What I Was Doing…

Posted: February 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I spent my afternoon doing something completely not pleasurable. The dentist. Shudder. I hate the dentist. I want to cry every time I hear and feel them scraping my teeth. Hate. Hate hate hate. What a way to spend my boy’s one month birthday, huh? That’s right. Little man is one month old today!! Where did the time go? In honor of his birthday, and the fact time goes so quickly, I thought it would be fun to do a mini flashback post. Here we go!

One Week Ago: I was hanging out and having a girls’ night with my friend Mandy. I guess that means I can’t complain about Peter having a boys’ night tonight? Darn.

mandy and tina dinner

One Month Ago: I was taking an ambulance in an ice storm to the hospital to push 7 lbs 15 oz of baby out of me. I did so quite happily. As you may recall, I was pretty over that pregnancy. 😉


One Year Ago: I actually had no clue, so I turned to the trusty blog search. Apparently, one year ago today I was awoken early by Makenzie, looking forward to a full body workout, and considering whether or not I view Valentine’s Day as ridiculous. Things don’t change much over a year in some ways, huh?  But oh thank goodness my blogging has! I feel more confident after finding my “voice”.


Five Years Ago: I’m pretty sure 5 years ago this weekend a bunch of friends and I went to a cabin in the woods.Check out the attractive pictures…

I never said the cabin was anything more than a shack. It was basically camping with some wood walls. We stole all the guys’ warm clothing.

I also never said I’m not a huge dork. Apparently some things don’t change in 5 years either, huh? 😉 Somehow I still even look the same!

Question of the Evening – What were you doing one month/year ago? 5 years?

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39 Comments to “What I Was Doing…”
  1. fun post! one month ago i was getting ready to come back to school for the semester ( i feel like i have been here for so much longer!) a year ago i was at school but going through a rough breakup. glad that’s over:)

  2. 10 years ago today, I was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of Max! I can’t believe it has been 10 years…the time goes too fast!

  3. Helen says:

    one month ago today I was working, one year ago today I was working, five years ago today I was working…..hmmmm guess things really never change, lol!

  4. One year ago I was getting laid off from my manager’s position at work and being sent back home to type. I am a medical transcriptionist and had gotten promoted, and then got demoted, but still just thankful to have a job as many ladies were not so fortunate!

  5. Heather says:

    one year ago I was about to run the same half marathon I am running Sunday! Mardi Gras rock n roll!

  6. 1 month ago I was working like a crazy beast trying to get an international proposal out.

    1 year ago I was in Rome with my best friend having the time of my life.

    5 years ago I was living in LA pondering moving back up near SF.

  7. 1 month ago I was reading about your delivery. 🙂

    1 year ago I was taking a trip to Las Vegas.

    5 years ago I was engaged, excited to get married!

    Fun post. 🙂

  8. Fun post!

    1 month ago… sadly I just remember still getting used to going back to work after a 2-week winter vacation

    1 year ago… I was getting used to my new job (have since left)

    5 years ago… was my junior year in college… just about a month before I decided I was going to train for a half-marathon and marathon a year after that

  9. That pic of you in the hunting gear is soooo cute! A month ago I was counting down the days before student teaching started. A year ago I was nannying and going to school full time. Five years ago I was living in my own apartment, Joe and I were still dating, and I was just about to start a new job!

  10. Lauren says:

    I hate the dentist and how they always try to talk to you while your mouth is wide open.
    1 month ago, I was snowboarding in Colorado.
    1 year ago, I was excited for my boyfriend to come visit me at school, awesome Valentine’s weekend.
    Have a good weekend!

  11. 1 month ago I was walking into Decatur during Snowmageddon
    1 year ago I had just realized that I needed to get my health under control and starting running and overhauling my diet.
    5 years ago I was in a miserable relationship with a brokedown car and a crappy job and I couldn’t afford to live on my own.

    Life is soooo much better these days!

  12. Jolene says:

    One month ago – first week(s) of my new job…one year ago, celebrating v-day single with my girlfriends that were also single, five years ago, I was well, actually, engaged. I got engaged almost to the day, 5 years ago, married that year in October. Damn, hadn’t even thought of that, until this post. What a memory jog..and even though I’m no longer married, I couldn’t be in a better place.

  13. Becca says:

    Ahhhh! B is growing up so fast! I can’t believe it’s a month already. That means my cousin’s baby is like a month and a half old!! She was born around two weeks before B. January 2nd, I think? 🙂

    A month ago, I was… um, recovering from another Junior High retreat. Haha!

    A year ago, I’m not sure what I was doing. I was a Freshman in college. I was probably dealing with school and church stuff.

    Five years ago I was probably anxiously awaiting my 15th birthday. Or maybe dreading it, because it meant I was able to start Drivers’ Ed, which I did NOT want to do.

  14. Wow one month ago I was stranded in Orlando after all that crazy GA ice!! And 5 years ago I was living in Alabama…my things do change! 🙂

  15. One month ago: I was complaining about the things that drove me bananas.

    One year ago: I was planning a wedding and renovating a house (yikes!).

    Five years ago: I was 18 and in my freshman year of college. I was probably coming home to see the Husband right about now.

  16. One month ago I was about to go meet my boyfriend on his retrun from deployment.

    One year ago I was in a very scary place as he was just about to leave for it.

    5 years ago I was 20 years old and loving college.

  17. One month ago I as on vacation…snowboarding in Colorado.

    One year ago I was a temp at my current company hoping that I would have a job in a few months.

    Five years ago I was a college kid trying to decide which school to transfer to and what to do with my life.

    Today I am still trying to figure out what to do with my life…go figure!

  18. I love the look back–how fun!

  19. Lisa says:

    Hmm I have a lot to catch up on….

    One month ago I was snowshoeing and celebrating my birthday.

    One year ago I stopped taking Celexa and started to lose the 15 pounds I gained on it.

    5 years ago I was 250 pounds, really unhappy and trying to lose 100 pounds (which I did).

    Interesting exercise. Puts things in perspective!

  20. Heather says:

    hmmm…last month i was just getting back into the swing of things after our massive Christmas road trip. that took a while. and five years ago? yeesh! I had just gotten engaged and was probably trying on wedding gowns! that’s so weird to think about….

  21. Anna says:

    One month ago I was finishing up my first week of student teaching. One year ago…probably trying to not be stressed about school, paperwork and recitals 🙂 Five years ago I was beginning my second semester at college and proving to myself that I could succeed! Amazing how fast time flies!

  22. I was looking at old pictures today from when I was 16- 5 years ago. I must say that I am VERY glad to be past that age! I’d rather not remember it 🙂

  23. A month ago I was supposed to go to the dentist but ended up enjoying a snowing day instead! I hate going to the dentist as well, the scraping is what gets me as well.

    5 yrs ago, I was sick with strep throat. I couldn’t get out of bed or function and was miserable. My boyfriend at the time was away and send me some flowers for Valentines Day and I recently took a new position as team lead at that time.

  24. 5 years ago, I was in my last semester of college and the most brutal section of the finance core class. Crazy it’s been that long!

    • Tina says:

      I know! That’s what I felt like when thinking back to 5 years ago. I hadn’t even met Peter yet. That came a few months later.

  25. Jen says:

    I can’t believe it’s been a month already! Dang!

  26. jassy says:

    last month i was hoping for an interview call, last year i was working on vday 🙂

  27. One year ago I was celebrating my husband’s birthday. Today I still am – but as closer friends, parents-to-be, and even more in love! And both of us better people as we’ve grown closer to God.

  28. 1 week ago I was in the same position, reading blogs and drinking coffee.
    1 month ago I was baking in my kitchen..not much has changed..but I wasn’t running and still was recovering from surgery. So that’s good!
    5 years ago I was still in college, probably still sleeping off a hangover right at this moment!

    Thanks for letting me reflect! 🙂

  29. […] we get into another FFF Features post, I just have to say that I loved reading your comments on the last post. So cool to see where you all were a month, year, five years, etc ago! I learned some new stuff […]

  30. Stephanie says:

    Love this idea! One month ago I was eleven days into my all raw eating adventure and also beginning my last class for my paralegal certificate. One year ago I was pretty much doing the exact same things only different classes and I did not write my blog. Five years ago I was in a painful marriage and about to give birth to my son. I’m thinking I like today best of all. 🙂

  31. Mandy says:

    One week ago I was leaving to come home from seeing you 🙁

    One month ago I was taking photos of a 4 month old and then took Bella to dance class that evening 🙂

    One year ago I was doing a lot of nothing LOL!

  32. Such a cute post! One week ago I was in Atlanta getting ready to go out with friends to a concert! One month ago I was coming back from Arizona after a big win to bad weather! One year ago I was avoiding valentine’s day and preparing for our 2nd anniversary! 5 years ago.. wow… 2006 – I was interning in Atlanta, trying to finish up grad school while moving in with Austin and basically SO overwhelmed and uncertain about my life. 🙁 I’m in such a better place now!

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