Posted: Wed, December 26 2012 at 8:04 AM, Updated: Wed, December 26 2012 at 8:05 AM
Ready or not: we're now less than a week away from when the country is scheduled to go off the fiscal cliff.
President Obama is heading back to Washington, D.C. from a brief Christmas trip to Hawaii.
The rest of the first family is expected to stay on the islands, while the President tries to hammer out a deal with Congress.
The House and the Senate are expected to be back in session Thursday.