Any type of holiday I have always been stressed out.... I came from a generation where the woman did all the work for Christmas, New Years, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays and anniversaries. Stressed days before the event, during the event, and finally can breathe after the event.
Anyone else run into this? Maybe I have been too critical of myself, trying to get everything perfect. Now that my parents are in their 90's, there are a new set of stresses for these holidays, etc. When my parents visit I have to make sure the house is elder proof.... one good thing, since their eyesight isn't all that sharp, I don't need to clean the house like I use to ;)