This week has been parties and baking and gift making and giving, mixed in with a grandmother in and out of the hospital, a nephew accepted to the college of his choice early decision, and two failing kitchen appliances. Hectic, messy, full, stressful, joyous, chaotic. Tonight, at our advent vespers as we sang, 'wake, awake, for night is flying.' This is it. Wake up. This holiday season will soon be a memory.