I know. I don't leave for a week and a half, but I like to be prepared. Calms me down.
Oh, if anyone ever offers to send you the movie "Hoodwinked", say NO! My kids are constantly singing, "I've got horns to hang my keys, horns to ...." and ending it with a loud triumphant, "I WAS PREPARED!"
Enough said - just don't watch the movie!
But I like to be prepared all the same. So today was a good day for me. We also dealt with the issues that cropped up. After a long visit, we determined that the stress of the upcoming trip is likely affecting this one person - she doesn't handle stress well... (pray for me - I have to take her with me for two weeks!) She spoke wrongly in a tense situation from stress. We can settle it all down, I hope. There are larger issues in her life that would be great if she would deal with, but we can go on through this. Blowing it up now and demanding an accounting for her words might not be the best choice right now. We can come back to the principles we as a team want to have in communication and validating each other at another time.
I'm wiped out, but feeling more on top of things, I think.
Except for the kind friend who tried to encourage me yesterday by telling me just how many people are killed every day where I am going and all the possible things that could go wrong. Thanks - I was having trouble thinking of all those myself! :) Actually, I'm ok, not frightened, but didn't need her fear dumped on me either.
I've picked up my knitting again. It's calming and repetitive.