Round 35: February 2041 (Summer)
Narrated by Nathan Collins
About a week after the wedding, Rebecca and I set off on our honeymoon.
We had Dominic and Leslie mind our kitten, Anais, while we were gone. When she gets older, she’ll probably be all right for a few days as long as someone drops by once or twice a day to refill her bowl and clean out her litter box but being so little, we thought it was better she stayed with someone.
When she gets older, she’ll probably be all right for a few days as long as someone drops by once or twice a day to refill her bowl and clean out her litter box but being so little, we thought it was better she stayed with someone.
The twins loved her immediately, which Rebecca was a little concerned about. Kids are not always so gentle with pets.
I was positive it would be fine but Leslie had to do some convincing to reassure Rebecca.
We had a slightly non-traditional honeymoon, because we decided to go camping.
I wouldn’t say either of us are particularly outdoorsy but it was something we’d never tried and we thought it might be fun.
We were going to do some fishing at the campground’s lake but it was completely iced over. We knew it would be cold, but we weren’t expecting it to be that cold!
I don’t think we took our coats off the entire time. We even slept in them.
We only had three days though, so we made the most of it, despite the cold.
We had a great time but it went way too fast.
As much as we enjoyed camping, we were both so happy to be sleeping in a nice, warm bed again.
So far, married life isn’t too much different from what life was like before. I guess living together before marriage will do that.
Anything we were going to find out about each other, we pretty much found out well before we got married. And besides, we’re a pretty good match anyway.
Definitely not perfect but who is, really?
Our neat freak tendencies might bother others who aren’t so neat but I think we’re both just relieved to have found a kindred spirit. None of my roommates were ever tidy enough for my liking and I know Rebecca had the same experience.
Our main difference is that Rebecca is very social and I’m very…not. I need to psyche myself up for social interaction but I’ve had to get used to the fact that Rebecca doesn’t mind her friends just dropping in without notice. Thankfully, she doesn’t mind too much if I just escape to another room for a while.
We had a whole week away from work after our honeymoon, which really only made it harder to go back! We both had to talk each other into actually leaving the house.Neither of our jobs are very forgiving about time off, so it was really just best to get back to it and catch up on the mountains of work we’d both missed.
Rebecca has been at me for a couple of years now about moving into corporate law. Corporate law is going to be MORE demanding, not less. I’m not sure I’m ready for that at this particular stage in my career.
Rebecca understands that but she thinks I should still consider it.
The money could be worth the heavier workload but I like where I am. I’m not particularly keen on change sometimes.
I guess our next big change will be starting a family, which is a change I’m actually looking forward to. The time isn’t quite right yet though. We haven’t actually talked about since we got married, though I know Rebecca also wants kids one day.
Most of our friends have kids now, so it does feel a little like the pressure is on.
Spending time with them does make me more sure about wanting our own kids one day but just not right now.
Rebecca’s mother asks about babies all the time. Her parents are unlikely to get any more grandkids from her older sisters, so all eyes are on us now.
My mum is still under the impression that she’s 45 and way too young to be a grandmother, which is annoying in an entirely different way.
I’m expecting Dad to ask eventually but Hope’s impending baby is enough excitement for him at the moment.
For now, Rebecca and I are enjoying life with just the two of us. It’s nice to have our evenings and weekends totally free.
Last weekend, we thought we’d try out Cheesed Off, a new restaurant which specialises in grilled cheese sandwiches.
They serve other foods too but the grilled cheese is what they’re known for. They do just about any variation you can think of.
The ones we ordered came on hamburger buns and they were delicious.
Rebecca doesn’t have the slightest interest in fancy food, so a place like this is perfect for her.
She even said she wanted to make it an anniversary tradition, though I’m not 100% sure she was serious.
Then again, we did have a pretty fun night there. It might be cool to have a not-so-traditional anniversary tradition, to follow our not-so-traditional honeymoon.
- Title is from 1901 by Phoenix.
- It was insanely cold on Nathan and Rebecca's honeymoon. It was early autumn in Three Lakes but the lake had iced over almost immediately upon their arrival. It thawed out a couple of hours before they left. So much for fishing! I was hoping to stock their fridge. ;)
- No baby wants yet from either of these two. They're both rolling incredibly boring wants, actually. Nathan is oddly obsessed with womrats and birds. I bought him a womrat in the hope he'd forget about it (like most of my sims have done once they actually have a womrat) but now he just rolls constant wants to play with it! So...no baby for these two this round, I guess! They're both very happy though - not hard to keep their aspirations up at all!
- So apparently, you can’t order grilled cheese in restaurants? I was sure you could and sure that I've done it before. :\ Just in case you were wondering why Nathan and Rebecca had burgers at Cheesed Off! I might end up remaking this lot on its own lot and running it as a business, so I can add grilled cheese to the menu. Right now, it’s on a multi-purpose lot, which I’m not keen on running as a business.