It is so refreshing to watch a woman who works for her money! Like, actually works to build the empire.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you that are mothers, or to those that one day who will become a mother. It is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I have ever done, and no words can describe the love I have for my mother and my children, Mike and Briana.
I had an exciting week, as I am returning today back to Orange County from Louisville, KY. I was invited to attend my first Kentucky Derby by a gentlemen and his wife, Paul and Robin Schmidt, who are also in the insurance business like myself. It was one of those things that I had on my bucket list to do, so I went on a leap of faith. Due to the low availability of hotel rooms in the area, they invited me to stay with one of their friends, Senator Julie Denton and her husband Barry Denton.
Within an hour after I arrived, I had a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Louisville where I met many fans that had been waiting for me to arrive. My book, More Than a Housewife, has inspired many women, men, and even college students to find their purpose, their drive, and to take control of their financial future. The next day I was fitted for my designer dress for the Mint Jubilee Ball, and appeared on a live local TV show recapping the upcoming Derby parties and picks. We then went over to the world famous Churchill Downs racetrack for a celebrity luncheon on Millionaire's Row. Wow, what an amazing place to be, and if you haven't been there yet, I highly recommend it to be one of your bucket list items as well. At the luncheon, I met Kate Goesslin, the Mayor of Louisville, Greg Fisher (who happens to be a fan of RHOC), and the current Miss America, who sat at our table. The most amazing part of the entire luncheon was when several of the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were recognized for their courage and commitment for their service to this great country!
It is so refreshing to watch a woman who works for her money! Like, actually works to build the empire.
Love you and your blogs. Reading them makes me want to go out and get your book! :) I receive Inspiration from your strength. Thanks for being you and giving me a window. Blessings ~
Vicki, You see Tamra and Eddie trying to maintain a relationship during this difficult time in her life.
You saw Eddie physically get up from the table when YOU brought up the subject about Simon.
He came back and clearly told you that he was tired of the conversation about Simon. And then YOU bring up JEANA which brought the conversation about SIMON again. WHY would you do that? Could you make him feel any more invisible?
Tamra was too dumb to see what you did because she dived right in.
Hi Vicki, I have been watching you this season and the pain your going through is so sad. Even though it hurts to break up, your doing the right thing. I would gladly go through the pain involved to get out of my marriage but that is not possible for me which is doing a lot of damage to my heart, mind, and soul. By making the decision to divorce will save all of those things for you. Disregard those who think ,"oh poor Donn". Both of you will come out on the other end of this being happier which in turn will make you even better as a person than you already are. Thank you for being the strong woman that you are. It gives the rest of us hope.......Woo Hoo :)
In the past I have not been a big fan of Vicki but.... in this last season she has grown on me. I do think that her and Jeana are not meant to be life long friends but Vicki is soooooooo much better off with Jeana than she ever will be with Tamara. Tamara is nothing but trouble. She is so fake!!!! I really hope Vicki can see she is much better than all the drama.
Vicky..please checkout my little voir dire/dedication to you in the section of my profile 'about me'. It's positive feedback and I was very affected by some things you said in the last show I watched. I don't watch these shows too often. But when I do I look for you. And I was upset by some things. So please check what I wrote because I'm too tired right now to add it here. Just hang in there. You are awesome and I don't like seeing you falling apart.
Vicki - you are definitely an inspirstion....I am unemployed, and a PT RCA for the postal service - working for every hour I can get!! You really, really inspire me to start my own business (screenprinting - BFA from Temple) but have a LAZY boyfriend and I'm the "honey while your up girl." OH well enough BS - love the show and your energy - quite similar to me! D
It is worth noting that Vicky is the only housewife whos OC mansion hasn't gone to short sale or forclosure. She does not rely on her husband to pay the mortgage and foot the bill for their extravagant lifestyle which is more than I can say for the others.
Gretchen is the exception however. She seems to live a simle life in comparision to the other women while she builds her business with Slade. Her home is small and pretty.
I think everyone should really take this into consideration before judging Vicky. Yes, she works way too much and seems so unhappy this season, but she is clearly carrying around a heavy, heavy financial weight.
That is something that up until this season both Tamra and Alexis could never say. Let's not forget Lynn's eviction last season, too!! One must wonder when Peggy and Michah will be next on the short sale train?
In the OC, nothing is what it seems.
You and Cindy Barshop from RHONY are the only two RHs who really have made themselves. I like your work ethic and positive attitude. Some people like Simon and Taliban Jim are so jealous of successful business women. Just keep on rockin!
Vicky stayed in her office till 1am because she was unhappy in her marriage. Her office was a sanctuary of sorts. It is a shame when a marriage ends. I know how Vicky felt. Don wasn't always perfect. Vicky is a strong woman she doesn't need a man to define who she is. Divorce is very contagious. I think what Tamera did was very brave. She's come out thus far on top. She's happy. Her ex was very controlling. Men like Tamaras ex want their woman barefoot and pregnant staying home and cooking and cleaning. Tamara ran away like a wild horse. Good for her. Some people are born lucky. I have stayed in my marriage, June 6th will be 30 years. I was only 18 and no I wasn't preggers. 6 years into our marriage we had a son, 9 years after the first we had another son. 30 years has been like a wink. Fast and very easy to do, unless you have a philanderer, which I do not. He's only had eyes for me. You have to look at the big picture. And think of the grand kids that will one day come.My Mom divorced my Dad after 27 years. She didnt do that and lived everyday of her life to regret dumping my Dad. She became sick, and didnt have her husband to take care of her. It was hard on us kids we were the ones taking care of her. My Dad remarried a woman much younger with a young family. He took on a whole new family. His wife makes sure we all know he loves her kids more than his biological. It's crazy. Divorce can hurt a family for generations to come. Men do it sometimes out of spite. They know that the one way to get back at the ex who dumped them is through the kids. Ive seen it all to many times. I prayed my Dad and she would divorce. Never happened. They've been married 25 years. He's old now she controls his whole life and treats him like her father not her husband. She's holding on she knows how much we want our Dad back. Even now.He has 5 kids we gave him 13 grandkids and 13 great grandkids. His wife is jealous we are biologically his. Her sons dad is in prison. Good thing we are all independent and have never asked him or needed a dime.
I like you alot Vikki and I admire your business attitude, but all business all the time isn't good for anyone's soul!! I think because you have been so business driven you kinda forgot how to have fun and completly have fun. I know there's alot that we don't know as fans but I think maybe after season 2,3,4 you could of taken a season off and really worked on things with your husband. Your successful, you have wondeful kids and a bank account that some of us will never see so with that I say work a little less and live alot more!!!
Staying in the office is the side effects from what you didn't see going on. I hope Donn and Vickie both find true happiness. Donn has gotten lazy as you can see him playing the martyr. HE did behave badly at that dinner party even though he thought it was funny it was rude. I think he embarrassed Vickie. Instead of trying to communicate with Vickie it puts more effort in communicating his poor me attitude to the public is my personal opinion. Too me that is lazy when you have a relationship you care about. To be honest I think the best thing for them both is to work it out they can both grow from it and they are both wonderful people with a history together. Vickie is a giver and not expressing what she needs instead lets people lay the guilt on her for working. After all we all work but none of us seem to keep repeating how much we love it the way Vickie is, which makes me worry she may not really love work and is hiding the truth of why she is always there. Dang I should be a shrink! LOL I would get anything to have someone like Vickie for a boss.... Still a Huge VICKIE FAN!!
Bravo will not post this; but, dark meat? Really, Vicki? That's about as bad as, "no scratchy the woody."
Vicki of all the housewives I like you the best. I think your so intelligent and carry yourself well. You and Tamra seem to be the only one who really cares for your family and your careers.Everyone else looks silly and like a hot mess on t.v. I'm a stay at home mom with two beautiful daughters and i ' m going through a seperation with my husband. Watching you inspires me that a women doesn't need a man to make it . Thank you for that.
VICKI ALREADY FILED FOR DIVORCE. THAT WAS STATED IN THE LAST EPISODE. SHE'S DONE...FOR WHATEVER REASON. A LOT OF US VIEWERS HOPE DONN FINDS TRUE HAPPINESS WITH SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T DEDICATE THEIR LIFE TO WORK AND STAYS IN AN OFFICE TILL 1AM. WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER ONCE THAT BEHAVIOR BEGAN FROM VICKI.
Vicki, You really need to take a break from the show to receive spiritual healing for yourself first and foremost and for your marriage. Only Jesus Christ is the answer for true peace and contentment. You are working so hard in your business to escape the pain you are feeling from a broken-heart, disappointment, resentment, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Until the empty void is filled by Jesus Christ, you will remain unhappy and unfilled in life. You forced yourself to right a positive blog this week because you want others to know that you are doing fine, but the truth is you are still unhappy.
It's okay Vicki to take time away from the spot-light of being a celebrity, if you will. Your spirit and your soul is more important than money, materialistic things, ego, etc. Take time to work on yourself spiritually first and foremost, and then GOD will show you the areas that He wants to purify in your heart and spirit in order to be the loving woman, wife, mother and friend GOD created you to be through His Son Jesus Christ.
If this post actually makes it through for your viewing, I pray you will really consider leaving the show to work on receiving spiritual healing for yourself so you can truly know what true peace and contentment means in Jesus Christ. Even if you have to take a break from your business in order to know what true contentment means, do it! Jesus Christ doesn't want your material possessions, HE wants your heart! Will you trust HIM?
Hi Vicki! Great blog this week. I do have one question; is it true you are dating again? Another RHOC stated in her blog that you have a boyfriend named 'Brooks'? Remember to stay drama free. :)
Vicki, I am glad and happy that you went on a trip did that make you think and meditate on your relationship with donn? You 2 started off good then alot of sudden bam boom you both were completely totally different. Dont put money and work with your relationship. You and Donn deserve and need another chance. Dont ruin your matriomy or your relationship over stupid stuff or comments k. I didnt like it when peggy was asking you questions or comments and you stayed quiet she was trying to be supportive you know. Would you have answered to tamra instead? You seriously have to change cause if you stay the way I see you you are not going to be in my top five or top 10 anymore you can do it. And please do stop talking about alexis and gretchen all the time or some of the time that is not nice and not very lady like also. good luck!
Vicki, You and Donn need to go your separate ways. You are obviously not happy with him anymore and it shows in the way you treat him. You are a very strong, independent woman but you need to remember work isn't everything. Don't let life pass you by.
Hi Vicki, I think you definitely have a lot of wisdom. I hope that you and Donn are able to work you marriage out. Don reminds me of my husband, who I actually divorced for 5 years because I thought I wanted more in life, and felt I was missing out on life. After 5 years of dating, and being a single mom I realized I was not having the real kind of fun. I missed my family, and it was not the same without my husband. I have been remarried to him since 2004, and we are very happy. I do not want you to follow Tamra's Example. She has shown her true class. It is truly nasty. I honestly cant even imagine the two of you being friends. Please pray about giving your family another try. God Bless You!!
I watched that episode of ID Discovery, very sad about you dad Pease and Blessings to you
Hi Vicki....You and Don are my favs! Please try to keep the marriage together. Don is also the best OC husband. The kindest, sweetest, most humble and tolerant man out of all of them! You both should continue to grow old together. Please save your marriage. He deserves i!
Glad you enjoyed the Ky Derby. You looked beautiful and feel free to come back to the "ville" anytime. :)
You are an inspiration you truly are like for realz! Hopefully next sunday when I see the show again you wont be mad and weird towards donn or your tv viewers. I want to see the happy vicki again pretty pls! Much sucess to you vicki god bless!
As a wife and mom, I can identify with you. I'm thankful to have friends that love me for me. That's my wish for you.
So glad you enjoyed the Derby! I live outside of Louisville in Indiana and we have had some horrible weather leading up to the Derby with lots of flooding and severe thunderstorms. With all that there is still nothing more beautiful than Derby!!!
I love watching you, Tamara, and Peggy together you all always look like you have such a good time together!
Born and raised in Kentucky I'm excited to read anothers experience about our great state and a sampling of what we have to offer. I watched your facebook closely to see how you enjoyed your trip here to the Derby. Love the show!!
I hope and pray that Don takes half of whatever you own and finds happiness with someone who is normal....you like most of the cast have everything possible yet you have nothing at all. I have been watching since season 1. You would think seeing yourself on T.V all these years you would cringe and become a better person. Your values are backwards....
Vicki, I hope it is not too late to repair your marriage. Donn is a good man and you just want to be single to act skanky like Tamra.
I think you are a nice person but it is a shame you did not put the same intensity into your marriage that you put into the rest of your life. It is almost like Donn was in the way of what you wanted to do. Sad.
Wondering if you could post what the yummy zucchini/squash/parmesan cheese thing that you were making in this week's episode was?? I'm always searching for new veggie recipes!
You have more class than anyone else on this show, it's nice to see you and Tamra getting in the groove again. You are both very committed to your relationship with each other.
Donn seems like a very nice man (dinner party behavior an exception) and I think he will eventually realize that he should be with a woman who WANTS to spend time with him. It's great to have a career, but it seems to me like you have paid a very great price for your success. Remember this quote, "Success has made failures of many men".
Vicki, I think your are an awesome lady and I love your husband Donn. I really think that you should spend more time with your husband. You already have a successful business and you should enjoy what you have a earned, but at what cost that man adores you and I see they way he looks at you, I hope that you will really think hard before you do something you regret. I wish you and Donn the best of luck he's a keeper
Yes positive blog for a change! But again I just can't believe it when I watch how you act on the show! You would be commenting and wanting to be all up in other people's marriages just like you were Tamra's! You really need to learn if you are going to dish it, you need to learn to take it! You run your mouth and get into conversations about everyone but when its you, you don't want to talk about it and for it to be kept private! Please, start having some respect for others and their privacy and maybe you will get it in return! I bet if Peggy were talking about Alexis and Jim or Gretchen and Slade you wouldn't have not wanted to talk about it! Look in the mirror at yourself before you judge others!
I agree that when those horse get past that first turn your body just can't help but get covered with goose bumps. So exciting and exhilarating. The infield at the Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest places to be! Did you drink a Mint Julep? Yum!