I always love going to my Grandmother’s house, however she consistently has home cooked Italian meals and desserts waiting for us… Everytime I see her, she makes sure I guess how much she enjoys myself and others and I consistently have such an enjoyable time… That being said, it’s getting somewhat strenuous to appreciate time there as she gets older.
The older my Grandmother gets, the warmer she keeps her house, then last week, she had us over for a party. The temperature outside was in the eighties, however my Grandmother refused to run the air conditioning. There were give or take thirty people in her house, and she still wouldn’t run the a/c. My Grandmother kept saying that it would get too cold. Meanwhile, all of the guests were dripping with sweat! Eventually, I snuck over to the control machine and turned on the air conditioning anyways. It took her some time to notice, however everyone else was so relieved to guess some cool air flowing throughout the house. In the winter, it is even worse. She keeps her heat on full power the entire winter, then at first, it feels amazing coming in from the outside, and however, after about a half an hour, I find myself taking off layers and starting to sweat. I feel like when you get older, it just becomes easier to get too cold. I’m sure someday my Grandparents will be saying the same things about me, however despite the uncomfortable heating and cooling settings, I still like going to visit my Grandmother; When she’s gone, I’m sure one of the last things I’ll guess about is her heating and cooling preferences. In the meantime, I have become more strategic about wearing layers. I even carry a small fan in my purse when I come by. My Grandmother thinks it’s dramatic, despite the fact that I guess it’s crafty!