Monday, May 19, 2014

Not Much Knitting Going On

There wasn't much time for knitting this past week.  I attended two school board meetings last week as part of an effort to convince the school board to extend our contract. Those were exhausting but also exhilarating evenings. The camaraderie of more than 100 union members is pretty amazing.

Then I drove up to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for the weekend to visit my niece and her parents. Rebecca is in a three-week program to help teens with chronic pain. She was diagnosed with P.O.T.S. a few months ago. (You can read about it here.)
Rebecca and my son, Seth.
This program is truly amazing. As you can see from the picture, she has energy and joy again!

The 3.5-hour drive up flew by because Seth was in the car with me. I don't often get that much time alone with him! BTW, he completed his bachelor's in biology from UW-Madison last week, which we'll be celebrating next weekend.

I had hoped to knit on the way back Sunday, but Seth got sick and slept the whole way!


  1. Well, somethings are much more important than knitting. Looks like you found those things.

    What a cute picture of Rebecca and your son. Sorry Seth wasn't feeling well. Hope everything is back in the pink real soon.

  2. There may not be a lot of knitting happening, but it sounds as though there are lots of other great things happening! I hope all is well and that your family continues to get better :)

  3. Family time is the best time of all! Enjoy!

  4. Good for your niece, good for your son, no easy task as UW Madison is a tough school, good for you having him all to yourself for a long drive.

  5. So glad to hear that Rebecca has got her smile back , it is beautiful . I always loved going on long car rides with both of my sons . Good conversations , good time ....

  6. Congrats to Seth on the bio degree and it's great to see that the program is helping Rebecca