Okay, it looks like LOTS of folks can't attend this coming Monday, based on e-mails I'm getting, and on the fact that only Lindsey and I have RSVP'd yes. SO... .. new plan.
I'm thinking now's the time to do exactly what a few people have suggested, and get to know each other... while having some fun. So we're canceling Monday's meeting, and taking Mindy's GREAT idea for our Third Tuesday meeting...
A get-to-know-you potluck! Laurel has graciously offered her warm, wonderful, conveniently-located home to us. Everybody can cook (or buy) stuff to contribute to a meal for us to share at Laurel's magnificently large dining room table. We can hang out, share a meal, talk, and who knows what else. We'll stick to the 7-9 meeting time, but if anyone wants to continue the bonding process, we can easily move to one of the many nearby clubs/restaurant/music venues in the area, after we set Laurel's house straight again.
So that's the plan. And under comments on the new meet-up date for the potluck (16th), y'all can post what you will be bringing so that people can get ideas for filling in the gaps.
And, fyi, Laurie's husband's surgeries went beautifully. He came out brain-tumor free, and looking fabulous within hours of the surgeries Wednesday. He is already in a private room, and may even get to come home to begin the lengthy recuperation period this weekend. Woo-HOO!!!!! Laurie thanks you all for holding healing energy and your prayers.