That Didn’t Go As Expected

I always threaten the girls [and sometimes the rest of the family] that I’m going to put them in a box and leave them on the front steps of Heritage. Or that I’m going to go to Heritage and get a “stand in” kid to replace them in pictures. I’m never serious about it, which they know. It’s just a silly joke. [So don’t be looking for them on panels any time soon!!]

Last night I got this idea in my head to blog about my little threat, and then talk about things that turn prospective parents off on your panel notecard. But as it’s been a while since I’ve read any kids cards, I thought I should go to Heritage and check some out.

What I didn’t expect was to be immediately drawn to a little girl’s panel.

We’re really not looking to expand our family at this time. If we met someone who clicked with us and the rest of our family, who hung out with us sometimes, plurked with us, etc… well, I don’t know. We wouldn’t exactly say no to that. But actively looking at the adoption agency? Nope. Not right now. So for me to be drawn to this panel…I just don’t know.

Part of me thinks I’m drawn to it because she looks like me. Blonde hair, blue eyes, smiling in her photo. Her notecard was well written. She’s at the upper age that I would consider adopting. She seems cute and fun, much like our own girls.

But then the other part of me thinks that maybe I just want to share what we have. I mean, not to brag too much, but my family is really more than amazing. We’re respectful and loving to each other, we have a ton of good, family friendly fun, and we’re always happy when friends join us when we’re having a party or watching a movie or something. I feel like I want to share it with another kid and let them in on our family wonderfulness.

Or I’m just emotional this week for no dang reason and I don’t even know what I’m talking about. That’s always a possibility, too.

I don’t know. I’m sure someone will snap this little girl up soon because she is adorable. And I don’t really feel like looking for a new house right now, which we would have to do if we adopted again because we only have 3 bedrooms and I like each kid to have their own space. It was just weird and unexpected for me to be just so pulled towards a panel.

Oh, but eventually I will do the post on what might turn prospective parents off while reading your panel notecard, and maybe get the girls to help me write about what would make a kid reading a parent notecard not want to get to know them. But not tonight.

That Didn't Go As Expected

We Need A Maid.

It’s kind of a running joke in our family that I don’t feed my kids. My sis is actually tons better than I am at having mealtimes with her kids, and sometimes we tag along and Abby will steal something to bring home. I swear this is not on purpose!! I just haven’t been able to MOVE around to fix anything to eat! Besides. We ate BBQ one day on the deck. Am I supposed to feed them every day? *laughs*

But now that I can move around in the house, I expect we’ll have meals more often. At least, that’s what I was thinking…

Tonight marks the return of the Bumblebees and Sim Scout meetings! [If you’re a kid and want to come, the meeting is at 7:30pm tonight!] Since I am the den mommy again for this scouts season, I headed to our kitchen to whip up something for the after meeting snack.

Welp.

We Need A Maid

I use our kitchen so infrequently, I had NO IDEA what was going on in there!! Is this from Mother’s Day??? Are they going in there and fixing snacks with food from who knows when it was bought?? Good Lord, we are one step away from ending up on an episode of Clean House. [I’d say Hoarders, but the rest of the house is pretty clean.]

*sighs*

Never letting the kids in the kitchen again

Where are your favorite places to get food in SL? I’ve heard there are restaurants, too. Do you all know of any? Let me know! I’d like to feed the girls more often so they aren’t in the kitchen making an unholy mess.

But the Bumblebees will have a snack tonight. So…there’s that.

Day 331 – That was unexpected.

I’ve spent a great deal of the day decorating our new home. Slowly but surely, it’s coming together. More slowly than I’d like, but well, my computer has limitations. *laughs* If I work with mesh items too much, eventually I get the dreaded “Textures discarded” message. If I’m lucky, I can quit what I’m doing and log out before I crash. But once in a while, I just up and crash. And then it takes almost 10 minutes for my computer to unfreeze fully and blah blah. If you have a crappy computer, you know the drill. I truly want a new one, but it’s not in the budget right now, so I’ll just make do with what I have. I am blessed that I have a computer that can still do almost everything I want, even if I do crash and freeze up sometimes.

After one of my crashes, I decided to just hang out on the front porch while I went AFK. Just innocently sitting on my own front porch.

Day 331 - That was unexpected.

When I came back, I came back to an IM.

Random Guy: Bonsoir.
Random Guy: Hello.
Me: Hello 🙂
Random Guy: how are you?
Me: Good. And yourself?
Random Guy: you were alone i have not dared to disturb.
Me: oh, yeah. lol sorry, i was afk.
Random Guy: no problem I’m a vampire and search for soul in limbo.
Me: oh. yeah, my soul is good.
Random Vampire: yes never been bitten very good soul I am not of savage attack I always ask before 🙂

Really? What is this life? How does Bloodlines even still exist? The guy was new, just about a month old, and I REALLY wish I had not been afk when he showed up because I would have loved to have seen his avatar.

At least I know my soul is good. So there’s that.