For more than two weeks, I've been packing to leave for San Jose. For the first time in years, I'm actually on top of it. And STILL I had a bunch of crap to do at the end and got super stressed out. I mean, like, really stressed out.
In a word, I snapped.
At everyone in my house, that is.
Who had done absolutely nothing wrong and had in fact been offering their help for weeks.
And now I feel really bad.
Anyway, I bring this up because I think this is good practice for the week of the wedding. No matter how on top of it I am, and let's face it, I haven't been on top of wedding stuff lately, it's going to be stressful at the end.
And I cannot let what happened today happen then. That would be really bad for me, the groom, and everyone around us.
But the one thing I can say for myself is that I cooled down quickly. Normally, when something like this happens, it ruins my day. Not today. I cried, I screamed...and I calmed down. I apologized. I moved on.
It's a good first step.
Next stop: not letting it happen in the first place.