Cast Blog: #RHOC

When in Rome

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

When in Rome

Peggy enjoyed her time in Texas, but wasn't too pleased with Alexis' behavior.

Tonight's episode was a girls' trip to San Antonio. I love Texas! Everyone is so flippin' nice you almost want to ask them if they are being serious. And growing up riding horses, I love the cowboy lifestyle! And let's not forget about the food! Texas has such great comfort food. We had a great time in Texas, but as you could probably see from my facial expressions, there were many moments where I was really wishing I were home with my hubby and babies. It was hard to leave home when Capri was barely one. Not to mention I didn't feel the dynamic with the girls that I feel when Tamra, Vicki, and I all hang out! At this point I was already feeling I needed to move on from my friendship with Alexis, so it was weird to be on a trip with her. I felt like I had to grin and bare it most of the trip. I don't really know Fernanda, but she is sweet, and Gretchen and I do get along well, but I know there is weirdness between us since I'm so close to Tamra. 

The lunch in Texas was funny! Watching the show I realized how often Alexis would interrupt me or try to take over the conversation. It got to a point where I just stopped joining in the conversation. I also see that Gretchen is really torn about whether or not Slade is the right guy for her. I was meeting so many jerks before I met Micah, so I had to get strict and make a list of things I wanted and wouldn't accept. I was sharing all of these with Gretchen, however you only heard two of my wishes which were at the bottom of the list. I feel it is important to know what you really want before walking down the aisle. I have always worked as a model, TV host, and spokesperson, so when I said I wanted a guy that owned his own business, I was sharing that it's hard in a relationship to be with someone if your schedules are opposite. I didn't work 9 to 5 and was hoping to find someone that also didn't work 9 to 5. I also like my privacy, thus the no roommate wish! My top five wants and needs on my wish list were honesty, good communication, wants kids, passion/chemistry, and love for outdoor activities. These were a must! The job thing was a want, but not a deal breaker. If anyone is searching for a mate, I highly recommend making a list of all your wants and needs and the top five or ten you don't compromise on. Just my opinion and what worked for me. 

I definitely did not agree with Alexis' comments about Fernanda's relationship or her negative views on gay marriage. I am very spiritual and believe whatever makes you happy is what is right. That's why I love our country and the freedoms we celebrate and the causes that work towards that freedom. One of those causes is NOH8, and I just shot photos for them last week. Will share on my Facebook soon! Check them out at www.noh8campaign.com! 

Now we are at the Texas BBQ. So fun! I personally would travel every weekend if I could, and when in Rome always enjoy the local activities! Alexis acted like someone I didn't even know at the BBQ place. She definitely is trying to act more interesting this year or bring the drama. I couldn't believe how rude she was to pour ketchup on my food so she wouldn't be tempted to take a bite. I love to eat and was really enjoying the food and didn't need her to ruin my meal. Bringing up her eating disorder was surprising, as she had never told me this in the four years of our friendship prior. A lot of people are Tweeting and Facebooking me that they think she brought this up because I did my PPD story. It's possible, and it seems like she still has some issues with food. This would explain her pouring ketchup on my food. I've never met someone who was so obsessed with counting calories. Now I can understand why, and I feel bad that she went through this and hope she is better now! She was brave to bring it up, and hopefully she will help others like I have by discussing my PPD.

Then we visited the bull pen. I was really disappointed I couldn't ride the bull, because my boobs were still healing. I've always wanted to ride a mechanical bull, and as I said before, when in Rome do as the Romans! I was proud of all the girls for jumping up on the bull and taking charge!

At the end of the adventure you see us coming back to the hotel in the limo. Alexis' lip comment just makes me laugh. Are we in grammar school? Why are you always competing or making jabs at me? Who cares who has bigger lips. I love full lips, and that is why I had my upper one enhanced, but it came across bitchy, judgmental, and rude. Who treats people this way? If she had just made it a cute joke, I would have laughed with her.

Back home we can see Tamra is going through a lot of heavy stuff. I felt so bad for her and know she did not want Simon arrested, but she had to protect herself and the kids. I don't really know Jeana, and maybe she thought she could help, but there was a better way she could have gone about it. Nobody can tell you what is right or wrong. We each perceive and handle situations the way we need to. Jeana's relationship with her husband was completely different than Tamra and Simon's, so she should have just been supportive. 

Only two more episodes. Went so fast! Have a great week, and I look forward to spending next Sunday with all of you again!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @peggytanous and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Tanous/126348237435817. And don't forget to check out my PPD products on www.peggytanous.com!

 

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

Please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! XOXOXO

Read more about: