Gray days and silver lining in the mail

What a day! My MRI consult was supposed to be yesterday (yes, please remember *supposed to*).

I arrived promptly at 2 pm for my 2:10 appointment. In case you didn’t know, I am punctual to a fault.

I proceeded to wait for almost 2 hours because of various emergency injuries that came in, which I am fine with. If I had a broken bone sticking out of my leg, I would want to go ahead of the knitting lady who needs her MRI read so she can run again. So I have no issue with waiting… I brought my yarn to finish embroidering something but I should have brought my DPN’s because I could have knit the entire waiting room matching socks by the time I was *seen.*

I am finally called back… and I sit and wait some more. The doctor comes in, says a few things, looks at my chart and MRI report… and tells me that he didn’t think that he was the doctor I was supposed to see- that another doctor was the ordering physician and I should see him. GREAT. I drag myself back up to the front desk and the doctor I need to see is out of the country on vacation until next week.

“You’re kidding me.” I said.

“No, I’m not. I can reschedule you for March 5th.”

“Why didn’t somebody figure out this before I waited for two hours?”

“We have a meeting on Monday to address some administrative issues and I assure you, I will bring this up.”

Apparently there was an administrative meltdown in the office and the person scheduling wasn’t supposed to be scheduling, but there was no back-up person available, blah blah blah.

Which leads me to my conclusion that secretaries run the world. Because if we mess up or are sick, the whole place is in shambles.

So I wait until March 5th. And I am calling to verify that the correct doctor will be there.

Then I came home to find this on my doorstep:


Mt Hearts and Roses Swap gift! Isn’t Susan amazing? What a wonderful package! The yarn is Lorna’s Laces in a stunning pink and orange colorway. I have never worked with this yarn and I feel so professional to have it! There is a beautiful needle case that I need to start using TODAY so my needles aren’t haphazardly all over the place. I wouldn’t want anyone to sit on them! My package also included Knitting Rules, by the Yarn Harlot. Candy, tea, candles, bookmark, and beautiful cards. Thanks Susan! And thanks Lynne, for organizing. I can’t wait for the next theme!

Also in the mail yesterday was my long awaited Kare Kingbury book, Forever. I have to get all my work done before even cracking that book open, because once I do… I won’t put it down until it’s finished! I will be getting a cardio working as a rush around the house cleaning and doing laundry so I can read my book!

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11 responses to “Gray days and silver lining in the mail

  1. Oh my….but I’m so glad you had a silver lining waiting for you!

  2. I’m sorry about the whole mix-up thing. Argh and double argh. But what a treat to come home to the swap box full of such beautiful things at home! I hope by now you are totally immersed in your new book. 🙂

  3. See I liked that entry. It wasn’t 100% knitting…it actually had, somewhat, to do with you. You know, as if you were writing your journal, rather than a cat with a yarn fetish.

  4. I’m so glad you got your package! It’s beautiful, and yes, you are indeed a professional knitter now that you have Lornas Laces! And, maybe I’ll just switch up the next theme, so there!

  5. Oh, how aggrevating! I’m glad you had some packages to cheer you up when you got home. Your swap package is lovely!

  6. Glad you had a good surprise waiting for you after a not-so-good surprise.

  7. Thank goodness for a well timed swap! I despise going into offices that are not managed well… it can really spoil your whole day.

  8. I think it is safe to say there’s not a chance you would have been able to wait an entire 2 hours without a project to keep you busy. How annoying. What a treat to come home to though! Love that colorway- it is beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you turn it into.

  9. Great package! And georgeous yarn! The whole waiting thing is SO annoying! Well, some of the mri’s are too (I had one with contrast…yuck!), and they get the images immediately, why do we have to wait for the “reader” and the “doctor” and the “specialist”…grr!

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about the mixup — so frustrating! Glad that you had such a nice surprise waiting for you at home. I hope you are enjoying your book.

  11. Hello! Just started the newest Karen Kingsbury series. So good,huh?!

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