Patience is a virture, or so the saying goes. My name, however, is not patience.
I just talked to the surgeon’s office today. They have not received the psychiatrists recommendation yet. They said it could take a week for the psych to send it over. Once they have that, they submit to my insurance company. That approval could take anohter week or so.
So, now I wait. I am not good at waiting.
Now for a nonsequitor of sorts.
Due to my being a travel agent in real life, I often have to look up European train schedules on the Rail Europe website. On the site, I enter the travel parameters and click the search button. During high traffic hours, which seems to be any time I am at work and looking up train schedules, the website runs through a list of suggestions of fun things to do in Europe while the site compiles your list of train times. Here are some of the suggestions:
- Drink wine.
- Become King of the lake.
- Split your Lederhosen
- Have an underwater tea party.
- Stand in awe.
- Join a polka band.
- Bathe in spicy tomatoes.
- Make a Viking weep.
- Wear a soft cheese moustache.
This list cracks me up. It doesn’t take much to crack me up these days. I lost my mind booking roundtrips to Chicago years ago. It does my heart good though to see someone in this industry has a clever sense of humor, unless of course those are serious suggestions. In that case, I’m a little bit scared that they have allowed a complete lunatic to create their train schedule search engine.
But I digress…
In the Rail Europe tradtion of spontaneous silliness, I have been trying to come up with a list of useful (or not) things I could do while I wait for the approval from my insurance company to schedule my surgery. Something other than stare at phone like a jilted teenager until the surgeon’s office calls.
Here are some of my thoughts:
- Clean and organize closet. (started, not nearly finished)
- Pick lint off my pjs.
- Wiggle my toes at the neighbors.
- See how long I can stand at attention.
- Count how many times in a day I can use the word canoodle.
- Read the “Odyssey” by Homer.
- Re-enact scenes from the Wizard of Oz.
- Write a four chord song.
- And last but not least…drink wine.
And that’s as far as I got. I think I could use some more suggestions if you have any.
More on my surgery when I hear from surgeon. In the meantime, enjoy this video by the Axis of Awesome: