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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

Life Inside My Apartment

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 3/3/2024
Occurred: 5/1/2022
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Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui
It's nice to be able to go out, but it's also nice not to have to.

I moved into this apartment about 3 and a half months ago, and have definitely taken my time in arrnaging it to my liking. But I've pretty much done so by now.

Occasionally, I make a breakfast so good I take a picture of it, and send it to my family, so they'll know I'm not starving myself to death.

I also make a green smoothie most mornings. I was stirring it with a spoon, until I discovered that my glassware is a little too flimsy for that.

So now I stir it with a whisk.

This time of year is delightful in central Arizona, and my balcony is a lovely place to just enjoy the day, looking out over the pool. Lilly has her dog mattress (she prefers to lie on things that are soft and fuzzy—well, who doesn't?); Ella prefers to lie on the rug, unless she thinks I might pet her for awhile.

Once in awhile, I get a visit from family and friends. Here's my grandson, Dominic, relaxing while visiting with his big brother, Zach.

The daughter, son, and grandson fixed this place up for me while I was still on the way from Maui. But I've just moved things around a bit. My computer is connected to the TV, so this way I can do computer stuff as well as watch shows or listen to music.

Here's Lilly on her most favorite mattress: Mine. (She also sleeps with me at night. Ella sleeps with me until I fall asleep; then she quietly moves to her favorite spot, blocking the bedroom door.

Oh, and here's the remaining member of my household. It's actually just a safety grab handle and my back scrubber, but it looks so much like a person I've named him Wallace.

More than ever, there are a lot of people who are homeless; many, many more live in substandard housing. I am incredibly grateful, and fortunate, to be in a luxury apartment with a pool, air conditioning, good food, and two awesome doggies to keep me company.