Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda reflects on Lisa's absence from the painting party for Gigi -- and from her life during Yo's illness.

on Jan 27

Hello Bravo lovers! I just wanted to say thank you for being so loyal to our show and coming back each week to watch, read our blogs, and share your thoughts.

I like to see your different responses. Obviously, I love all the positive -- but I also understand the negative comments as I know you are just judging what you see (which is only 25 percent of the whole story as everything gets edited down to a 45-minute show.)

It's funny looking back, because when I got the invitation to Carlton's Americana pool party, I took the Americana way too seriously. Once I got there, I realized the patriotic part was just a small detail. I am embarrassed to say that I was really stressed about finding a bathing suit with an American flag (thank god for American Apparel).

For sure, this was the wildest pool party I have ever been to. It felt like a Cirque and Playboy cocktail. Definitely not something my brain would come up with, but that's what makes everyone unique and authentic in their own way. David and Carlton are adorable and seem genuinely connected. They are enjoying their yearly bash together -- so at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

It was good to see Kim have so many fans waiting to meet her. I think knowing that she inspires others gives her a lot of strength to stay committed to her sobriety.

Watching Brandi with her inner circle of friends made me smile because these girls have been tight for a very long time -- and it gave B a certain confidence that was very cute. She is a tough chick. I heard her hand snap in the boxing ring. Somehow, sympathy makes her feel bad, and she does not want to be told what to do. It’s hard to step back and not smother someone you care for when they are in pain. I checked on Brandi many times regarding her hand and to see if she needed help with a doctor but again, she is an adult and went to get it fixed when she decided it was time to get it fixed.

Even though Carlton did not look too excited to see Joyce and Kyle arrive at her party, it looked like she softened by the peace necklace she was given.

Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.

What really might confuse you is why would Carlton invited people she does not seem to get along with and why do these people show up to someone’s house that they don't particular like either. . .The answer to that question is a part of the Beverly Hills Housewife puzzle that is VERY important for you to keep in mind.