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Take Me to the Moon 5.10

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Narrated by Zoe Patel Tesla-Goth

For our honeymoon, Ewan wanted to go stay in a tiny remote cabin in Granite Falls.   The one he picked is built into the mountainside in a steep river valley.  He said he couldn’t promise me his undivided attention; he wanted to paint Granite Falls’ colors and textures since he first went camping there as a teen.

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You may wonder, why would I agree to this offer, which sounded pretty lame– no promise of lavish attention, no other people?  For my honeymoon?  I always dreamed of a beach honeymoon, warm and balmy, lots of people enjoying the laid-back party atmosphere, and of course, lots of romantic nights.   Why did I agree to this cabin in the woods, and being runner-up to the easel?  Simple.  I’m in love.  And with all his tortured artist stuff going on, Ewan is crazy about me, too.

We arrived late on Friday evening,  and Ewan started a fire to take the chill off the musty cabin.

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We warmed the place up a bit.

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It was late, but we were starving.  Ewan whipped up some flirty cookies.

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The next morning, I slept in.  When I woke up, Ewan was on the porch, painting.

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I headed back inside to clean up from last night

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And then I saw a person, a new friend, by the river.  What a godsend!  Hopefully an outgoing person who liked to chat!  Ewan’s big family is one of the the things that really drew me in– I love living in a household that’s always got people coming and going and almost any hour of the day, there’s a whole group of people to talk with and do things with.

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Ewan’s right; this place is pretty quiet.  Both of the people I saw, were really wanting to commune with nature, not me.

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I decided to see what all the fuss was about, and went hiking

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Ewan’s right, the colors and light in this place are amazing.

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It’s so lonely, but very pretty.

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And the light filters through the trees so differently than at home.

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I can’t deny the scenery was amazing.  When I got back, after a whole 35 minutes, Ewan was still painting.

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After hiking, I got inspired and decided to get in touch with my creative voice.   That didn’t last long.  My creative voice sounded a lot like a crying cat.

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I went jogging, I practiced my speaking for work, and I took a long bath.  It was a good exercise in mindfulness.  Not that I’d want to do that everyday, but for a day, it was different.

That evening, I convinced Ewan to look at the stars with me for a while, before he painted them.

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After a while, I was ready for bed, but he said he needed to paint by the moonlight, without all of the light pollution, since it was a huge full moon.  “You don’t get light like this in Oasis Springs,” he said.

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He was up half the night painting by the moonlight.

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The next morning, I was the first one up, enjoying what I thought was the really pretty light of sunrise.

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We had been at Ewan’s house for a week between the wedding and the honeymoon, usually sleeping over in the lab, and I’d already painted a few times at home, and had an idea for a new painting.

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Ewan came out on the porch to find me, while I was painting, and I think he enjoyed relaxing and watching me paint for once.

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He had a few pointers for me

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but I think he’s quite impressed with my abilities

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And techniques.

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I felt really inspired.

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My painting is about the freedom I feel with Ewan, to leave off my mask.  I know he loves me for who I am.  So many people think I’m just a clown with no substance; Ewan appreciates that to be cheerful and make people laugh isn’t as easy as it looks all the time.

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We had one more evening in the cabin before returning home.  And Ewan was all mine.

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  • I had Zoe and Ewan take a three night honeymoon over the weekend, so the rest of the family could care for themselves at home while they were away and it wouldn’t impact Elise’s work, which now that Ewan’s completed his aspiration, is my main focus.
  • Zoe autonomously painted several times during their first week of marriage; I guess seeing Ewan’s work all the time has her inspired.  It was fun seeing Ewan “Mentor” her in painting; I pictured her not realizing how stressed he was by her lack of technique, which really showed on his face.
    • I had thought I’d have Zoe and Ewan stay mainly at the Gallery apartment, but it was too hard making sure Elise was ready for work and looking out for Alexander so we made up a make-shift bedroom in the basement lab for Zoe and Ewan.
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  • Zoe’s ready to start a family, but Ewan hasn’t gotten that whim yet.

12 Comments so far:

  1. Echo Weaver says:

    Zoe and Ewan get more adorable every day! Zoe does put up with a lot, though. A secluded honeymoon second fiddle to the easel? He owes her a trip to the beach some time :).

    I like your description of Ewan tutoring Zoe at the easel and not appreciating how much he was struggling with her lack of technique. Well, perhaps if she continues to practice, they’ll have painting more in common with each other.

  2. cathytea says:

    Her ring! Wow!

    And her big wedge shoes look so funny out there in that rustic setting!

    Her hike felt so peaceful-even if it was short!

    Love that they paint together–and Ewan’s dismay at her lack of technique (or selection of subject matter!) is hilarious!

  3. Carla says:

    Ha, yes, you could tell Ewan wasn’t quite as impressed by Zoe’s painting as she thought he was! His expressions were very funny. It was fun to hear Zoe’s voice in general, seeing we haven’t before. I’m so glad she appreciates Ewan for what he is and he her.

    It looks like they had a very peaceful honeymoon in a beautiful, serene place. Did you put a filter over the scenery pictures or is it just like that? They look like they’re in soft focus almost – it’s quite pretty.

    Come on, Ewan – get aboard that baby train! 😉

    • It was really peaceful: I built it based on the cabin where my husband and I honeymooned and it was so remote you had to cross a river without a bridge❤️

      The pictures are straight from the game but the blurry effect is from Zooming out from where Zoe was standing

  4. moondansr says:

    I think Zoe would make a great Mom and she would love having a house full of noisy kids while Ewan snuck off to the studio to get some peace. Also, I’m not surprised children haven’t come to Ewan’s mind yet. They are sure to change things and he just went through a huge change when he married Zoe. This couple is super cute to me. They work really well together.

    • That’s a fun picture of Zoe, with a house full of busy children! Ewan’s been kind of an anomaly among my sims– he had a rough time finding a wife, and then he hasn’t wanted kids. When I think back across his life, he almost has a hidden loner trait, I think. He finally had a whim for children after Fiona and Felicity were born, which I would have fulfilled, but the house was full.

  5. Ariadne2001 says:

    I think it’s really cute that you wait for both Sims to have to whim to go babymaking before actually making babies

  6. 🙂 I like my sims to be happy, Sophia! And that way they get the points too. But it’s fun to see when they want to have a family instead of just going ahead.

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