Well I hope you are enjoying your week so far! I really had a great time watching Maurice and Paul run around in those shoes! I wish ALL men could give it a try, have a little more understanding for us girls!
For those of you you who know Portia's birthday fell on the same weekend that my children and I had planned to spend our very first weekend together in over a year in (OUR NEW HOME!). Last year I had moved in with Ken and my children did not want to come to his house. So coming home from post-rehab living at the BH Hotel, and then finding a home, mean it's been well over a year since we've had a place to call our own. This was something we have all been looking forward too! When Portia's birthday came up last minute I found myself up against the wall, but thought I would leave it up to my kids. It did not surprise me when they didn't want to go! They were happy to be home and wanted to stay put. The moment seemed OK for me to run up to say "hi" without taking away from special time so I threw on a sundress and did just that!
I didn't want to make any commitment to Kyle that I may not keep! Right now, my children are my first in healing in my recovery and are my number one priority!
Kim just do what is best for you. If you do not want to do something do not be bully by anyone even your sister Kyle to do what they want. Everyday is a brighter day and enjoy life.
The prom scene was just strange to me. You making chicken salad (with your fingers...yuk). Putting it in a pretty bowl, putting out cupcakes, etc. Who were these for? If you have already done this 3times you know the couple goes out to dinner before prom. Maybe it was a set up for the show? Right after they left you started putting things away. Personally the set up scenes drive me crazy. Just be real.
Sam64 That was a very ugly comment. Apparently you have never had to host a prom party for the current generation. The kids go together in a group and come over with their parents for pictures before going out to eat. I have hosted two of these and we had food (including cupcakes) for the kids to nibble and their parents as well. Just because you didn't see anyone else doesn't mean there were not there. Maybe just not on camera
@lilylily I just indicated that the whole set up was strange to me....my opinion. Nobody else came to the house....no food was eaten (you can see at the end), they didn't even stick around for a glass of lemonaide.
So happy for you Kim. You are my favorite. Your sister, well let's just say I don't give a damn about a huge kiddie birthday party. You did the right thing. Have fun with your kids. I only have one and she is growing up way too quickly.
kim you are the best one on the show. you are honest and real. You are dealing with so much in front of the cameras I applaud your bravery!!!! you go girl!!!!
You and Taylor disappointment me. In a world that you live in you have been blessed and you can't be happy. You blame others for your problems and then you abuse drugs. So sad! you sad little women. Stay sane and drug free this time.
(1) About Kyle, I know why you are leary and weary of her. She acted holier than thou, howling that she cares for you but you did not appreciate all the while she was so full of herself and putting you down (2) About Brandi, you are in the wrong. You and Kyle had been very mean to her in the beginning so she fought back. You needed to look at the video and apologize to her. How cruel to make fun of someone on the crutch. Well she was inaccurate about meth instead of alcohol but whatever for the general audience, it basically means that you are or were an addict. So own it and stop blaming everything on Brandi.
Kim, I am rooting for you everyday. I know you can do it! Keep up the fight girl! Stand up for yourself and don't feel like you have to explain your actions to anyone. Looking forward to seeing you more this season.
Kim - it's nice to seeing you blog this time around. I support your sobriety and doing what's best for you at this time. Making amends with the people you need to is important to you and try to be above what you can. I enjoy watching the show and seeing how you interact with any negativity, in the hope that you can rise above any negativity from anyone in the future with grace! You got it!
"I missed out on everything as a child," Kim, I hope that you really get help dealing with your past. You harbor a lot of resentment and now entitlement that is not serving you well as an adult. Get active in your own life and get some distance from your sister.
you made me cry tonight so so much !!!!!! i lost my parents recently and just was so so cute and adorable you making sure your daughter prom was perfect !!!! she and all your kids are very luck to have you close and be there for her in this day so so special !!!!! i love this episode love love love and I m so happy for you!!! seeing you happy health and stunning !!! very excited for the season and love you Kyle
Kim, SOo PROUD of you!!!Keep Keeping it simple and it willll fal into place..God Bless..
I don't understand why you still have a problem with Brandi? You need to take responsible for your actions so that you can move on with your sobriety. I think that if you would take a look at last season you would see that you were the problem not Brandi. Stay strong and be honest with others so that you can be honest with yourelf.
spicymangoMy guess is that Brandi exposed her. I mean, we as viewers could see what Brandi saw. Kim probably hates the idea that Brandi cried out what was obvious.
Bigwednesday spicymango Honestly I think it was Taylor that made Kim talk about Brandi. She didn't start the convo
Bigwednesday spicymango Brandi didn't expose her. Kyle did. If Kyle hadn't said what she did at the end of season 1, Brandi's comment wouldn't have had any relevance. Brandi's comment hurt because it wasn't far from the truth. I'm not saying that it was right for Brandi to say what she said, but if Kim is going to hold a grudge against someone for exposing her, it should be Kyle.
Kim YOU ARE DOING SO GREAT!!! You are a wonderful mother and sister - I wish you well
Really? Wonderful mother and sister? I hope you know her personally to make this comment.
shantel27 email@example.com I don't think she has to 'know' her personally to make this comment. she's just commenting on what she sees in the show. Just like the rest of us... I'm sure near none of us know any of these women personally, yet look at the 1000's of comments.. its a blog. that what a blog is for
So glad to hear that you are doing well and getting along in your sobriety! The only thing I'm still confused about is why you believe you have any reason to be upset/angry with Brandi. To be quite honest, you were the one that began the 'feud' if you will with Brandi by attacking her, hiding her crutches, consistently teasing her and making fun of her. As she said at the last reunion, all she wanted to do was leave that party, but because you were so cruel in taking away her means of mobility, she couldn't do that. Part of sobriety is taking responsibility for the people you have wronged and Kim, you have wronged Brandi. You owe her an apology, it's as simple as that.
all this being said....Kim didn't meet Brandi until "game night" ..Kyle, (Mrs. Jellie) of course, shared her own impressions of Brandi with Kim beforehand. Kyle cackled, along with Taylor and Faye at that charity party. Kim wasn't present at the event where one of Brandi's son's "relieved himself" after getting out ot the pool at Adrienne's event.
Kyle isn't Mrs. Switzerland ---- she's Mrs. Swizzle Stirrer.
Kim...please be the smart cookie we know you are. So happy to see the scenes with you and your sister Kathy. It was so clear that you care for eachother dearly!
Good for you.I thought your response was honest. You took the time to make the party while still making clear what your own needs and priorties were. Nice to see you looking so well.
basically, with Brandi, YOU started it. She has owned up to her part, but you played the biggest part....saying "I don't like her" in your buzzed state. You and Kyle started the whole feud. You did. Own up to it, or you won't ever be able to recover. I hope you do cause I do wish you the best.
Good for you for getting sober, it must be very difficult in the environment you socialize in. I also understand why you might have been hesitant to attend a child's birthday party, I don't get why all these people think your adult and nearly adult children should have to attend a preschooler's ridiculously over-the-top birthday party.
However, I have watched some of the videos of upcoming shows and I hope as the season progresses you display more maturity regarding Brandi. You and Kyle were vicious to her last season, you need to accept that and you owe her an apology as much or more than she owed you one. If you can be friendly with that crass Dana (why is she even getting a second of air time) you can certainly tolerate Brandi.
Portia has a birthday every year Kim - you should have been aware of that at least and knowing Kyle assumed there would be a party. So Portia's birthday didn't come up at the last minute. Her party might have - but not her birthday itself.
MommaJ I have to disagree here. Not all people are coming home from re-hab and moving their kids into a brand new house. It was a starting over point for all of them, and quite frankly, while I'm proud of Kim for making the effort to go to her neice's birthday party, I believe she was right in wanting to stay home with her own children and take the time to get back together as a family, which they all desperately needed. She was absolutely right to say, 'I need to check with my children first, because we have this planned." Portia does indeed have a birthday every year, and it's very likely that Portia will remember tid bits of this party...in other words, Kim has years and years worth of birthday parties to make it to. That weekend was for her, and her kids to reconnect, and she rightfully made that a priority.
MommaJ That bday party for Portia was a month after her real birthday. Bet she had two parties.
It was nice that you did show up to the beautiful portia's b-day. Family is so important to kids. You look good it looks like you have your sparkle back. I can't believe the girls asking you all those questions about Ken, but I'm sure that they are just meaning well but you should've told them "None of your business:" but you handled it well and again you are really look good and happy. It takes time to fix all that went on before you went to rehab but it'll come,,your on your way. So keep going the way you are and all will fall into place. I give you a lot of credit for getting the help its not easy. We have a brother going through much worse than you and he got help and we are almost back to what we were before. It just takes time. Keep going your doing great from what I can see. I still have'nt seen you be silly this season, you'd really make me laugh when you'd get into your silly mode. Good Luck to you and Take Care of yourself.
I'm sure that Kyle came to your girls parties when they were little and hauled all her kids there too. Portia deserves her cousins to be there. I think it was selfish that they were home and didn't come. I hope that I don't hear how all season your recovery prevents you from participating in the show.....why did you sign on again so soon after your treatment? I don't want to sound so unsympathetic but if your recovery and-kids are your number #1 concern now...why do the show? All the girls do is drink on the show. I can only think you must need the money to put yourself and family through this. Don't still be mad at Brandi for calling you out on your substance problem...it was not news to us watching or your family. I do hope recovery is successful for you.
Sam64 Lucky for you that you've never had to deal with trying to stay sober. The first year is so crucial, and they do have to put themselves first. Supportive families have to respect that. Aside from the fact that she needs the money, Kim has stated that she hoped that she could help to inspire others that are suffering from alcoholism.
Brandi didn't 'call her out' on her drinking problem. Brandi accused her of being a meth-head. Huge difference. That's what Kim was angry about, and I don't blame her. Brandi loves the attention she gets from playing the victim.
SMD66 Sam64 I'm not saying that what Brandi did was right, but I have to disagree. Kim and Kyle started it. They are the ones who made it about Brandi; they made her a victim the minute they started picking at her (Kyle started at her charity event). They shouldn't have been surprised when Brandi fought back (especially considering the fact that Kyle had been bullying her in a passive-aggressive manner for a few episodes already...). Then they had the nerve to demand an apology as if Brandi was solely to blame.
Also, Brandi's "meth-head" comment wouldn't have been given any air if it didn't hit so close to home. The reason Brandi's comment hurt so badly was because Kyle 'called Kim out on her drinking problem' back on season 1. Remember? Kyle. Kim's sister.
Kim seems to be holding onto resentment and she doesn't want to take responsibility for anything at all. If Kim wants to blame anyone for the mess her life was in last season (and prior) it should be herself--> and her dear sister for making her personal issues public.
So awesome to see you this season Kim! :) i think you found your self worth. Good for you keep up the good work!!! I am sure your sister has good intentions but stay strong and don't let her get to you. You may love her with all of your heart but that doesn't mean she has to be in your life. Stay Strong ~ Stay Healthy!
Thats the way to do it, spend a little time with your niece and then your own kids. Don't live for your kids though, you first now.
Hi Kim I'm glad that your bloging this season. Please try to get Brandi out of your system, It would show that your healthy and able to be a forgiving person. Watch out for Taylor she was the problem between you and your sister.
Congrats on getting help! That is such a difficult and courageous thing to do. Now you need to apologize to Brandi. You were in the wrong and you owe her an apology. Brandi is so much fun, not a gossip and could really be a good friend to you. If you can handle her honesty - i think you two could really enjoy each others company and have lots of laughs.
My view is I think you are really not nice to anyone, I never see you doing anything nice for anyone or even having a pleasent conversation with anyone. I think Brandi helped you by telling you the truth, I hope and pray you are in recovery. I would not even hastitate to going to one of my family memebers Birtday party, I thought it was mean of you to act like it was so much trouble to go to your own nieces party. I hope we see you doing good things for people this season instead of the poor Kim all season
sandy47 Your comment is not nice and her kids should come first. If she had made plans for her children to come and visit her so they could all be together for the FIRST TIME IN A YEAR why should she back out for a party that she learned about last minute?
Kim - congratulations, we are seeing a "new you"! I noticed when Brandi was gossiping about Taylor, you didn't really react. Good for you! That shows how far you've come. I think it's disgusting that Taylor came up to you, clearly drunk, slurring her words. She should be ashamed of herself.
Meanwhile, you are sober, beautiful and dignified. That's one of sobriety's biggest rewards - not having to look at yourself and cringe. Trust me, I know!
Only other recovering alcoholics "get it", and understand how hard it is in the beginning. I promise you it will get easier and don't do anything you're not ready to do! You and your sobriety come first for now because without out it you can't be anything to anyone. My heart is with you and I wish you all the happiness in the world!
i don't understand....Brandi was never gossiping about Taylor...it was the other way around...and when Taylor was doing that, Kim called for Adrienne "you gotta hear this".
AudreyEH myfairlady12I think the o.p. got the two confused. Rewatch the episode as it was Taylor playing the gossip role. The only thing I noticed Brandi say about Taylor was that Taylor ignored her.
AudreyEH My BAD! I meant it the other way around! TAYLOR was gossiping about BRANDI! And, yes, she did call Adrienne over, but she look uncomfortable and didn't jump all over it like she used to. I think they are going to become friends.... They should all rid Taylor Trash from their lives for good! Why is she on this show?!!!
good call myfairlady---and thanks for clearing that up:O)
Kim did look uncomfortable, and thinking about it now...most likely called Adrienne over to rescue her from that Trashed Taylor.
Yikes.. if I was in that spot, I'd have shouted for anyone to please step over here...listen to this... (please help me end this conversation...)
Glad to see you moving in the right direction. . .now why don't you make some real progress and apologize to Brandi? I still don't understand where all of your anger and angst regarding her comes from as you were horrid to her from the very beginning. Jealousy does not become you, and it will stop your wonderful momentum in its tracks. . . do the right thing, we are all waiting for it.
man, I am going out on a limb here, against what most fans are saying. Kim, I only wish you the best as I am sure most of the fans do. But I do think Kyle wishes you the best as well, unlike most of the fans here think. It just seems to me she doesn't know how to do that. Is she opinionated as well as her husband? YES! They both need alnon, maybe you should "delicately" suggest it to them, saying it comes from fans. Which it does.