I fell sorry for you because you need help,hope your daughter is doing good because it is not fun when someone past away because i know i lost my son and that show is making you look bad.
Thank you to everyone that has contacted me about Briana's health. I thought it was important to give you an update. Last week Briana went back to the doctor to have her 6 month checkup on her thyroid nodules. After the doctor conducted an ultrasound on the nodules, he noticed that they had grown and ordered another biopsy. Today, she had over eight needle biopsies done on her neck and we will now have to wait about seven days to find out the results. Assuming she will have a benign result, we then have to entertain the option of having her thyroid and all the nodules removed. She's been very brave through this entire ordeal and I'm so proud of her. She's the "wind beneath my wings" and I love her so much and I am praying that she can be healed and can put this behind her.
It makes some of this drama on this week's episode even more difficult for me to watch, especially seeing my daughter's health compromised. I'm not proud of the way Alexis, Tamra, and I have been fighting. Frequent arguments are not a part of my "normal reality." As we have all said before, TV reality seems to bring out "camera balls" and I just don't understand why. How can anyone think that a bunch of grown women fighting is fun to watch? I sure don't.
As I mentioned in last week's blog, I invited Briana with me to San Francisco for several reasons. She had just told me about her thyroid nodules and I really didn't want to leave her home alone. I knew she needed my support and strength and I felt she would be a "buffer" for any drama that would come my way. Who would have known that Alexis would pull her "stint" at the lunch table while we were having a nice time! I definitely think Alexis was trying to get "camera time" and was trying to turn Tamra and Lynne against me. I thought leaving the table was the right thing to do, because I thought if I stayed there I might say something to Alexis that I would later regret. It's obvious she doesn't respect me, and I surely don't respect her. For her to instigate drama with my daughter present for NO reason was disgusting, disrespectful and embarrassing.
I fell sorry for you because you need help,hope your daughter is doing good because it is not fun when someone past away because i know i lost my son and that show is making you look bad.
Dearest Vicki, today I am watching the show and I see how distraught and frazzled you are. It was painful to watch such a powerhouse, such as yourself, to be going through so many life difficulties and challenges, especially with Briana. You are very strong. Briana is very strong. It is my desire that all improves and turns-out to be more blessings than those you have reaped in the past, like in the book of "Job."
Vikki - Big Hugs and love to you and your family! You are an amazing lady and I respect your grace and class... You are honest ,humble, wise.... and have such strength! (maybe that triangle thingy the psychic advised you on? LOL!) I love your wit and sas.... could totally grab a cocktail with you and feels like we would have known each other for years! Keep smiling pretty lady! You will have your joy!
Vicky, I don't know if you'll actually get to read this or not but I felt compelled to at least share. As most working women with children, I have the utmost respect for you and the fact that you continue to work on yourself, even after all your success. I lost respect for the rest of the ladies when they attacked you in the restaurant. Not only was it in a public place but your daughter was sitting right next to you. At that time you were still waiting on the results from your daughter's tests. They basically attacked you when you were the most vulnerable. I've worked with women like this in the past, regardless of what they know you are dealing with, they are only concerned with themselves and making themselves look good.
You obviously have grown alot from doing the show. Though you will be missed if you leave, when time is limited you need to put your energy where it can do the most good. Life is too short to purposely surround yourself with people who treat you the way these ladies did.
Good_2_B_Ex: I am confused by your comment, "Husbands come and go, but family and friends are forever." I find this statement quite offensive because not only do I consider my husband to be family, but he is also my best friend. To say that husbands come and go just goes to show how little you value the sanctity of marriage, and you are the last person who should be giving anyone advice - esp someone who is going through a divorce! I feel quite confident that Vicki and Tamra would agree!
Vicki, I admire you and your strength. A real Mother, wife and successful woman. I am so glad your marriage is getting stronger. It again shows your strength. You are the real woman on the show. Dont let their words hurt you. I would hate to see you leave due to their lack of life. Dont change a thing about who you are. In their angry and hurtful words are only their jealousy of your strenght.
Hi Vicki I would like to say my prayers are with you and your Daughter. I know what it is like to wait for answers as i am going thru the same procedures your daughter is going thru and it is hard to wait that week for answers. I wish her well and i know all will be good. I am truly upset how the lunch went and at that time they should have just shut up and not stirred up anything with your daughter around in that time. I again wish your daughter well and your family to.
My prayers are with your family and I hope you all get through this health crisis with good news at the end. I was shocked by how Alexis behaved and especially in front of your daughter much less that your daughter was facing health issues. That should have put her petty disagreement with you aside.
If she had an issue with you she should have pulled you aside and talked to you privately about it. The other wives are big girls, and if they have an issue with you they could have taken you aside as well. But no, they ganged up on you in public and in front of your child. Alexis needs to grow up. She was/is out of line
For example, just roll back the evening of the arguement at Lynn's party. In the background during one clip you will see her say "Hi" to Slade all sexy like and then she looks him up and down! She is so inappropriate it's outrageous and I hope she doesn't return next season.
Team Vicki! Woo-Hoo!
I'm sorry to say, but Alexis is right. Sometimes, the things that you say are very hurtful and offensive (even though you may not have malicious intentions). You are often judegmental and can dish it but can't take it. I think you should take a step back, consider that no one can be perfect-that includes you. You are not perfect, but yet you prance around thinking that you are and acting righteous. Not everyone is like you, Vicki. Consider other people's feelings and struggles before you speak, and stop being so judegmental.
I think you are awesome! I don't think the other HW's get it. I would love to see you quit being hurt by these selfish people. They are just too much for anyone to take!
Your down-to-earth-ness reminds me so much of my mom so I have always thought of you as one of the normals on the show. I am about your daughter's age and could not imagine going through what she is. I give her and your whole family props for dealing with this on national television. Keep on keeping on!!
You Rock!!! You are my favorite housewife and you remind me of my mother so much and that's why I think your my favorite. I love how you reacted toward Alexis at the lunch and at Lynn's dinner I would have said the exact same thing as you.
should get out of reality TV before it creates problems for you it has nothing to offer you and you are stable and successful enough with out this kind of attention and DRAMA I really admire you vicki even though your a bit over the top for me I still see the real you....god bless and stay real
vicki, you are tough on the others because you have a full life. why do you bother doing the show? time to bow out. you have enough going on and the other women really don't. hope your daughter does really well.
I have been watching this show since the start of it and this is my first ever post, that I felt I had to write. I do admire you for what you do, and being one of the only housewives who is not only just a mom but a worker as well, like most woman in the U.S. You are strong and have a great family, However, I do have a friend like you and sometimes its just too much to be around her. If your girlfriends talk to you about their personal lives, it is not up to you to bring it up to their husbands. They are talking to you in girlfriend secrecy and in pass time, that is supposed to be what girlfriends are for. Don't bring it up to their guys or other people, and sometimes you just need to keep your opinion to yourself. You wondered why your friends at the lunch didn't stick up for you? It's because they know it was true, that you put your nose in places it shouldn't be. I also love my friend who is like you, but if someone called her out for being like that, I just wouldn't say anything and hope she got the clue and would change her ways. I think you could be a great friend and not have all this drama, as long as you stayed a good friend to others and keep what your girlfriends tell you to yourself and try not to seem any better than them by putting them down. Real friends dont do that. And, I think your friends are just trying to help you because they like you, but they just cant stand it either, and want to remain friends and that will only happen if something changes.
Vickie stay strong and don't let Alexis comments get you down. Alexis lives in a fantasy world, no concept of how difficult it to be a successful working women and still be a loving mother and wife for over 25 years.
If Alexis was a true Christian she won't act the way she does...she uses Christianty as a veil that hides her self-centerness.
Vicki- I have been watch the RHOC since it's inception and without a doubt you are the HW that comes closest to the "real world" definiton of a modern day women. You have a wonderful family, you are a wonderful mom and wife and run an hugely successful business. Let the other housewives go shopping and lunch while you continue to build a business empire... I have to say I don't judge the women for the lives they live but they should be more understanding of you. Bravo to you and your success and do not ever let anyone try to bring you down...
You go girl!!!!!!
Vicki, while you many admirable strengths, you truly lack in other areas...interpersonal relationships, humility and respect for others that may think/act/be different from you! Alexis was trying to bring to your attention that you gave her crap for being on the phone with her husband during dinner. At lunch you conducted business on the phone. It's a "Vicki DOUBLE STANDARD". What is wrong with her talking to her husband? How different is it from you talking business? Actually, talking to her husband should be a lot more acceptable. But we all know that you do not include your husband, poor guy - you treat him like a puppy on a string. I truly believe that you are confused, especially in the relationship department. All because you were in an abusive relationship (first husband) does not mean you should turn into a man-hater of sorts...you are very controlling and that is a form of 'mental abuse'. You have conflict with every one of these women who have any kind of relationship with their husband, that may be different/better than your own.
Vicki, I hope you found out who really has your back. You are THE BEST HOUSEWIFE on the OC I cried with you this season & I only hope things get better for you. If you quit the show I would stop watching it because you keep it REAL. You have such a great HEART, I love to watch you with your family & cowokers you seem to truly care for your coworkers I think that is wonderful. Keep your chin up I can"t wait to see you next season.....
Vicki, u r the greatest of all the housewives of OC! U r the only smart & accomplished woman there. And ur kids turned out so well thanks to u. Look at the other housewives and their kids. Let me not even comment about Lynne & her girls. That family has issues...starting with Lynne & her husband. They talk, walk and act like they are smoking something. I also agree 100% about your comment about Alexis not working or the other housewives. Being a stay home mom myself & maintaining my home & chores is a job when you have no help at all. I do everything in my home and hardly get a chance to go out or look pretty. Alexis has lots of payed help so I don't get her logic when she says she is a stay home mom. What does she do?
Vicki, you are the greatest & you don't belong anymore on the housewives of OC. I've watched since season 1 & it has changed completely. It should now be called the "Trashy Housewives of OC". You should have ended same time as Jeana did. You are better then those other women. Also, You would be the #1 to go on vacation with. You seem to be lots of fun & no drama. Best of Luck & I think one day you will have your own reality show. I luv your husband too! He's too funny & similar to mine. He doesn't hold me back from anything and we do as we please.
Don't mind Alexis. She is so immature and controlling. Oh, and did I mention hypocritical too? I tried to like her when she came on this season, but as each episode comes, she becomes worse and worse, in my book. She has the mindset of a 17-yr-old. I just can't stand her anymore!
May I offer a word of advice about Tamra? (Btw, I am 52, been divorced and remarried, have a child from my first marriage, and I lived in OC for over 21 yrs!) Like you, I like Tamra a lot. But she is going through a very difficult, emotional time (divorce and going back to work and downsizing her home). She says things she later regrets. That has always been a "Tamra thing." She has hurt you with some things she said. My advice is to let it slide over you. She obviously loves you very much and NEEDS your friendship. She values your friendship and support. But she gets caught up between having to choose between you and her husband, and even to the best of us this is hard to do. So take what she says with a grain of salt; she doesn't want to hurt you. She obviously loves you. Just chalk it up to her being confused right now about her loyalties.
If she does go through the divorce, she will need you more than ever. You are a good, loyal friend to her. I admire that in you. Like I like to say, "Husbands come and go, but family and friends are forever." Think about it, ok?
Viki has a heart of gold and means well for everyone. She stands by her friends, does not stab them in the back, and is always there for them. She does come off a little strong but this is her personality. Now as far as Tamra, Gretchen, Lynne and especially Alexis go, that is all they tend to do is talk bad about Viki especially when Viki leaves the room.
Vicki, you are and have always been my least favorite housewife. You treat people badly. You treat Don and Jeana very badly. Vicki you think you can say anything you want to anyone, but how dear anyone say anything to you...I hope you get a clue the world is not all about you...
Vicki, glad to see you start treating Don better. I hope that once you watch this season, you will realize that you too are hypocritical; at dinner in San Francisco, you were irritated that Alexis was texting and calling her husband, but then you were on your phone at lunch the next day and that was alright because you were working! You seem to have a tough time accepting new people to your group and you definitely don't like it when they call you out on something. Ironically, you don't have a problem calling them or anyone else out.
On another note, just because Don doesn't mind you vacationing without him doesn't mean that is normal for husband's and wives to do so, nor does it mean you should force that on others. When you realize that the way someone else does something isn't necessarily wrong, it's just different, i bet your friendships will be better too.
first of all. i want to say that i hope vicki's daughter is ok. vicki is out of control. she says the most hurtful thing that i ever heard. if she would look at these episodes she would see how rude she is. she acts like the victim. she even wants tamara to side with her over her husband. IS SHE CRAZY!!!!!!! why does she think she could say hurtful things and people cannot respond? i can not stand her. if things are not going her way she cries, if they are going her way she shits all over people. i hope someone reads this to her or someone else puts their true opinions of her on here. i don't want people to praise her for her being so hurtful to people. her husband should get rid of the bitch. any woman would be lucky to have him. that gets me,: your not invited:
You are great. You have worked for everything you have. You are a great mom. Stay on the path that is true to you!
I just started watching the show last season and have to say that you have emerged as my favorite housewife. You are strong, independent and smart. I think your husband is sweet and loved the episode in which you renewed your vows.
I am praying for your daughter and hope the outcome is a good one. My mother was diagnosed with leukemia several months ago so I can sympathize with your situation. It is difficult when someone you love is in pain and facing something difficult.
Keep your chin up. Anyone who gets in the way of your happiness isn't worth your time and I wish you and your family the best!
Vicki, your only problems are Tamara and Alexis. Both are ultra self-absorbed wastes of skin with nothing to do but try to make themselves feel better about their empty and controlled lives by attacking the person who has a fulfilled and successful one. I swear I wonder why you stay on the show and put yourself through the agony when you obviously have an amazing internal locus of control and can well do without those two.
PS...Jenna was smart to leave, and I can't help but wonder how or if that move improved your relationship with her.
HOWEVER, if you stay, I will keep watching it, just to see you...excuse my language here...kick ass and take names.
Hey Vicki I can understand where you are coming from. You work full time and have grown children. I don't see a nanny running around with your kids and you confidence shows. Just remember there are always be others who will want to bring you down just because you do have it together and they so obviously don't. Alexis is a joke. She hides behind religion and uses it as a crutch. She disgusts me with the I work so hard routine with the nanny running around with the kids. You just keep being you. I know how hard it is. They don't. My marriage is happy(18+ years),I work with three teenagers still at the home. They are all wonderful kids and my husband and I have a mutual respect for one another. These chics just don't get it. I actually feel sorry for all of them. They are just puppets on a string. Hang in there and don't take any crap from Alexis. She needs to take a good hard look at herself(which I'm sure some soul searching can do) before she starts her holier than thou I work so hard attitude.
I really think this season brought out your true colors. You are mean to your friends and your poor husband Don. Take a step back & WATCH yourself. This season's Vicki is Mean, Mean, Mean...
Vickie, You have more class than the rest of the women put together. If I were you I wouldn't hang out with Alexis anymore. All she is is a mean, conceited, classless hillbilly. You don't have anything in common with her and be glad for that! I hope all turns out well with your daughter!
Love the show but seriously....season 5 episode 13...when the girls are at lunch....Vicki made me want to puke!! You are rude and think everyone should bow down to you. You can talk mean about everyone else behind their back but when someone comes to you and confronts you to your face about your mouth you get pissed and run out of the restuarant like a 16yr old!! Grow up! If you dont want to hear what everyone has to say to you then learn to keep your mouth shut behind everyones back! You have a job, BIG DEAL!! SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD!! I think the issue is that you are jealous that Alexis is younger, hotter and doesnt have to work AND that she stands up to you and puts you in your place!!!! Again.....GROW UP!!!
Vicki, you hang tough woman! I admire your honesty and integrity. While I do believe the camera's do play a role in bringing out "cat fight drama", in the end all that matters is who and what we really are. You are one classy lady. I will pray for your daughter! :)
Vicki, frist!! my heart gose out to your daughter. I have 4 girls of my own. You are my favorite housewife!!! I love your story!! and I love the way you tell all those FAKE Housewifes like it is!!! Total!!! Camera time for Alexis! she has nothing to stand on not even her faith. She is so FONEY!!! from head to toe!! country hick!!! She was lucky you held back on her!!! anyways and all those 2 face so call friends of yours WOW!! they should all be ashamed of them selfs acting like a bunch of High School Girls. STAY strong Vicki don't leave the Housewifes or I won't watch anymore.....
Okay, you could have gone to the party. Seriously, a 30-45 minute lunch break to attend wasn't going to run your business into the ground....especially since you obviously weren't so busy you were able to send one of your staff. If you want play 'holier than thou' then you need to act it. Alexis is a piece of work, the fact that her mother made her 'feel like a breath of fresh air' (learn how to use the analogy, ditz), or that her mother is a 'simple' country woman' (who just happens to feel she needs 50K in simple, country cosmetic surgery), or when reciting her priorities in life her list is 1. religion, 2. her marriage, 3 her children (therapy anyone?) just goes to show what a loser she is, so why waste your energy harping on it? Get over it. She'll never be in your league, so take the high road. Show your good manners in her presence, and save the snarking for behind closed doors...not in front of the camera. It's conduct unbecoming.
Vicki - I know it was the heat of the moment and all but you need to point out to Alexis that your "Don works" comment was an answer to a question. They all act like you leave Don, poor helpless, lovesick Don at home while you frolic everywhere on Girl Trips. They attacked you. Made you, once again, feel like you and Don have a backwards relationship - when in reality you and Don have something none of the other women have with their sig. others - TRUST. I don't know how you stand to be around all those women who married for money and are living in a fantasy world of "it's all about me."
Vicki you're a great mom and appear to be a great boss and worker. I think sometimes you're snarky or snappy at the other housewives because you're stressed out from work or have had a long day and all they do is talk about how they've spent 4 hours working out. I sometimes have disliked you for how you've treated people in the past, but I think this season you recognized your past errors and have made a conscience effort to improve this weakness. What I most admire about you though is your recognition that the lifestyle you lead is not a given right, is not the norm, and that you actually have to work for all the money you have in order to afford nice clothes, nice homes etc. I don't think the other ladies fully comprehend this as they've relied heavily on their husbands or boyfriends for the big bucks. I think Lynn and Gretchen are starting the see the light as to why you work as much as you do since their finances have definitely taken a hit.
Hello Vicki, First of all, I do hope Brianna will be okay. Watching all the "Housewife" shows, you are just too full of drama & yes, you can dish it out, but can't take it. You have made many rude comments about the other families as a whole, like the fact that,"my husband works". That really took the cake. YOU are the one that wants all the attention & thank God I'm not in that circle of "friends" because I would have bitch-slapped you a long time ago. I really don't know why your husband or kids haven't done it already. I guess they know they have it good since all you do is work & bring in the money.
The one thing I find the most appealing about you Vicki is your open honesty and how you react so naturally. It's not like you are trying to play for the camera. You and Geana both seem so honest and sincere. The love for your daughter and husband flows through your eyes and expressions. I respect the fact that you tell it like it is. Something I am also known for. I understand exactly where you are coming from. Seems like you are going through some re-evaluations this season and I've seen changes in you. Some painful. I honestly hope that things work out for you and there isnt to much residual affect on who you are. Your work ethics and common sense should be commended. Your loyalty in family and parenting skills also. Prayers for you and yours from me and mine. Huggs to you.
Vicki I so agree with you I am from a little Town In PA . I am a stay at home mom and I do all the work cleaning, Bills, Dinner everything that goes with being a mom and Wife. You are doing great because you work hard and when you work you can not be at Birthday parties in the middle of the day if you want everyone to come have it at night Silly. Vicki YOU GO GIRL
Hey Vicki! I watched every season, and it took me a while to understand you, but now I see the real Vicki. You are a passionate mother and wife, who will do anything and everything to see your family happy! From all of the housewives from this season, you are the most real, adult, who knows when is time to have fun, and when is time to take it seriously. Honest, I think all of the others are too barbie doll like, and they have no clue of real life for real people.
Hi Vicki, You are an incredibly smart lady! I like the way you're such a go-getter and how you've made a life for yourself and your family. I know you really love your job which leads me to my question...how is it that you find the joy that you do in what you do for a living? I'm your average office manager, and I've hated my job, as well as the people I work with, for quite some time now. I like working in an office setting, but for whatever reason I've gotten to the point where I only see a paycheck at the end of the month, and I don't take pride or enjoy my surroundings any longer. I've only been at my present position for about two years, and I don't want to throw in the towel just yet...any suggestions on how to make it bearable?
Hey, I have been praying for you and your family. You know, I have never like you on the show until now. On season you have become a person with feeling and caring friend. I glad that you show that to us viewer. You are person with soul and person that everything we got on the inside. I wanted to say sorry for putting a label on you. I respect you now more than ever.