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  1. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    I had a Dr appointment this morning and now I have to get X-Rays on my knees. About 6 weeks ago I fell coming in the side door and landed on my knees. Hurt right away....but my right knee still has not healed properly. When I bend it I can feel this ripping inside. It's a tad bit painful. So my Doc is poking around, she almost had to peel me off the ceiling when she prodded this one area, that hurt quite a bit more than a tad. She thinks I tore a ligament, whatever that is. The kicker is both of my knees are now crooked and she doesn't like that. Like how do you get crooked knees anyway? I now have that *there was a crooked man* nursery rhyme bouncing around in my brain. I don't even know how one fixes crooked knees. I knew when I fell that it did something and I was really hoping that time would heal the damage. I've known for a while that something was wrong because I can't sit with my knees bent for more than a couple of hours at a time and my knees really throb at night when I go to bed. I kind of assumed that if I kept my legs elevated at night it would help speed up the healing process, apparently it didn't. During the day I've been alternating between freezing my knees and then using my heating pad. I don't know if that made things worse or not. There was a funny side to this, for a while I had multi-coloured knees. Green, black, blue and this horrid mustardy colour. Fortunately all those colours go well with black shorts. I also feel so sorry for the cab driver....we were talking about dogs with jobs. He was telling me about a seeing-eye dog and how impressed he was with the dogs' skills. I told him about this man who had been in a terrible accident that left him paralyzed and that he had a service dog. He came to his work everyday which was on the 4th floor of the building where the bank I worked in was. He would come outside at lunchtime with his dog and sit and enjoy the sun while a co-worker would walk his dog. He was a very nice guy and pretty darn easy on the eyes. After a while we started talking and this one time he told me his dog knew 250 commands. My jaw dropped and then I said the stupidest thing ever said by anyone ever....I said "My husband doesn't even know 250 commands." With a perfectly straight face, he asked me if I would like to send my husband to the training school. I said if they would take him, I was all for it. Anyway......the cab driver just cracked up and for the rest of the ride he just couldn't stop laughing. Oh, back to my heating pad....it seems Jake rather likes it because I keep waking up during the night and I have to steal it back from him. I don't get it, why would a mini furnace need a heating pad?
  2. Ok, I admit Dave and I are a tad bit on the weird side. But today was just weirder than usual. He got the groceries and was looking for the milk pitcher.....I told him to look for it in the *middle of messy* I have no idea where that came from. It just popped out. Just now Jake was tormenting Squeak, an everyday occurrence, so nothing weird there. Then Dave comes over to me with a patch of Squeak's hair he removed from Jake's mouth. He hands it over to me and tells me to place it in evidence. I happen to have an empty plastic bag on my desk, so I put the patch of hair in it. According to Dave he is the *Investigator* and I am the crime lab employee who analyzes the evidence. The crime is *Hair Pulling*, the victim is Squeak and the perpetrator is Jake. I have no clue when this will culminate in a trial as we don't know who will be the judge and Jake has no money for a lawyer. You don't have to be crazy to live here, but it sure does help.
  3. MissionMouse-Update

    I was kinda bored today, so I went searching for some more patterns, like I need more That's a dangerous thing for me to do because I find new ones and then it hits me what they would be awesome for. Then my to-do project file just gets bigger and bigger. I found some wonderful tweeds and think they would be great on that one coat that is for men that is in the formal section. I really don't understand why EA put it in that section, it's a coat, that's Outerwear to me. DeeDee released a new top for adult and teen females that I went bonkers over. Then I decided to make some more recolours for a set of teen female dress pants, that progressed into using those same patterns for the pencil skirt.....I blame DeeDee for that cause I need more colours for the skirts and pants because of her new top. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. MDP released a converted male adult suit--those tweeds might look good on the jacket and I have some nice linen patterns that might do for the pants.....and that's what happens when I surf the internet.
  4. MissionMouse-Update

    Just to keep you all informed, I have been quite busy reorganizing my pattern collection. I have discovered that it is actually a lot more extensive than I had thought. I'm in the process of downloading TheSims2 Ultimate Collection, having uninstalled Sims4 to correct a glitch between package files and my PSP program. Once Sims2 is installed, then I am going to re-install Sims4 and see if my problem has gotten resolved. I am hoping that the re-installation of Sims4 can be completed by this coming weekend. Then I hope to resume uploading content for both games. However, with regards to Sims4, I will only upload EA content and NOT any creator content. Most of the creators for Sims4 have a TOU that states you are not allowed to upload their mesh with your recolours. Some TOU's even do not allow you to recolour the item at all. What does one do if they like the mesh but the colour choices leave a great deal to be desired? Oh c'mon, we have all come across a wonderfully designed mesh but wouldn't use that particular pattern to dust our coffee table with....Personally I find that kind of TOU simply too restrictive. Any recolour of any mesh is a sincere compliment to the original creator because you actually have to really love that mesh to want to put in the work and thought and time to recolour it. A different pattern or a different texture can really have an effect on some clothing. Affinity has a policy of including the mesh in with the recolours to make things easier for our members. I personally will not send our members hither and yon in search of meshes that have a habit of disappearing after a time. It is frustrating and time consuming. I have always given credit to the original mesh and creator. In fact I have *fangirled* several creators that just make me swoon with their fabulous creations. Anyone that knows me knows that I only recolour things I am deeply enamored with. Certainly all of my recolours have been my way of honouring the original creator in the case of ALL recolours I have done for Sims2. It's also been my belief that once you download anything that I recoloured it then belongs to you, the downloader. If you like it but want to embellish it, tweak it or even add something to it, then by all means feel free to do so. I'm tickled pink if you have something I recoloured in your game. Even after all this time it still gives me a thrill when something I've done is downloaded. I have hundreds of CC for Sims4 but due to the restrictive TOU's I cannot share them. I will do private recolours within my area of capability if I am sent PM's requesting them, but I cannot post them for general downloads and for that I am truly sorry. At the end of the day this is really just a game we play for whatever reasons we choose to play. Anything that is made to enhance our play is a bonus. For people like me who cannot quite grasp all the intricacies of creating, then recolouring can give us immense satisfaction and a real sense of achievement. In fact I prefer to recolour rather than play the games. When experimenting with different patterns, and combinations of patterns I feel like I can change an everyday dress into a garden party type dress. Sometimes it even works that different textures can change an everyday dress into an alluring evening dress. You can add a shiny belt or a jewelled belt and get a totally different outcome. I've used embroidered images I found on the internet that I put on pillows to make them unique. The fact is design possibilities are endless and only restricted by one's own unique taste. That's what makes this so much fun for me. Thanks to Rebecah for taking me under her wing and teaching me to recolour I can finally give back to a community that has given me so much enjoyment. I have had some health issues and some family issues that have had an unwanted affect on the time I have had to make things to upload but with the prayers from my Affinity Family and with God's grace most of those issues have been resolved. I still have a very demanding dog that needs my time and attention but in the last year and a half, we have gone from a 5 cat household to a one cat household and those passings have left me bereft at times. And now for a wee bit of comic relief....I don't pay any attention to my birthday or my age and someone asked me recently how old I would be this year. To my utter shock I had no idea, so out came the calculator (I never was any good at math) I'm 58, I'll be 59 this September and then the BIG OLE 60 next year. Seriously I didn't think I was that old.... because I almost said I was 54 or 55. The not being good at math is no joke, I failed it my senior year in high school and by failed, I mean miserably failed! And yet I worked in the banking industry for 23 years and was very good at my job. Go figure.....
  5. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    I should have checked my cupboards no wild rice, no barley.... So I wound up using the rest of the mashed potatoes, 2 cans of sweet peas, 1 can of creamed corn, 1 can of water chestnuts, chicken stock and milk. I make a roux using the liquid from the peas and water chestnuts, although the very first thing I do is to fry up 1 or 2 chopped onions. When I make a white sauce I do the onions first and then make the white sauce. I also add salt, fresh ground black pepper and parsley. I actually put parsley in almost everything I make. (Dave hates water chestnuts so the homemade soup is ALL MINE.) If I want a really creamy soup I add 1/2 brick of low fat cream cheese. Dave likes those Campbell *man* soups....YECH! But then he also eats those canned Chef-Boy-R-Dee things too. I can honestly say I have not eaten those since I was a kid. I am so weird, I will eat fried cabbage, and cabbage rolls, but not boiled cabbage or sauerkraut. Fried cabbage has to be fried in bacon fat because that makes it taste so much better. Then it also has to have onions and crumbled bacon in it as well. Plus it has to be the regular kind of cabbage. I've learned that Savoy cabbage is the best one for cabbage rolls. It's not as bitter as regular cabbage. The other thing is I am that kind of cook who doesn't use a recipe for stuff like this, it's all done by guess and by golly. I do have this recipe for Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese cake that I want to try and then I found out that you can actually use a brownie mix for the bottom instead of those crushed graham crackers. I'm going to add some finely chopped almonds into that brownie mix. I might even double the amount of Bailey's Irish Cream..... I finally got the Hull Christmas pudding recipe and it has RUM sauce <--That's me when I've had some.
  6. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    Is it ever quiet at home today. Every Friday the 13th there is a big bike event in Dover, Ontario. Yep that's where my Davey is today. Jake is sleeping in his bed under my desk and Pip is sleeping on a chair in the kitchen. All last week I was really under the weather and I still have some chills and a bit of a fever but I am starting to feel better. I am going to make some home made chicken soup cause I can't stand the canned stuff. The noodles are just too soggy for me. I am going to use wild rice and barley in place of the noodles. Then I have to decide what other vegetables I want, carrots are out as I don't like mushy carrots either. I think I may be a mite too picky.
  7. MM-RC-fp7_cfbottomskinny

    Thank you, I appreciate that. You know you can share whatever I make, I take that as a compliment!
  8. MM-RC-fp7_cfbottomskinny

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    Since I recoloured some cardigans, I felt our girls needed some more colours for their skinny jeans to mix and match with. Fakepeeps at MTS makes beautiful clothing for kids and I used her mesh to make more recolours. I have The Sims2 Ultimate Collection and these were recoloured using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  9. MM-RC-Mel_3t2-cuTop-Dad'sOldSweater

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    SerenityFalls aka RentedSpace uploaded this cute sweater at GoS. Now that fall will is upon us, our Simmie youngsters will need a cardigan or 2 or 3.... to keep nice and toasty. I have the Sims2 Ultimate collection and these were recoloured using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  10. MM-RC-io-aft-longpuffsleeves_stajl

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    I stumbled across this site- serabiet.tumblr.com and just had to have her version of this blouse that I have previously uploaded with short sleeves, that was there. There is something about this particular version that I find delicately feminine. That made it a must-have for me. I have The Sims2 Ultimate Collection and these were recoloured using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  11. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    They were ok, from a mix, so not great. I did get one that Pip seemed to think I should share with him.
  12. MM-RC-Sailor Dress CF [Skell]

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    This is an adorable dress made by Skell and uploaded to GoS. Since Skell called it a *Sailor Dress* I went in search of nautical type patterns just for fun. I think this is just a perfect dress for those holidays at the beach house. I have *The Sims2 Ultimate Collection* and these were made using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  13. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    At 11:00pm it seemed like a great idea to make some carrot muffins.....yep GREAT IDEA! Pippy and I played tug-of-war with the first one and the first one tasted like a second one so I went and got one, put it on a plate and then went and got myself some milk...... Jake who will not eat carrots, climbed on my chair and STOLE the entire muffin. He's happily chowing down on it in his bed. Jake has never, ever stolen anything off a plate before.
  14. MissionMouse-Update

    I have to tweak the top two and get rid of that dark ring along the neckline. I seriously love CatOfEvilGenius creations. I'm goofing around with the hoodie....and Pippy and I are playing tug-of-war with the carrot muffin I just took out of the oven. I made it it's mine! If he wants one he can make his own. For those who don't know, Pippy is my cat......and yes he is named after Pippy Longstocking kinda.....
  15. Belated Happy Birthday Mission Mouse!

    This one was ok, the next one is going to be a doozy cause I will turn 60.
  16. Version 1.0.0


    A long time ago Yuxi made this gorgeous outfit for female adults that has baroque shoes and a lovely frilled top. At one of their Secret Santa events, Skell converted that outfit for teens. My teens needed more recolours and so I made some. I have *The Sims2 Ultimate Collection* and these were made using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  17. MM-RC-DeeDee-3t2Louise-TF

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    I always eagerly check DeeDee's Sims2 site to see what amazing creation she has made. I love the fact that she offers stand-alone versions of converted outfits for teens and elders along with slaved versions. I choose the stand alone versions because those are the ones I prefer. This is a 3t2 conversion and I just adore it. I used some of my co-ordinating patterns and I think they turned out fantastic. I have *The Sims2 Ultimate Collection* and these were made using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  18. MM-RC-Eltanin-Cardigans-Are-Cool

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    Eltanin converted an adult dress to a child's dress and did an amazing job of it. Personally I find this dress more suited to a child because of the bow around the ankles for the shoes. Then I was faced with the dilemma, everyday, formal or both. I went with both categories because it seemed to suit both of them. I have *TheSims2 Ultimate Collection* and these were made using that version of Body Shop. Happy Simming Everyone!
  19. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    I spent 2 1/2 hours searching all over the house for Jake. He wasn't under my desk, behind the couch or snuggled into my feather comforter upstairs on my bed. I was terrified that I had left him outside and someone stole him, so major panic sets in......my voice starts shaking......you can hear the panic in my voice! That little ^%$&*# had slipped under the blanket on the chair in front of my desk and was completely covered. Until he heard the panic in my voice he wouldn't stick his head out to let me know where he was. The worst part, my cell phone was charging so I couldn't even get a picture. It would have been a good one too because he would only stick his wee nose out from under the blanket. So we go from stink-eye to hide and seek???? I swear my nerves cannot handle this.
  20. Request (For Sims 2)

    Rebecah is no longer taking requests. It's possible that at MTS you could request this mod from Jones and gayars. I'm sorry if this request cannot be made here.
  21. Stranger than normal day at our house.....

    So all day I have been getting some pretty serious stink-eye from Jake and I have no idea why..... I got my bottom denture on Monday. It's been interesting..... I really enjoy a peanut butter and banana sandwich the odd time. Let's just say I understand the dog-peanut butter experience.
  22. MissionMouse-Update

    I kinda tweaked the pink top, I used patterns obviously, but then I made the neckline and ribbon in the back a solid colour. When I made my first recolour it needed the neckline and back ribbon to stand out and not fade into the entire top. Then I also went back to the first two and made corrections. I really made use of my contrasting patterns too. All day long I have been getting serious stink-eye from Jake.....I have no idea what I have or haven't done.
  23. MissionMouse-Update

    Another sneak peek. All of these are creations by CatOfEvilGenius at MTS. The first one is an elbow length tunic. The second one is a long sleeve version of that tunic. The third one is an edit of a sweater by Amaryall. The fourth one is a top called *Perdita*. The last one is the teen version of her French Farmer shirt and skirt.
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    Sometimes I come across items that just me. This absolutely gorgeous 3t2 conversion done by DeeDee is an absolute must have for my game. The original has a cameo broach that I changed to a small pearl broach. When I used co-ordinating patterns, the blouse was one pattern and the skirt was the matching pattern. The other dresses I changed the blouse to a lace one. Normally I do not put an outfit into 2 categories, but I just couldn't make up my mind so this one is for *Everyday* and *Formal* DeeDee has some beautiful outfits and her site is well worth a visit. She has some lovely 3t2 conversions and I have most of them! These outfits were made using *The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection* Body Shop. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them. Happy Simming Everyone.
  25. MM-RC-Skell-cfbodysamanthadress

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    This is an absolutely TO-DIE-For dress created by Skellington. Personally I just LOVE this dress for our little girls. I put these recolours in the *formal* section and many were recoloured for Christmas. Some have the lace bodice trim and some do not. I have *The Sims2 Ultimate Collection* and there were made using that version of Body Shop. I hope your little Simmie girls enjoy these new dresses. Happy Simming Everyone!