While creating gift bags for Elliot's friends, today I received a call from Harris Teeter saying that I won the Gingerbread House Raffle. This magnificent construction is so big it takes up most of the dining room table. After struggling with unresolved family issues (that impact my joy for posting regularly), receiving this generous gift was an unexpected delight amid stress and residual hurt feelings. It seems that every year, I go through some type of drama with my family of origin. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who pays devastating consequences for failing to live up to unreasonable expectations.