Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sleeping where I want

Round 17: Days 81-85

Narrated by Abigail Lachance

So the homework has been piling up and I really can't be bothered to do it. At breakfast the other day, I told Dad I was thinking about forgetting college and just going right out and getting a job.

Smothered in hugs

Round 17: Days 81-85

Narrated by Leo Royce

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.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Pitseleh

Round 17: Days 81-85

Narrated by Ben Nihill

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.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Search and destroy

Round 17: Days 81-85


Narrated by Drusilla Clarke

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.

Reservations

Narrated by Naomi Novak (this one is quite long)

I've got to say, Grandma is a much better babysitter than I was. Eliot doesn't get away with anything! Grandma is retired now, so she watches Eliot whenever he's not in school.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Pink lemonade

Round 17: Days 81-85
Narrated by Magdalena Novak

Lia is finally talking! It took some work but once she said one word, she was off! She chatters away like crazy now.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Fleshing out and reorganising Exeter

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.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

One last time

Round 17: Days 81-85


Narrated by Zelda Benton

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.

Monday, 25 May 2009

No room to bleed

Narrated by Madelyn Nihill

I'm sure my parents are sick of seeing me and James all over each other every time they enter the living room.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Narcolepsy

Narrated by Emil Collins

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?

Saturday, 23 May 2009

My daydream

Round 17: Days 81-85


Narrated by Araminta Romilly

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.

Friday, 22 May 2009

A month today


Narrated by Kirstin Sitko

Dad hasn't been able to find a replacement for Araminta yet, so I've been filling in when I can. I'm very fit and strong and that really helps with waitressing.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Mix up the satellites


Narrated by Betsy Carmody

Ugh! I just arrived home from college, sneaking in through the back door because I wanted to surprise Mum and instead, she and Dad surprised me! Ugh, ugh, ugh!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Made in the shade

Narrated by Tatiana Moretti

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.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Lurgee

Round 17: Days 81-85

Narrated by Megan Kirby

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.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Round 16 Summary

A quick summary of everything that's happened in Sullivan during Round 16. Most of it involved overpopulation.

Births: 8 (Ione Romilly, Lia Novak, Luc and Cordy Lane, Olivia Nihill, Asha Royce, Rose Draper, Joanna Gottlieb)

Deaths: 3
(Jonah Draper, Noelle Harvey, Floyd Lane)

Engagements: 3
(Trent and Megan Kirby, Liam and Arianna Weaver, Tate Kirby and Zelda Benton)

Marriages: 3 (Trent and Megan Kirby, Liam and Arianna Weaver, Henry and Araminta Romilly)

Break-ups: 2 (Joseph and Vivienne Carmody, Caleb Moretti and Madelyn Nihill)

Graduations: 2 (Betsy Carmody, James Novak)

New residents: (Megan Kirby, Liam Weaver, Kendal Kalson)

Total Population: 74 (32 Males, 42 Females)
Babies: 0
Toddlers: 6
Children: 8
Teens: 5
Young Adults: 3
Adults: 41
Elders: 11

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.

Landslide baby

Round 16: College
WARNING: Much longer than usual!

At the beginning of his junior year, James found himself tiring of dorm life and decided to move out on his own. With the intake of the new freshmen, it was getting a little crowded at Moretti Hall.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Live forever

Round 16: Days 76-80


Narrated by Athena Gottlieb

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.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Let's build a home

Round 16: Days 76-80


Narrated by Ottilie Draper

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.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Kohoutek

Round 16: Days 76-80


Narrated by Samson Clarke

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.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Keep myself awake

Round 16: Days 76-80

Narrated by Leo Royce

Kit and I decided to have another child and we were surprised when she got pregnant again almost immediately. We were banking on a little more preparation time!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Hot gossip


Jonas starts out his weekend with a date with his girlfriend Tatiana at the aquatic centre.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

It's so hard

Round 16: Days 76-80

Narrated by Ben Nihill

I finally got to take Max down to the sports park this weekend.

Monday, 11 May 2009

The importance of being idle

Round 16: Days 76-80

Narrated by Linnea Lane

I went into labour in our teeny tiny bathroom on Saturday morning. Everybody was home but only Debbie was able to squeeze in to coach me through birth.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

I see monsters

Round 16: Days 76-80


Narrated by Naomi Novak

Our extended family just keeps on growing. My aunt Magdalena recently came to visit us with her daughter Lia. My grandpa was excited to meet his fourth grandchild.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

I'm on fire

Round 16: Days 76-80

Narrated by Jace Novak

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.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Sullivan and TS3

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.

Hovering

Round 16: Days 76-80
Last update: Xanthia and Zelda/Tate


Narrated by Xanthia Benton

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!).