After they left Hugo's house, Gavin had a lot to say. He declared Hugo a snake and a rolling stone. He felt bad for Carmen that she'd been duped, but she felt that maybe that wasn't the whole story. He encouraged her to not be blinded by love and see things for what they were. Carmen … Continue reading Fight For Your Man [Round 8, Chapter 50, Butler]
"Did you call first to say we were coming?" asked Gavin. "Of course not," said Carmen. "Oh, by the way, you see that house over by Hogan's Burger Bar? That's the house Quincy and Daniella moved into. I told you Hugo was their close neighbor. Laurel is looking for them another house. She said something … Continue reading Unannounced Visit [Round 8, Chapter 49, Butler]
Carmen has proved to herself she can do it on her own. Now she's considering if she really wants to.
Carmen came home from the club meeting and all she wanted to do was hug her baby son Rodrigo. She had so much to do around the house, and now that she'd been gone for most of the night at the Counsel Council meeting, she wasn't going get it done by tomorrow. She texted Gavin … Continue reading Single Mothers Rock! [Round 8, Chapter 47, Butler]
"Think of it this way, "said Laurel," you now belong to a very exclusive club." "This 'culture' club?? The mommies club?!" "No! The club of women who seem to get pregnant every plum time they Woohoo!" Laurel and Carmen cracked up laughing. Gavin finally joined them around the fire, chuckling a bit. "I'm glad I've never … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 36, Epstein]
Carmen was really looking forward to the weekend at Laurel's new club hangout. The venue was perfect for families. Inside was a large kitchen, perfect for whipping up group meals. There were game tables, and lots of video game options too. The bathrooms were plentiful. There was a small pool on the deck outside, and … Continue reading Round 7, Chapter 32 [Butler]: All These Families!
"I can't wait to try those cookies Laurel! Thanks so much for sharing that story with us. I hadn't heard of the holiday Purim before, but Jewish Mardi Gras sounds amazing. And baby Emilie is beautiful. Poor Quincy though, four little sisters, I can't even imagine," said Carmen. Carmen: Her fridge is full of food, not … Continue reading Round 6, Chapter 27 [Butler]: Finally Able To Feed Myself
Writing books didn't do it for Laurel. An emotional affair with Bob Pancakes didn't do it for Laurel. Throwing her everything into her family and constantly redecorating her home didn't do it. What she needed was connection to other people like her. People who came to this part of the world to have a great … Continue reading Round 5, Chapter 24 [Epstein]: A Club to Connect Us All
Hello all! If you read my personal blog, you know I have been failing spectacularly at the holidays this year. Luckily, that failure isn't translating over to my wonderful families in my neighborhood rotation. I'm trying to keep each family's holiday celebration in line with who they've been up to this point, whether they have … Continue reading Chapter 23: Happy Holidays From The Dreams And Drama Neighborhood Rotation