10 August 2010
Day 10: Overcoming the Kankle.
Everybody seems to be getting excited about fall, about woolen socks and knitted hats, but I fear fall. (It's the harbinger of winter.) But Her Majesty The Frog Princess's rubber boots did put a big smile (or two) on my face today. As did the Majesty herself.
Did I tell you? I have kankles. (If you don't know what they are, you need to watch Seinfeld). They are knees that grow into calves that grow into feet, with no ankle in between. (I blame Frau G., the ballet instructor from hell, and those farmer ancestors of mine). Anyway, it's the reason I always wore jeans as a teenager, in the middle of summer (sweating), when everybody else wore short dresses. This year will go down in the history of Isabell as the year that I finally overcame the kankle. Yes, I did! I've worn short dresses all summer. I am a strong independent woman who does not care about her appearance (so much). Applause please.
Oh, and I have the cutest two daughters in the world. (And I'm supposed to post pictures without words, sorry, I can't help it - again, I blame those farmer ancestors.)
Talking of farmer ancestors, these are the most amazing Depression-era pictures (via The Sleeping Time Gal, thankyou!). I have looked at them all night, in wonder.