I Tagged Myself

20 years ago I...

-Was watching the Space Shuttle Challenger explode in the air.
-Was probably watching the premiere of Pee Wee's Playhouse.
-Couldn't wait to watch someone get slimed on Double Dare.
(I was 9, I watched a lot of television alright?)

10 years ago I...

-Was graduating high school. It was such a sad time. A friend of mine had killed himself in April of that year and all of the events after that were meaningless ~ prom, graduation ~ it all sucked.
-Started going to the Limelight in NYC. That's where I met hubby. It's a great story, I'll have to tell you sometime.
-Started college and failed two courses my first year.

5 years ago I...

-Was planning a wedding. I had such an awesome time at my wedding. I wish I could do it all over again.
-Was on my honeymoon in Aruba. Oh how I wish I could go back there.
-Was 20 pounds lighter. I actually wore a bikini!!!

3 years ago I...

-Was going into labor. It was late at night on June 6 and I started feeling contractions. My mom was living with us at the time so she told me to go to the hospital. By the time I got there, the pain was unbearable. When they examined me I was 1 CM!!! It got worse from there. I started shaking, puking, and hyperventilating. The nice nurses gave me some morphine to relax and hopefully progress a little more comfortably. I got to about 4cm and was finally able to get an epidural. After that it was smooth sailing. I didn't feel a thing. Really, not a thing. I couldn't hold my legs up, I couldn't feel myself pushing. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
-Was in the throes of post-partum. When the baby and I came home, I cried a lot. It was so damn difficult and I just wanted to give up.
-Loved where I was living.

1 year ago I...

-Went back to work. What an agonizing decision that was.
-Moved into this house.
-Finally got my daughter into feeding therapy.

So far this year I...

-Have been working a lot.
-Am sinking further and further into debt (which doesn't make sense because I'm working now).
-Started a blog.

Yesterday I...
-Tried to get my daughter to go pee pee on the potty. Let's just say it ended in tears.
-Picked up J's flower girl dress for my sister's wedding. She's going to look so cute.
-Welcomed my in-laws back from Sicily, where they've been for the last 2 months.

Today I...

-Will work
-Bake cupckaes for my daughter's birthday party tomorrow.
-Clean the house so that my family doesn't think I live in a pig sty.

Tomorrow I will...

-Shower my sweet little girl with hugs and kisses in her third birthday. I can't believe my baby is 3 years old.
-Have friends and family over for cake.
-Try to get the birthday girl to bed at a reasonable hour.

In the next year I will...

-Try to get pregnant again.
-Work even harder to get to a place where I am truly happy.
-Take a vacation.


Mama of 2 said...

It's interesting to look back on our lives in retrospect like this. I'm not really sure what I would say about my life looking backwards.

Thanks for the peak into yours though.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy Birthday J!!

Three years... Congratulations Mama. Enjoy those cupcakes.

Christina said...

Happy birthday J!

And I hear ya on the going further into debt thing. I keep hoping the economy will get better, but it's not looking like it.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I love this meme - it is really interesting - loved hearing what you were doing all those years ago!!

Denise said...

Very interesting little meme there! I don't think I could remember enough good things to even do this one.

Happy Birthday J!!!

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I really like this Meme too! I'm gonna do it this week, probably Friday, even though I havent' been tagged either! LOL
and Happy Birthday to J tomorrow!!!!

sunshine scribe said...

What a great look back at your history. Loved reading it.

And happy birthday to J. My son's birthday was June 5th. Tis the season:)

Mommy off the Record said...

Happy birthday to your little girl!

P.S. My to-do list for next year looks a lot like yours :)

carrie said...

Hope that BOTH of you have a great birthday!!

Your Meme was insightful and honest. It is always encouraging to read about others "not-so-picture-perfect" birth sotries. Glad you made it through the tuff times, good times ahead... :)

chelle said...

Have a Great Birthday for your entire family!!!! I really enjoyed the blast from the past!

Karla said...

Thats a great meme. I'm going to do it to, not today though LOL

Happy birthday to your baby!! Mine turns three next month

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

I love your blog.

I never knew what food therapy was until now. It's fascinating. How is she doing? It's more interesting to me that you knew that there was something bigger going on but that everyone kept pushing you to wait and wait and wait. Isn't that always the way. Mothers always know and it seems as though people are generally a little bit hesitant to listen.

I wish you luck this year with your next pregnancy. I'm sure that baby two will have a wonderful big sister!

SugarMama said...

Going back 20 years I was already a senior in highschool -- damn! I didn't realize that it has been that long ago! I feel ancient all of the sudden...I guess I'll stop here...lol

Loved this meme!

It's okay, Sweetie said...

What exactly is "tagging yourself"???

I enjoyed this. It reminds me I have to start making my "to do" lists again.

Happy B day to your daugther. Mine is 4 next month!

Em said...

I just read your feeding therapy post. I have the exact same situation with my daughter (aged 3.5 years). She has been in feeding therapy on and off since she was 8 months old as she wouldn't eat solid food at all as a baby and now will still only eat smooth/pureed food. I hope you are making good progress with your daughter (I've almost got to the point where I've given up....)

Nancy said...

It's so neat to hear what you were doing several years ago and what you're planning.

I was also thinking about the Challenger explosion recently... hard to believe that it's been 20 years already.