The Logical Heart Knows Best

It’s fascinating living in an apartment below another one. I haven’t lived in a similar configuration since the mid-eighties. We’ve been in this apartment for 2 months now and it’s been a lot quieter than the last one that we’d lived in for a year…that is until the past couple of days. It sounds like they’re cleaning and reorganizing, so I got curious to see if they were possibly moving. I looked on the complex website and sure enough, they’re moving in March. I’m a good detective, lol.

Speaking of playing detective, our prior upstairs neighbors were really noisy. We’d play a game where we’d speculate on what exactly they were doing up there. Actually one was quiet and the other stompy, slammy kind of loud.

We accepted it and made light of it. I’d say they were building something with legos and all the pieces were sorted in bins way across the rooms so they’d have to walk back and forth constantly to create their project. Drue said they were doing an FBI type investigation with all the photos, strings, push pins, etc on a board, lmao. Every day we’d banter back and forth about what they could possibly be doing, so busy all the time. Our scenarios and speculations got increasingly more outrageous and absurd.

When they cleaned house, vacuumed, they’d play club music, we called them “DJ Godzilla” 🙂

I wonder how our new neighbors will be? Hopefully, there won’t be a barky dog, lol 🙂 I love them, but some can make some strange and loud sounds. They get lonely while their humans are off at work, all cooped up in a small apartment, I’d be whiny too.

Some days I miss living in a house where I can be as noisy as I want, where I have my own yard. It’s nice not having to shovel snow though. In an apartment, all the maintenance is taken care of for you and here they’re quick and efficient. I was renting a house before and I loved that place, our landlords were excellent too. Spent some of the best and worst times of my life there, funny how those go hand in hand. Earthly roller coaster ride we’re all on. Thankfully we have each other to laugh and scream with 😀

I’m getting excited about the changing seasons, soon I’ll get back to my beautiful, soul healing nature walks, yay! It has been soothing to cozy up indoors cocooned against the wind, snow, and frozenness. I’m enjoying experiencing all 4 seasons here.

I’m also liking living on the second floor, like a bird in a nest, seeing everything from a different perspective from my perch. It’s quieter on a higher floor, all the foot and car traffic is muffled or muted. Plus you psychologically feel less accessible and safer somehow. I can’t wait to spend time on my balcony when it warms up, I’ll have a stunning view of the sunset over the foothills.

I like people watching and I’m so curious. The neighbors across the way leave their blinds open and I can see them eating supper and such. I peek over wondering what yummy food they’re having. I notice that the woman’s fuschia blouse matches the flowers on her table. Drue’s laughing at me because I’m sneaking, peering around the edge of our window intently until I decide I’m being creepy and close our blinds, lol.

The hotel we work at is right next door to our complex and we can see the top of it across our parking lot. There’s a window at the end of the hallway of the top floor of the hotel and faces us. One day Drue texted me saying that he was looking out the window at our apartment. I asked if he could see in, he said no and I admonished him saying he’s not a very good Peeping Tom, lol!

Oh, it’s quiet now, the neighbor must’ve gotten worn out, they’ve been uber busy! Glad I’m not having to move again, it’s exhausting!

Me, I’ve been taking it easy, still got the gradoux, cootie fest going on here. All the coronavirus discussion in the media isn’t helping me either, lol. I’m thinking, I just traveled from California, wouldn’t be ironic, ha. Grateful that today work was the slowest it’s been since I started there, helps when you’re feeling so yucky to have a more leisurely pace.

Still feeling that love welling up, warming me from within though. Feels like I’m enveloped in a warm, cushy blanket with a profound sense of peace like I’m fully supported, watched over and unconditionally loved. My chest and heart burgeoning from within I press my hand against my breastbone, close my eyes and breathe, my lips tingling, love pulsing and overflowing. Exquisite, so grateful, just being. Verklempt. So much love right here, now, always.

Anyhow, I ramble about little nothings tonight, lol. I’m easily amused 🙂

Love and hugs y’all. Off to eat salad and maybe fried potato or a bagel with chamomile tea. Will I watch something streaming? Read? I’m so fortunate, so thankful. Night night ?

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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