Yesterday, I wrote these two important emails:
Right. Life surrounding the AWP is already made interesting this year by Flar starting home dialysis, Mom and Dad celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and Mom's 70th birthday, and Critter graduating. But that wasn't interesting enough.
Flar has been recalled for warranty service and is undergoing surgery to insert a replacement catheter on Friday. He's going to be in a wheelchair [which I need to arrange today] all weekend, and I'm In Charge(tm). The party will still go on, in the most laid-back form EVAR. We're likely to be gone when people show up on Friday, expecting to arrive home sometime after 6pm. Matt will be highly entertaining in his post-op daze. I'm seeking volunteers for replacement host Friday afternoon. [So far: Tigger and Sunny will be here around noon; Critter will be here after school; Knight will be here when he wakes up.]
Tie-dye will happen Saturday, with rinsing and drying on Sunday.
No silkscreening this year, but if I (or any other energetic soul) put together a graphic for "AWP 2008: Peace, Love and Potluck" then we will print transfers for anyone interested. So there will still be ironing. :)
Sushi can still happen if they will accept an order tomorrow [today] (we let that one get away from us in pre-planning).
If anyone who scraps has sixty-ish paper, we can print and assemble buttons during the party. [Sunny sounds interested in doing this in the afternoon.] I haven't had time to think about it.
I'll be offsite once during the party: 11:55am service on Sunday. I won't be at the Mat or serving in KQJr due to the timing of the surgery, and post-anesthesia protocols.
I think this AWP will also be the first Raccoon Day party in years. I feel it deserves the title.
Flar's exit site has been leaking substantially after PD the last two nights, and today [yesterday] his surgeon determined that it will need to be replaced. He is scheduled for surgery on Friday afternoon, to remove the existing catheter and insert a new one in a different location in his abdomen. We will be in the out-patient surgery on the second floor at St. Joe's. His check-in time is noon and his surgery is scheduled for 2pm, so we expect to be there until 6pm, and then home for at least the holiday weekend, and (I hope) longer, for Flar to fully heal.
I will not be at the Mat on Saturday night, and I do not think I will be able to be at church on Saturday to serve with the two year olds. I plan to attend the 11:55am service on Sunday.
Please pray. I'm in a Romans 8:26 headspace right now. We need prayers, and the Holy Spirit knows what those prayers should be.
[And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26 (NLT)]