Today I took my mom out to visit all of the Christmas bazaars in our area. The bazaars are always held the first weekend in November and they are kind of the unofficial start to the Christmas and holiday season around this part of the country where we live. Of course, the weather and the temperatures have been cooling off quite a bit around here too. The colder temperatures always put me in mind of the holidays. That, and being able to use our wood burning fireplace. We love burning wood in our fireplace, and so we are always happy when the weather starts cooling off. Today, the bazaars were in full swing, and even though the outside temperatures were really cool, inside the churches where the bazaars were held, it felt like you were inside of a furnace! They definitely had some issues with their heating and air conditioning units at these churches today. I don’t know if the heating was stuck or if they just had too many bodies packed into the churches at the same time, but for me it was a relief to get out of the heat and awful indoor air quality and back outside into the fresh cold air! The weather is still cooling down now, and we are expecting to get more snow. But that’s okay with me, because once I’m home in front of my fireplace I will be happy and content. No more Christmas bazaars for me this year, that’s for sure! I’m ready to snuggle in at home in front of the fireplace and let them worry about their heating problems themselves.  

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