Sorry to be late to the game. The whole house has been battling a cold that seems to be going around, and I couldn't get my blog out in time after the finale. So...I am touching on the finale and the first episode of the reunion.
First, I want to say what a gorgeous party Lisa V throws. She really knows how to throw a party in style. It was elegant, tasteful and stunning.
At first, I really wanted to keep my distance from Lisa Rinna. I didn't want there to be any issues, and it was obvious that the air needed to be cleared after her ruthless behavior in Hong Kong. It felt reassuring to share my experience from HK with Kim as I know she's certainly experienced the wrath of LR. I felt I needed someone who could not only understand what I was feeling but could also make me feel less uncomfortable about being at a party with "the mean girls." I was so thankful that my husband was by my side, because enduring HK without him felt like I was living someone else's life. I've never traveled without either my husband or my children, and I'm not sure I ever will again! LOL.
Lisa R has clearly caused a lot of arguments and drama with the ladies in this group, and I can see now that it was just my turn, probably as the new girl. I was an easy target. When she brought up the situation with me and Erika again, I couldn’t believe it! It was so obvious she was just deflecting and looking to get more people attacking me. The insinuation that I have been taking about or torturing Erika the last four months is so preposterous, it's almost comical. There seems to be a lot of fabricating story in this group sadly.
As for Erika, I would like to move on. We’ve both said things about each other, things have been massively blown out of proportion, and it's reaching a point of insanity. She's asked me to move on, she made it clear she didn't want to argue anymore or rehash things, but only time will tell how much of that is true. I have high hopes, but from the last conversation at the reunion, it seems that there is yet still some residual angst, so I guess for her it will take time, but in the meantime, I will remain hopeful.
The way I talk...aka, my accent! How funny...who would have ever thought it would be such a fun topic of conversation for people?! I personally couldn't really tell the difference between my fashion show press video from five years ago and today, but, oh well. It's the way I speak. I don't have to make any excuses or apologies. Sorry I don't speak like you, yet not sorry at all! Having a laugh about it is fine. I know how to have a laugh and not take such silly things so seriously. Like it or not, this is me, so ‘nuff said.
The most difficult thing for me about the finale and the first episode of the reunion has been how the women have spoken about and treated my husband. Erika is the one who invited PK into our conversation with all the women. He did not insert himself in our conversation, nor did he feel it was his place to fight my battles, BUT he is of course as frustrated and protective of me as I would be of him. PK did say to the women that if their husbands were present he would be speaking to them and then like a true gentleman excused himself from the conversation all together. PK has always been a straight shooter. He speaks his mind as do I, and he is the kindest and most generous soul I have ever known. He is fundamentally good down to his core. He, much like me, likes to lighten situations with a laugh. We have a lot of banter in our house and in our lives, and we are surrounded by people of the same nature, therefore the assumption that he's anything other than sweet, gentle and kind is unwarranted and without any basis. He is the furthest thing from a nasty person, in fact. Anyone that knows him would laugh that off as a joke.
At the end of the day, after everything, what matters the most is your family and true friends, and I’m so incredibly fortunate to have such loving people in my life. Not only do I have the most amazing, loving husband who is my rock, I have incredibly strong friends that I’m so thankful for. One being Lisa V, who stood up for me time and time again, I absolutely adore her and our friendship. I couldn’t have gone through what I have this season without her. Kyle is also so fun and sweet and has been a big help to me.
Until next week. We're nearly at the end of this crazy ride.