I hope you had a great week! Thank you all so much for your kind words and, for those of you who weren't too kind, please take a minute to go to Yolanda.com and read my "About" section. It would be nice for you to know a little bit about my background, which is probably very similar to yours, rather than just judging me based on an episode of RHOBH, which just seems so shallow.
Also, please remember, this is all very new to me. I have never been involved with any social media. I understand it goes with my choice of getting on the Bravo train and becoming a Real Housewife, but, in all honesty, I did not get an iPhone, Instagram or Twitter until this past august when David and i went on vacation to Europe. Of course, I have seen our children become pros, but I am an electronically challenged idiot when it comes to that stuff.
Once I got completely stopped in my tracks with a brain virus this past September, I spent most of my days home in bed without any stimulation, so I had all the time in the world to play with my social media outlets and write a blog, which I really learned to enjoy.
Anyway, on to the important stuff: I am glad to finally see Adrienne and Lisa face-to-face. Lisa has rightfully stood her ground. It was so important for them to open their heart, tell each other how they really feel, be acknowledged, accept the apology and move on. You might not be able to be best friends with everyone, but I don’t believe in enemies and I hate leaving unresolved issues floating around in the universe that can poison our lives.
It's easy to say I don't care -- but we all care and function best when we are in harmony. I had reached out to Kim a couple of times and made previous attempts to see her for a coffee, so I wa happy she was finally here. The mom in me really wanted to be a strong source of support for her because I feel in my heart that her recovery is a really lonely road to travel.
I was actually excited to go to Ojai. It's the perfect place and I was really hoping to connect with all of the women on a deeper level. So far, it has been filled with very shallow conversation because they always end up rehashing the past -- but I am hopeful that that will soon change.
Congrats to beautiful Alexia! I think she will be better off asking the driving school for lessons -- Kyle seems a bit uneasy in the passenger seat.
I am really excited to see opportunities come Brandi's way. She is a beautiful woman and deserves it. I can't wait to read her book because I am sure it's going to be in true Brandi form. We come from similar backgrounds (just different cultures) and we make different choices in communication skills. I just really appreciate her directness and honesty. I also respect the fact that she is not sitting on the couch weeping, but working her butt off to make a life for herself while supporting her boys.
It's endearing to see Lisa care for and support Brandi. I love it!
I felt such sadness when Brandi made a comment about the wrinkles on her thumb because she really means it. Infidelity leaves such a brutal mark on a woman's psyche and self worth. I know because I was there many summers ago, but it still hits home. You will see our bonding process in the coming episodes.
I can't help but feel bad for Kelsey Grammar having a bunch of girls discussing his private parts. So disrespectful. . .so high school. . .
I came from Washington, D.C., because David had a show at the Kennedy Center. Even though he was so kind to drop me off close to Ojai, I still got there late and the girls had already settled in and were having cocktails. I love how Lisa thinks I should have gotten the cupboard. Haha. Honestly, the house is so stunningly beautiful that I would have been fine bunking up with three girls if i had to. I did not come to Ojai for a luxurious vacation but for the camaraderie with the girls.
I love Kim's speech at the dinner table. It's so appropriate for this group of women. Unfortunately, they did not hear a word she said because they went straight into rehashing the past and the drama begins there. . .Unfortunately I got off of the plane with a terrible migraine and had a hard time focusing on any of it. All I remember thinking is why do these woman talk to each other this way -- which all of you know the answer to better then me.
Have a great week, talk soon,
p.s. (to me): my husband is the most extraordinary human being i have ever met and his kindness, dedication and commitment to philantrophy far exceeds the grammys on the piano and for that i’am honored and thankful to be in his company everyday! and yes in my household, he is king!