My Cozy Corner

Family Gatherings

Family gatherings are not always easy. Are they a source of joy, or added stress? It seems like there is often what Joyce Landorf used to call an “irregular person” in every family. Your irregular person is one that is always a problem, but you can’t seem to get away from them, because you are related to them. That person in the family that seems to be on the wrong side of every issue. They would argue whether or not the sky is blue.

How do we cope that person? Sorry, but I do not have the answer to that. But do be assured that you are not alone. There seems to be one of those in about every family. Don’t let them steal your joy! You can try talking to this person privately. You may need to not include them at all but do have a gathering that is filled with joy.

Our gathering will be small this year. It’s the best I can do. I love Christmas, and preparation has helped me cope this most difficult month. I’m even into the Christmas baking. Can I share a deep, dark secret with you? I make nothing from scratch. I use dough from the refrigerator section of the store, and mixes. So, if I give you cookies, please don’t ask for the recipe. You already have my only sharable recipe!

I’m “busy” trying to finish the last book of a series before the end of the month. Next time I’ll tell you all about it and other discoveries that I have made in 2022. There will not be a blog in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, so I am wishing you a blessed holiday season and may you enjoy the time with those you love.

Thank you for the gift of your time.

Until next time,


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