July 4, 2009

We Interrupt this Regularly Scheduled Holiday

I'll be playing the part of single mom this weekend, since Mr. Geek and a friend are working on our garage and makin' it purty.
I'm thrilled that progress will be made on the structure, which used to look like this...
Scary stuff. We just finished a fabulous indoor picnic lunch with corn on the cob, veggie burgers with all the fixin's, baked beans and my mom's potato salad, which I made. Add watermelon for dessert, and so far the day hasn't been quite so bad.

I thought I'd share a photo that my cousin uploaded to Facebook. It was his birthday party, and there I am front and center, sporting a Dorothy Hamill pageboy cut that my parents were so fond of and, for some odd reason, often mention when reminiscing about our childhoods.I'm amazed how much of SoJo I see in my childhood self. Save for that kick-ass dress I have on. That's one of my brothers standing next to me on the right, and another one of them in the striped shirt a bit below him. And my mother (looking beatific like the Madonna) is at the top of the photo, with I think another brother in the infamous sailor suit that we all liked to make fun of.

Hope you're having a spectacular 4th, my American readers.


  1. Happy 4th of July Kathleen!. I had the same haircut, only I was older than little you in the photo!

  2. I'm trying to tell what they're doing...replacing the siding and ???

    At least everyone's looked the same way before. You weren't any eyesore or anything.

  3. You look like your mom, at least what one can see!

  4. You were so cute! What a fun flashback!!

    I hope you guys are having fun celebrating tonight! :)

  5. Wow, that's a lot of kids! SoJo does look a lot like you. Please don't give him a Dorothy Hamill hairdo, though.

  6. I love getting new things - what are you using your garage for? It looks really big.

  7. I had the same Dorothy Hamill cut. I was probably older than you when I had mine, though.

  8. You make the best meals!

    And just look at you then. I love photos like this.

  9. It does look big. Hope you had a great 4th!


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