Bring it on, Spring

  • Henryk_

    High hormonal state here!!! Eject….eject…..eject…boooooommmmmmmm!

  • Susie

    It’s a waiting room. We’re trying to have a little decorum. Like you would know anything about THAT.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Wow SwoosieQ. Your little boy sounds like a real trooper. What a neat little boy! I bet he will be running around like mad before you know it. And lots of kids go from doing nothing to walking – a friend of mine has a kid that never crawled but started running around one day. Kids are all different, and they do things in their own time. If I had my druthers, I would sit on my ass all day drinking out of a bottle and pooping my pants too, if I could.

  • Heidi

    Tulip is gorgeous. I never comment, but I read every day. I hope that all went well with you yesterday. I prayed to my god for all of you.

  • Henryk_

    As Henryk_ parachutes to safety, he thinks to Katie b b a w shows signs on sanity and good sense! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Ryan

    Great photo. Waiting to hear an update on the MRI!

  • Molly

    I am so happy to hear that Leta is fine! :)

    Spring is Sprining in Wisconsin, too! Today we had rain.. with Thunder! Things will be green shortly..

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Nilbo! Missed ya, buddy!

    Okay, everyone is being so nice today. Do I dare be the one who brings the rolling pin to the party, or shall I be nice and fold my hands in my lap and hum show tunes?

  • coskel

    i wrote mows to see if anything was wrong…no answer. :(

    side note: I have to write a quick bio for the host of a PBS syndicated program that I am appearing on tomorrow – anyone want to help? I am, as they say, a good writer.

  • Charmaine

    Oooh. That’s beautiful. No tulips herre in Wisconsin yet…but they’ll be coming soon!

  • Nathan Logan

    Anyone seen Mouse lately? I’m worried for the little guy, especially with his home page being _wiped out_!

    You don’t think Tifnee and Kivin…no…no, they couldn’t have…

  • Denise

    This has got to be a new record for me – the 50′s! Yeehaw!

    Hoping things went well for Leta.

  • giggles

    kbbaw – re#310:
    We can be very pessimistic – especially of those east and west coasters who think….

    :-) We can be opinionated too. :-)

  • shy

    that’s a beautiful shot, heather! i love taking photos of flowers. especially close-up shots. for me, it’s the only thing that turns out well.

  • Henryk_

    Wooooooooo…I am outnumbered here!!!! I had better get back useful employment!

  • jordan

    Yesterday we got tricked into thinking it was spring.

    Today it’ll rain all day and tomorrow I’m sure it will snow. Ahhh, Michigan.

    By the way, I hope everything went well for Leta yesterday. I’m sure it did.

  • SwoosieQ

    Heather, delurking to say congratulations on the fabulous news for Leta…

    My little boy, who is 10 mos old, is going through a very similar thing. We are waiting on the “ok” verdict, but we are fairly (fairly) sure that it is just him being stubborn… He wont roll over or crawl, but man if you give him your fingers, he will walk all day!!!

    He started out in this world with troubles though, he needed open heart surgery at 8 days old, but has had a complete surgical repair – he is 100% healthy – we are just waiting to hear if he can do all he is supposed to…

    The verdict around here is that he is just stubborn too:)

    THank you for sharing your story with the world, so we know we are not the only ones…

  • Heather

    Kimberley H.–I never even thought about making the photos a desktop!!!

    Hope all else is well in the house of A.

  • southern fried girl

    Yep, day is almost over. Thank God. Wait, today is only Wednesday. FUCK!!! Two more days. At least one of my bosses is out tomorrow and Friday. That is 33% of my headache gone.

    Luckily not all men suck (just a lot of them) or I would so start pitching for the other team.

  • Joana

    Lovely tulips, my favorite kind!
    I was thinking about you and Leta and Jon all day yesterday, with lots of good vibes. Hope everything went well and that Leta is just fine.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Why the crap do they call it the Show Me state? What is it that they want me to show them?

  • becca

    Yeah, Spring. BRING. IT. ON. Winter has totally overstayed its welcome.

  • Henryk_

    Southern Fried……….life is a 2 way street. I could ask the same thing about some women I have had the misfortune to come across! Pple in glass houses etc

  • Justin Ward

    Bring it on is right. Chicago could have been worse, but commuting on public transportation all winter can take its toll.

  • southern fried girl

    Wow, ok. It must be totally all me.

  • AndreaBT

    That picture just left me breathless. I am SO ready for spring. Bring it on. We had tulips growing up, and I miss them!

    Also waiting to hear how Leta did yesterday *fingers crossed*

  • Henryk_

    Now, don’t start being the martyr! Sounds to me like you are a normal person, subject to some of the the trials and tribulations of some relationships.

  • Ladymadaysia


    Those are absolutely gorgeous. And the picture captures so much beauty.

    I hope that all went well yesterday. Lots of prayers (and good vibes) were sent your way.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    SFG, it is totally not just you. And I have to say, male gyneocologists TOTALLY blow, but not literally of course, that would be malpractice. Anyway, I had to go to the ER over the weekend and this male OBGYN worked his magic on me, and he totally made things worse. Men should be banned from practicing gynecology, with their big ass hands. What the shit do they know about a period?

    Men DO blow.

  • CanadianAmy

    I love how this tulip looks, all feathery and like it’s on fire.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Woot! Only seven minutes to go! Let’s talk more about men that suck!

  • Susie


    Lots of vibrating and praying going on.
    Hmmm, that’s a very happy pic. I’m thinking there will be news to match before too long. Yea?

  • giggles

    Dawners: Glad you’re here to add to the far outnumbered Missourian’s. You weren’t kidding about the good vibes being sent from the Show Me State to Utah yesterday. Yeah for Leta!

    In 14 minutes I start on my spring break (from work) – hurray!

    Ya’ll enjoy Chuck Friday, okay?

  • Danny

    Wow…that’s beatiful!

    Yesterday was the first real spring-like day here. It felt great. :)

  • southern fried girl

    For the love of God, is it the end of my work day yet?

  • the niffer

    Lovely colours.

    Susie – vibrating and praying. Two words I never thought I’d see in the same sentence.

    Dooce – hope your house was shaking yesterday with all the good vibes being sent your way. Looking forward to the update.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    25 minutes for me, Southern Fried Girl. Let’s begin the countdown…

  • Susie

    niffer, they go together. If you started vibrating — you, not your appliances — I’ll bet you’d pray. And if you pray REALLY hard, you start to vibrate. Or something like that.

    I feel like we’re in the hospital waiting room. I’ll go get us some nasty coffee from the machine.

  • southern fried girl

    While we are waiting for this last 25 minutes or so, anyone wanna let me in on the little secret of why men so royally blow? I am open to all theories.

  • k rain


    Isn’t it true that everything is just SO MUCH EASIER in the spring? As opposed to SO MUCH DAMN HARDER in the winter?

    Maybe that’s just me.

  • Henryk_

    Southern Fried Gal……my day has just begun!!!!

  • Nilbo

    Susie vibrates so hard she ends up in hospital? Man, you gotta get you a vibrator that doesn’t start with a pull-cord …

    niffer .. check my site … :)

    And Dooce .. what Bucky said …

  • Henryk_

    Blow………please explain????

  • http://. Lucy

    *sigh* I miss spring… autumn sucks downunder

  • southern fried girl

    I am annoyed with a male who is in my life and I think he sucks big donkey dick. Not literally. At least I do not think so. I just want to know why men do the things they do. Y’all are a fuckin mystery.

  • Emma

    Wow that’s good. It’s 1.17 p.m. here and I’ve been waiting all day to see today’s pic! Worth the wait and nothing like the rain-lashed flowers in sunny Newbury!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    OH MY GOD!!! THE RANCHWAGON!!! HOLY CRAP! My friend’s parents used to take me there ALL the time. They have the best foot longs EVER!!! I TOTALLY HATE YOUR GUTS NOW.

  • laura

    here in FL it has looked like that all winter! (not that i’m bragging–i just moved here, so the warm winter is still very exciting)

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    And I used to live on Ford Ave, which is very close to Butler St. I hate Butler St. people. They are quite high and mighty. Although I lived across the street from some snooty people whose son was married to Gabrielle Carteris of 90210 fame.

  • Danielle

    You have taken quite a gorgeous photo, dooce. I think you really captured that exciting sparkle of spring.

    I hope all went well with Leta’s MRI yesterday.

    I haven’t commented in a while, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not out here reading and looking at your photos. (I especially loved the Moab ones)