Don't ever wait until the last week to finalize plans on a Neighborhood Picnic/Carnival/Extravaganza for 400 people. Try to finalize earlier, like when your co-chair (i.e. Husband) is not traveling back East for work and will return the day before the event. But especially --especially! --don't feel bad when you have to cut some of the events last minute because of said procrastination. Feeling bad just adds to the stress.
P.S. I promise to respond to your comments in the previous post eventually, okay?
P.P.S. Christy? I emailed you about your friend's piano teacher need...
*Update P.P.S. For a great post, go read The Wiz at MMW. I liked it. A lot.