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How Staying At Home Is Going Lately


I thought today I would just do a stream of thought blog post and just talk about what’s been going on in my life over the last month or so, since society has more or less completely moved to being stuck inside their houses. I live alone with my dog Pixie, so I don’t have a lot of social interaction. I’m an extreme introvert, so this doesn’t bother me a whole lot since I do talk on the phone every few days with my mom. Plus, I work from home so there’s daily meetings over video conferencing with my co-workers. So, it never really feels like I’m alone.

I’ve been having a bit of a writer’s block for my blog since the whole stay in place has happened. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of my mental state or something else. While I’ve had almost no ideas for what to blog about, I have had tons of writing creative juices to the point I decided to rewrite a book I already completed, and honestly this time I’m kind of more excited about the direction it’s going since it’s different than other stories I’ve read. Sure it’s influenced by them, but it’s its own thing now. Once I finish it, I’m actually going to submit this one to see if anyone would be interested in publishing it. That’s just how in love with it that I am. Which I can’t say about the dozens of other books that I’ve written in the past.

Other than working on my book, I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the point where I have a 5-star island. Which looking at other people’s islands online, I don’t feel like my island is anywhere near that. But I’m not complaining, I love the game and I’m still working on improving things as new ideas come to mind. If you want to see my island, from April 11th I did film it.

If you would like to see an updated version, let me know.

I’ve also been watching various things on Netflix and DVDs that I have. As for DVDs, I’ve marathon the Harry Potter series and Lord of the Rings with my mom and sister. It was hilarious watching Lord of the Rings with my sister as she STRUGGLED. To a point, where I was half watching her because it was just so funny. I love the series but I know my sister was only humoring me by watching it. And I didn’t even do the Director’s Cut of the movies, since I didn’t want to subject her to the longer versions. As for Netflix, I watched Tiger King which was entertaining. But my god, not a single person is good. They are all should be behind bars for various reasons.

Outside of entertainment, I have rearranged my entire apartment multiple times. My most recent one involved moving my office space to where the dining area was, and now the dining area is basically in the same space as my living room. And I decluttered my entire makeup collection. I think I managed to get rid of 25-35% of my makeup, which is a lot. Granted, I can’t say made a real dent since I may or may not have ordered quite a bit of new stuff online. Yeah, broke my no buy but ‘it is what it is.’

On top of all that, I have been battling with my fire alarm. I can’t cook anything in my apartment that’s not microwave-able or else it will go off. I’ve told the maintenance crew at my apartment multiple times, yet it still is an issue. And now unless it’s an emergency, the maintenance crew will not come out to handle things. Plus, you have to be out of the apartment… considering I work at home and we can’t go out, yeah that’s not happening. Due to this, the fire alarm went off over heat from my oven while I was cooking chicken (nothing was burnt, no smoke, just some steam) and it caused me to jump. Yeah, ended up hitting my arm on the door of the oven and got 2nd degree burn. So, that’s lovely. Luckily, I know a bit of first aid so I didn’t need to go in but still. My war with the fire alarm is starting to drive me nuts. I can’t cook mac and cheese because of steam. There’s literally no way to avoid steam or heat when cooking.

Anyways, I think that’s about it of everything that’s happened in my apartment since the Stay-At-Home Order went into effect. How’s your time at home going?

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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