Today’s prompt:


What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

We are not much for parties but during Thanksgiving and Christmas, we do make time to have family over and food is always a big part of what we do.  Our Thanksgiving celebrations have gone from strict food assignments to embracing the luck part of potluck – everyone brings something and we are always well fed.  What I love about these gathering is getting out the good china and putting a festive tablecloth on the table.  Something happens when you dress it up a bit.  Conversation flows.  People linger over their food and then move from table to table after dinner to chat with someone new.  There was the year when everyone way trying to balance a spoon on their nose.  Or the time when our niece was in Spain so we had a Skype chat with her after dinner, everyone gathered around the laptop.  Those are the moments that I recall and cherish.