This winter break was rather unusual, but I still enjoyed it! For the first four days my family rented out a COVID safe cabin in a nearby place (this was before the lockdown). We went on a hike there, and there was even a hot tub! Normally we would go to my grandparents condo in Florida for the break and several of our other relatives also come. Unfortunately, this was not an option this year for obvious reasons. While I missed Florida, the cabin was very nice, and I was happy we went.
I was aware we were going to the cabin for the first part of the break, and I felt that after we went home it would be as boring as watching paint dry. I was mostly correct, but some interesting things happened. For example during the second week of the break my paternal aunt, uncle, and cousins visited and we got to go on walks with them which was neat. So at the very least the break didn’t drag on forever. I also started playing Assassins Creed 3 thanks to Ben lending me a copy. My family and I also saw the Tik Tok Ratatouille musical, as well as Knives Out. I also took the free time to write longer and more complex sessions for my Dungeons and Dragons group, which was a major part of my staying sane.
My family does not have many traditions for winter break and New Year’s. Going to Florida was the only one. We don’t make resolutions, or have a party. I do not have many goals for 2021 but I would say my main goals are to be more social (inhibited by the pandemic), try new things, and practice for my Bar Mitzvah. I just hope it won’t be as bad as the wart of a year that was 2020.
Visual(This was the cottage we stayed at):
This is a picture of my parents Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract.)
Bonjour! Les choses ont été si agitées ces derniers temps! Entre l’école en ligne et être coincé dans la maison toute la journée je commence à devenir un peu fou remuer. En plus, je ne peux plus aller au racquetball et au tir à l’arc, gah je m’ennuie! Aussi ce n’est pas totalement lié, mais John Braun est mort récemment, et je me sens désolé pour lui parce qu’il a été éclipsé par le coronavirus. Aussi notre bonnes ne viennent maintenant, donc nous nettoyons chaque Dimanche. Au moins, on peut aller dehors, et marcher Paloma. Elle (Paloma) est extrêmement mignon! Encore un autre change est ne pas pouvoir aller dans des lieux publics, et aussi je ne suis pas allée à les maisons de mes amis. J’espère vraiment ça va bientôt se calmer. Avec la façon dont les choses se passent maintenant cependant, c’est beaucoup trop optimiste. Quoi qu’il en soit, tout ce que nous pouvons faire maintenant, c’est espérer pour l’avenir, je suppose. Je voudrais on pourrait vraiment faire quelque chose cependant.
Hello! Things have been so hectic lately! Between online school and being stuck in the house all day I’m starting to go a little stir crazy. On top of that I can’t go to archery and racquetball anymore, gah I’m bored! Also this isn’t totally related, but John Braun died recently, and I feel sorry for him because it was overshadowed by the coronavirus. Also our cleaning ladies aren’t coming anymore, so we’re cleaning the house every Sunday. At the very least, we can go outside, and walk Paloma. She’s (Paloma) so cute! Yet another change is that we can no longer go to public places, and I also can no longer go to friend’s houses. I really hope that this calms down soon. With the way things are going now though, that’s way too optimistic. Anyway, all we can do is hope for the future I guess. I wish we could actually do something though.
This winter break I enjoyed many things, but best of all was the winter carnival! This exciting event took place behind the pool. The weather had been unsatisfactory for most of the time there, but that day it was excellent. The sun was shining, it was warm, and the sky was blue. When I got there they had already set up. There was loud music, although I don’t remember what songs. The funnel cake smelled tantalizingly heavenly and tasted so too! There were two rides, a swinging chairs carousel, and a Tilt-A-Whirl They both felt exhilarating to ride! We (that is, me and the other people who were riding the Tilt-A-Whirl) got the operator to make it swing even higher and faster! The thrill of riding it was astonishing! At one point I did an obstacle course shaped like a pirate ship, there isn’t much to say about this, except for that it was hard to climb up, and that it was massive. There was also a water gun game where the winner got a plushie. I won on my first try and got a stuffed snake for my cousins. Later I tried to win again, but I question the capability of the machine, seeing as it misidentified the winner constantly. Plus the man running the game didn’t bother to check. Not only that, but he took an excruciatingly long amount of time to start the game each round. In other words, it was incredibly annoying. There was also a game bus, I played Mario Kart in it, but they were so busy I had to get off after just one race. I also saw Emet Mornstein (he’s a friend of mine, I also may have spelled his name wrong). Then I went to the satellite pool with him for what I think was three hours,(I can’t remember) and that was Winter Carnival at Gleneagles, it was delightful, to say the least!
Hi! I am writing to say that my birthday is in six days. It happens to land on the last day of school this year! My party is this weekend with my sister Audrey. (Audrey if you read this please comment) One thing I really like about my birthday is that it happens at about the same time as the end of school so I age with the passing of the school year!