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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Saturday, May 9, 2009


Chance situations are something that every sim dreads. Many times, it can be as simple as a choice between getting the final promotion to one's dream job, or the shattering of all hopes and dreams.

For me, this is a sign of things to come. I need to buckle down ... I need to prepare.

A touch of wyrm's tail ...

A dash of eye of newt ...

A pinch of frog's brain ...

And ... yes! The perfect reaction to the mixture!

Yes ... that tastes just about right.

Oh, yes! This is gonna be good! Heh-heh-heh-heh!

Just a few more ingredients and then I can start taking steps. But first ... I need to double-check that everything is as it should be.

Let's see ... no, no ... not that one.

Ah. Here it is ... the perfect potion ...

... to deal with those who are getting on my last nerve. *grumbling* Can't believe she left my son, my SON, outside in the snow!

Since coming to Belladonna Cove (Mark II), I have come to place value on certain things, because you just don't know when it might get taken away. My family is the one thing that I value above everything ... even my own life.

My son, who came to me in a way best left to science fiction novels, is special to me because I brought him into the world.

And Josephine, she is a part of me and the woman that I love.

The two of them together are my treasures ... greater value than anything I could ever dig up in my yard.

And Lydia is my crown jewel.

I don't know what I would do if anything happened to her ... which is why I wish she would call a repairman when the trash compactor breaks down.

I will do everything in my power to make sure they are protected from whatever the world throws at them. Though he is old, Max makes a very good watchdog.

He keeps the unsavory characters away.

I do not take threats towards my family lightly. No nanny, no vandal, no CotM will get in my way. I must prepare. I don't know what the future holds, and I certainly don't know if my attempts will yield the desired results, but ... I have to try.

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