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The More The Merrier, But . . . May 14, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Life Balance, People.

The more the merrier, but . . .

The bigger the group, the harder it is to get around and talk to everyone without missing something or someone.


“Hey, where’s Linda?”

As conversations merge and shift, with incomplete threads whipping about in the wind, edges blur and the end result may be just out of focus.


That’s why it’s important to take time to recharge your batteries after a gathering of the clan ~ it restores clarity.


Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Under the Oaks - May 14, 2016

Love gathering with the clan! Looks like you had fun!

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

We did . . . and also enjoyed eating at Rise Pies!

BTW: Cupcake Delights is celebrating its Grand Opening on the island today. Everyone who attends will be entered to win FREE cupcakes for a YEAR! If we win, you and CH have to come & eat some of them.

2. Ally Bean - May 14, 2016

I want to be on a beach sitting in colorful chair drinking a beer. Do I really have to deal with family members first before I get to that point? Couldn’t I just go directly there, asks the black sheep of the family!

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

Dear Black Sheep:

No . . . you do not have to deal with family first. Go directly to the colorful chair and quaff away!


3. Patricia - May 14, 2016

Great way to spend a day, “relating” and relaxing.

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

Yes. We had a nice “catch up” with our Vermont kin.

4. NancyTex - May 14, 2016

Couldn’t agree more. I love spending time with friends and family but I always need some alone time after.

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

I am happiest with 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 conversations. As the group size increases so does the time needed “unplug & recharge.”

But it’s nice to have a chance to “catch up” with kith and kin.

5. anotherday2paradise - May 14, 2016

Looks so relaxing there, Nancy. Beautiful people. 🙂

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

We had a great time chatting about this, that, and the other thing. But it was also nice to relax and recharge afterwards.

6. Grannymar - May 14, 2016

I am looking forward to a family reunion in July when My youngest sibling comes back from Melbourne for a holiday. Thirty five to forty of us covering three generations all spending a day in the home where we were born, I will definitely need at least a day of rest… before the visitors move around to spend a few day quality time with each family group scattered about the island of Ireland.

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

That sounds great, GM. A larger gathering with everyone, following by more intimate conversations in the ensuing days.

Enjoy it to the MAX!

7. Jill Weatherholt - May 14, 2016

Looks like fun! Cheers!

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

Cheers! Hope you’re having a terrific weekend, Jill.

8. diannegray - May 14, 2016

I want to be sitting in that chair as well, Nancy. It looks like a good way to unwind after a clan gathering 😀

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

Adirondack chairs are made for “2-chair conversations.” Very relaxing after following too many bouncing balls at once.

9. Carol Ferenc - May 14, 2016

It all looks so good, Nancy! Glad you had a little Island Time as well.

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

I enjoy getting together with siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But after all that “high energy,” some Island Time is just the thing.

Carol Ferenc - May 15, 2016


10. Barb - May 14, 2016

Just what’s needed after a busy and enjoyable day with family Nancy – you deserve it…….recharging our batteries is also fun!

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

“Multi-tasking” and “shifting gears” while conversing in groups depletes my batteries. I “unplug” to recharge. And it is fun.

11. Tiny - May 14, 2016

It looks like the clan had fun! But I am the same way, need time alone to regroup afterwards.

nrhatch - May 14, 2016

I notice the need to recharge more now than in my teens and early 20’s. (Probably because I no longer recharge by blaring rock music while driving down the highway.)

12. Val Boyko - May 15, 2016

Love this insight Nancy! I also miss the ability to drive and multi task while listening to rock music for relaxation.
Tuscany countryside is a wonderful alternative right now💛

nrhatch - May 15, 2016

Yay! Glad you’re absorbing the sights and sounds of Tuscany, Val. Have a slice of pizza pie for me!

I do listen to rock music when I drive, but I’m always driving from Point A to Point B. I no longer get in the car and drive around “aimlessly” to recharge my batteries.

13. Behind the Story - May 15, 2016

We just had a gathering of the clan in Maryland for my grandson’s First Communion–Church and brunch with a big crowd, then the Capital Steps in the evening on Saturday. Mother’s Day and my birthday and another brunch on Sunday. I stayed on for a few more days. And now I’m home. I’ve unpacked, done the laundry and bought the groceries, now I can recharge my batteries.

nrhatch - May 16, 2016

That sounds like quite a gathering, Nicki. I’m sure you all had a blast celebrating milestones and Mother’s Day over delicious meals. Enjoy your recharge too.

After a trip, walking through the front door starts the “recharge” process for me ~> unpacking, getting the laundry done, and restocking the fridge help solidify that “I’M HOME!” feeling.

14. Bun Karyudo - May 18, 2016

Looks like a nice place to recharge.

nrhatch - May 18, 2016

Yes. Putting my toes in the sand always helps me recharge.

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