Kit has used up all of the maternity leave she was entitled to after having Asha, so she's back to work soon and we'll have to hire the nanny again. Things are still pretty tight for us financially and we can't really afford a nanny but we definitely can't afford to live on just my income.
One of the reasons that Caterina and I moved our family back to Sullivan was to be closer to our families, including my sister Collette. So after all that, the only time I've seen Collette since we came back was when Caterina yelled at her for stealing our paper the other morning. My sister's a little strange sometimes.
I've had just about enough of this. Having Debbie and Linnea fighting all the time is so damaging for Cordy and Luc. I have to try something to help them for the sake of my grandchildren. I thought being in a new house would give us all a fresh start but I don't think much has changed.
I promised a little while ago that I would post pics of how Exeter looks now and I'm finally getting around to it! As always, click for a larger view. Here we go...
This is where Naomi's salon is situated. It's right next to Orchard (the restaurant surrounded by lots of greenery in the middle there) on one side and the thrift store Betsy and Kimberly went in their last update. Which is sort of strange, come to think of it. The building closest to us with the large flat roof is a supermarket.
Tate and I are married! I'd had my dress for ages, so all we really needed to do was choose a venue. We held the wedding at a park in Sullivan that's set up especially for these kinds of events. It was a beautiful ceremony.
I can't believe I've been reduced to this. Digging holes in the ground looking for random crap I can sell, just so I can afford the first week's rent and security deposit for an apartment. When did my life start to suck so much?
On a whim, Henry bought a lottery ticket and ended up winning $1000! We really need that cash so we put most of it into our mortgage. We had a little left over so we decided to treat ourselves to a night out at Orchard.
See that grin? I just found out I qualified for the last scholarship I need to enrol at Suffolk. I could try for more and get cheaper tuition but a) my mum can well afford it and b) I'm not a total brain. My main reason for wanting to go is Jonas. It was bad enough when we were at school and he lived all the way in Exeter.
Our honeymoon had been planned for ages and I was initially really excited about it. Trent's mum and dad own a cabin in Three Lakes, so accommodation was taken care of. Right before we left though, I found out the reason I had been so nauseous lately was because I was pregnant. Being out in the wilderness with morning sickness was the last thing I wanted to do.
I will do probably some ROSs for Round 17 but because it will probably be my last TS2 round, I'm just going to do them whenever I feel like it, rather than having it set up from the beginning. I don't want to force myself into any stories that I don't want to/won't be able to carry out. So I may end up doing 10 ROSs or none. We'll see.
We had a family portrait done in the backyard recently. Wade kept it together for the picture but threw an enormous tantrum right afterwards. I guess he was being held by Grandpa for just a little bit too long.
I think I'm a little bit bigger than the last time you saw me! It feels like I've been pregnant forever and am anxious for this little tyke to just be born already! So's Lake, but not as anxious as I am, I'm sure.
Yes, of course I'm still angry at Dad. You don't just get over stuff like that. You're probably wondering why I'm still living in the same house as him then. Well, basically, I think he's the one who should be ousted. Mum is not on board with that though, so we're all still together.
Magdalena and I really loved our house but we're both keen to start a family, so we have moved a little way away and are now renting. There was no way we'd be able to afford to buy a 2 bedroom house but we can rent a 3 bedroom.
We are just weeks away from the release of TS3 now. I know many people aren't going to get it but I'm definitely planning on getting it and I want to blog it too.
I would like to continue with Sullivan in TS3. No, scratch that - I will continue with Sullivan, in some form or another. I have several options for doing this and I'd love your input. In the end, I'll do whatever is easiest or seems to most fun for me but I'd like some different opinions too.
My daughter Zelda decided to pass up university and continue living here in Sullivan with me. She's also invited her recently graduated boyfriend Tate to move in with us (with my permission, of course!).