We hosted our "dinner group" this evening. There were supposed to be 3 other couples besides Steve and I. A couple of days ago one couple backed out. That's okay - my table really only fits 6 comfortably. Another couple couldn't come because of health reasons. That left one couple and us. I'm really glad I had Steve invite another family from work to join us (a summer intern, his wife and 2 small children). The young intern couple were nice and I think they appreciated getting out of their temporary lodgings, even if it was only for an evening.
I enjoyed our "party" - I was very laid back about the whole thing, I didn't stress out about it at all. I was calm as a cucumber at 6:20. Our dinner was supposed to be at 6pm, but everyone was fashionably late. I think the first couple came at about 6:25pm. Didn't bother me at all. We had sent the boys to the movies so Steve and I had the entire house to ourselves.
It was lovely.