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The week before Christmas

I must say that at this point, the week before Christmas has been relatively calm.  We finished mailing our packages last night.  My husband loves to go to the Post Office and use the self-service machine after hours, because, no one is there and it's in and out.  You can buy stamps there, too!  I think that I have spent every last dime that I can and I'm excited to see the faces of my family when they receive their surprises.
We're slowly making our way towards Christmas and the one thing that I can say is that this has been a season of repentance for me.  I'm trying my best to see things as God desires, but there is so much history clouding my view sometimes.  What about you, what word would you use to describe this Christmas season?

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