June 27, 2020
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ISBI 1-8

Emma aged up into a pretty kitty. No sign of ghost Penny. Though I keep mourning her. I hope she turns up soon.. I miss her.

Jane got a promotion at work and she looks so proud of herself. She is bringing a lot of money and saving up for their wedding.

Everything is all set for their wedding. They are getting married on Saturday. To make it a little more challenging they will not be keeping any money they get from reselling these items.

Harvestfest is right around the corner so I had Jane decorate the house and Alice came out to inspect her work.

Harvestfest came and Jane went an made offerings to all the gnomes. Thankfully she did not anger any of them.

Jane and Alice enjoy I nice Harvestfest meal together. I’m so excited I can’t wait for their wedding.

Alice’s and Jane’s birthdays came and that meant taking the potion to reset they age meter. They can’t be raising kids as elders.

Jane still mourns Penny everyday but she still hasn’t returned. I miss her.

June 13, 2020
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Jane is back on campus.. those 5 days when by in a blur. She is tutoring other students for her aspiration. Though I don’t know how well she does at it since she isn’t the greatest student herself.

Jane spends some quality time with Alice..they make such a cute couple.

Penny has aged up into a adorable grumpy old cat. She is so pretty.

Jane did it she finally has her degree. I’m so proud of her. Now she is working as an investor. She is slowly working her way up the career ladder. They need to invest in the home so they can raise some nooboos.

Alice and Penny decided to nap together on the couch.

Meet Emma Potter the new addition to the family. Penny won’t be with the family for much longer so I decided to get them a new cat. Though my plans are to brink back Penny as a ghost cat in the household. Though Jane is paying more attention Alice. So much love in her eyes makes my heart melt.

RIP Penny

Penny only lived for one more day. I was heartbroken and Alice was at work when it happened. Though I can’t wait for her to come back as a ghost cat.

June 5, 2020
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ISBI 1-6

Alice is not doing so well taking care of herself. She has become obsessed with the computer and spends all her time on it. Poor girl passed out from lack of sleep.

Look at Jane multitasking so well… taking care of her skin and doing her homework. I have her working her butt off so hopefully her grades will be good.

Jane had her birthday and aged up into a fine adult, I know what your thinking she better start thinking about an heir but she is going to get a youth potion to help with that. So she gets to live through adulthood twice.

The next day it was time for Alice to age up to an adult. She will be getting a youth potion as well. I can’t wait till Jane is done with school and they can start living a life instead of Jane being busy all the time.

I am not going to lie I swore at my computer when I saw the grades. It is just bullshit. She did all the work and never missed a class. I’m still mad at this…. maybe she just needs to focus on school. Time to quite her job.

Jane needed a pick me up after those grade results and so did I. I had her pop the question to Alice hoping she would say yes.

As you can see she didn’t reject her, they make such a happy couple. It will be a while before they get married. They have to save up enough money. I want them to have a proper wedding and invite all their friends. I was thinking of holding it in their back yard. It is big enough.

June 3, 2020
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Jane had Alice over for a date night at home. Jane can’t afford nights out on the town at the moment she needs to save all the money she can. Though I feel like the date was a huge success.

After the Woohoo session Jane decided to cook a late night dinner for the two of them. I think they make an amazing couple and are so cute together.

Alice stayed the night and I am still staring my this picture going awwww…. I just love them so much.

Alice left and a few minutes later she called Jane and invited her over. Jane got to meet Alice roommates but didn’t stay too long she had homework to complete. Such a busy woman.

Alice kept asking Jane out to do things but Jane is always busy either with school work, work, or taking care of her and penny’s needs. So I just said fuck it and moved her in. Now I can’t control her or do anything with her because she is not the Torch holder. So this should be fun.

SMH… this little asshole… yes I called penny an asshole ran away again on them. I swear this cat just likes to see Jane upset. Thankfully she came back and is fine.

June 1, 2020
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ISBI 1-4

I’m about to pull my hair out. Everything is breaking and poor Jane has to fix it all. We don’t have the funds to just replace or hire a handyman. That would cost to much and she doesn’t make much as a retail employee.

We attempt again to have a some type of romance in Jane’s life. This time we met our blind date at the diner in town. Alicia is so cute. Hopefully this works out better than the last one.

Score first kiss on first date, we are making progress. They aren’t official yet, I want to give it some time to see how the relationship progresses.

The next day we take Penny to the vet, don’t worry she is not sick. It’s time to get her spayed don’t want any little kittens running around. Jane can barely take care of herself and penny. We don’t have the funds to feed anymore mouths at the moment.

It’s time hopefully everything goes well and their are no issues. Penny is being really brave and walked right up to the machine. Jane is sitting in the corner watching.

Procedure was a success though I don’t think Penny likes the cone around her head. She seems rather annoyed at us. Hopefully giving her a treat with smooth things over. Besides it is for Penny’s own good as well.

Semester two grades are in and Jane did not do so well. She has been put on academic probation. I hope I can get her grades up next semester. Though I might have done her more harm than good. I signed her up for 4 courses this time around. I must be crazy.

May 31, 2020
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ISBI 1-3

Grades are in and she didn’t do too bad. Hopefully next semester will be better for Jane.

I decided to set Jane up on a blind date. She met Nalani at the pub for their date. They seem to be hitting it off well hopefully this is the start of something.

I think I spoke to two soon. Just look at the face Jane is making I don’t think this is a match made in heaven. Time to end this disaster and try again another day.

The next day I have Jane work on her two presentations she needs to do for this semester. This one is going to be rough. She has two presentations and a term paper due. I am keeping my fingers crossed she at least passes her classes.

I only had her make the presentations normal, poor girl was wiped out with all the work for this semester. Between school, work, and taking care of herself and penny she barely got any sleep.

Showing love to Penny even if she looks annoyed and doesn’t want it. Well, too bad for her Jane needs some cuddles in her life. This week has not only stressed her out but me as well. So glad the weekend is around the corner for her.

May 31, 2020
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ISBI 1-2

I took Jane out to the local bar to meet some new people. It didn’t turn out the way I planned. One drink in and she was crying at the bar. Apparently she is a sad drunk. I figured it was best to take her home so the people in town didn’t think she was crazy.

Here she is again bawling her eyes out while doing homework. I feel bad but her life isn’t that hard. Well all she has been doing is work and school so maybe she is crying from the stress. Some people just need a good cry and then they feel better and can get back to work.

Penny aged up in to a beautiful cat. Though this stinker ran away shortly after aging up. Jane showers her with attention apparently it wasn’t enough. *shakes head* Hopefully this will be a one time thing and she won’t do it again.

Look at poor Jane she can barely keep her eyes open. This week she only had time to work and go to school. It was a hell week but we managed to survive it. She has missed so many outings and events. Though she now has weekends off so she will have two days with no school or work so she can enjoy her life a little. I’m going to install the sims dating mod due to her not having any time to really meet someone. Otherwise this challenge will end before it even begins if she doesn’t have a torch holder.

May 30, 2020
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ISBI-1-1

Jane lives in the peaceful town of Brindleton Bay in a starter home I built for her. It came out really cute and she still has some money left over. Which I am sure will come in handy later on.

So now that I’ve shown off her new house let me introduce you to Jane.

Aspiration: Academic

Traits: Perfectionist, Genius, Cat Lover, Quick Learner

Upon moving in I had her apply to college and apply for the two scholarships she was allowed to. She got one and got accepted into university. I decided to make it a little more interesting. I used Random.org to chose her college major, and her current part time job. I also used heads or tails to determine the college she went to and if she paid or took out student loans.

University: Britechester Major: Economics

Part-Time Job: Retail

She ending up having to take out student loans. I’ve never done that in the sims 4. It will be interesting to say the least. Okay introductions are out of the way on to the story.

Her only neighbors Justin & Supriya Delgato stopped by for a visit welcoming her to the neighborhood. We also got that wonderful fruit cake that went right into the trash. Of course I did it when the neighbors weren’t looking. It would be rude to throw their gift out in front of them. Even if it is one of the worst gifts to give a neighbor.

Jane and them hit it off really well, Justin is a cat lover like her and his wife is a dog lover. They had a lovely time chatting and I plan to invite them over again to hang out.

Penny Potter

It was only natural that I adopt a a kitten for Jane. It would be rude to deny a cat lover of such cuteness. Penny is adorable and I love her. I’m sure Jane does too and now she has someone to keep her company she won’t be so lonely.

Jane is hard at work on her homework though I think she might me having a hard time figuring out. Seeing as she keeps scratching her head like she is completely lost. Well I know for a fact I can’t help her, economics would have not been my first choice for college. Also, I was horrible at it in high school, I’m sure I would be worst at the college level stuff.

May 24, 2020
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5/24/2020

I haven’t wrote on this site or even visited for a while but here I am. I don’t know why I never am consistence with this but I’m going to try to be. I start all these wonderful stories and then I just stop. Then I come back and start all over and then stop again. It’s like a never ending cycle one I wish I could end. Well I can end it….but i don’t. That is the part that puzzles me. I read the old post about me getting out of my safe space my bed and doing all these amazing things but I didn’t. I went right back to my bed, my mental state is still hell and my bed makes me feel safe and secure.

It’s not fair to my family, my kids, or my amazing (almost)hubby but it is where I live. Well besides when I’m at work. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that today is the day I stop hiding in my bed. That would be a lie. Today is the day I say I’m not okay and that’s okay. Though I will admit I sat down and had a long heated conversation with my hubby. One filled with tears, anger, and regret. I let all my scars open and bleed. Well not literal my scars are ones you can see. That doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. He doesn’t really understand what goes on in my head but he has been supportive. He knows my triggers and he doesn’t get upset when I am in bed till noon. Though he does try to coax me out of it. I realize now that my issues are not ones I can resolve on my own. I can’t bury my scars deep and hope they heal.

I know on the outside I seem like a strong independent women who has overcome all the pain in her past but I’m not. It’s a mask that I put on daily. Though that doesn’t really show the real me, I hid the broken parts because I feared it may be to much for some people. I am working on myself though. I got a new position at my company and that has helped my mental state a lot. This weekend I hung out with my kids, played videos games, and streamed. Stuff I used to love to do that I gave up on due my mental state. I’m working on small goals for myself. One of them being getting out of bed early. I haven’t started it yet but I plan to. I want to take baby steps.

I’ve learned its time to stop hiding on my bed, and behind my mask. I am who I am and all my broken pieces are worth loving. I will be back to update you all I can’t say when but I do plan to come back. I also plan to start a story but I don’t know what yet.

Also if you stumble on to this post hi. I don’t plan to share it on twitter or anywhere else. If someone finds this post then I hope you enjoyed reading it. ❤

September 8, 2019
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Daily Life 1-5

Hello all long time no see. It has been a hectic week. I’m back to work and working overtime again for the time being. I wanted to cut back but at the moment it is not feasible. I have a few bills to pay off then maybe I’ll be able to swing it. So whats new with me is I finished my first week of my weight loss challenge. It was an amazing experience. It was learning to speak positively about yourself and I love that.

Above is the power statement I made and read to myself daily out loud and in front of a mirror. I also listen to inspirational tracks as well. I know crazy right but it helps. I love myself and who I am. I just want to be a better version of myself. So on the days when my old thoughts and other insecurities come out. This reminds me I am worth so much more and I am not what those negative thoughts in my head say. So this week coming up is all about food and water intake so expect a lot of pictures of healthy food and water. Also next week is crazy I work three doubles back to back then I work a shift on Sunday so I will be a very tired Manda. I’m hoping by December I can cut back on overtime.

I got a new table and I’m in love with it. It is so pretty. Yep I’m officially an adult I get too excited over stuff for the house. I just want to add Doug has been very supportive of my lifestyle change. He even encourages me to get up and move around and we do more stuff together. Yesterday we cleaned the cars together and the house. Chores are more fun when you have someone to help. Well Stay tuned for my updates. I’ll have one for you on Tuesday then again of Saturday and Sunday.

Take care,

Manda ❤

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