Thursday, 26 January 2012

Chapter Forty Six

Come morning, Jo was caught by Menolly's trap from the night before, needless to say she was not impressed...
However, by the time she'd finished washing the bright dye from her hair, she had calmed down and decided to let it slide this one time
Having cleaned her hair thoroughly, she spent the day upgrading various things around the house
Tamara did the household chores while Jo was occupied with upgrading the plumbing and appliances
 After school, Miralys paid a visit to the local library
One of her teachers had given her a book to read overnight and report on the next day so she began reading
However she was soon interrupted by a classmate, Quynh Sperie
After a brief chat, they sat down to do their homework together
Homework finished, they spent some time generally chatting and hanging out

Menolly had been entrusted with a set of slips which needed to be delivered to the Town Hall
Having accomplished her mission successfully, she decided to pay a visit to a friend's house before going home
While she waited for someone to answer the door, she played with the Crist's pet dog who had been sitting outside
 After a while Ryan came out to greet her
After a bit of playing, Menolly worked on her homework while Ryan had a much needed snack
 At home Jo was whipping up dinner for the family
Menolly made it home in time for dinner, but Jo and Tamara were a little concerned to realise that Miralys hadn't got home yet
In fact, she and Quynh had decided to pay a visit to one of the local pubs after finishing their homework
Miralys ordered some (non-alcoholic) drinks from the bar for the two of them

And the two of them enjoyed themselves just dancing to the music and hanging out
Unfortunately, they were having such a good time they didn't notice the time slipping away
Miralys ended the evening with a police ride home 
When she got in Jo was waiting for her and was furious "where have you been young lady?  Your parents have been worried sick about you!  You're grounded"
The next morning, Miralys caught her mother as Tamara was collecting the laundry, "Mum, I'm really really sorry, I didn't mean to break curfew or worry you, I just lost track of time..."
Fortunately for Miralys, Tamara was much more easily pacified than her mother-in-law, and forgave her daughter immediately "Of course I forgive you baby, and since it's your first offence I'll let you off the grounding, but next time remember to wear your watch and check the time!"
"Thank you so much Mum, you're the best mother in the world!"
Having secured her mother's forgiveness, and the lifting of her grounding, Miralys finished off the book she'd been given at school the previous day.
While Menolly read a storybook downstairs
Joshua's garden was coming along very nicely by now, he'd even been able to harvest some of the plants
After school, Menolly invited her cousin Stacia home as it was both of their birthdays that day
The two of them played hopscotch in the yard while Jo helped Miralys with her homework
Cinnamon chose that evening to give birth to a foal
But the family didn't let it get in the way of celebrating Menolly and Stacia's birthdays

Menolly grew up into a somewhat rebellious teen
While her cousin showed signs of being far more sedate
Having finished her cake, Menolly's first act as a teen was to repeat her shower trick...
Before logging onto the school website to sign up to the music club after school
Once she'd finished doing this, she contemplated pranking the laptop but was interrupted by Tamara who had her birthday present for her
Menolly was immediately distracted from her plans and went out to the porch to try her hand at playing her present
While Tamara sat down with Miralys for a swift game of chess before bed
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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Chapter Forty Five

Joshua got up early every morning to tend his garden, it was just starting to sprout now and he hoped to soon have it up to the state his garden back in Hidden Springs had been
Jo was also up early every morning, making breakfast for the family, even if they couldn't all eat it together at least it would be freshly prepared.
Miralys hadn't managed to get her homework quite finished the previous night so she polished off the last of it while waiting for Jo to finish cooking breakfast
 Before catching the school bus with her little sister
Jo would then spend the morning doing general household chores, washing the family's clothes...
 Making the beds...
 And hanging the washing out.
 Tamara spent lots of time looking after the horses 
 And training them over the jumps in the field
After he'd finished tending his garden Joshua would go down to the beach and fish for a while
He'd also clean the stable out as it made great fertiliser
And, in his spare time, experimented with creating nectar
Miralys was given the opportunity to go on a field trip to the town hospital and science labs and she decided that interesting though it was, it wasn't for her
She was however very happy with the memento of the trip she was given and gave it pride of place on her desk
She then went down to the gym and had a nice long workout while she thought about what she wanted to do when she left school 
Menolly finished school a little later and hurried home in a state of extreme excitement
She could barely contain her eagerness as she ate her dinner
And as soon as she finished she changed into her ballet costume and started hurrying the rest of the family to make it to her recital as quickly as possible
The whole family made it to the recital, Tamara declining an invitation to compete in a prestigious race in order to watch her daughter's performance.
Once they got home, Miralys helped her little sister out with the homework she'd been too excited to do earlier
 While Joshua and Tamara spent some time together inside
Menolly was feeling a little mischievous and in high spirits after her successful performance and decided to play a little trick on her grandmother's shower...
Before going down to join the rest of the family appearing as angelically innocent as she could

Random picture of Joshua fishing in the evening, included just because I like the shot
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