upon a star

november 2026
previous update/next update
Paloma Creelman (28 years), Adam Brindley (29 years)

narrated by: Paloma

I’m still helping my Mom with catering jobs when she asks. It’s good money for me, and has really helped me save up for my own bakery. A nice perk is bringing the fancy leftovers to Bobbi’s for our weekly horror night festivities.

We went on our first date four years ago, and he still gets up to greet me when I get in.

Continue reading

Advertisements

the true treasure

december 2025
previous update/Linnea’s next update;Eva’s next update
(Prince Household Profile)
Eva Prince (51 years), Gideon (43 years), Linnea Barthelet (17 years), Dahlia (5 years)

narrated by: Eva

Recently, Gideon mentioned how he still felt the desire for another baby, though logically he realizes that we, or me primarily, is past that stage. When I unexpectedly lost the baby three years ago, I wound up closing my heart to the idea entirely. Dr. Morgan had been diligent in telling me how age was against me when it came to pregnancy this late in life, and I feel very blessed with three daughters I have.

Continue reading

on a tightrope

september 2021
previous update/next update
(Prince Household Profile)
Eva Prince (47 years), Gideon (39 years), Linnea Barthelet (13 years), Dahlia (1 years)


narrated by: Eva

I’m used to things going wrong, I never expected to be married again, or have a child later in life, let alone any such nonsense as a happy ending. Quitting Mini Sprout had seemed like a good idea when Dahlia had been born, but I can’t bring myself to enjoy all the downtime. I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop, as they say, for Gideon to get fired, or die unexpectedly, a fire to take away our home, something. Having my first husband die on our wedding night ruined these calm moments for me, they seem to leer as they attempt to coax me into sedation.

Continue reading

the twenties

january 2021
previous update/next update
Paloma Creelman (23 years)

narrated by: Paloma

Earlier this year, Janelle sold Planet Java to Ginny Pacelli. Ginny has been working here since it first opened the doors, and so Janelle offered her the opportunity to buy it first. I’m not in a situation to buy my own place yet, but one day I hope to be able to buy or start my own bakery. In the mean time, I get to practice my baking skills here. Ginny put me in charge of the baked treats after I brought a marble cheesecake to a company party one time.

Continue reading

babymoon

january 2020
previous update/next update
Eva Prince (46 years), Gideon (38 years), Linnea Barthelet (11 years), Dahlia (newborn)

narrated by: Eva

I’d had my concerns on having another baby this late in life, but Gideon has been wonderful with Dahlia, and it hasn’t been as hard on me to go back to a newborn schedule as I feared. I’m on maternity leave now, and there’s something magical about rocking a newborn with a snowstorm raging outside.

Continue reading