That evening, we held a simple dinner party at the B&B. We didn’t even dress up.
Everybody danced! Now, that’s a party.
“Hey, Forrest!” I said. “Looks like the party’s really rocking out there!”
Rose took exception to something Uncle Jacob said. He told me later that he was just trying to be friendly. I know sometimes his friendliness can feel a little too much to Sims who don’t know him yet.
Emma ditched the party and went up to the balcony to paint. She said she’d been feeling like she’d been neglecting her creative side, and some time in silence appealed to her, too.
I think it’s kind of funny that a dinner party is all about Garden Salad. But if you make it fun, then it still tastes delicious, right? And sometimes, a light meal is just the thing!
Emma finished her painting just as the light from the sunset graced the top of the gazebo.
Dani Pringle got over Toya’s teasing, but she still didn’t mind when he felt a little put off by the one dirty dish on the counter.
Marcus thought he smelled gas from the stove and kept checking the burners. That’s why we’ve got an electric stove at home. You don’t have to worry.
If Elder’s family knew how amazing he was, sharing his friendliness with everyone, always helping out with the dishes, and keeping himself in the best mood ever, I think they’d feel so proud of this soon-to-be young man they’ve raised.
Toya’s found a lot of new material for his jokes by spending time with us.
Dani Pringle left the party early and headed upstairs to email her sisters.
Rose seemed to be feeling a little homesick, too. She took her salad out to the back porch and ate alone.
Rose seemed to feel a little better when she came in to listen to the little concert I gave. I think she decided to leave the next day, and I bet she feels really happy that she’ll be back with her family soon.
Hunter O’Malley turned out to be a real music lover! He got into the Plum Day concerto I played.
Dr. Jasmine has had so much to reflect on. She’s had so many diverse guests staying here, and she’s been at the center of it, getting to know and care for each of them.
Emma ran into Toya when she was cleaning up after the party. “He really surprised me,” she said. “He said the most profound thing.”
This is what Toya had told her:
Sometimes, at this season, we think it’s all about kindness. That we have to bring out different parts of ourselves and repress other parts. But it’s not that.
Plum Day lets us know that it’s really about being ourselves. About experiencing just what we experience. Being just who we are.
What we experience, what we contribute, that adds something to game itself.
Each of us offers something unique that no other Sim can offer.