Monday, March 30, 2009

Tick tick tick...

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. -Albert Einstein
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Tomorrow is Jamie's pre-op. Wednesday morning, early, is his surgery. My sister gets here tomorrow. Before then I need to (deleted long list of a whole hellofa bunch of things)... Jamie's brother and his wife are driving down tomorrow, so they'll be here too. And Jamie's parents are driving down and staying with us Wednesday. All very amazingly kind. I'm so overwhelmingly touched by their generosity.

Yesterday J bought this Giant Recliner on Craigslist. Seriously, it's this big, poofy thing as big as 3 people in the middle of our living room. Like the proverbial elephant, but bigger. And from there, post-surgery, he will do his convalescing. And eating, because OF COURSE it comes with a tray. And heating pad. And vibrating massage...hmmm... And then...that's it. Are we ready? Nnngaaah! (that's my back-of-the-throat-sound-of-agony/fear/throat-clearing noise)... My friend R is helping us around childcare needs and helping my sister if/as needed. My friend Mrs. Naked Monkey is organizing apparently a load of some food love. EVEN though they both are totally busy with work and their own lives and has a bunch of difficult stuff going on themselves. And a huge group of my stellar and loving friends are contributing food this month - even though making vegan food is a lot of work. So much love. Jamie's brother T the 1st set Jamie up with an iPod full of music and books. Jamie's sister T has sent us books and movies and food gift cards and has generally gotten Jamie anticipating his convalescence - two AMAZING, AMAZING, WONDERFULLY KIND things. So...we have SHOCKINGLY stellar friends and family. Which so rocks, I can't TELL you...except I did. In no way effusively enough.

Here's my thank you, in the form of one of my all-time favorite songs: My nails aren't going to survive this week. I can just tell. If that's the least of my worries, I think that will be just fine...

5 comments:

M said...

Hooray for giant recliners. And hooray for awesome people that are going to help make the next while go by smoothly.

We're thinking of you. Best of luck in the next while.

Simplicity said...

That recliner sounds almost as spectacular as your incredible family and friends!!

Tomorrow will breeze by and within a few days, your hubby will be enjoying his massages and yummy food and music and books...and all of your love!

Many prayers, positive vibes and hugs headed your way!!

P.S. I JUST found your reply to my email hidden amongst my Junkmail filter. I'm happy you didn't write me off as a nutjob. I may have in your shoes! :)

Comedy Goddess said...

Breathe peace. Godspeed.

Vodka Mom said...

here to wish him well...

Steve said...

got directed here from Simplicity's place
there is a lot of power in positive thought from people you've never met.
I'll be sending some your way tomorrow.