Monday, 27 November 2017

Life itself

Round 17: February 2027
last update/next update

Max Fielding is 71 and Regan is 63.
(Lilly Fielding is 22 and Naomi Parker is 4.)

Narrated by Max

Lilly got a teaching job at Allerdale Elementary School right after graduation. She lived in an awful dump in Exmoor for a while but now she's moved to Allerdale. She says she loved living in the city but commuting to work every day would have been a pain. She bought a small house that had been vacant for a few years. It was quite cheap and didn't require a lot of fixing after all. We did most of the work ourselves so all in all it didn't cost much to get the house just the way she likes. Some of her stuff was stored at our house while she lived in Exmoor but I think we've finally managed to bring all the boxes over to her place.

Lilly says she definitely wants to get a Master's degree at some point but she's decided to wait at least a year or two. She wants to settle down in her job properly before going back to school. We couldn't be prouder of her. Sometimes it's hard to remember that she's only 22 because she's so level-headed and mature.

Regan and I enjoy our quiet life. She still works but she's given a lot of responsibility to her research assistant so she only goes to the facility a few times a week. I usually go to the music store every day but only for a few hours. This means that we get to spend more time with each other and also with our grandkids.

Naomi is the youngest of our grandkids and we babysit her quite often. She goes to the daycare centre three days a week so she can meet other kids but on Mondays and Fridays she comes to our house for the whole day.

She's such a lively little thing and it's so great to spend time with her. She's really interested in music and I've promised I'll bring her a violin from the shop and teach her how to play. I feel so lucky to have this life.


  • Title reference: Life itself by Glass Animals.
  • Yay, an update! A small one but it still counts. I'm trying to find time to play every now and then so hopefully I'll get more updates online soon.

1 comment:

  1. It's great that Regan and Max get to spend so much one-on-one time with Naomi! They're going to forge such a close relationship with her.

    Awesome to see Lilly getting settled in her new house and job as well.