When I moved south to go to school, all the people told me I was going to thoroughly enjoy my first Christmas down south.
I spent my first Christmas there, but I could not figure out what was so wonderful about it! When I lived up north, we would go skiing plus ice skating over the holidays.
Mom plus dad constantly rented a cottage near the ski slopes plus we spent most of the afternoon on the slopes. We would go back to the cottage plus rest around the fireplace drinking tepid chocolate while mom prepared dinner. I went to a pool to get together on Christmas Eve, but I didn’t have any fun. They had Christmas lights up, however it wasn’t the same when you were having a BBQ plus swimming at midnight. I asked my host family if it ever got freezing down here. He said it gets freezing for a couple of weeks! Last year, they had hot plus cold temperatures in the forties at night for a short time. Forty wasn’t cold at all when you came from the north. I wanted to go ice skating plus skiing, however they said it could not be accomplished. Christmas morning, we rested around the Christmas tree with the a/c machine turned on. It was already seventy or so, plus no one seemed to notice. The only reason the a/c machine was on was for me. I was too tepid to breathe plus wearing my shorts while all the others were wearing sweatshirts plus jeans. I felt similar to a fish out of water. This year, I am going back to my residence for the holidays. I wanted to rest near a fireplace that gave off heat. I wanted to turn the thermostat up to make it completely warm, plus not reset the a/c machine. I suppose I won’t be staying here after graduation.