Oh my goodness! You guys all completely rock. Thank you for all the wonderfully creative, fun and authentic ideas that have been pouring in. Calvin and I read them together as they came in throughout the day yesterday, and we both got more and more excited with each one. Which is just what I needed, really, because this time of year is so hard for me to get motivated to do anything besides chill out and sloth (a verb, no?). But no longer - I got all the inspiration and kick I needed now. And he - he who needs no extra, um, motivation - is bursting at the head with all these great ideas. We've got a list going of our favorites, and we're working on narrowing that down to a manageable few. But for sure, we know there will be some questing, plenty of pewter, an abundance of carbs, an absence of forks, and yes, Betsy and Jessie - you can be sure that there will be mead on tap for the mamas and papas.
And you, dear readers, can be sure I will keep you posted and supplied with plenty a photo as we prepare the Round Table for the feast! Thanks again for all of your help!!