitis and pneumonia for weeks. Well, the doctor said I had a fractured rib, ruptured disc, and hiatal hernia, which was caused by the increased pressure from coughing. No wonder I was in so much pain before poker night! I was in the hospital for nine days. But I'm happy to announce that I’m currently healthy and well!
Even though my family and I are going through some tough times right now, I feel stronger than ever because I need to and want to be there for Monty, my daughters, and son. All you moms out there know, we don’t get days off! Although it seems like I have a lot going on, that’s exactly what I love about my life! Planning my daughter’s wedding is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever done. I can’t believe my babies are all grown up, and I could not be more proud. Taking care of Monty has been bittersweet--it’s so painful to see my best friend slipping away, but at the same time, our relationship is stronger than ever. We’re treasuring every moment we have together. Don’t mistake my sadness for weakness. If I were not strong in my sobriety today, I could never do the things I’m doing. Thank you to those who have shared their kind words and support!
Speaking of family, my favorite part of the episode was seeing Yolanda with her son. Oh my goodness, I really related to them, because I’m going through the same thing with my son, Chad. Family dynamics change, and it does get lonely for both Chad and me now that our girls have left the nest. But this is also a special bonding time for us--yes, he’s totally going to have to hang out with his mom more, which both of us don't seem to mind at all! 
XO Kim

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