Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of Orange County

This episode we’ll finally meet Lydia, and Vicki and Tamra are going to make up – again.

Here’s what I think.  I think the first two episodes were filmed while Alexis was holding out for more money.  Otherwise Heather would have been forced to invite her to the clam bake because every season starts off with them all getting together.  Lydia was brought in to film with Alexis when she signed her contract – and Alexis filmed some filler scenes to make it look like she was part of the cast all along.  That’s my theory anyway – – –

Let’s chat.

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147 Responses to Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of Orange County

  1. Powell says:


  2. BB says:

    Before the OC starts:
    My prayers go out to those injured and families and loved one of those killed in Boston. Hope all of our Boston posters are safe and sound.
    About Married to Medicine – I tend to agree with NMD that it’s mostly bad acing. Acting or not, the show is hideous and I cannot tolerate 2 minutes of it. It’s hands down the worst thing on Bravo, including Patti Stanker.
    Please skip this part if you don’t want to come to my Pity Party. My mom is still in this hospital. She is much improved and should have been discharged today but, since she needs physical therapy to get her strength back from lying in a bed for 12 days, she could not get discharged today because the stupid doctor didn’t show up until after 4 PM and it was too late. I sat there from 8AM until then waiting for some word about whether my mom was going to be discharged or not. Needless to say I am not a happy camper. I realize she has to go to a “skilled nursing facility” (fancy name isn’t it?) to get some physical therapy, but I’ve had experiences with the ones around here and they leave a LOT to be desired. While the patient is not getting their PT, they are lying in a bed or sitting in a wheel chair doing nothing the rest of the 21 hours. I’ll be meeting with a case worker tomorrow and she will tell me which facilities have available space for my mom. I am VERY tempted to insist that she be transported to her home where I can keep her up and busy throughout the day and have a physical therapist come to do it in her home. She will be sooooooo much more comfortable at home. She is sick sick sick of lying in a hospital bed, the hospital food and so forth. I know some of you may be thinking I’ll wear myself out, but I am already worn out going back and forth to the hospital and worrying myself sick when I’m not there to keep an eye on things. Her being in a nursing facility would be no different, maybe worse, because I know the people getting PT aren’t watched as closely as in the hospital. At least at my mom’s house, I can wear my PJ’s and be comfortable, etc. etc. etc. I’m exhausted, but I think I could relax more if my mom were at home, even if I have to be with her for a little while. I don’t think it’s going to take forever for her to get her strength back. I know my mom would love it and I think she would recover more quickly. What do y’all think of my Plan B idea?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I think you should do whatever you feel would get her back to herself. If that means bringing her home-then bring her home. You will be exhausted but you are used to that by now so really-what’s the difference? You will be more comfortable with her being home and you can really over see her care. If that’s what you gotta do-do it!! Especially if you feel like its best for both of you.
      How are Jack and his mom and dad doing? Everyone settling in??

      • Catseye says:

        Hey BB, I had major back surgery (they had to pry my rib cage apart to access my spine) about 17yrs ago. I had a lot of complications, including getting infected with 3 different kinds of bacteria and my right leg was completely paralyzed following surgery. I spent 3wks in the regular hospital and they wanted me to stay another 3 in a rehab facility. I stayed exactly one week and demanded to be released. I live alone and had a nurse come check on me and even a PT come a couple times a week. My mother and stepfather came over nearly everyday to help out too. I was younger than your mom, but even though I think being at home in itself is healing. Especially compared to laying a bed without anything to do and getting woken up constantly.

      • Catseye says:

        P.S. I’m pretty sure Medicare pays for something called In Home Supportive Services and will send out a caregiver to help out a little too.

    • Nancy says:

      BRING YOUR MOTHER HOME STAT!!!!! I agree with everything you said.

      • Nancy says:

        There is any things at home that you can use for her PT. Just make sure she is deep
        breathing and moving around so she doesn’t get pneumonia again.

      • BB says:

        Thank you both! I was second-guessing myself. If I can get them to transport her home (because it’s going to be hard to get her from the parking lot up to her apartment) then that’s what I’m leaning toward, unless somebody at the hospital can give me a good reason not to. Even if I can’t get transport, I might just go rent a wheel chair and get my family to help. Of course, I’ll discuss it with mom but I know which she’ll prefer.

        Jack and family are doing fine. The only problem is he’s not gaining weight fast enough, so the DD is pumping the milk and they are feeding him by bottle so they can make sure he’s getting the oz. he needs to get. When they on on the breast it’s hard to tell how much they are getting. Plus DD needs to increase the milk production more throught diet and drinking plenty of fluids.

        • Nancy says:

          Hi BB,
          Unless you are really sick a hospital can do you a lot of harm. Think about it. All the germs and mess-ups. Just be sure to take care of yourself as well.

          Are you enjoying your little one? Hopefully her milk with increase. 🙂

        • iceNfire says:

          Hi BB – I’m so happy to hear that you want to bring your Mother to her home. My uncle (lowercase b/c he doesn’t deserve a capital U) put my GrandMother is a nursing home even though I had an extra room and Really wanted her with me and family. There was nothing I could do about it b/c I was just the GrandDaughter and he was the son (lowercase s)

        • nyc mama says:

          BB, go with your gut. You have good instincts so whatever you decide will be the right thing but please take care of yourself. You deserve it and it is very important. Prayers for you and your mom — both are in my thoughts for an easy transition whatever the decision is.

    • TexasTart says:

      Good to hear from you. If it were my mother, I would bring her home and arrange for in home therapy, I feel her recovery will be better/faster this way and I think it could be easier for you! Good luck with whatever arrangements. Take care!

    • trudie says:

      BB, we had a similar issue with my dad. He lived with my sister and she refused to send him to a nursing facility for physical therapy. She brought him home and we got a PT to come to the house a couple of days a week. He was much happier and we were able to stop running back and forth. I think you should do whatever you feel is best for all concerned. They can’t force you to send her to a facility.

    • melthehound says:

      I think your plan B idea is a fantastic one. Glad to hear that your mother is doing better and soon will be able to enjoy (hopefully) her new great grandson. My nephew and his future wife do in home physical therapy and say it has great success. I think hospitals and nursing homes are the worse places on the face of the earth to ‘recover’.

    • $25,000 says:

      I think you are a wonderful daughter. Your plan B sounds like a winner to me.

    • AZGirl says:

      Having her home will give you peace of mind which is huge. It is stressful not being able to have some control over your mom’s situation. Much better having her at home. Plus those facilities are really depressing.

    • kit9 says:

      Bring her home. You can get someone to come to her or take her to outpatient therapy. I was the primary care giver to my mother who had terminal cancer and we kept her at home literally until the last second because unless absolutely medically necessary, a large facility is SO depressing. I don’t know what her mobility issues are but I promise you there’s a device to make transferring her in almost all circumstances easier.

      • BB says:

        Thanks, everyone for your support. I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow. Sometimes those hospital people can be so opinionated. I’m going to go over my “game plan” with mom early in the morning so we can be prepared when the case manager comes. Who knows, she might even be cooperative.

    • I think you should bring her home if you think you can handle it. Less chance of her getting sick again.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Plan b makes perfect sense. Good luck. Your ma is lucky to have you as an advocate.

    • Powell says:

      BB I’m glad your mom is better. It’s not a bad idea to have her go.home & a PT come to her. My aunt did that for her husband & my other aunt was recovering from her illness and stayed w/my 1st aunt because she couldn’t do stairs at her house. The PT came to work w/her. If you feel you & your mom can cope when the PT would not be there I think it’s a good idea. I’m sorry you have this on you & are exhausted.

      I hope your daughter & “Just Jack” are doing well.

  3. Nancy says:

    I just heard from OMIB and she’s fine. Thank God.

  4. Nancy says:

    She won’t let Brook’s in the house?

    • $25,000 says:

      Vicki needs to tell Brianna to go live somewhere else rent free if she won’t allow Vicki’s BF in the house. I don’t like Brooks but it is Vicki’s house after all!

      • Nancy says:

        I agree. Very disrespectful.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Grrrrrr not watching…but I am catching the drift. That’s so bratty of her.

      • I agree, but Brianna is paying rent and utilites…

        • mrspeabody says:

          still not her house……no way would I let my adult child tell me who I could or couldnt have at my house. If Brianna doesn’t like it she can move out. I don’t like Brooks but it’s Vicki’s life and her house, she doesn’t need anyone’s permission to be a fool

      • grassynowell says:

        I would be curious though what the agreement was. This is Brianna, after all! She’s always been “a good one.” I wouldn’t be surprised if Vicky said “Come move in with me” and Brianna said “No, I don’t want to be around Brooks” and Vicky agreed and said he wouldn’t come around. I think that if the agreement was that they would move in, pay rent and utilities and Vicky promised Brooks wouldn’t come around, then there is no issue with Brianna saying what she has said.

        Of course, this is just a thought I had. I have nothing to back it up. I just have faith in Brianna from past seasons (and really hope she doesn’t prove me wrong this season!!)

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I hear ya, grassy. We’re never given the whole story. Brianna might be getting a really bad edit if that is the case.

  5. BB says:

    Tamra and Gretchen are almost twins again.

  6. $25,000 says:

    Enuff Brianna!

  7. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I get the Brianna doesn’t like Brooks but this is kind of annoying me. She knows Vicky is still with him but Vicky is keeping him away and she is still bitching about it. Doesn’t seem fair since its Vicky’s house

    • missusmc says:

      Didn’t Brianna say last year that Brooks sold stories about Vicki and the OC ladies to tabloids? Or leaked that she was pregnant or something? I seem to remember Brianna having a specific reason as to why she really hates Brooks. I’m thinking like with everything else there’s more to the story than meets the eye here. I also wonder if Brianna moving in wasn’t Vicki’s idea so she has an ally that everyone loves (because Brianna really is a fan favorite) on the show. If it was more Vicki’s idea than Brianna’s, then maybe that was part of the agreement. After all, if Ryan isn’t deployed, there really isn’t any reason why Brianna would need to live with Vicki.

      • iceNfire says:

        imo – Bri doesn’t need to be there. I think it was Icky’s idea and she has made it clear that she doesn’t know how to be alone.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          It doesn’t matter whose idea it is b/c Brianna is a grown woman-she can live where ever she wants-she chooses to live with Vicky so she has to deal with Vicky

          • BB says:

            ITA and it feels great that we are on the same page!

          • missusmc says:

            Right. But what if Brianna said that she would live with Vicky under the condition that she does not have to see Brooks? I’m not saying that’s what happened. I’m just saying that history has shown Brianna to have a good head on her shoulders and Vicky plays the victim. I haven’t seen enough evidence to show that Brianna is in the wrong, based on past history.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I get that but who says I will live with you if you do A B and C? I would say C U later!!! I don’t think it’s fair. Vicky is a grown woman and she shouldn’t have to make a choice.

              • missusmc says:

                I think with any of these women we have to stop thinking the way rational, reasonable adults think and put ourselves in the OC mindset 🙂

          • ladebra says:

            Maybe Vicki thought she could make the choice because it was her daughter and her grandchild … But it looks like Vicki is not happy. She’s a grown a$$ woman who has the right to decide who she wants to see. And if its a bad voice, it’s still her choice to make. I smell production. Let Brianna and Ryan go live their life. Anyway, long story short, I totally agree with you JNNTJ!

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I just feel bad b/c although I think she is happy to have Brianna with her she seems so lonely. That’s sad. However I do see this as a storyline for both her and Brianna-a dumb storyline but we have seen dumber!!!

  8. Nancy says:

    OMG her voice.

  9. AZGirl says:

    Wow what a day. My cousin’s husband ran the Boston Marathon today. She just posted on Facebook pictures of him, his medal, a family picture.

    He finished in 3:15 which is a good thing. They posted the pictures from a bar across the street from the explosion which happened 30 minutes later. Of course we all know where they are and MSNBC news feed has the explosion going off in front of the bar they are at. Which was not the case and they are fine.
    Shaken up, scared but fine. They had their to young daughters with them (5 and 7) so they are more shaken up about their safety.
    Evacuated down the street to another hotel. Not sure if it is where they are staying tonight.

    I am just relieved that more were not injured.

    • melthehound says:

      Glad everyone is okay AZGirl

    • Catseye says:

      Yikes! So glad to hear everyone’s okay.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      So happy to hear they are okay.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Nice to hear some good news

    • Buttercream says:

      Glad to know the family is safe! Being a former Bostonian, had to text my BFF’s who’s sons and daughters were cheering the runners. Two of the women had just left the area, and were headed to the T when the first bomb went off, The other daughter works as a nurse at the hospital where most of the injured were taken. Hospital staff is in shock of all the amputees/surgeries and the overwhelming display of grief and sorrow caused by the bombs. They are all safe and grateful for being alive and helping those who were less fortunate .. Prayers and Blessings to all in Boston who are in grieving for their loss …

  10. austin1963 says:

    Trampra: her “life savings” = her divorce settlement.

    • mrspeabody says:

      my thought too cuz no way does that woman have any money of her own. wonder where he got his from.

  11. Kat From Ohio says:

    what the hell kind of name is maverick!

  12. $25,000 says:

    I think I am going to like Lydia. I also hope it’s not too sad to see how this show affects her.

  13. Powell says:

    I turned from OC to see Jacoby Jones & Karina tackle the jive. It was fantastic. 2/9’s. Of course Len would give them an 8.

  14. austin1963 says:

    Lydia seems. . . not that bright. Maybe she’s just nervous.

    • Putchka says:

      She does seem a bit vacant. So far, not bitchy. We’ll see, eh?

      • $25,000 says:

        Not sure about how bright she is but she seems like a sweet, unaffected person which is in short supply on the housewives shows.
        I hope the witches don’t rip her to shreds.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          She is kind of dippy but harmlessly dippy thus far!!

          • Putchka says:

            Agree Jill, tho Lydia stirred the pot at the end, telling Alexis what that google eyed want my house on cover said about her pasty diamond rings. She said it in a funny way, not catty. Anyway, I took it that way. Anyway, OT, I think her husband looks like Travis Alexander’s brother. What do you think Nancy? P.S. I love that you follow this trial… I feel the same way you so

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I missed the end-so I watched the rerun…and missed the end again!! Shows you how much I’m into this show tonite right?? I will catch it another day!!!

        • Orson says:

          She’s a lightweight compared to them. They’ll end up picking their teeth with her bones. The teams will be 1) Heather, Trampra, & Gretchen, 2) Alexis & Lydia, and 3) Vicki.

  15. $25,000 says:

    Well they didn’t tell us if Tamra is giving Vicki her insurance business.

  16. $25,000 says:

    Oh how nasty Tamra is!

    • Laineylainey says:

      Oh how happy I am to not be watching her. But wait I’m still talking about her. Ok…as the Don says…baby steps.

  17. $25,000 says:

    So I just now heard Brianna say that she was paying rent at Vicki’s. I wonder how much? I bet it’s a pittance!

  18. lillybee says:

    The new girl is very odd looking.

    • Kats2 says:

      I clicked on the link Nancy provided and the following comment made me LOL. On such a sad day I thought others might find it funny too.

      “Hey Dennis. The Dept. of Defense has a special basketball they want you to deliver to your fat little buddy, Kim Jong-Un. Do not, under any circumstances, dribble on the way over.”

    • $25,000 says:

      If we have any luck at all he’ll enjoy himself so much he’ll just stay…forever!

  19. Stars99 says:

    Out of respect for the city of Boston… I feel that to recap RHOC tonight for posting tomorrow would be in bad taste… I’m happy to recap it at a later point of time – but for tonight, my attention and prayers are focused on Boston and our country.

  20. Powell says:

    I didn’t know Donald Sutherland &Philip Seymour, Woody Harrelson too are in the Hunger Games next installment.

  21. Nancy says:

    Has anyone heard from boston yet? I can’t find my e-mail address list for the blog.

  22. What in the h*** is the new girl’s husband doing drinking while driving a boat?!

    • Orson says:

      Boaters don’t think they’re operating motor vehicles. Remember Vicki and the OC crew at Lake Havasu? I did 4 years in the Coast Guard. We hated weekend boaters.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Hey I didn’t know that about you. That’s pretty neat! When we were in our 20s we went out to Lake Havasu, our host asked my husband to drive their boat (he had never done so) he drove right smack in the middle of some jet skiers…I begged him to slow down; and to this day he won’t tell me why he did this, but he just kept going and the kid on the jet ski SLAMMED into the side of the boat (remember it wasn’t our boat). That put a damper on the whole weekend. We weren’t drinking either. promise.

        • Nancy says:

          Please remind me not to miss him off. lol

          • LaineyLainey says:

            He wasn’t pissed. He thought I was over-reacting, I think. I could see the accident that was about to happen from a long ways off…I don’t bring it up because he felt really stupid when it happened and I had a fit about it that day. It was horrible. I’ve done some really dumb stuff during our marriage, too and he’d better not be bringing it up now. 🙂 Thankfully the young men on the jetskies were not hurt at all. Though I can’t imagine how. There was a hole on the side of the boat about a foot in diameter.

        • Orson says:

          Inexperienced boaters and jet skiers don’t understand that those things have NO brakes. Or that not all boats have reverse. And unlike shipping channels, there’s not much in the way of rules of the road in pleasure boating areas. Other than “no wake zones”.

  23. Nancy says:

    Night night all. It’s been a very long day. Still waiting to hear from boston.

  24. Noelle says:

    Just home from work. WTF is going on in our world!?!?!!
    Sending ALL my LOVE and PRAYERS to boston, Future Mr. boston and OMIB!
    My heart goes out to you, your family and friends.
    Love youes!
    God Bless.

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