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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brianna Barillas-Chalmers Ch. 13- Warp speed.

Briana (45) Her children: Taylor (17), Isaiah (15) and Samira (9)  photo 1-72_zpse27e51f9.jpg
Narrated by Briana
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I have been working more than usual.  It seems like time is passing by so quickly for me.  I am always on the phone now trying to grant search warrants or putting another case on my docket.  Whoever thought that being a judge would be easy was severely mistaken.
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My kids seem adjusted to me not being home a lot.  Taylor is not working now so she can be home to make sure that Samira gets home safe from school.  Isaiah is also home but he has been desperately looking for a job recently to occupy his time.
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I haven't seen Heath in a while so I decided to try some online dating.  It was my luck to get a few responses.  I meet up with a local architect named John M. Martinez.  I was surprised that his picture actually matched the real him. I  mean I have heard horror stories. We have been out to coffee and I have to admit he peaks my interest.
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Isaiah is still going strong with George Lewis. I honestly did not think that it would go this long but he has proven me wrong.  I like George and I hope it works out for them.  Who knows maybe they will get married some day.  After all I met Neal when I was a teen.  
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Taylor surprised me the other day by telling me that she has decided to go to college. I was ecstatic about her decision.  She was pondering not going because she feels that she has to be here to help. I appreciate her help but I want her to live her life too. Neal would have been so proud of the young woman standing before me.
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Isaiah was so excited to hear about his sister's decision.  I hope that Isaiah too will get the college spark and decide to go away to college. For now it seems like his world is George. 
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I still go to my children's room before I retreat to my own bedroom. I took a little longer in Taylor's room today. It's hard to believe that soon she will be at college and no longer here.  When did my little girl grow up?
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We decided to hold a bonvoyage breakfast for Taylor.  Samira helped me and she worried me when she asked me if Taylor would forget her.  I assured her that he sister would never forget her.  Samira seemed happy with that answer.  I can't help but wonder if she is a little scared from not having her dad here with us. 
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Breakfast was great.  We had the best time remembering all of our adventures.  The conversation turned a little sad when Taylor wished her father was still here.  Taylor and Isaiah still remember their dad but Samira has no memory of him other than the pictures around the house.  Isaiah soon changed the conversation and started asking Taylor all about her college dorm room.
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I hugged Taylor so hard that I didnt want her to leave. My baby girl was going off into the world to make something of herself.  She does not have a clue how college can change your life.  Through out all this she never mentioned Irfan again. I am guessing they broke up but she does not want to talk about it . I respect her privacy but I also make sure she knows I am here for her.
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John and I have been seeing a lot of each other.  I took him to Adam's restaurant and John was delighted to go.  I was a bit nervous but I figured Adam wouldn't bee too hard on John.
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I think that Adam liked John.  John seemed to love Adam's restaurant. At one point I felt the date was more between Adam and John than me!
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Adam got the hint and left us alone to enjoy our dinner.  John really intrigues me.  Hes single, handsome and has no children.  He said that he doesn't want kids of his own.  Now that he is 40 he thinks his time has passed.  I was OK with that since I am 45 and I am not looking to have or adopt any more children.  Samira was my miracle child and for sure my last. 
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Isaiah is still looking for a job. He has not found one but by the look at the lack of completing his chores you would think he was working two jobs.
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I had to kindly remind him that with Taylor gone he had to pick up the slack.  He can moan and gripe all he wants but he has to do it while he helps around the house.
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I have been super busy with work, dating and keeping up with Taylor that I feel like I have no time for myself.
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Imagine my surprise when Heath showed up at my front door.  He shocked me because I honestly did not think that he would ever show up again. I mean he has not called in months.
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we got caught up but he looked dismayed when I told him that I had moved on with someone else.  Heath is a corporate lawyer but I mean seriously? how long did he expect me to wait for him? He left and told me to call him if things didn't work out with John.
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After that I realized that I needed a small break from it all. I called John and told him I was busy at work and would call him in a few days. Isaiah was out on a date and Samira was asleep. I grabbed a book and curled up on the couch.  I needed to slow down a bit and enjoy some me time.

Author's note~~
I hate the way Blogger does not allow me to insert pictures like before.  It is really annoying!  I have been on break but decided to come back and get things going again. I missed my sims and almost had put it away for good.  I think I needed this break!  Hopefully stories will be posted on a more timely basis.
Thanks for reading!


  1. I like John! I hope that she stays with him, because "corporate lawyer" or not, I think she deserves better than someone that just drops off the face of the earth. I hope that Isaiah decides to attend college too, and I'm glad that Taylor decided to go to college.

    That's great that you are back to your sims, sometimes a break is just the perfect thing we need to miss our sims, and come back with more steam.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I agree now my sims are ready to go. Thanks for reading!