So it sounds as though the radio commercial I referred to yesterday is, after all, an appropriate set-up for today's kids with weight problems. I still can't remember who the advertiser was …
I was never reluctant to pose for pictures when I was a kid, no matter how little or big I was. It's a shame that today's children are saddled with body image 'issues.'
My grandpa was the family photographer; it was a hugely satisfying hobby for him. He hand-tinted photographs of my mother in the 1930s and '40s; took piles of pictures of my siblings and me when we came along in the '50s, and was probably first on the block to get a movie camera and one of those new-fangled Polaroids. I'm fairly certain he would have totally embraced computers and digital photography, as well, had he lived this long. He loved new gadgets.
The astute among you will notice there is now an archive of this blog for August 1990.
I doubt if anyone was blogging in 1990, and so I therefore claim the world's oldest blog archive as my own. It's some kind of glitch; I had trouble publishing yesterday's post and ended up having to cut-and-paste a new entry. The old one, however, did get published, as it's there in the list. I edit the time when I hit the publish button, but not the date, so blame it on Blogger. I am. And their Help group? Not much help at all.
My walk/run yesterday was 6.6 miles, about half of which was running, so I'm making progress. I came home and mowed our three acres, trimmed with the weed-whacker and then collapsed with my knitting for the rest of the day. I've made it past the armhole decreases on the back of the Seville, so I should be able to finish the back by tonight. Figuring out how to knit while sitting on the exercise ball at the computer has greatly aided my knitting progress.
If you pray, please remember a little girl named Hope, and her doctors, today, as she faces open heart surgery. Thank you.
Finally, Lucia has posted her nominations for "The Addicts Choice Knitting Blog Awards." The Shrinking Knitter would love it if you would vote for her! I just wish you could come to the Middle of Nowhere and vote for DSL. And city water.