#40 Sims – ‘Not Quite Self-Care’

It was 2004 and, I’ll be honest, I had dropped the ball. I’d been too focused on building a brighter future, a better life and quite frankly a bigger home. What seemed like hours, turned into days. Possessions began to rule my behaviour and its true, I did, I chased them like goals. It was then that I realised I had completely forgotten about Terry and Lola, their moodlets were all red. I’d been neglecting them in persuit of the perfect home.

OK, so it is fair to say that I was fairly immersed in my ‘The Sims 2‘ game, or experience, as I prefer to call it.

This morning I felt like Terry. I woke up with a headache, a throbbing pain in my throat, a dry mouth, needing the bathroom, needing a shower, starving and unexcited. My moodlets were all flashing red. I now truly understood what I’d put Terry through all those years ago. Although, in fairness, in the time his basic needs were neglected he had been built the most stylish 7 bed mansion. As well as a small but adequate garden, curved swimming pool and a nice new leopard print Chaise Longue.

I woke up to none of that. I was surrounded by dirty laundry, dirty dishes and on top of all that, my apartment was still the same size.

It is times like these* that I wish I had some master who would instruct me to take care of my basic needs. Even in mania I don’t seem to be able to do it. I am so focused on doing things and thinking of things to do, that I forget about the basics. Even Lola fed herself whilst I was busy building things. Although in fairness, she did once take her baby to work and not bring her back. So maybe shes not quite the role model I should be holding myself up against.

Mindfump.

*Foo Fighters

 

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36 Comments

    1. Mindfump

      You do make me laugh and I wanted to check if you were getting the messages on your blog? I was doing them direct on your site but after I pressed ‘comment’ they never appeared. Just want to make sure messages are getting through anyway.

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        1. Mindfump

          -_- Well that is not fun. I actually went direct to your site because I couldn’t see any posts from you in my reader. Which I thought was strange, then found two new posts on your site. I tried commenting on one and it didn’t appear, just assumed it went for approval or something. It might of gone to spam. No worries I shall trawl my reader and see if I can stumble across them, maybe that will work. *Spoiler* I loved the posts + music and I want to play video games with you.

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          1. S. Hansen

            That does sound somewhat irritating, pretty sure normally your comments are automagically approved so it’s quite unusual.
            I’m glad you liked the music picks 😀 and I’m always looking for someone to play games with… that came out more sinister than I intended.

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          2. Mindfump

            It is all good. When I wake up tomorrow I shall go back and re-comment. If it doesn’t show up that time, you will just have to imagine what could of been. We will contie this conversation tomorrow. I am shattered. Hope you are well Hansen.

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          3. S. Hansen

            I have just discovered my spam comments, I’m just going to change them to not spam for you.
            The others are hard to read. I’m not sure I understand totally why they went to the spam box but the grammatical errors make me glad they did… it’s not even a poor grasp of language, it’s like they smashed their face on the keyboard…

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          4. Mindfump

            A fan is a fan is a fan. They all count.. although ironically, probably not. Well great, if you found them drop me a reply and I’ll catch up tomorrow. Bis dann und gute nacht

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