Dinner last night was a blast. Pun intended. I don't think it could have gone better than it did.
One of the couples we'd met before, another knew Pseudo Daughter's parents, and the other lady was from England, fairly recently transplanted here from Germany. The hosts were warm and the conversation lively. Food was abundant and very, very good. I ate my fill and then some!
Hubster was able to relax and enjoy himself; so much so that he brought up several subjects while we talked and held up his part quite well, thank you. It made such a difference to see him comfortable with a group of people.
Now, if we can only get him into a small group...