OK, OK, this is already out of hand.
We don't need to get into a scrupulosity battle. (Though those of you who've tasted the water around here might agree that it is an excellent argument for drinking beer year-'round.)
My normally latent "commander" genes are getting activated.
Could someone please
what kind of a fast this is?
?? I can prepare fasting dishes all the way up the scale, but I need to know what I'm aiming for.
Next: if we're going to use a picnic site we need to choose it and reserve it now
. (Honestly-- this is turning into an exercise in Slavic chaos-- it must be contagious
!) As I mentioned earlier, there is a county park immediately behind my house. It has a picnic pavilion, ballfields, playground equipment...... We have two ovens and a big refrigerator and a yak freezer, so if people want to bring things that need their temperature adjusted, we could provide that without having to rent someplace that had a kitchen. There are orthodox churches of all sorts around us-- actually, there are religious edifices of all sorts around us-- so people who wanted to go to the church of their choice beforehand could do so without having to drive across the area in between. It's about 45 minutes from Cathedral Row (St. Nicks/St. Sophia/SS. Peter & Paul) and I can provide straightforward directions. Unless someone objects I'll go ahead and try to reserve it; if people want something closer in I'll go look for something and reserve it instead.
Next: we need to start making a list of who is bringing what. We can't all
bring chips and beer
because some of us aren't college students anymore and can't live on that the way we used to
. It doesn't have to be turned into Canon Law but we have enough people here that we need a little organization.