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Kyle: I Care Enough About Lisa to Move On

Kyle tries to sort out the "she said, she said" around her gift to Carlton and explains what she thinks of Lisa's loyalty.

This week I visited Joyce and filled her in on Mauricio and Ken's birthday dinner and shared with her the strange happenings with my computer. I have no clue why my computer did that. I do know that I don't believe in "witchcraft" or "putting spells" on people. I just know that it was odd, and, in light of Joyce's recent experience with Michael getting sick, I shared it. Do I believe that Carlton did that? No. I did think it was strange and one of those things you just can't explain.

I was really looking forward to Puerto Rico. We decided not to invite Carlton, for obvious reasons. If I'm planning a trip with Joyce, I would not invite someone that I'm not only not friends with, but someone I have had so many issues with. That would only be asking for trouble.

Gigi's party: I love how Yolanda and Mohammed get along so well. That is the only way to co-parent -- putting your children's well being first and foremost.

Gigi's party was beautiful. We always have fun at Mohammed's house. I honestly could not control my tears at Gigi's and Yolanda's beautiful speeches. Between Kimberly and Gigi going off to college and knowing Alexia will be leaving this August, it was just too close to home.

You could cut the tension between Lisa and Brandi with a knife -- not to mention the awkwardness between Carlton and I. After I gave the necklace to Carlton, I found the crown that goes to the necklace in my closet. I certainly wasn't going to throw away a piece of jewelry, and it made no sense to keep it.

I didn't feel comfortable walking up to Carlton, since she clearly doesn't like me and I didn't want to risk it turning into a fight. Honestly, it probably was part peace offering and part just what it was. . .the other half of the necklace. Everyday I would look at it and be reminded that it was the other half of the necklace that I gave Carlton. I would rather her have it than throw it away -- and it actually looks really cool together. The fact that Carlton viewed my having Brandi hand her this gift as doing my "dirty work" is exactly why I didn't feel comfortable handing it to her myself. She so desperately wants to hate me that she even views a gift as an attack.

The controversy over the necklace was ridiculous. There was so much "she said, she said" that I will let you come to your own opinion on that as I am still a bit confused myself. I do know that after Carlton had Brandi give it back to me that it was then given to Brandi, who then didn't want it, then to Yolanda, and then to Joyce later and then it went missing altogether. All this over a piece of jewelry!

Joyce had told me that her father was ill and that she was going to visit him. She asked me not to tell the other women. When he actually did pass away, I didn't think that she would have still wanted to keep that private -- especially since we were all going to Puerto Rico and it was certainly bound to come up. I know when my parents passed away I wanted all the support I could get. I thought by letting them know they could reach out to her and hopefully offer support.

Lisa and I met at my store to look for clothes for Puerto Rico. As we started to speak, I realized I really needed to get some things off my chest. When I told Lisa that I wanted to move past our issues once and for all, I meant it. Lisa kept saying "Oh, we're past that. It's done." But clearly there were still some underlying issues.

When I brought up the "accusations," I wasn't JUST referring to her bringing up the tabloids -- but also the accusations about Mauricio only befriending people for business. That had NEVER been discussed since Lisa said that at the Reunion last year. Not once. In order to start fresh, I wanted to address that so I could personally move past it.

I care enough about Lisa to move forward but needed to be heard. Last week Lisa questioned why I didn't defend her. . .Maybe because I had never had this conversation and was still hurt and upset by these situations that were swept under the carpet. I wanted to have this conversation so we could get back to where we once were. Lisa said that she was the most loyal friend I ever had. I kept quiet as I felt like we were making progress and wanted to stay on the right track. However, my most loyal friends and I haven't had to have this type of conversation. At this point, Lisa and I have both felt hurt by one another and it is time to move on from that.

Until next week. . .

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Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer today...my children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)

XOXO,

B

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