My partner plus I do not get to see our families very often, but it is always refreshing plus lovely when my associate and I do.
My family is ten hours away from us, so my associate and I see them the least. The one time of year that brings us all together is Christmas. I have always loved Christmas, but since it is the only time of year that I see my family now, I love it so much more than ever before. My associate and I always go to my Grandmother’s apartment on Christmas day. She has a huge, outdated apartment that fits all forty-four of us. She is honestly a wonderful host. She cooks so well, plus my associate and I look forward to her baked goods each year. The only thing that drives the whole family silly is how sizzling she keeps her house. I do not blame her for keeping the temperature control set at seventy-five or eighty degrees when it is just her at home, but when all forty plus of us family members come over, it raises the temperature another ten to fifteen degrees. It literally feels like a sauna in her house. On top of all the people in the house, she also cooks plus bakes the entire day which adds even more heat to the already boiling house. Many of us have tried to talk to her about it, but she just does not seem to understand why my associate and I would want to set the temperature control as low as sixty-five degrees. She literally looked at me in horror when I recommended that to her. I love spending time with the family, but my associate and I all wish it could be in a little cooler environment.