Ch 2.1 ~ The pain of loss

Journal Entry 1

~The pain of loss~

I can’t believe that dad has died.  He was still so full of life and seemed to have boundless energy.

Mom is a shell of her former self.  She has been at his grave in all her spare time this last week.  I don’t think she will ever be the same again.

Mom at dad's graveJefferson has also been very upset.  He was very close to dad.

Hopefully Lamar will be able to fill some of the gap that Jefferson feels in his life.

Little Jefferson at dad's grave

I immersed myself in work as a coping mechanism for the loss.

I quit my part-time job at the book store and got a job in the criminal industry.  It is actually quite challanging and I have found that I am not as athletic as is needed and have had to spend alot of time working out.

I did however get promoted straight away to a cut purse which earns me $24 an hour.  Not really that much is it.

On the third day of the job I got arrested and jailed for “possession of stolen property”.

While in jail it was Geraldine’s birthday.  I feel so guilty for missing out on it.

Because everyone was still so upset about dad, noone was in the party mood.  At least mom celebrated even though she was upset about dad and mad at me for being arrested.

Geraldine ages up

OH.. this feels weird

"OH.. this feels weird"

How will I look?

"Darn I need to change my hair!"

"Darn I need to change my hair!"

Geraldine is not entirely thrilled by the fact our hair is the same and rushed to the mirror to see if she could do a ‘quick-fix’ of sorts.

"Hmmm.. that will do for now I suppose"

"Hmmm.. that will do for now I suppose"

Flattening it out a bit kept her happy until she could get to the hair salon.

They don’t feed you in jail!!

After a sleep, as those steel bunks are horrendous to lie on, I made birthday breakfast for Geraldine.  As you can see she is typing away at her novel.

Birthday breakfastI think I look really “sweet and innocent” in the next pic so that is why I added it to my journal entry.

"Me in jail??  Never!"

"Me in jail?? Never!"

Seems my pancakes are a hit?YumHehe, shortly after this, Geraldine has an *E’perplexy* about the confounded toilet again!  I can’t wait until we can afford the $1 800 jobbie.

"ARGH!!!"

"ARGH!!!"

"Blinking loo!"

"Blinking loo!"

At least mom has started eating again, she is really broken hearted.  She seem so lost.  When she is not working, she is pottering in the garden or tinkering on our appliances.

Mom and GeraldineShe still spends alot of time at dad’s grave, but at least she is finding interest elsewhere again.

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10 comments

  1. Rad · October 7, 2009

    Wow, some great shots of her pulling cool expressions! I’ve never seen some of those expressions before.

    • worsiedog · October 8, 2009

      Thanks!

      I am still trying to work out the whole snap the pic thing:( I need to work up on really close close ups alot more.
      lol.. i miss lots of moments and I am still grappling with that whole tab close up thing.

      I find Maxi to be so statuesque, and I pan in on her alot. She is a natural cook so perhaps that is why her face seems so happy at this moment.

      As for Geraldine, the frustrated toilet look, they all had it alot until I got the shiny, fancy $1800 jobbie.

  2. nessva · October 8, 2009

    lol @ Geraldine’s toilet freakout.

    Maxi and her look a lot a like, you can totally tell they’re sisters. Are you going to drastically change her hair color at the salon??

    p.s. Maxi so does not loot like a criminal.
    p.p.s. I feel so bad for Morticia =/ She needs some grandbabies to cheer her up!

    • worsiedog · October 8, 2009

      lol.. Geraldine, has some issues… 0.O she is not turning out to be the mom I had expected either.

      I won’t drastically change the legacy characters hair in the game.. but every girl could do with a highlight or a tint when they feeling low;)

      Yes, I was very sad, Morticia was just not herself after Jon died, I think she really loved him. She just seemed to be like a zombie drone after that… though I guess her ambitious trait got the better of her and she always went to work..

      She did lots of freewill tinkering, pc game playing and grandchild rearing in the end.. but I think most of the sims in sims3 are programmed to just care for kids.. not quite sure what happened with Geraldine.. *eyeball roll*

  3. moondaisy101 · October 9, 2009

    The legacy house sure is coming on nicely! I love Maxi’s bra – want one! 🙂

    • worsiedog · October 9, 2009

      I think that bra is in the original lot, I am not sure. If it is one I created or the game randomly did, then I will upload it to my sims3 page.

  4. catherinesims3 · November 12, 2009

    Um . . . you may have discovered this already on your own . . . but the tab key activates the cameraman mode just like in TS2.

    I really must try to break my awful habit of giving unasked for advice.

    But if you WANT to ask for more photography advice, you know I am quite willing to talk your ear off about it.

  5. worsiedog · November 12, 2009

    Thanks Catherine:) Yes I know about the Tab, but I struggled to use it in the beginning. I have been spending alot of time practicing it though, and I think I have improved alot, though I still have work to do:D

    When I played sims2, I never did legacy stories, and I never ever took snapshots… so this CrinkleWinkle Legacy is actually the first time I have ever used the camera mode before.

    I don’t mind you giving advice:) I learnt alot from your legacy.

  6. catherinesims3 · November 12, 2009

    tee hee

    You don’t know what you might be letting yourself in for.

    But I will keep my big mouth shut until I get all the way through your stories this time, because you obviously figured a ton of stuff out already without me butting in. LOL.

    • worsiedog · November 12, 2009

      I love learning:) LOL, would explain why I am suckering myself into writing exams at my age *rolls eyes*

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