An Early Morning Ramble!

Well, as you can tell, I am blogging again, just a normal ramble this time. No stories, no creativity, just me. Most of you who read my blog, and follow me may or may not know I graduated with a certificate in the General Arts and Science with concentration in Community Studies, one year. I am super proud of this achievement. I did it!!!

Going out with friends later today to calypso, because, why nor? Graduating seems like an awesome way state my celebratory outing. It will definitely be fun. Gotta make sure I budget properly as my friend Sarina is coming to Ottawa to visit. Sooooo happy about that too!

What else? Hmmm… apparently not much.

I will write again soon!!! 😀 😀

Short Story #2 – Ginny’s First Christmas

It was a rather brisk, cold november. I sat by my window waiting for Jana and Serenity to return home. Jana and Renny are my twin sisters. I’m the oldest, Trinity is my name. I’m almost 26. Yes, I still live at home with my mother Azalea, my step-dad Casey, whom we all called Papa.

Mom’s pregnant again, with her fourth girl. She’s supposed to be born just before Christmas. Mom’s gonna name her Ginette Renee, although she’s already nicknaming her Ginny. Mom also had an appointment for the baby today, and she took Jana and Renny with her.

Papa is overseas serving our country. In fact, so did mom, about a year and a half ago, as a nurse. Papa is a surgeon. They met while working under the same surgical team. I stayed at home with Jana and Renny, who were only 12 then. So, I’ve become the house sitter while mom and Papa were deployed. Now mom’s home, because of Ginny’s birth.

As mom, Jana, and Serenity entered, I went into the kitchen to make dinner for the family.  Renny and Jana went upstairs to do their homework before dinner, and mom came into the kitchen and sat down at the kitchen island.

“Thank you Trinny for making dinner,” mom said. “Can I help with anything?”

“No mom,” I said. “You need to rest. Dr. Peterson said so.”

“I know,” mom continued. “I just like to help.”

“All right,” I sighed. “You can cut the bagels for the garlic bread.”

“That’s fine,” mom seemed satisfied with that.

Jana and Renny came downstairs and into the kitchen then. Dinner was almost done. I had dessert already made in the fridge. I made it earlier in the day.

“That smells wonderful, sis!” Jana exclaimed.

“Thank you,” I said. “It’s almost dinnertime.”

“We can smell it from our room upstairs,” Renny added.  “We couldn’t concentrate on our homework with that smell wafting through the house. It smells delicious!”

After dinner was completed, dishes were done and put away, I took Jana and Renny Christmas shopping to buy something for mom. I also needed to buy something for mom as well. Of course, I told mom to rest, maybe immerse herself in one of many books she has, and I told her I’d be back in awhile.

I drove to this little mall in our town called, Fable’s Marketplace. It had tons of stuff on sale, affordable for our family. I grabbed a basket for my sisters and I, and we all started browsing. I immediately saw something I knew mom would like. It’s an old rustic rocker. It only cost around $30. I figured this rocker would be a wonderful Christmas gift for mom, and baby Ginny. Jana got mom a baby scrapbook for all the memories to be made during Ginny’s first year. Renny took the longest to find something for mom. She ended up getting her a camera, just so she could capture those memories for the scrapbook.

I drove home after, and we put the gifts in the garage. My sisters and I thought about wrapping the gifts while mom would be out, maybe at an appointment for Ginny. Mom rarely went into the garage, so it seemed the perfect place to store her presents for the time being.

We all entered into the living room where mom sat reading her book. She glanced up from her book, for a split second. She returned to her book then, and I went into the kitchen to do some more Christmas baking. Jana and Renny went upstairs to complete the rest of their math homework while I baked. I ended up baking another batch of my nana Chesney’s chocolate chip cookies. My family loves them… plus, we sell them at Jana and Renny’s school Christmas bake sale.


It’s now almost Christmas, and little Ginny isn’t born yet. Mom has to go to Dr. Peterson’s office today, and she asked me to accompany her. So, I ended up calling Nana to look after Jana and Renny, while I took mom to the doctor.

“Thank you Trinny,” mom said.

“For what?” I asked.

“Well, for one, being an amazing daughter,” mom continued. “Also, for taking me to the doc’s office today.”

“Well mom, you are overdue,” I said. “Plus, Nana can’t drive anymore. So, why wouldn’t I drive you? It’s common sense.”

“I thank you anyway,” mom replied.

We arrived at the doctor’s office then. I parked the car and met mom at the reception desk.

“Who are you hear to see?” A blonde haired girl asked.

“I’m here to see Dr. Peterson,” mom replied. “I’m overdue. I was supposed to have my baby girl on Sunday. It’s Friday now. Doc seemed concerned.”

“Oh, right,” the receptionist said. “He’s been expecting you. Come right this way, please.”

We followed her down a long hallway. We reached the end of the hallway, and we were accompanied to the last examining room on the left hand sir of the hall. The receptionist left us then, and mom and I waited for Dr. Peterson to enter.

“So, Azalea,” Dr. Peterson said, while entering the room. “Your little Ginny doesn’t want to come out on her own, does she?”

“As it seems right now, no,” mom replied.

“The next step of action is to induce you,” Dr. Peterson continued. “Head over to Fable’s Crescent Memorial Hospital. I’ll send over the orders for you to get started with the induction.”

We arrived at the hospital, and headed to the Labour and Delivery floor, after being checked in.

“Hello Azalea,” a red hair female nurse said. “My name is Tessa, and I am going to be your nurse today. If you wouldn’t mind getting into this hospital gown, that’d be great.”

Mom got into her hospital gown, and lay down on the hospital bed. She got hooked up to a fetal monitor, and an IV was placed to start the induction process. I called Nana to bring over Jana and Renny to the hospital to see mom. We all wanted to support mom in this process, since Papa wasn’t here.


Mom’s labour didn’t last long, and around 7pm, little Ginny was brought into the world. Now Ginny and mom will be coming back home within the next day or so. Ginny was born weighing in at seven pounds, four ounces, a perfectly healthy baby girl.

Mom ended up writing a letter to Papa describing to him about baby Ginny. It read:

Dearest Casey,

I wanted to write this letter to you after Ginny’s healthy birth. She weighs seven pounds, four ounces. She looks so much like you, it’s unbelievable. Even Jana, Serenity, and Trinity agree. I can’t wait for you to meet her! Her and I will be going home tomorrow. It’ll be nice to see you, hopefully sooner rather than later. I miss you so much!!

With love,



Ginny came home with mom the next day, it was the day before Christmas Eve. I did some more Christmas baking after I brought mom and Ginny home. It is still hard to believe that, even though Ginny won’t remember it, this will be her first Christmas with us.


Our family ended up opening gifts on Christmas Eve. All of us sisters gave Ginny some awesome Christmas/birthday gifts; a blanket, a few toys, clothes and little baby shoes. Mom ended up loving the gifts we got her. I ended up serving the baked goods I made that day after presents were opened. One thing was missing, Papa. So, I wrote my own personal letter to him.

Dear Papa,

Have I ever mentioned how much I miss you? We’re all missing you, especially since it’s Christmas, and you aren’t here with us. When are you returning home? I hope it’s soon. Mom misses you terribly, it shows in her eyes. Can you believe it’s Ginny’s first Christmas? I can’t. 

I will send along some small things to you to remind you of us, and how much we all truly miss you. Just thought I’d write this letter to you, even though mom wrote one too. I miss you, I love you. I hope to see you soon.

With love,

Your Trinny

After dessert, I walked to the mailbox to drop off mom’s, and my letters to Papa. As I was walking there, I thought how perfect this Christmas was. Mom and I wrote letters to Papa, we all enjoyed family time, and lastly, and most importantly, Ginny was brought into this world just in time for her first Christmas.

A Very Sim-Like Sketch!!

So, it’s been awhile since I decided to do one of these… Sim Sketches!



Name – Renata Baker

Age – Young Adult


Natural Cook


Loves the heat

Loves to swim


Favourite Food – Grilled Cheese

Favourite Music – Pop

Favourite Colour – Royal Blue

Zodiac Sign – Libra

Lifetime Wish – Living the Lap of Luxury

Career – Culinary

Name – Stephanie Baker

Age – Young Adult


Natural Cook



Natural Born Performer

Dog Person

Favourite Food – Hot Dogs

Favourite Music – Country

Favourite Colour – Royal Blue

Zodiac Sign – Libra

Lifetime Wish – Living the Lap of Luxury

Career – Singer

Stephanie is Renata’s twin sister.


Name – Joshua Brayley 

Age – Young Adult



Dog Person

Natural Cook



Favourite Food – Spaghetti

Favourite Music – Pop

Favourite Colour – Black

Zodiac Sign – Sagittarius

Lifetime Wish – Living the Lap of Luxury

Career – Military

Josh is engaged to Renata

Name – Harmony Brayley

Age – Toddler



Dog Person

Loves the heat


Natural Cook

Favourite Food – Pancakes

Favourite Music – Country

Favourite Colour – Black

Zodiac Sign – Scorpio

Lifetime Wish – Living the Lap of Luxury

Harmony is Josh’s daughter.


Name – Amira Griffin

Age – Young Adult


Natural Cook



Likes to Swim

Loves the Heat

Favourite Food – Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Favourite Music – Country

Favourite Colour – Royal Blue

Zodiac Sign – Aquarius

Lifetime Wish – Living the Lap of Luxury

Career – Lifeguard

Eventually, Amira will be Stephanie’s partner.


Well all, I hope you enjoyed this creative process.

I will blog again soon!!!

Enjoy!!! 😀 😀 😀

Short Story # 1! – Ness and Alia – Turning Point

It was summer… hot, quite humid actually. My house wasn’t air conditioned, and my mom hadn’t gotten one of those window air conditioners yet. I’m Vanessa, but my family and friends call me Ness. I’m almost 18, and so is my twin sister Alia. So, anyway, I was cooking lunch in this stifling hot weather, and it was just too hot for the month of June.

My mom came in then, along with Alia.

“Good grief, it’s hot out!” Alia exclaimed as she entered the kitchen.

“You don’t say,” I countered. “I’ve been cooking in this heat for the past two hours… you don’t say!”

“It smells good though, Ness,” my mom complimented.

“Thanks,” I said. “What’s that? Did you actually buy an air conditioner finally?”

“Yes, we had to,” mom said solemnly. “Alia went to Dr. Abbott this morning. We found out  that Alia is suffering from severe asthma.”

“This weather would do that,” I replied. “What is there to do about it, besides cooler temperatures?”

“An assortment of inhalers, multiple times a day,” Alia added.

“Oh,” I sighed. “Want some lunch?”

Mom and Alia sat down at the kitchen table, while I served them spaghetti and garlic bread. Besides mom, I was the other cook in the household. Alia liked baking, but not cooking. I liked cooking, but not baking. We complimented each other in that way. Twins do that, once and awhile. After I served them, I grabbed a plate, and sat down.

“Mom, is it ok if I go hang out with Gina, Lacey, Tess, and Marcus for a bit?” I asked. Marc is my boyfriend, and Gina, Lacey and Tess are some of my closest friends ever!!

“Yes, it’s fine,” mom said. “As long as you’re home by 10.”

“Yes, mom.”

I cleaned up the dishes after we were all done eating, then grabbed the keys from the drawer in the entry hallway cabinet, then headed out. I was meeting them all at the Riverview Terrace Mall. We were going to go shopping, then head to my boyfriend’s house from there. It took about 20 minutes to get to the mall from my house.

“Over here!” Marcus called, and waved at me.

“Hey!” I said, excitedly. I gave him a hug. “How are you?”

“Fine,” he said. “Especially now that you’re here.”

“Awwww!” I said, blushing. “How sweet.”

“Tess and Lacey are on their way. Gina will be meeting up with us later, at my house.”

“Ok,” I said. “So, how was work this morning?”

“Fine, I guess. I had three clients this morning. We were working on reading, speech therapy, and social skills.”

“Sounds fun!”

Marcus is older than me, by three years. He works as a rehabilitation instructor for people with various disabilities. He works with two of my cousins actually, Lucia and Emily. Lucia has Cerebral Palsy, and Emily is autistic. My mom was the one who actually found him the job.

Tess and Lacey arrived shortly after I did. We walked around the mall, looking at various stores. It was air conditioned in the mall, so I couldn’t complain. All of us have one common interest when we go shopping, and that is art. Even Marc likes it, although I think I got him more into that, but you know. After we shopped around for a bit, we all went to the food court, and I bought them all dinner.

“So Ness, how’s looking at colleges?” Tess asked.

“Fine,” I said. “I applied to three; Amir Community College, Lexington College, and Rochelle District College.”

“Wonderful!” Lacey chimed in. “Any luck?”

“Yes,” I said. “I’ll be heading to ACC in September to start my nursing degree.”

“I’m so proud of you, hun,” Marcus beamed.

“I am too!!” Lacey chimed in.

“Seconded,” Tess agreed.

After we finished eating, we all went over to Marc’s house for a few hours, just to hang out. Gina met up with us there, and an added bonus, she’s dating Marc’s roommate, Riley. Riley and Gina have been dating for almost four years now, and Marc and I have only been dating for just over two years. Riley set Marc and I up.

“Hey, you two,” I stated excitedly. “Guess what?”

“What?” Riley and Gina asked in unison.

“I’ve been accepted to ACC in the fall!” I exclaimed. “I am going into the Registered Practical Nursing program!!”

“Congratulations, Ness!!” Riley chimed in. “I knew you’d get accepted!”

“Thanks, Riles,” I said. “I’ll be moving to Amir near the end of this summer.”

“Where is Amir?” Gina asked.

“It’s two hours from here,” I said. We all live in Berkley.

“That’s not too bad,” Tess remarked. “What’s your plan for you and Marcus though, in regards to seeing one another?”

“Her and I are moving to Amir together,” Marc announced. “There’s a job opening up in Amir for a rehabilitation instructor, which is what I am.”

“How wonderful,” Tess said.

“Hey, Tess, Lacey, Gina and Riles, can I talk to you privately for a minute?” Marc asked.

They all agreed. I sat in his living room waiting for everyone to be done their talk. It was almost 9:30, so I had to get home soon anyway. They all came back into the living room about five minutes later.

“I’ve got to get home,” I said. “I will text everyone tomorrow, ok?”

Lacey, Tess, Gina and Riley hugged me at the door and said goodbye to me. Marc ended up walking me to the car. We said goodnight to each other, and I then got into the car and headed home.

Once I got home, Alia greeted me. She seemed to have a worried look on her face. I couldn’t exactly understand why. She looked rather sad, actually.

“Ness,” Alia said, in a solemn tone.

“Yes, what’s wrong?” I asked, worried.

“Mom and I are going to have to move,” Alia said, while starting to cry. “The temperatures here are way too hot, and it’s affecting my health.”

“Where, and when?” I asked, vaguely panicked.

“We are moving to…” Alia hesitated. “Amir!!!! Mom has bought a house that has a basement apartment in it, for you, and Marcus!!!”

“Really?” I practically yelled with excitement. “When are we moving?”

“Next week sometime,” Alia replied with equal enthusiasm.

“Marcus will have to meet us at the end of August,” I said. “He’s gotta wrap up work here, to be transferred to Amir.”


I woke up early the next morning and started to pack. Mom had rented three big moving trucks to get us to Amir. I’m super excited that I won’t have to be away from mom, and of course, my wonderful twin sister. Alia and I shared a room at our current house, but in the new house, I’ll be living with Marcus in the apartment attached to the main house, when we move to Amir.

Marcus came over later that day to help me pack also. Then him and I went out for lunch to cerebrate the fact of our turning point. We went out to lunch at this cooking academy place where students learn cooking, and serving skills. Gina, Tess and Lacey were doing their apprenticeships there, as cooks, and servers. Today they served us, which normally doesn’t happen. I found that rather odd.

First Lacey brought out a special dish for me that had onion rings in it. Strange. It was good though. Secondly, Gina brought out some bread for Marcus and I to share. Tess brought out dessert… the dessert was a vanilla cake with chocolate icing, and lots of sugar lace detail, and the words written in fancy sugar letters, Will You Marry Me.

By this point, Marcus was on his knee.

“Vanessa,” he stated, kind of tripping over his words. “You are the most wonderful person, and the best thing that has happened to me. Since we are moving to Amir with your family, I only find it right that I ask to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”

He pulled out this intricately detailed ring box, with an equally intricately detailed ring.

“Yes,” I said, almost crying. “Of course!”

Then Riley came out to join us. Marcus ended up talking to them all the night we all hung out at his house. Wow, and I didn’t catch on.


Later that summer, Marc moved in with us. It was nice to finally be with my fiancee again. Funny to say that I’m engaged to him. We will probably get married next summer, most likely. As for Alia, her health is a lot more stable since we moved to Amir. Amir is our family’s wonderful turning point, for the better!