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|Marilyn:||How is your holiday preparation going, Donna?|
|Donna:||I am actually snowed under with all the work I need to complete before the holidays. How about you?|
|Marilyn:||I am trying to keep up the pace and finish one task each day. For example, today I am going to cut paper snowflakes with my kids. If I don’t stick to the schedule, I am walking on thin ice as I might not be able to find time for all the shopping and baking.|
|Donna:||You are right. The more work I put off, the more tasks are piling up. It’s kind of a snowball effect!|
|Marilyn:||Exactly! Tomorrow, I am going shopping early to beat the holiday rush. Do you want to come with me?|
|Donna:||Let me check the weather forecast for tomorrow, because there is a chance we might get snowed in and I won’t be able to pull my car out of the garage.|
|Marilyn:||I am going to the store tomorrow anyway because I need to find a perfect gift for my sister-in-law. It’s the first time she is going to visit us and I want to break the ice with something she really likes.|
|Donna:||All right, I’ll see if I can join you!|
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