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Narrated by Keri Krause
The mornings are always hectic around here. By the time I wake up, Avery is already heavily into her "jamming out session" in the bathroom. I'm so glad she listens to her music through ear buds though. I can't bear the thought of her waking up Demi and the other kids with that loud music!
Since it's Saturday, I have some extra time to spend with the kids before I head into work. I love making them their favorite pancake breakfast whenever I can.
Before I head to work, I check in with Avery. She's been such a wonderful helper for me. Taking care of her brother and sisters is no easy feat! I'm especially glad that I don't have to lay out any money on a babysitter, seeing as Avery does it for free. I wish I had the money to pay her for all the help she gives me but right now, I need every penny I can scrape up.
I was so upset when I had to trade in my old car. I really loved that car - maybe I loved it because Trevor surprised me with it. Unfortunately, I just couldn't afford to keep up with the payments. For now, I'm driving around a little clunker. So far, it's been pretty good to me - getting me and the kids from point A to point B with little to no problems.
As soon as I arrived at work, my boss Talin felt the need to remind me the unfortunate news that Jon, our cook, had quit. Apparently, he found work in a new establishment across town with better pay and benefits. I'm happy for Jon, but not so happy for me. His leaving means more work for me.
I started right away on getting some clean dishes ready for the dinner rush. With only two of us here, I knew it was going to be a long night!
As I headed out to the dining room, I glanced over at the bakery case and noticed how bare it looked. I guess this is the last of the desserts Jon made before quitting. I would offer to make a few things except for the fact that my baking skills are not that great.
I really hope Talin hires a new chef soon! I don't know how long I can stand hostessing, waitressing, and cooking.
As guests placed their orders, I couldn't help but cringe when I realized which meals I would have to be making. I prayed that I wouldn't burn any of the meals and have unhappy customers. I wouldn't have anyone to blame but myself for their terrible meals!
Luckily, most of the meals turned out pretty well. I didn't get one complaint. I was half glad and half nervous about that. I really hope Talin doesn't take the non-complaints as a good sign and prolong finding a new cook.
As the night dragged on, I could feel myself become more exhausted by the minute. I was so glad when the clock struck 12 and we closed up. I hurriedly finished up all of my side work and headed home. Running around all night really made my feet ache - all I wanted to do was lay in my bed and fall asleep!
The next morning, I woke up later than usual. I sat on the couch for a while watching the news before I even had the energy to straighten up the house. I never used to let the newspapers or dirty dishes pile up. Now, the house is littered with dirty dishes, old newspapers and even dirty diapers. I feel like I can't keep up with anything anymore.
Even after the girls had come back inside, Blake stayed outside for hours! He was so cold by the time he got in, I had to make him take a bath to warm up.
First post of Round 2! I ended up playing this household for an extra day, just because I was trying to hard to find something to write about! There was literally nothing going on here but I guess that will happen sometimes.
Keri is so sad - all the time. She worries so much! I've seriously never seen a sim worry so much. It really hurts to watch her sometimes. I am wondering if it was because I made her a family sim and she has no husband? She constantly has the wants to: Fall in love, get married and have a baby (despite already having 4 children!).
Talin and Keri started ACR flirting at the diner. I wasn't sure how to work it in so I figured he's sort of a "shoulder to cry on" for Keri. They have two bolts but I'm still not sure where this might go. I guess we'll have to wait.