Cast Blog: #DCHOUSEWIVES

Truth, Whining, and Positivity

Secret Thoughts

A Rewarding Experience

Man Rule Refresher

Wine Woes

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Bullying Tactics

Something for the Grandchildren

Man Rules

McGyver, Jack Bauer, ... Jason Turner?

Just Say ... Yes?

Love, Communication, and Mutual Respect

Mary's Best Moment

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No More Drama

Edge of Your Seat Drama

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Q and A With Stacie

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Shining Just Where We Are

Time to Press Delete

Mary's Worst Moment

Be Careful Who You Trust

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Gracious Offerings from Burkina Faso

No Stones Left Unturned

The White House Cirque Begins

Miss Understood

There's Nothing Pretty About Being a Mean Girl

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"Some People are Not Destined to Be Friends"

Ask, and I May Tell!

I Live for "Today!"

High Heel Fatigue

The Many Faces of Mary

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Let's Hear it for the Boys

This Oasis is Not a Mirage

What is Salahi-ism?

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Time Is a Healer

Vineyard Vindication

Breaking the Man Rules

Who wants to Shoot Tareq?

Making Wine, Housewives Style

Reality Check

Grape Expectations

I Laughed, I Cried, I Cringed

Truth, Whining, and Positivity

Lynda apologizes for "whining" and tackles the truth behind the party fallout.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me the "get out of jail free" card last week. I have enjoyed reading most of your comments and I would be Tweeting like crazy by now, except that someone has hijacked my name! I have a Twitter imposter, can you believe it?! Until I can work things out with Twitter, my blog will just have to do for now. You can also learn more about me on my personal website: www.lyndaerkiletian.com. Here are a few things I'd like to comment on about this week's episode.

My Whining... Mea Culpa! I should have been asked if I'd like some cheese to go with my whining over Virginia wineries! Shame on ME! Since I posed the question, "Are there any good wines in Virginia?," I have since made it my mission to learn more about Virginia's fine wines. I recently attended a reception for the Eco-Chic Awards recipients hosted by Fashion Group International and I had the opportunity to taste Paradise Wines from Clifton, Virginia. This wine was so delicious that at the end of the evening, I bought the remainder of the wine left over from the event! I will also be watching "Vintage" on PBS in November, a documentary by Charlottesville-based Silverhorn Films about the Virginia wine industry. That should whet my palate as I plan a wine tour through the beautiful Virginia countryside with my girlfriends this fall. I'm looking for any recommendations you might have. So bring it on, Virginia wine lovers! I look forward to your suggestions... You can rest assured that we will have a designated driver!

Paul's Birthday Soiree and The Disappearing Act What can I say?? My heart went out to Paul on the evening of his birthday party. I had received a call from him minutes before the party was to begin. He was slightly panicked that he was unable to reach his party host, Michaele, who had promised to pick him up at the Four Seasons and escort him to his party. Awkward... I'm glad Charlotte explains in this week's episode what transpired behind-the-scenes. I just don't understand how they continue to grandstand and call themselves party hosts, but when it comes to picking up the tab, the Salahis appeared to have pulled a vanishing act. Poof... As the smoke clears, the truth will set us free.

S5A's Key To The Cure I'm so proud to be a part of Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase's annual Key To The Cure benefit to help raises funds for women's cancer research. In this week's episode, you see THE Artist Agency models participating in their informal fashion show. I'd like to thank the models who volunteered their time for such a worthy cause. The next Key To The Cure to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund will take place in October at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and online. To find out more and see how you can help, go to http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Promo/keytocure.jsp.

Ommmmmmmm... Let's Be Positive I received many thanks for the poem I posted in my blog last week. Each week I will leave you with a positive, uplifting poem, affirmation, or quote from one of my favorite books. I recognize that there is always room for improvement. I think of myself as a constant work in progress. I leave you today with a few lines taken from The Faith That Heals by Fenwicke L. Holmes published in 1927 by Robert M. McBride & Company:

We lose faith in the world only because we see its weaker side. We could never lose faith if we saw only the strength and goodness everywhere. There is good all about us, if we will look for it. Someone said once to a certain woman, "I believe you would see something good in the Devil." To which she replied, "We might all admire his persistency." The universal law is that as we sow, we reap. If we sow to the wind, we reap a whirlwind.

Peace & Blessings, Lynda