Lonely Errors
Ever wonder what the Sims will do left to their own devices? See the story of a young couple unfold right before your eyes.

Welcome to Sims Saturday, a Sims soap opera by writer and longtime RivalCast community member VelvetDove.

Well I think my midlife crisis has officially begun. Am I actually in my midlife? I certainly am having a slight crisis. Here I thought I was going to take control of my life and get everything going in my favor. I think I just made a mess out of everything. I mean with the twins graduating and starting their life and my constantly thinking, "What have I done with my life?" I can't think of anything! Nothing at all! Yes, I've had two beautiful kids with my high school sweetheart. But that romance ended pretty much when high school ended, if there was a romance at all. You're a kid, do you actually know what romance is? I mean I've had romance now once I got older. I think with Cyclone there was romance. I felt special when he was near. I just feel like after all this I am just alone. My kids are going to grow up and have their own life and move on from this house and from me. I need to have something to hold onto, something that will stay with me, aside from a stash of elixirs I've been storing up, for just in case I run into someone who might need them. The problem with that is, if I don't really get away from the house, how will I ever run into someone who might need them? Matty and Stuart found a place to move into, which made me feel even more lonely. I mean, now I just have to sit and wait for the twins to move out? Once they get enough money to get a place. They are doing amazing in their jobs. I think they really found the right careers for them.

Marshall called me the other day. I immediately thought there must be something wrong with Abdul. He is his brother after all. He actually just called because he hadn't heard about me or seen me in a while.

He wanted to talk about how me and the family was. It was really nice. We met out at the festival grounds, and had a great time, just talking. Sure, some of it had to do with how Abdul had been such a jerk and not spending enough time with me. I don't know if he truly was super sweet or if it was because I was that desperate and lonely. I don't know. We ended up kissing. I think mostly my fault, but he certainly was not complaining in the slightest. We laughed, we kissed, we enjoyed each other's company. He came back to my house and it wasn't until after he left did I feel completely wrong about what had happened. I mean how could I actually do that? Yeah, I've known him for ever, but he's Abdul's brother. I seriously made a huge mess of myself. Maybe it's better that I just sit at home and have no life, because when I attempt to, bad things happen.

I'm sure both Christina and Tracy will make a better way in their lives than I have with mine. I am no good with people. I've made that abundantly clear! Christina decided she wanted to go into journalism. Which is good. I think. She's always been kind of curious. She found this contraption Great-great-aunt Crystal had made, and it dug this huge hole in the yard. I don't know she thinks climbing down into it might bring her an interesting story. I just think it's dangerous and dirty. That's what will make her a great journalist. She's curious about things, and that's a great thing! Instead of joining the military, like I thought she might of been leaning towards.

Tracy joined the police force. I am so proud of her that she wants to go out and help people. I always wanted to go out and help people too, but I just tended to make a mess out of everything I've ever done, or just plain out not follow through with anything. I think that must be something that Mom put into us, the urge to go out and help people. Or maybe it was grandpa Tracey, he was always running all over the place trying to help people. I think he helped our whole family, with Grandma always working, and Mom always sick. Now that I think of it, it probably was Tracey that ingrained that helpful spirit. Good to know his legacy lives on, even though he never had any kids of his own.

Speaking of children, I can't believe mine are actually old enough to go to high school now. I can't believe it. Here you think you might actually have a chance to get away from family duty with your children growing up and taking care of themselves. I still can't believe they're starting high school.
Oh my, teenagers!

Seems like just yesterday I was changing diapers and wondering if Abdul was going to be happy with them. Now, I'm going to have to be changing diapers, and wondering how my teenagers are going to handle the news of a baby on the way. I'm wondering what Abdul will think or say. I'm wondering if Marshall will be more involved in his child's life than his brother was. Do I tell the kids who the baby's father is? Do I keep it secret? I don't like the idea of keeping secrets with my kids, but this is something big, this is something that could hurt them. It could hurt a lot of people. My midlife crisis has turned into a whirlwind of chaos. Like I said, maybe I'm better off just staying in the house and keeping to my potion creation, then I don't make a mess out of things. Like I said, just when I think I'm getting more freedom, with having my babies in high school and really becoming self sufficient, then I go and turn it all back down to having another baby. What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I wasn't.

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Sims Saturday was originally published at http://simsaturday.blogspot.com and is reprinted here with permission. Keep up to date with Velvet's Sim adventures every other week on her blog and here on RivalCastMedia.com!
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