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5km radius of my house

Thursday, December 06, 2012

There was a major storm yesterday. 3 people were killed, including the parent of children from my school. A tornado ripped through 2 suburbs next to my house. These are pictures of the damage

I drove through some of the damage today (some roads have reopened) and it was huge. These pictures don't do it justice. There are huge trees that have either been uprooted or that are snapped in half. Parts of the motorway sound wall are gone. Entire roofs have been lifted off. Hundreds of people are without power, many have no where to live. My gyms basketball courts were turned into an evacuation centre after boot camp last night.

Luckily, my suburb is fine, completely undamaged. Hard to believe that only a couple of km up the road there is damage like this!

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    OMG! Thank goodness you and the children were okay on your field trip!

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LYNSEY723 12/7/2012 12:01PM

    Oh my goodness. My thoughts are with the families affected. I am happy to hear you and your family are okay.


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CARLA-216 12/7/2012 7:21AM

    I saw on the news last evening about the storms and tornado that hit your area and my thoughts immediately turned to you. Wow, I had no idea it was that close to you. So scary and very sad about the loss of life, as well as the damage and destruction to property. I am so glad you are fine, and I hope for others as quick a recovery as possible back to normal.

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PATSYB7 12/7/2012 5:39AM

    My heart goes out to you and your community. I am praying for a speedy recovery. emoticon

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BARCLE 12/7/2012 3:44AM

    No words hon, our centre just went crazy with it (as you can imagine) so glad you're okay but still totally sucks emoticon xox

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/6/2012 11:12PM

    I'm so sad about the devastation that happened and that 3 people were killed. The loss of a parent for a child is so difficult. These things happen in a blink of an eye and we never know what will happen next.
I hope your area has a quick recovery of the basics that everyone needs.
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Sweat tastes like success

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I got some strength training in (about 15 minutes worth) then headed into boxing. You know you are working hard when sweat runs down your face and into your mouth WITH the air conditioning on. Yep. Today there was no doubt about it, it was all me!

Today was a pretty nice day. My kids did a writing sample to show their progress from the start of the year, and most of them have improved heaps! I am so proud of them! Then we did some topic work, and then I had some release time. Tomorrow is our class trip, and it is going to be AWESOME! We are going to an inflatable playland with slides and trapeze and swings... Should be heaps of fun!

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    Sweat = Success!!! Love it!

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LIVEDAILY 12/5/2012 8:20PM

    Have a great time!!

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LYNSEY723 12/5/2012 1:00PM

    Sounds like so much fun!!! Enjoy!!

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PATSYB7 12/5/2012 6:51AM

    Thanks for sharing your good news! Have a great day! emoticon

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Boot camp + a run

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

On Tuesdays boot camp is held at a local field. It is a 4 minute run from the gym, so of course I run there and back. May as well burn an extra 100 calories (10 minute round trip)! Anyways, today I am wishing I just drove there! Boot camp was tough! We had a circuit of 3 hill sprints, ladder run, shadow boxing, and high needs. Oh and a 150-200 metre run between each station. Yep. We had to do it 3 times. I was wiped! Even the trainer told me I was super tough for running back (he passed me in his car... I still beat him to the front desk!)

Other than that I have had a productive day. I wasn't in my class today, but I managed to finish my reports and do heaps of paper work + chat to a co-worker about the plan on attack for a girl for next year. All in all I think I got a lot done. Oh AND I was invited to join the Boys Clubs end of term feast. I had a mini bag of chips, passed on the hot dog emoticon Better go track those chips, though!

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CARLA-216 12/5/2012 11:47AM

    You rock! Great job!

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JSTETSER 12/4/2012 4:05PM

    Way to go Bubble!

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LYNSEY723 12/4/2012 12:18PM

    Man, you are amazing! Way to go!

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HEAT7918 12/4/2012 6:09AM

    You ARE tough! I enjoy reading your blogs and daily updates. :)

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LIVEDAILY 12/4/2012 3:35AM

    Yes indeedy!! Good for you! You'll sleep like a rock tonight for sure!! About your question on shoes...good sneakers should be fine for all of the walking you're going to do, but I'd bring a pair of flats just in case you are going to go out for dinner somewhere!

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ARNETTELEE 12/4/2012 3:33AM

  Great going....

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Every parent worries about their child getting into pot...

Monday, December 03, 2012

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    S/he probably thinks s/he's invisible in there!
=^. .^= ....what kitty???

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LIBBYL1 12/3/2012 10:43PM

  made me laugh! thanks

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/3/2012 3:13PM

    wow, you had me going as a friend was just telling me about her child being arrested for something here recently and pot has been an issue before in that family... so I thought, OH NO! But this is hilarious and sweet!!


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DAWN14163 12/3/2012 1:28PM

    What a cute picture! Awwwww......

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FANGFACEKITTY 12/3/2012 1:15PM

    ROFL! Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

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REBECCAMA 12/3/2012 10:48AM

  Great picture!

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RUNNER12COM 12/3/2012 10:45AM

    Ha, that's just silly. Love it.

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JACKIE542 12/3/2012 9:39AM


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LIVEDAILY 12/3/2012 6:44AM

    TOO cute!! But...is that a drain spout or just a decorative doo-hickey? He looks mighty comfy in there!

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MARIA_1986 12/3/2012 5:00AM

    Love it! Thank you for brightening my Monday morning!

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SLIMMERKIWI 12/3/2012 2:45AM

    TOO cute :-)

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PAMNANGEL 12/3/2012 1:39AM

    Yup! I could see all 4 of mine doing that! emoticon

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BARCLE 12/3/2012 1:07AM

    love it!!

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TERRIH8118 12/3/2012 1:04AM

    Great pic.looks. like something mine would do

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FITANDFIFTY2 12/3/2012 12:46AM

    How we love our felines!! We have 3 and there is never a dull moment for sure ! Such a cute pic!

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My day (pics)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Who wears short shorts?

I wear short shorts

You, ladies and gents, are looking at the first pair of shorts I have owned in adulthood. Seriously. The last time I remember wearing shorts was at Disneyland when I was 12. After that puberty and body image issues hit and I thought I was too fat for shorts. Well, not anymore!

I also got some new workout gear

The 2 tops on the left were $8 each, and the 2 on the right were $5 each. Love me some bargains! And I needed some new tops, my other ones are getting too loose. Terrible problem, aye?

I got myself some new headphones, too.

My old ones kept falling out of my ears. These ones stay put.

And I did my xmas shopping. I was on a roll. Now, my cards are staying at home until my trip. No more spending, Or I won't be able to afford my holiday!

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CARLA-216 12/3/2012 3:37PM

    Wowza! Looking mighty fine!

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LYNSEY723 12/3/2012 2:09PM

    Awesome!! Way to go getting some shorts to show of those sexy, toned legs!! :)

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MARINEMAMA 12/2/2012 11:41AM

    WTG and looking good in those short shorts!! Great job!!

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ADARKARA 12/2/2012 11:17AM

    Lookin' Good!

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INGMARIE 12/2/2012 10:48AM

    Looking Good. emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/2/2012 9:32AM

    I really want some headphones like that! I'm hoping Santa will bring me some.
WOO HOO for shorts! They look good : )

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LIVEDAILY 12/2/2012 9:27AM

    Look at you!! That's wonderful!! Great bargins too!! Did you get a winter coat for your trip??

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JSTETSER 12/2/2012 7:06AM

    Congratulations on the shorts!
Looking great!

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APED7969 12/2/2012 6:52AM

    Congrats on wearing shorts again! I don't think I'd function where I live without wearing shorts!

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MARYJOANNA 12/2/2012 5:51AM

  What fun to be able to wear shorts and your workout gear looks great! Congrats!

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AMSPARKER 12/2/2012 4:32AM

    LOOKING GOOD! Love the shorts, love the hair!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/2/2012 3:14AM

    Congrats on your achievements!

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