We have guests from Mexico at our place right now, and this means a lot more social activity, of course. We all enjoy home cooking, and we also sit around in the evening for a "happy hour". All of us here are members of an informal international group of friends, who travel and meet at various spots in the world.
Tonight, we've invited Derek and family to dinner here, and I anticipate lively discussions, along with the excellent food, which one of our friends, who is a professional chef and runs his own small hotel in Mexico, is in the middle of preparing.
As you get older (as I am), you understand more and more that we humans are social animals, and that being alone is one of the worst situations in which you can find yourself. So, hug and talk to friends and family, and especially the children - we all appreciate companionship and caring.