Every year, I tend to get the holiday dread. This is something that is sort of counter to what everyone else is thinking. While furnaces are making houses cozy & people are trimming the tree, I’m wishing I was anywhere else. It’s nothing new really. Like most children, I loved Christmas & everything about it. But when our parents divorced, that was sort of the end of our Christmas thrilled. This was mainly due to the fact that our mom now viewed me as the hired help. Plus, he would have the gas furnace just blasting as I was up in the chilly attic getting down decorations. It was the worst. I would be dripping with sweat while moving furniture, lifting boxes of decorations all because the Heating & A/C heating was on the absurd setting. Since then, I have pretty much dreaded Christmas. You’d recognize it would be weird now that I’m an adult with our own family. But no, the two of us still have to make the trek to our Mom’s & deal with the Heating & A/C control component setting from hell. This still hasn’t changed. It was so awful this past Christmas that I had to keep knocking down the control component setting on the gas furnace. But Mom would come right behind me & pump it back up. It’s his house so, I just gave up. However, this entirely struck a chord with me this year. On the way south to our home, I just told our husbandy that if our Mom wants to do Christmas, she’d do it at our house. That was just the last Christmas that I’m not going to adore because of too much Heating & A/C heating & awful memories.