Kicking Up the Dust
Kyle chronicles the ups and downs of her relationship with Brandi.
This week we get a peek into more of the planning Pandora's wedding. Pandora's wedding planner is hilarious. He certainly is entertaining! I have to say watching Lisa and Pandora plan her big day makes me excited about being able to do that one day too. On a smaller scale. . .
Seeing Taylor and Russell together is hard for me to watch knowing what I know now. At that time, it was hard hearing stories from Taylor and then spending time with Russell. But now, every time I see him, I think of Kennedy. It is so sad. My heart goes out to Taylor, Kennedy, and Russell's family.
Taylor had asked me to join her and Brandi for manicures. On my way there, I called Taylor who told me she was at lunch with Lisa and couldn't make it. I felt awkward to be meeting Brandi. We have gotten past our differences but this was the first time we spent together one-on-one. I actually like Brandi alone. I felt terrible for her after hearing how her husband left her after so many years together and having two children. I can only imagine how painful that must have been.
When we first started hearing about Brandi, we had heard she was Cedric's friend. Obviously after what Lisa had been through with Cedric, it left all of us with a negative feeling toward Brandi. Some of us showed it more than others. I wish I had not been so defensive when I first met her. We had the impression that she was coming in on the attack because of her friendship with Cedric. Lisa was especially unsettled about it. However, it was me that acted upon my feelings. We all had heard he was living with her as her "manny." Only later did we find out he was not her manny nor were they that close -- just "friendly." I regret my defensiveness. Next week our relationship takes another "blow". . .It's so hard watching this after we have made peace. Now it's time to kick the dust up again! That is the hardest part of doing a show like this.
Of course, I have to address Brandi's suggestion for entertainment at her proposed party. My face spoke volumes! I really was shocked. I think I am much more of a prude than I realized. Or maybe it's because I am a mom of four daughters . I don't really know. However, I knew her suggestion wouldn't go over well, but wasn't sure how to tell her without offending her. I think it's funny that these things don't embarrass her. I know if I went to a party and that was the entertainment I would be mortified! Maybe she was mortified that I did the splits at her get together in next week's episode.
Adrienne's Fashion show: In true Maloof style, Adrienne put on a beautiful fashion show in her backyard. Her house looked amazing and everyone was excited for her. I joked about being there for the debut of Adrienne's shoe line, but "where are the shoes?" That was because I was misinformed. At the time, I didn't know it was also a clothing fashion show and the charity Step Up was included in the evening.
Later, we all saw a sample of her "limited edition" shoe. It really looks like Cinderella's slipper. Gorgeous. I know Adrienne's shoe line is going to be a huge success!
Then there was the tension between Lisa and Adrienne. I think this is a case of "there is more than meets the eye". . . In watching a show like this , you must keep in mind that things happen off camera as well. We can't always explain everything that happens that the camera didn't see. Sooo, let's not be too quick to judge. Just keep watching!
Have a great week!