Blogging…or lack thereof!

I don’t know why I don’t know why I don’t update this blog very often. I guess it’s partly because I haven’t really played The Sims 3 very much over the past 4 months. I did play Supernatural quite a bit when it first came out and the much anticipated Seasons had my attention the minute my husband brought it home from Best Buy for me, but I haven’t felt like building anything lately. I just get so immersed in my real life–not that that’s a bad thing! My job is taxing–rewarding, but taxing. I really just don’t feel like “working” on my Sims games when I get home each night, and the entire month of November was spent on numerous around-the-house projects and Christmas prep (I am a Christmas decorating fiend!). In fact, I usually only play the Sims on the weekends, and lately my weekends have just been too full.

Anyway, most of my holiday prep and entertaining plans are under control now, and I am ready to get back into the game and do some building. It usually takes something in RL to inspire one of my builds, but I have to say lately I’ve been vegging-out on YouTube videos made by fellow simmers building some beautiful, large houses.

Chrillsims3 has gorgeous time-lapse videos of all of his uploads. I can’t imagine all the effort that must go into his projects. Each house alone must take dozens of hours, but then the time he must put into each of his video productions is beyond me. I could never do that, nor do I desire to do that. (I did make a video once with the Sims 2, but I never posted it anywhere, and it took loads of work! I’d like to try it again just for fun, but all in all it just isn’t for me.) So, I am mesmerized by simmers who make videos for the rest of us to enjoy, and in my downtime that’s what I’ve been doing lately–even more than actually playing the Sims for myself. Mainly as a result of watching Chrillsims 3, I have to say I am inspired to try my hand at some modern builds again–modern is not my forte, though, so we’ll have to see what makes it on to my blog.

Nonetheless, Monte Vista is available in the Sims 3 Store now, and there is nothing modern there—and that’s O.K. with me. I have always loved all things Italian, and I am anxious to make Monte Vista my own. I purchased Monte Vista the moment it was released. The world is very pretty, but those EA houses never live up to their potential—Boooorrring!! So, I’m thinking I’ll be working on some “old world” builds in the next few months to make Monte Vista the world I’ve been aching to play.