I don't handle it well. When I get really stressed, I almost become immobilized. My to-do list grows, but I can't decide which thing is most important to do, so I do nothing. Many times I'll just veg-out in front of the computer.
Another thing stress does to me is make me more of a structured person than I already am. I plan everything out to the best of my ability and work toward it turning out just as I planned. If something changes, I have a really hard time adjusting and I end up even more stressed.
So today, when I got a call that something in my *perfectly* scheduled Saturday was going to change, I started getting really jittery. Shaky on the inside, but not noticeable on the outside. I don't like this feeling.
My house is a mess. I actually did 3 loads of dishes yesterday. Yes, dishes... not laundry. (That was obvious chore that had to get done on my to-do list.) My list of things I want to do with the kids grows as I sit and do nothing exciting with them.
Anyway, I just needed to veg-out in front of the computer and vent. AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
You may go back to your regularly scheduled blog reading. Please come back again. I'm not always this discombobulated.