Best way to roast the broomstick. Must try. Five Stars.

Bus Shelter

  • Okay, and you’re not going to elaborate on that story?

    P.S. Cute hair.

  • Ah, yes, the “procedure” and the reconvening of! How well do I remember those days! Here’s how the conversation went at OUR house:

    D: But the doctor said six weeks! I asked him! He said you’d be back to normal in six weeks! It’s six weeks TODAY!

    Me: Go to hell.

  • Todd

    you look good in stripes

  • trudie

    yippee–i’m number one!!! for some reason, this reminds me of those super big Express or Limited ads they have in their windows at the mall. (or that they did the last time i went to the mall ages ago…) isn’t it great to look back at photos from a certain day and have those feelings come back to you? oh, i just love it.

  • trudie

    or maybe not… sorry about that! 🙂

  • Maybe my procedure will reconvene; I could use a good day too!!! Best wishes!

  • On my son’s six week birthday, my husband asked if we were going to “reconvene” later on that night. I said, “Sure, if you don’t mind me screaming bloody murder during the entire ‘procedure.'”

  • Pretty happy lady! The best kind.

  • Todd

    Don’t feel bad Trudie….I thought I was number one too. But having seen others in the past proclaim “YES! NUMBER ONE!!” And then having their post be, say, number FOUR, I decided to refrain from exuberant celebration and be humble…lo and behold, sure enough, I was number 3. Someday, Trudie, someday….:)

  • red

    oooh pretty! love the hair…

  • beachgal

    Nice! Are you going to explain why that was the best day? Or at least which day it was?! And if not, that’s cool, we can all use our imagination! That might be a bit dangerous, though.

  • Kris

    Maybe it was the day she came home, finally *feeling better* for the first time in many months. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I use my imagination. Having cried over dooce posts for three days, I, too, was ecstatic on the day she came home.

  • I didn’t want to say anything about it but I’ve been patiently waiting for the story of this great day ever since the hellish story of the food poisoning on the plane.

  • Carrs

    I am still patiently waiting for the Chuck aquisition story. So glad you are feeling better all over.

  • Gavinator

    And they said diagonal stripes were out this season…. hogwash.

    Still waiting on the rest of the story. The best days in my life rarely involve public transportation. Things must be different in Utah.

  • I thouht it was one of your taken-in-front-of-a-mirror photos, but then I saw that Jon took it. What’s going on there?

  • Ah. It’s a bus shelter….. as the title of the post says. [Stupid Max.]

  • I am guessing this best day of your life might have something to do with the reconvening of the procedure?

  • proceedure reconvened (I need to find me someone to convene with ASAP) and a good hair day!! yes it looks like you are one happy chick. No one deserves it more!

  • sanelurker

    Congrats to reconvening the procedure! I didn’t know it was common to be out of order for that long – I guess I was very lucky!

    P.S. Current favorite phrase of my daughters and I – “bottom system” teehee

  • That photo has snazz!

    Congratulations on reconvening the procedure! I try not too worry that I/we may have to endure something like that one day. Sucks. Leta, why did you have to be so big? (But we LOVE you, Leta!)

    And calling it the procedure was awfully damn sharp of you. I envy your cleverness, Heather Armstong.

  • Heather

    My neighbor reconvened the procedure a little too soon…she was pregnant again before she even went back for her six week check up!! She’s 20, so her stuff must not only be able to fold sheets, but it must be on steroids too.

  • My friend was a single mom, so not being able to reconvene the procedure right away wasn’t an issue, but the thing that helped you be ready to reconvene the procedure? That thing Jon wrote a letter about? She couldn’t use that thing for *years* after her daughter was born. Her procedure didn’t reconvene for about 6 years.

  • Wow. I had to read the post and each and every comment before I finally understood what the hell “reconvening the procedure” meant. Then, I had to go back and read the post and replace “reconvene the procedure” with the proper word in order to understand it.

    I don’t have children, obviously, since at first I thought you were referring to some post-delivery surgery that all women must have.

  • Lori

    I’m only 21 weeks and the procedure is pretty much uninteresting to me now. Pass the cheese curls.

    I’m starting to feel sorry for my husband. Oh no, wait… he’s not going to have the PAIN, so I guess he gets the suffering…

  • you never did tell us about that glorious day in San Francisco . . .

  • My guess coming from personal experience… of your best days has something to do with the words…UTI….Cipro…relief.

  • umm…..I’ll let you borrow my sick baby and my sick husband if you’ll tell us about that happy day in SF.

  • Mir

    Cool pic. And congrats on the reconvening. 😉

  • woman lover

    Here is a hint. Why wait for the vagina to “reconvene”? There is a reason why God gave women an asshole and mouth. Sorry to sound crude, but since dooce likes to talk about that part of her anatomy, I thought I’d chime in.

  • I think it was the day you cut off all your hair, listened to the Bee Gee’s at full blast and really enjoyed the procedure, just because you could.

  • Jen

    God Heather, you look fantastic. I LUV your hair. No, seriously. I love it.

  • reenie

    While I try to drag my jaw off the ground over “woman lover”‘s post I’ll just say that reconvening the procedure took about 8 or 9 weeks for us and hurt like labor never did. It scared me off for awhile and when we re-reconvened the procedure I was horrendously relieved to not feel a thing (until awhile later);o)

  • I agree with Todd.

    Hi, Todd.

  • Nobody

    There is a reason God gave you a brain and a delete key.

    This picture was obviously taken the day Heather interviewed Blur.

  • Jaap

    Over here the reconvening thing is called ‘celebrating the re-opening’. I guess in most cases it’s not much of a celebration 😉

    grz Jaap

  • best because of the reconvening? hooray for the reconvening!

  • beachgal

    I’m gonna go on a limb and say we were given a mouth so we could tell jerks like you off, ‘womanlover’. And assholes are for poop. Exit only, thank you very much.

  • Dee

    I see a door with hours on it ….. hmmmm, I’d say leaving the hospital not reconvening — although could both have been the same day? No reconvening here in a long time!!!!!

  • Jujubee

    So the part about scaring the shit out of some guy? We’re not pregnant, but we’re trying, and I don’t think I’ve seen my husband look so hesitant about having a baby as when I told him about today’s post.

  • woman lover

    beachgal, you must be a member of the Mormon Church.

  • First of all, Woman Lover, I am delighted that you called yourself WOMAN lover. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Nice bit of insurance there.

    Second of all, the “sorry to be crude” part sounded much the same as “No offense, but…” followed by “…you are a fucking moron.” Disclaimer + crude STILL equals crude, so why apologize? Huh, WOMAN lover?

    Thirdly…Dooce, your site just makes me happy. My job pretty much sucks, but your Leta pictures and your ass stories and your fearless vulnerability, your trash talking and your wicked wicked mouth makes it all bearable. Thank you.

  • beachgal

    Actually I’ve never been remotely close to the Mormon Church. Try again, better yet, don’t!

  • Why all the hostility? We’re here to celebrate that which is the happy dooce.

    Dooce, getting back to business, glad you were happy.

    God, that comment sucks!

  • newmomfromtucson

    Hey Heather,
    Been reading since a friend passed along your Blog site to me many months ago after having my baby (she is almost 7 months now) and haven’t posted until now. I just wanted to say that last night I DREAMT that my husband alluded to happily paying for getting “the procedure” from somewhere else (3 places in fact running between $400-$700 a pop!). I was so distraught (mostly becuase he seemed so matter-of-fact about it) that upon waking I told him my dream and initiated the act. I’m telling this story because of its coincidental nature and because if this dream hadn’t occured I may never have felt like reconvening…ever… and I had a c-section! For some of us it just must take a long time before our bodies are ready to even think about making another baby, Perhaps a survival mechanism is at work.

  • I saw JuJuBee up there and thought,” What the hell? I didn’t comment yet!” Who are you, Other JuJuBee??? I have your same issues, Dooce with UTI’s. They are so awful.

  • Jujubee

    Hi Other JuJuBee! I’m just another huge, huge fan of dooce. I use this name on other boards so I didn’t think twice about using it here. Strangely, I also am very prone to bad UTI’s. I once had one so bad that it spread and caused a kidney infection. That surprised the heck out of my doctor.

    They’ve toned down in the past year or so, but as I stated above my husband and I are trying to have a baby, so I’m a little concerned about the aftermath… well, at least I’ve been warned.

  • Nice hair, and pretty top 🙂
    Reconvening of the procedure will not be taking place anytime soon in my household. I am 9 months pregnant with my third child, and even though I am getting my tubes tied, he made me go through this for the THIRD time and therefore, reconvening of the procedure will be held like a hostage.

  • woman lover

    beachgal, what you need is a massive bowel movement. You sound like you haven’t had one in years.

    Well, as Michael said, why all the hostility. dooce, you ought to consider writing for Saturday Night Live or Jay Leno. Those shows just aren’t funny any more. They haven’t been in years.

  • Was the photo taken in San Francisco?

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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