Hello my friends, sorry for the delay. It has been a struggle the past couple of months to focus on writing this blog due to the Lyme disease that has so severely affected my brain function.
Most days I stare at a blank page for hours and won’t be able to put my thoughts into words. At home, David would sometimes help me write these, but here in Florida, I have been on my own.
It’s so frustrating, because I love writing and putting my thoughts on paper, as it has always been my way of digesting my thoughts and feelings. The good thing is I am starting to have good days with clarity, so my future is looking bright. I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease.
I always look forward to reading your comments and I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog and getting to know me more intimately.
For seeming to be such a bright lady, I don't understand why you can't see Brandi for what she really is. bfrandi loves to stir up trouble, and then act the innocent after the fireworks start.
Absolutly adore you Totaly.....and dont mind any of the other olde trouts (faye) Shed be you in a heart beat.....thank god theres nothing wrong with your heart Xoxoxo
Loved this part:
"It was very interesting to see how Wendy, who is a successful newscaster, was so surprised with the way I treat my husband. Funny that people mistake such kindness with weakness. Obviously I am by no means a doormat, but I do take great pride in tending to and taking care of my man. Maybe I am old-fashioned that way, but he is the king in my household and I absolutely love it that way."
Thanks for reminding me that respecting and cherishing your mate is not a position of weakness.
Love your candor and realness as always. xo
Stop trying to make Brandy a victim. SHE NOT! She is playing you all. Please look over the tape that show you the real Brandy...not nice
I have always been such a fan or yours because you handle things with such elegance and grace. However, in this blog, your label these malicious women as "Pit Bulls", which as a pit bull rescuer, owner, and lover, I find somewhat offensive. These women are not "Pit Bulls". If they were, they would be loving, unconditionally loyal, and immeasurably kind. Perhaps compare them to snakes, because pit bulls, they are not.
With all due respect to you, while you seem like a person with an above-average sense of integrity, I do feel that one major flaw about your character is that you seem to think (certainly, act) as though you have every right and entitlement to pull two ("feuding") parties aside - like in the case of Brandi & Marisa - and order them to work things out, especially when it has nothing to do with you. I'm not sure if the show directed you to initiate that- and your heart and intentions may have been in the right place- but it shouldn't be anyone else's position to interfere in other people's issues with one another. Sure, you can defend a friend, but the way you went about it was not the right way to do it. It certainly was not the time or the place to hash out something - anything - especially when it was a very petty matter. It was no better than bickering high school girls instigating something. I know you perceive yourself to be better than that, so hopefully you are able to take this critique in a constructive way.
I total agry with you. Who the heck did Yolanda think she was? She only made matters worse. It all started as usual with Brandy putting in her 1/2 cent . Who is she to try and give marriage advice anyway. Just a trouble maker as always. Bud out Yolanda
Yolanda...so relieved to have you on show this season. Your lifestyle of health, integrity, openess, flexibility, and humility gives you a confidence and strength to balance out those on show who (sometimes painfully) don't know the same. Keep being as real as you are and giving hope to all of us that women can be profound, devoted, dynamic icons of not only great beauty, but character. You walk the talk and it shows. You and Lisa have your work cut out for you in next season....just know a lot of us watch and are inspired when women can be balanced and fair to one another. Please thank your hubs that he shares you with the rest of us! Love to you & family! (BTW, Martha Stewart has nothing on you!)
Yes, I agree! I adore you, Yolanda, and you are such a breath of fresh air to this show...just what it needed. You strike the perfect balance of independent, successful woman and a loving spouse and mother, who wants nothing more but to give and protect in every way she can to those she loves.
I love that you are calling folks out (taylor, marissa) in a composed and mature way, and simply stating if they have anything to say about anyone, they should take it up with that person directly, instead of stirring the pot. I also LOVED your sense of humor when you got in the middle of Faye and Lisa at Lisa's party and gave a funny goofy face to 1) lighten the moment, and 2) give Faye a taste of her own medicine. I understand that Lisa was not in a laughing mood, especially after being confronted at her own even and special night! Faye is so classless. David seems like a wonderful man, even more so because he expresses his appreciation for you...you are the whole package. I'm also glad to see you are loosening up a bit...you came across stuck up and uptight in the beginning. Love you, Yolanda! Keep being real, and hopefully it will rub off on the other ladies.
Yolanda you are a breath of fresh air on this show. A couple of the other ladies are such trouble makers, and they try to act so innocent. They seem to only be happy at gatherings when they are stirrng up trouble. I really think they are so jealous of Brandy. I just love the way you aren't afraid to speak your mind, and you do it so elegantly. When you see something that isn't right you say so, and I love that about you. I've never seen you act in a mean, nasty or catty way. You are a class act Yolanda!!! Don't let these women destroy that in you.
Team Yolanda! We saw the comment you made about Lisa on the Paris show & you even covered it in your blog. Typical jealous Kyle to try to make it sound like something it wasn't.
Yolanda, you, Lisa & Brandi are by far the most straight forward housewives on the show. You all have different styles on which you deliver but nontheless, the other housewives should learn you. I also deeply respect the way you display leadership in your life. You're real and a breath of fresh air which the show desperately needed. David is lucky to have you!
These people are either delusional or paid by you to say kind things about you. You are not a nice woman. You do what you want and talk about the women for doing some of the same. You talk behind some of the women's back but let one of them you don't like do it and you jump all over them as if you were some kind of saint. You stir the pot and pretend that you're just defending your friends. You my friend need to watch this season over and over again until you see how ugly you really are. You are a hypocrite and I could think of some other things but I just don't understand why most of these people don't see the obvious.....You are a BETTER THAN THOU PHONY....Perhaps you want to rethink coming on for another season because I assure you, you will be called out by the fans. They always catch on eventually!
You are just such a breath of fresh air. I love how you stand up for making your husband your "King!" Women whom think otherwise are very mistaken because I know it comes from a place of strength and love. You are a real woman and don't ever change!
Just a note to let you know that I love you! You are an amazing woman. Honest, sincere, truth seeking, outweigh your beauty. I would love to be you because you are the complete package. David is the lucky man here. I love that you do not put up with anyone's lies or backstabbing. I wish I could say that I had even one friend like you! Thank you for putting everything into perspective.
I was also wondering if you have ever written a book on your "lifestyle". You are so peaceful and I would just love to either read about you and your passion for health. (I am a very obese woman and admire your dedication, I would love to pay for a spa week with you!)
Thanks for being the part of the real housewives that I love to watch!
Yolanda there is something very, very special about you. You are the type of person that takes each person you meet sp seriously that you make them feel as if they are the only person in the room. That in itself...if a gift. Of all the housewives featured on the show you are the only person that I saw had black people in your home and that I can honestly say is a worldly person. You can go anywhere and be accepted and loved. Despite your wealth you appear whole and genuine. Keep being passionate and true to yourself and those you love and know that you are something special.
A fan of Brandi I am not. But I am Lisa's #1 fan and now Yolanda's fan as well, so if Lisa and Yolanda sided with Brandi... must be a reason. It has been a huge dissapointment to see Kyle this season. I used to like her until it became obvious a great friend to Lisa, she is not.
Yolanda, you are a great wife, and that's why you have the husband you have.
Whom ever doesn't undertsand why you treat your husband the way you do, clearly doesn't have the kind of relationship you have.
Everything about you is inspiring and classy.
Thank you for being in the show and standing where you stand.
Omg! Who are you to call out Marissa? You are unbelievable. You all need to grow up and you need to get off your high horse.
You are so hypocritical. You are just like Faye, except you play for the other team. You need to back out of all the drama you claim to hate. You were in a circle gossiping about Faye just as you accused Marisa of doing.
Yolanda is like a tank, running over everyone because she thinks she is the only one who is "right." It's starting to annoy me.
You are a real person, Yolanda and you tell it like it is...no fakeness. Nice to see for a change.
What did you think this show was about when you signed up??? People watch this show to watch the drama not to watch you pick lemons from your tree or watch Lisa make out with her dog! We watch it for the drama and girls love it. You think your so much better than everyone else and get upset with people talking about other people but in all your interviews you seem to have a lot to say about everyone else.
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2005 and after one month of medication, I thought that it was gone and I would be back to normal life again... sadly, life has never been the same after this dreadful illness. I am 40 years old but some days I feel like I am 100...
I think you are the most classy lady on this show (right up there with beautiful Lisa) and I am enjoying the new level headed "mediator". I see how sincere and reliable you are and I am glad Brandi has one more friend on this show because those other woman think they are above Brandi and have treated her very badly.
Yolanda, just shut up! You are the one who rides the white horse not Adrienne, you were so cruel to her, what goes around comes around, you have the potential of been a has been wife with your husband's history. You just came to this group, keep your arrogant comments to yourself, you are o better than them. YOu got to go!
So sorry to hear about your Lyme disease. I have suffered three times so I Know what you are going through. I am sure you are getting great care. Stay well and thank you for being a shining example of class and dignity during this season.
Yolanda you are truly a lady! I feel bad for u some of those ladies are really awful, I love how you view marriage and treat your husband you are soo refreshing. I hope you start feeling better :)
You always have something to say. Mind your own business. Brandi does not need a mouth piece. She needs therapy. Brandi is angry and hateful. Again, mind your own business. How many times has your husbanf been married. That is what you should be concerned with, if her trades up.
Agreeing once again....that Yolanda is getting as bad Brandy Her and Brandy need to stay out of everyone business.
You are always in the middle of a discussion. Brandi needs to do counseling not have a mouth piece. You keep the mess going instead minding your own business.
How hypocritical of you to talk about women working out their own problems and not instigating when u instigated the conflict between Marisa and Brandi. Also, u always talk about the "group" when clearly you have formed an alliance with Lisa and Brandi. You even said u were "representing us" at Adrienne's party. U are dividing the ladies. Lastly, it is ridiculous for u to imply that Adrienne's divorce was planned to ruin Lisa's day?! A life changing family destructing moment just to manipulate a ill party. Please, you're full of yourselves!
Yolanda you are the best!!! You're beautiful inside and out, I hope that I can make half way like you did with my kids and being almost homeless and with two kids by myself but I'll make it work just for you!!! You give strength!!! Just keep being true!!!
I love how you call all of these women out on their BS!!!! you are the best thing that ever happen to this show!!!
Your introduction on this show is that you don't play games. You instigate and perpetuate fights and ill will between these women constantly. Why do you insist on putting yourself in the middle of everyone's business that has nothing to do with you. You are just as guilty of this as Faye!
Yolanda you will always be a lady no wonder I love you so!!! Much my second name is Yolanda and my mom's name is Yolanda too!!!!!!! I just I can be like you one day all the way up here in Massachussets.
Wow Yolanda, you are certainly a very cold person. Adrienne comes to the party and all you can do is make fun of her. PLEASE LEAVE THE SHOW AND TAKE BRANDI WITH YOU. Although now with Adrienne out of the picture you will get more attention..........you are to be pitied.
It was a joy to see you in action. So many women can learn from you. Hope you're on your way to healing and getting better. You Rock Yolanda!
there's a new sheriff in town, lol. Yolanda, you go girl! 'Frayed' Resnick is no match for you. wow that was a very painful argument between Kyle and Kim...just watched it. I completely understand what Kim is saying. instead of Kyle being defensive, she should have acknowledged what Kim was saing and left it at that but, she persisted in trying to get Kim to see her point about that friggin wretch 'Frayed' Resnick. Kyle, ever trying to defend her wretched, evil, classless best bud. no, I don't like Kyle. with a sister like Kyle, who needs enemies. I'm not fooled by her tears with adrienne. phony, phony, phony. why would she come to Lisa's party. she should have stayed at him. Lisa will probably have to clan that white sofa. adrienne is so phony .... she cheated on her husband. maybe you can shed some light on what it means to be a loyal friend. we're all hoping you're getting stronger and stronger everyday.
I really like you Yolanda however I would watch it with Lisa. She is very calculating. She also has Brandi starting trouble with the other ladies. You have no idea. Things are not really as it seems
I hope you well and God Bless! I am so glad you are who you are ! I love you! Thank you for taking up for Brandie, the girls love to pick on her and get her so upset, it's so sad! So I am so glad you are a part of these catty girls! You Go Girl! LOVE!!!