Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you all enjoyed the day, it was a beautiful one here in New Jersey!
This week’s episode was an interesting one for me to watch. It opened the door to the viewers as to what has happened in our lives over the past year. For me, this is ancient history, for all of you it's fresh and new. It's going to be difficult to navigate through this viewing process from week to week without letting what I see and hear affect where my state of mind is right now. It also is going to be a challenge not to give away too much of how the story ultimately ends. Hey, but I'm never one to shy away from a challenge, so here goes!
What did you guys think of my sister Frannie? She's my baby sister, and as you can see, she is a huge animal advocate. I can honestly say without any reservation at all that she has one of the kindest, purest hearts of anyone that I know. Her selfless acts of kindness and at times bravery towards our four legged friends never cease to amaze me. Through Frannie my home has fostered countless cats and dogs, as well as squirrels, ducks, chickens, snakes, and as you see from next week’s preview a pig! I always joke with Fran that one day I'm going to walk into my house and find an elephant in the foyer. All kidding aside, she is an amazing human being and I am proud to call her my sister as well as one of my best friends. Fran is involved with numerous rescue organizations so if you would like to contact her you can find her on Twitter @frannielaurita. (P.S. Frito really does smell like Fritos, so he's appropriately named.)
Caroline- Boy you hit the nail on the head way back when you said" trust me when I say somethings going to happen, and guess it did with juicy joe and his wife. Love you gf your about the only one that says it like it is.
Your a venomous snake. You declared war on Teresa. Stay out of her relationship with her family. Worry about your own. That's right? your boring, you need a story-line to be relevant on the show.
Talk about boring, you sure are. Carolines the only one whose got some brains unlike you. Love you Caroline
I really like you and have all along. But Caroline, back off and out of Teresa and Joe's issue. It's really none of your business. Joe didn't pull you in, you pulled you in. Step out of it and concentrate on your own family.
Blood is thicker than water and IMO the brother/sister relationship will heal, it always does. The in-laws will always be outlaws. So let them argue, they will make up, and he in-laws never have to bother again.
Truth is sometimes even a sibling relationship comes to an end! You can't go on forever re hashing life's disagreements. Keeping it going for the Grandparents or the kids isn't always the answer. Someday all the Parties might grow up and think past themselves for once! NAW....
Caroline, you are absolutely right when both Teresa and her brother Joe need to put there spouse in check, its there relationship. In some strange way, you are telling them something there Mother should be saying. You as well as I know if those parents nipped this in the bud, by refusing to see them to they made up and wouldn't of happen all this time-yes its all about family. Same for all parents don't let your children manipulate history. Do u have parents? they could learn from this advise.
The LAST thing you should be doing is trying to play peacemaker when you haven't spoken to your sister in forever! You're looking real silly right now... Is it that dry in your personal life that you have to focus your attention on other people's issues? Hmmmm.....let me see, ok I got it; Instead of you dipping and diving in other folks business, you can start a music career like Melissa lol, write a crappy cookbook like Tre, or maybe just maybe you can reach out to your OWN family and make amends. All in all, you are my FAVORITE housewife, You are an amazing mom and wife. I just don't like when you're wrapped up in foolishness.
You remind me of a lot of the Italian women in my family (especially the old great aunts). I know that this show is cut and pasted, but you're buttin' in where you don't belong. You women get a little bit of information then you create this scenario in your head and convince yourselves that you are right, no matter what.Just because you're over 50, doesn't mean that you have wisdom and certainly doesn't make you intuitive.
Quit putting thoughts into Joe's head, he's not the brightest bulb in the room and he is easily manipulated, if his sister is taking advantage of that (which I doubt, because her's isn't much brighter), but that is their business. Let them work it out.You have your own sibling rivalry to deal with.The Bible tells us to not worry about the saw dust in your brother's eye, but to take care of the plank in our own. (Matthew 7:3)
Caroline, I adore you. You are kind of like my own mother in some ways. Like her, you mean well but there are times where you just need to let things work themselves out and not get involved. I KNOW that you care deeply for Joe and Melissa, and it is very nice of you to want to help, but as I said, sometimes its best to do nothing. If Tre and Joe are going to work out their differences, shouldn't they do it on their own time? If they can't work it out, then that is their problem.
Now, that said, you just keep being the kind-hearted mother and sweet woman that you seem to be.
I am glad you addressed the caged dogs, b/c I was feeling sick at that thought when all the other animals were running around. Hope they get let out often during filming...Cameramen can film inside while the dogs play and romp out in the yard.
Caroline, Don't care what people say about you stepping in & trying to help Ters,& Joe,I think its a nice thing ur trying to do! I get so mad when people say the things they do about you! I realy liked ur sister Frannie! She is a lot like me.There R 2 things that really upset me,1 is child abuse,2nd is animal abuse I will not keep quite about those 2 things.I vol.at a local shelter.I also am known 4 finding dogs that have been hit by a car & left to die but I take them to the vet & then find them good homes.So anyone that cares for "furry people" like I do have my respect! As for ur Chaos & Atlas at 1st I thought why R they in those cages,but then I knew U wouldn't hurt them ur too nice! I believe even if ur sister wasn't there you wouldn't have them caged! I'm glad ur back I only wish Tre, hadn't messed it up for U & Dina.That sucks! I wish Tre & her hub were off the show!'
First off, not buying this "pain in his eyes" & "pain in your heart" mumbo jumbo. Caroline needs to take a good hard look at herself in a mirror. She treats her daughter like crap on a daily basis, idolizes her two sons who can do no wrong, her husband looks like he is bored to death with her & yet she has all the answers. She stresses hard work for her children, yet I've yet to hear about what jobs she held during the marriage. She doesn't speak to a couple of her siblings, so she brings on another sister to show the world what a loving & caring person she is and how family means so much to her. New writers are needed on this boring show!!! And soon.
bittersweet4 thank you! I have no idea why Caroline is so high on her high horse that she believes she can become some sort of adviser? It's so ridiculous, fix your own family life and then try to help others Caroline. Actually.. forget that. Don't stick your nose in anyone's family business when no one asked you. That was so out of line and incredibly hypocritical. ugh.
He looks he doesn't want to be part of the show ,but he is making money like his entire family !
Amen you said well..... that is Caroline indeed ,she is a fake ,you too notice that she idolize her boys and treat the daughter in a different manner is good it wa snot only me! her hubby doesn't sounds happy not more ....
Caroline, if your so honest, just admit you have a thing for Joe! ha, it's soooooooooooo obvious!
you could care less for Teresa!
For the record, Joe didn't ask you to meet with Teresa like you said. You offered! The truth is that you stuck your nose into someone else's business in an attempt to make yourself look like the leader of the group. You were the last one on earth that should have interfered in their relationship after how you behaved toward Teresa last season. I'm NOT a Teresa fan, AT ALL, but instead of allowing her to show herself to be the jealous, hater that she really is, you had to out-hate her and make yourself look worse than her. You are not the queen of all wisdom and maturity. What you really are is arrogant and pompous, with nothing to back it up. But, I'm sure you fool some just by acting like you're the voice of all wisdom. There's always someone that can be fooled.
Caroline, during your "meeting" with Teresa it seemed like you were acting. Badly. You have no concern about her father.
When you were discussing it with your husband, and talking about your interactions with Joe and Teresa, describing them as "meetings", it was laughable. Trying to sound like you are some kind of authority, instead of just an unkind busybody trying to remake her image.
Caroline seems to have the hots for Dear Joe. What a strange twinkle I see in her eyes when she's around him.
I don't know how you stand all the crazy Theresa drama...get that girl a magazine rack cuz she's got plenty of ISSUES! You are an angel to both tolerate & help her!!
Caroline..in one of the scenes you were taking credit for Teresa caving in to your demands but Teresa was at a place in her life that she was ready to reconcile because she had mention at the table with you that her dad was in the hospital...it was Teresa who humbled herself and gave in to the reconciliation...because of her dad unexpected illness...you see sometimes when we let the sun go down on our anger towards a sibling or loved one day in and day out with no remorse...then it takes something like that...to make us realize that life is way toooo short to continue to live like that...I hope you heed your own advice on reconciliation that you were giving Teresa...The Bible says to never let the sun go down on your anger....And you hit the nail right on the head when you told Joey that Melissa had been a part of this but he shut you down right away..I hope you and Dina find your way back to each other
Quit telling everyone that Joe asked you to talk to Teresa. You called him! Mind your own business. First you say Teresa is family. Then you say you were never friends. Now you say it breaks your heart that her a Joe don't talk. Shows how fake you are.
Jacqueline does have everything to do with the fact that Teresa and her brother don't speak. Quit hiding your head in the sand. They were doing ok then Jacqueline decided to stir up all the trouble at the fashion show. All of you ganged up on Teresa at the reunion. And you can tell it was talked about ahead of time. Stop saying that you have a big heart. You just need to stir up trouble.
You are a snake. Stop saying that they ask you to talk to Teresa . Because they didn't . You told Joe that you were going to talk to her .
I watch this show in amazement! I realize, for some of you, this has been a lucrative business . I also see some of you have changed your life to the worst it can be. If you are really as disgustingly opinionated and unable to see what a horrible person you are, I feel sorry for you. Well, no...I don't. If your " advice" is so great, why is it some of your own family members won't bother with you? I can also see that Joe wanted to be on TV so bad, he truly didn't care what it cost him.
Finally something nice about Caroline. There are so many haters on her blog this season. It is really sad.
Teresa has a weird attachment to her brother and she drives a wedge between her parents and her brother, which causes so much trouble in the entire family. Why don't Teresa's parents correct her? Joe and Melissa would be smart to sever all ties with Teresa until Teresa completely changes. If that never happens, so be it. Who needs someone like Teresa in their lives?
Oh please Caroline ....you really think you know it all. Why don't you look at yourself. You're the first to criticize someone without seeing that you are also guilty of error. Stop getting caught up in pointing out the "little" mistakes in others lives while ignoring your own glaring mistakes.
All I can say is your hubby is a very understanding man to put up with all those animals in his beautiful home, mine would never and he is truly an animal lover, anyway I think you did step out of bounds interfering in Teresa and Joe's relationship, it really is none of your business, sorry but this is my own opinion and you have always been one of my favorite until the past two seasons, just involve yourself with your own family and you will be okay
nickelone12 Do me a favor: Don't talk bad about animals. What do they have to do with it?? Leave the animals alone.
Seriously, BlueSky7, you ask a commenter on a Bravo Housewives Blog to do you a favor and "don't talk bad about animals"? Nickelone12's husband wouldn't put up with those animals in his home! That's not bad she/he is stating their opinion and showing some respect to Big Al's understanding heart, geez! I'll do you a favor and tell you I think the animals are part of Caroline's story line this season. So, you might as well get used to "animals" being talked about, or stop reading Caroline's blog comments!
Caroline, I am loving the new you and I do feel that your concern for Joe and Teresa is coming from a good place.....So Kudos to you; especially after such a nasty ending to last season. As far as a crush on Joe Gorga...who cares what the haters are saying....Hell I have a crush on Him....he is just too cute!
You said that already (why did she wait two years?) more than once. Redundant much? We know you looove Teresa. She really should put you on her PR payroll.
Caroline, I come from a large Italian family who are very tight so I do understand completely where you are coming from. Don't listen to the haters. I do not think you are bossy or arrogant; I think you have a big heart and realize that life is just too short for all the pettiness. I know people always bring up that you and Dina are estranged but my feeling is that she is being stubborn and not wanting to make up yet, not you. You can only do so much and can't "make" her talk to you. Regarding Theresa, I think she is in a dream world and doesn't want to admit to her wrong doings. I am so proud to be 100% American Italian and would be highly insulted if someone said otherwise. To me, it's not a joke or funny and if someone said that about her she would not like it either. Then to attack all your children is hitting below the belt. Making reference to Chris and the car wash thing wasn't right, and neither was her comments about none of your children ever having a job before BLK. Is she blind??? As much as her comments hurt, shrug it off to her immaturity. I'm team Caroline!
You right ,Caroline had been opening every door for them .That make me so proud of my kids, they made it themselves without me! without her they will be where?
Hi Caroline, I saw it as you felt the pain that Joe was in and any good friends would do the same thing as you did for Joe. As for people don't see that, they don't know the true meaning of friendship and how they protect each other through thick and thin. I wish I had friend like you. I admire your strength, and keep strong for what you believe is right. xoxo.
Because is all for the show ratings ,they don't care about not one, but the ratings and the money they are making it!
The true meaning of friendship means denying that you were even friends with someone you had previously said were not only friends, but family? Your right, friends are there through thick and thin. Caroline failed miserably.
Meanwhile, Teresa is on a whirlwind cross country book signing tour for her 4th cookbook. Caro, Mel and Jack are all on The View....talking about Teresa. And Kathy is nowhere to be found.
You mean the same way Tre was on the cover of every issue of OK magazine last season talking smack about all the other ladies?!Unbelievable,how T's fans salways overlook all of her & Joe's disgusting behavior.