So begins the holiday season, and along with it all the stresses of life seem to be amplified. I got to thinking about the many things I truly can't control, but maybe there are some things I can do something about. Finances are tight for us right now, but that's nothing new. I'll be shopping carefully and thankfully my kids have reasonable expectations. I just got hit with a fee for a band trip that was way over the top ($125 for an overnight trip to a town 45 minutes away ...times two kids) that's coming at a bad time, but my pantry and freezer are stocked so I'll just adjust the grocery budget to deal with it. Honestly my biggest stressor right now is my house. I've let things go too far--too long without getting rid of stuff and too long without regular routines. This weekend I put a big project aside that I've been working on to start in cleaning and here it is Tuesday and I've made little progress. Attention span usually isn't a problem for me but seriously I feel like I have housekeeping ADD, so today I need to leave the computer shut off (which is just too convenient in my kitchen) and pick out one room to deal with. How about you? What stressors are in your way...and what's your plan for dealing with them?