another string to your bow

february 2030
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Michael Abbott (30 years), Lainey Grimsley (28 years), Silas Abbott (2 years)

narrated by: Lainey

We got news that our aquarium was awarded the research funding that we requested. It meant two whole months outdoors on the ocean side of Audubon Island, exploring, tagging, really getting our hands dirty. I was listed as Lead Researcher which meant that Avery could help, but she’d have to take my orders and continue to run the aquarium.

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november birthdays 2029

november 2029

Elise’s is turning 32, she’d enjoy going downtown to The Red Mill, enjoying her fill of wine while a grandparent took care of Irina. But not only is there no sitter on a weekday available, there isn’t funds in their bank account for such finery.

Peter prepared pork chops and did pick up a red wine to pair with it.

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lemonade dreams

march 2029
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Silas Abbott (29 years), Lainey Grimsley (27 years), Silas Abbott (1 1/2 years)

narrated by: Lainey

We managed to survive Michael joining the police force, and Silas is doing fine with the babysitter, although I still don’t think the situation is ideal. I installed a nanny-cam so I can keep an eye on her, and found that she watches an insane amount of television. However, Silas always seems happy and she does tend to his needs, so it’ll do for now.

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ten tiny toes

september 2027
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Michael Abbott (28 years), Lainey Grimsley (26 years), Silas Abbott (newborn)

Silas was here, and she could never wish him away, but it felt like her life before kids was too brief. She had a few things to pick up back at the apartment, and it stung to see Julia moving in. Alice had always been the one with an abundance of friends, and Lainey had never cared much for Julia. When she’d gotten pregnant as a teen, she’d actually looked down on her. It all felt rather ironic now.

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