Thursday, June 25, 2009

Moving Up and Moving On

Hello, hello to all of you sims out in cyberspace! Josephine again.

Dad's been ... umm ... overly occupied as of late, so he left it to me to keep the world updated on our family's goings on.

Come to think of it, I have NO idea why he wants to blog about our family. I mean, who cares? Everyone has their own lives to live, and so do we. But ... *shrug* ... what do I know? I'm just a kid, right?

WRONG! I'm a TEENAGER. I'm practically an adult! I've got adult needs like making my own money.

And getting PROMOTED!! WOOT!

Not to mention the fact that someone around here needs to keep an eye on things around the property. There are some REALLY weird (not to mention RUDE) people running around this burg.

Josephine: OY! What's the DEAL, dude?! You better be glad my dad is buried inside the house, or you'd be in BIG trouble!

Dude: Ha! What's he gonna do to me? If he's inside and I'm out here, he can't do a thing. Go back to your Simmie Dolls, girlie.

Josephine: Wha-? Why you ...!! Uh oh ... here comes dad.

Dude: *snort* I'm not afraid of your old man.

Josephine: You soon will be. Oh yes, indeed!

I rushed inside before the fur really started to fly. Besides, Jake needed my help with his homework. He's a pretty smart kid that Jake. He's doing pretty well in school and he's pretty well-adjusted. I think that's my influence. *nods*

Cuz my dad ...

He's totally OUT OF CONTROL!! I hope the neighbors don't do anything drastic to him for his recent behavior.

Remember how I was saying that I'm a teenager, practically an adult with adults needs?

Well, I have adult desires, too.

This is a coworker. Isn't he cute?

He's got a really good head on his shoulders, too. I like him. I dunno if I like him enough to DATE him, but ... he's a nice guy.

Just don't tell my dad. I don't know WHAT he would do. He's a bit overprotective of the family.

One thing I will give dad props for ... he is making some pretty neat stuff for his ... "bat cave". Hehe. I'm not really allowed in there, but I sneak in sometimes when he's at work. But SHH! Don't tell him!

That, and he knows how to garden like a MAD FIEND! Although, it's pretty weird to see someone talking (out loud) to their plants.

But getting back to dad ... he's REALLY been getting into his ... umm ... "crafting" of late.

And he's got the green skin to prove it.

Unfortunately, this increase in his "abilities" has also shortened his already short fuse. I fear that one day, he may go too far!

I think I may suggest counseling or anger management or something ... when he's in a better mood. I may be family, but that doesn't mean that he won't do something ... especially with dad in this ... err ... "condition". Mom ... she takes a pretty hands-off approach to dad and his "hobbies", which is probably a good thing. But at the same time, they aren't as close as they used to be when I was a kid. Are they headed for divorce? No, I don't think so. At least ... I don't think it's too late for them to fix any broken bridges. I will keep my eye on them though.

Well ... time marches on, as "they" say. And I've been feeling the itch, the burn to get out of the house and seek higher learning opportunities.

On my way to the bathroom, I overheard dad on the phone with his friend John Doe saying that he had a feeling that "the time had finally come". I originally thought he might have been talking about world domination or something. I had no idea (at the time) that he was talking about me.

So when I finally worked up the nerve to tell him that I thought it was high time I headed off to the university, I was surprised at how calm he appeared.

Mom, on the other hand, came running in (learning optimizer in hand) when she heard me talking to him. I guess she had a motherly feeling that her baby bird was about to fly the coop.

Joseph: Do you think you have all of your school credits and things in order? Are all of your scholarships situated with the registrar's office? What about your dorm?

Josephine: Daaaaad! I'm not stupid you know. I had all of that stuff taken care of WEEKS ago!

Lydia: Your father just wants to make sure that your transition to college goes smoothly, sweetie.

Josephine: I know, I know ... but sheesh! Give a girl some credit!

It really was sweet that he was worried about my well-being and all, all things considered. I guess I was worried for nothing. :O))

And you know what? I think that maybe having one less kid in the house will give mom and dad some bonding time. That'll be good.

But anyway ... when next you see me, I'll be at the university! I am so STOKED!! Mom wants to accompany me even though I told her I'd be fine on my own. But she wouldn't hear of it. She said she wanted to help me decorate my dorm room since dorm rooms always looked like something out of an insane asylum. Heh! And dad has practically bullied me into keeping up with the family weblog from college so ... you haven't heard the last to Josephine Schmoepova! Until then!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Things have been beyond busy in the household lately.

Lydia has been working tirelessly trying to get that Head Coach position.

Of course, she has to be careful of little setbacks. Good thing she's got a good head on her shoulders, or this could have been her!

But ... even if it had been her who made the wrong choice ...

... like this choice obviously was, she stumbles a bit, but she always gets back up, dusts herself off, and continues moving forward. I love that about her.

And that gung ho attitude of hers pays off, too. That's what hard work and dedication gets you. Yessir!

Lydia is working her way up, and so am I.

Yup. I am most certainly not slacking in the promotion department either ... even though I have other "projects" going on around me. While my "projects" are important to my end goal, I also seek to reach that ultimate pinnacle of entertaining the masses - Prestidigitator.

While Lydia and I work on our adult skills, Jake is working on his child skills, finding what interests him.

He seems to have acquired an aptitude for building from someplace. Granted, he does have his little setbacks, but like this mother, he keeps trying.

And look at the end result! O__o I was actually pretty amazed that he put something like this together ... before immediately knocking it down again. Kids!

Jasper has become an adult during all of this buzzing about our home.

He's a bit of a handful though. And I wonder about his mental capacities. He's kinda ... well ... stupid. Dog won't eat until he's practically weak from starvation. *shakes head* Hopefully his offspring will be better.

And Josephine, my baby girl ... has suddenly become interested in BOYS. I'm definitely NOT ready for that!

Sometimes I wish I could just ... freeze time. Hmm ... I wonder if that's possible ... *ponders* ...

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Buns in the Oven and Cakes on the Counter

Howdy, peeps! Josephine Schmoepova back with you once more. Dad's ... umm ... a bit busy right now, so he said I can update the family blog again. Go me!

Seems that Max and Janie were successful in their little tryst. We're gonna have PUPPIES!!

She had two adorable puppies that we named Jasper and Minnie

Note: I THINK the female's name is Minnie ... I forget. :">.

Unfortunately, dad said that four dogs and three humans was a bit too much to handle. So ... we called the pet adoption place to come take one of them. Dad said he wanted to keep one so that when we lose Max and Janie, we'll be able to try to continue breeding their line. Didn't know dad was into breeding. *scratches head*

Mom decided that we'd keep Jasper. He seemed to have the most personality ... or so she thought.

Max really is cute with his son.

And he towers over the little guy so much. It's amazing how small he is.

I guess it's kinda like me and Jake. I tower over my little brother like Max does over Jasper.

But not for long! Time has passed so quickly once more and it's once again time for Jake's birthday. I can't believe I won't be able to toss him in the air anymore. *pout*

But ... at least I still get to usher him into his childhood. Dad and mom said I did such a good job with him when he transitioned to toddler that I might as well do this one as well.

Although ... dad kinda missed this one. He had to work. *pout*

Jospehine: Are you gonna be a big boy today, Jakey? Gonna blow out your own candles this time because your ancient sister doesn't have the lungs anymore?

Jake: Lungs! BLOW!

And look at that. That right there ... is blackmail material for the next hundred years. *evil grin*

But he really is a cutie ... even with his green banana jammies and bear slippers. *snicker-snorts*

Jake: Ooh! That's a HUGE cake! Is the cake all mine? Do I get to eat it all by myself? Can I smear it all over my face like I did when I was younger? Granted, I don't want anyone wiping off my face like I'm a little baby. I'm a MAN now. YIPPIE!

Josephine: There goes my peace and quiet. *deep sigh*

He grew up into a pretty well-adjusted kid if I do say so myself. I played a hand in that, y'know.

Mom didn't waste ANY time in trying to get him into Belladonna Prep.

It only took one time this time ... lucky kid. I'm scarred for life cuz I didn't make it in the first time cuz of mom's migraine ... but Jake, the little scamp, got in with no muss, no fuss. Of course, my being an exemplary student probably helped pave the way. He owes me ... BIG time!

When dad came home, he immediately set out to get Jake ready for life in the area's best private school. I'm not sure Jake enjoyed the experience.

Life is bound to be interesting with this guy under foot, asking about everything under the sun. But that's okay. As his big sis, I'm here to make sure he learns all there is to know about ... well ... everything! Until next time!

Note: Yeah, that's little Jasper being clutched in Jake's hand. Gotta love the glitches! *LOL*

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