As I flipped to the employments section it was the first thing I saw! Yes! They had an opening at the Bistro! It wasn't exactly what I wanted, it was only a Kitchen Scullion, but my connections told me the best way to get to Pastry Chef, what I really wanted to do, was to get my foot in the door however I could.
With one quick phone call, (and maybe some mentioning of my last name) I was officially employed at the Little Corsican Bistro! The only down side was that they didn't need me to start until close to the weekend. Waiting around for 3 days for my job to start was going to be torture! Hm, what could I do in the mean time to keep myself occupied? I know!! A trip to the park!
It was a gorgeous day outside, perfect for hanging out at the park. The only problem was, all I could think about was cooking! Then I realized they had grills here. I could totally catch some fish and make a fresh batch of fish and chips!
Now, normally fishing was my sister's thing, but I had learned to enjoy it, only because it really was the best to cook with fresh fish, not fish bought from the store.
As soon as I caught enough good sized fish, I went on over to grill and started cooking. It smelled amazing! I couldn't wait to share it with everyone in the park. Especially since I used a special spice blend I had put together myself.
I finally pulled the plate of food off the grill, and I realized there was hardly anyone in the park right now! Haha. So, I set the plate next to the one man who had taken interest in what I was cooking, and said, "Enjoy, it's all yours!" He looked at me in surprise and said, "Wow! Gee thanks!"
After that I played a little chess, then as the sun started setting I headed for home.
Before I got there however, Legacy was having a birthday!
Happy Birthday Legacy!
Aw, my little brother looked a lot like Hart! So cute!
Of course, when I got home Taylor was there, waiting for Hope to get off work. I noticed they were spending a lot more time together since my birthday. But they were still just friends.
The next morning, I was lazing around the house watching TV when Mom joined me and gave me a great idea. "I know you've been a little bored waiting to start your new job, why don't you redecorate the kitchen like you've always wanted to? This would be a great time to."
I squealed in delight! "Mom, that's a great idea! What a fun project!"
I got to work right away. I decided I wanted it to look and feel a lot more open and bright, so I found some appliances that were meant for outdoor kitchens. They looked so great indoors!
And I redid everything to match them. It was so much fun to use a little of my art skills and design an awesome kitchen! I had a huge window put in, along with new cabinets, counters, even cool outdoorsy lights. It was awesome!
I had so much fun I decided I wanted to do something with my and Hope's room, but that would have to wait just a little while, as I used up my decorating budget this time around.
Little Legacy was growing fast. My mom and dad just couldn't get enough of him. He learned everything so quickly too! Probably from trying to keep up with his big brother, Hart!
The days were creeping by. By the time my first day at work came around, I was going to be crazy with the waiting if I didn't find more to do! So, Monica and I decided to meet at the Bistro and catch up and have drinks.
It was a lot of fun, but made me even more anxious to start working there. I tried to remember as many employee's names as I could, hoping that would come in handy later.
After Monica left, I decided to walk home as it was a beautiful evening and home wasn't too far away.
On my way, I started daydreaming about what I 'd like to experiment cooking with next. I was hoping to grow some new things in our garden, there was nothing like cooking with fresh ingredients. What I really wanted to start cooking with, the grocery hadn't been able to keep in stock. Just thinking about those scrumptious ingredients made my mouth start to water. I swear, I could even smell them!
Wait... I wasn't imagining that, I really was smelling them! Garlic and Onion!!! But where was it coming from? It just so happened I was standing in front of the Zanders brothers' house.
Looking around, and not seeing a soul, I cracked open the gate to their yard. All the lights were off, no one appeared to be home. And then, I saw it. The most beautiful garden! And growing in it were the best garlic and onions I had ever seen! The grocery store's stock couldn't even touch them! The Zanders brothers probably wouldn't miss just a few of their garlic and onions, right? I snuck as quietly as I could and started picking some in places no one would notice.
I couldn't wait to plant some in our own garden so I wouldn't have to "borrow" any again.
Just then, I heard a car door slam and some footsteps outside the gate. CRAP! I needed to get out of here, fast! I took off out the gate and headed for home, only to notice something horrible. It was a cop car! Oh no! Don't tell me one of our neighbors thought I was a burglar and called the police!
Oh my, there was the lady cop, standing at our door! Ok, time to play it cool, and hope for the best.
As soon as I got close enough to make out her face, I sighed in relief, it was my mom's partner at the station!
"Hi Esmerelda, how are you?"
"Oh, hello there Patience! I was just coming by to drop off some papers to your mom, I know she'll be coming back to work soon, and I thought she'd like a jump start on the reports. I realize it's pretty late though, would you mind giving them to her for me?""Oh, sure, no problem, I'd love to!"
"Thanks. Have a good evening.""You too."
Oh man, I was so lucky. I'm glad it was just a coincidence that a cop was right beside me as I was stealing veggies. I suppose that wasn't the smartest of ideas. I don't think I'll be doing it again!!
When I came in I got out of my dress clothes and came back downstairs only to see the two boys still up. Legacy was so sleepy, he could hardly keep his eyes open, and he reached for me and said, "Nite nite?"
I scooped him up to put him to bed and gently reminded Hart that it was a school night, and he needed to be in bed too.
One of my favorite things was putting the little ones to bed. "Goodnight, L, see you in the morning."
He was out like a light the minute his head hit the mattress.
I went out back to our little garden, thinking I was going to plan out where to plant my newest veggies, but was shocked to see the condition. I guess Hope hadn't been weeding after school like I thought. I immediately set to watering the plants we had started, hoping it wasn't too late for them.
By the time I tended to our plants and got them back in shape, it was late, and I was beat. Looked like I wasn't going to be able to plant the onion and garlic just yet, but that's ok, I still needed to look up "how" to plant them in my gardening book.
I was surprised when I got up in the morning to see my sister at the table finishing up homework she didn't finish the night before. That was very unlike her. But since Dad was around, I figured I'd keep my mouth shut. She was on the honor roll, after all.
After I finished my breakfast and Hope and Hart were off to school, I spent the morning with my little L. This was my last day before starting my new job, and I had no idea how much time I'd be able to spend with him once I started working.
It was so much fun teaching him how to walk. I couldn't believe how fast he was getting it!
After school, (surprise surprise) Taylor came home with Hope, then waited at our house until she got off work.
"So, Taylor, you don't have to wait here if you don't want to, you know, you could go do whatever you wanted and Hope could call you when she gets done with work."
"Oh, I know. But it seems that if I don't wait here for her, she forgets about me. So, it's cool, I'll just stay if you don't mind.""No, of course, stay as long as you like!"
Poor guy! It was obvious these two were crushing hard on each other, but it seemed as if neither one would make the first move. It was pretty miserable to watch! I reminded myself to have a talk with Hope later about that.
When it came time for Hope to be home, she never showed. Finally, when it got close to Taylor's curfew, he went home. I know my parents didn't care if Hope came home right after work or not, but I couldn't let it slide. She knew Taylor was waiting here for her, and she didn't come. Why? Well, I was going to call her and find out.
"Hey, Hope where are you?"
"I'm on my way home, I'll be there in 15 minutes. Why? I'll be home by curfew, don't worry.""You knew that Taylor was waiting here for you, didn't you?"
"*sigh* Yeah, I figured. Argh, why can't he give me some space!""Why don't we talk about it when you get home?"
I poured myself a coffee, and plopped down at the table to wait. I have to admit, I was very curious as to what was going on with those two.
As soon as she came in, she whipped out her homework and started in on it. Ha. That wasn't going to deter me from getting some answers.
"So, what is going on with you and Taylor? I thought you liked him. Aren't you best friends?"
"Yes. Well, we are supposed to be. But I just don't know, " she said, never looking up from her work.
"Well, he seemed to really want to see you tonight."
"Well, he also asked for our cousin's phone number.""What?!?"
"Yep. He said it was for something lame, like Geometry notes or something, they have that class together, but seriously, I'm not stupid. I know he likes her.""So, you want space from him because he likes Marie?"
"No, I'm mad at him for not just telling me the truth.""Oh. Well, sis, maybe he really did need Geometry notes. I don't think he likes her."
"How would you know? You saw them at your party, dancing and whatnot.""Yes, I did. So I asked him and he told me he didn't like her like that."
She stopped writing and looked up at me. "Really?"
"Yes. So, what's the deal, Hope, do you like him? Like more than a friend?"
She let out a long sigh. "I don't know. Maybe. Oh, what does it matter, he doesn't like me like that, and if I say anything, I'll ruin our friendship."
"Ah, yes, that is tricky. But I think he might actually feel the same way, Hope. Maybe you should ask him-"
"I don't want to talk about it anymore, ok? I'll figure it out.""Ok, ok. I won't be pushy. But if you wanna talk about it, I'm here."
So, I guess I was watching a teenage soap opera unfold before my very eyes. I decided I had had enough of the drama for one night, however, and since I was still a little buzzed from my coffee, I went outside and planted a couple of new seeds in the garden. Come to find out, I couldn't grow my garlic and onion without the right soil, and it was going to take me a while to find some.
Well, this was it, my last day at home, I was starting my job tomorrow!! I was so ready to impress everyone at the Bistro, I couldn't wait!
*buckey's notes*- So, I know this chapter was a little, ho-hum. But it's been a bit difficult for me to piece everything together with all the computer issues I've been having. I'm almost caught up to where I was before I started having issues, and thankfully, I've finally got the game working on my new laptop, it's just a matter of testing out my Wishacy file and making sure it's working correctly! So thanks for bearing with me, and I'm sure it will get more exciting as I pick up where I left off. As always, thanks for reading. <3333
Oh, I don't know if I shared it before, but my studio has Hope, a new and improved version of my simself, and some other goodies. Feel free to download anyone you like! As soon as my wishacy file is running, Patience and Hart will be put up too. (Hart will be a teen next chapter)