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Many thanks

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thanks to everyone who posted supportive comments on my last blog. The situation in Chch is still pretty dire, and I have been keeping up with everything on the news. It is constant, 6am-11pm. There are still people being rescued alive, so there is still hope!


Just need to write about this

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Right, hi. This is pretty much just for me to get stuff off my chest. I feel like I did when a girl in my class died when I was in school; I don't feel I have a right to be upset, yet I am, and I just have to go with what I'm feeling.

For those who don't know, there was another major earthquake in Christchurch this afternoon, follwing a major quake in September and basically non stop aftershocks. A friend who used to live there (moved a few weeks ago, thank goodness) told me "after a while you just get used to the shaking".

The first quake happened in the middle of the night and the damage was serious but no one was killed. Today it was in the middle of the day and the death toll was 65 when I turned off the TV.

I was sat on the couch glued to the TV for 5 hours (2 hours inbetween we went to the movies, tickets were booked) and I watched as people were pulled from buildings. I watched the pictures of this city, destroyed. I visited Chch a few years ago and it was disturbing to see the places I had been half ruined. Just to show you, here is what is left of the cathedral in the main square.

The last time I was in that building it was September 11, 2001 and I was lighting a candle for all the Americans who lost their lives. When I realised that I had to stop for a second.

I'm sad that my country is having to endure the effects of another earthquake and so sad for my fellow kiwis who have lost their lives today.

My dad, who is in the military is on standby to go and help out, as is my friend who recently moved from Chch to a milatary base to start his training.

I'm sure I'm not the only kiwi who is feeling like this tonight, and I don't even know anyone who is in the city. This is a sad day for NZ, but I know we will come together like we always do and we will get through this.

Kiwis, I have started a thread on our team board so we can keep in touch with other kiwi sparkers and give our support to those in Chch.

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BARCLE 2/23/2011 8:33PM

    Hiya buddy - I feel quite churned up and emotional about it all too. Just wishing there were more happy snippets of info - I soooo wish for a sudden discovery of survivors instead of bodies.

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ADREAMA 2/23/2011 7:04PM

    You have every right to be upset. I think any kiwi, in fact any human, who isnt upset by the latest Earthquake would have to be a pretty stone cold person. I didnt know anyone in the areas of the Australian floods last month, or the bush fires last year, yet still cried my eyes out at the devastation and what peoople were having to endure. Anybody who has ever lost anyone, even those that havent but cant bear the thought, will empathise with those who have lost someone in the lastest (of way too many) natural disasters around the world and particularly in Australasia/South pacific.
My baby sister (well she is 33 but she is the baby of the family)is in Christchurch. The first I heard of the quake was a call from her asking me to check geonet to see how big it was a few minutes after it happened - said it was way the hell scarier than anything before, then the phone died due to overloading but thankfully we reconnected and she is fine. My heart goes out to all enduring this, and I feel very proud of the way the authorities are kicking in, and very very thankful for the assistance coming from countries around the world - as we kiwis would do for them.

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PUFFPASTRY 2/23/2011 3:38PM

    I have several really awesome friends from NZ, one of whom has tons of family in Christchurch; I feel just gut-wrenching awful about the earthquakes. I send you tons of good energy, and hope that repair and healing happens as quickly and easily as possible. emoticon

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IMATTER2GOD 2/22/2011 6:33PM

    Praying for you & your friends. can't imagine the devistation you must be feeling. Hugs to you!

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WENDYSPARKS 2/22/2011 9:02AM

    I heard about this on the news here in Connecticut. Very sorry...I am praying for all of you.

Wendy emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/22/2011 8:59AM

    We have had rolling news reports over here in Oz...it is terrible to see the destruction and hear of the casualties.

Thoughts and prayers are with all affected and all Kiwis.


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PHEFEY 2/22/2011 8:43AM

    thoughts and prayers go out to you. God bless you, your friends, and the ones who have gone home.

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/22/2011 8:09AM

    Thoughts and prayers to everyone that was affected!!

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CARLA-216 2/22/2011 8:04AM

    I just heard about the earthquake and came here to Spark to check on you. I am so glad you are okay, but I'm sad that others are not. I'm sorry for the loss of life and devastation. My thoughts are with you!

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SUPER3800 2/22/2011 7:28AM

  My thoughts and prayers to out to your fellow Kiwi's This kind of event can leave you feeling numb. I hope posting this has helped you cope in some way.

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GARDENCHRIS 2/22/2011 7:21AM

    I'm sorry your country is going through this. I know the feeling well.... the USA went through the same after 9/11 in New York USA. Keep praying, there is a God. We don't understand, but He does.... emoticon

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NWLIFESRC 2/22/2011 7:16AM

    Thought and best wishes go out to those there

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Knee update

Monday, February 21, 2011

I walked for 45 minutes today and my knee didn't hurt! YAAAAAAAY!!!!!

The boyfriend (soon to be ex) has a paper run and I offered to help out and do a section today (or else he will NEVER get it done). I kept up a good pace and worked up a sweat. Considering I had to stop every minute to hand out a paper I think I did good. 150 calories burned too!

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CARLA-216 2/21/2011 2:21PM

    That's great news!


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OPALMOON 2/21/2011 4:50AM

    Great going!!

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Its been 5 days since my last tub of ice cream

Sunday, February 20, 2011

and I'm going strong. Still at the same weight (bouncing around in the same kilo, I hate that!!) so at least I haven't gained!

The boyfriend is still deciding what he wants. I know what I want. Just biding my time until I can leave. Moving back in with my parents will suck, but I will be able to save a tonne of money and hopefully will be able to go on my OE once I graduate, which is my dream trip and something I won't be able to do with my boyfriend. Being single will suck, and I'm scared of feeling alone (and that my boyfriend will move on, that will kill me) but it is what has to happen. I can't live my life knowing that the person I love doesn't love me back. I deserve better. I deserve someone who will love me and who wants to spend their life with me, travelling the world and seeing everything. That or I'll be alone forever...It could happen. Where do people meet people anyway? Russell and I met at school, so I actually have no idea where people meet. Probably something I should worry about in the long term, not right now.

Moving on.

I have 6 days off work, after spending my entire summer working 40-60 hour weeks. Well deserved, I think. I plan on not doing much, to be honest. I will try and get to the pools a few times. I just want to enjoy not having to do anything. I'm so tired.

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CARLA-216 2/21/2011 2:31PM

    Yes, you most certainly do deserve to be loved in return, and I am glad you realize that. Don't worry about where to meet people...you'll probably meet The One when least expecting it.

Enjoy your 6 days off!


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OPALMOON 2/21/2011 4:49AM

    Good on you for pursuing what you want - the stay with your parents doesn't have to be permanent - it sure helps with saving money, and they may be just the support you need once you do leave. Enjoy your time off!

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BEANPOD77 2/20/2011 8:35PM

    Its time to put yourself and your need first! Good for you..Here to support you as much as possible. You CAN do it and you ARE worth it! Have lots of room if your travels bring you to Canada! emoticon

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MBRANDO 2/20/2011 6:28PM

    You do deserve better. Yep, moving back in with parents will suck, I have had to do it before but you get through it. At least they will let you back in!

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Pulling myself together

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eating a tub of chocolate ice cream isn't going to help matters, so I am going to get back on the bandwagon tomorrow.

Breakfast - Toast and marmite
Lunch - 2 WW pitas with 2T of hummus
Snacks - 2 small apples, quaker bar, small pack of burger rings (gotta treat yourself!)
Dinner - TBD but probably some lean meat and veggies.

Gotta get this thing back on track. Make this man realise that he is throwing away a hottie!

Saw Burlesque tonight. I now want to be a burlesque dancer. I can't sing, dance or fit into the costumes, but those are all minor details.

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CARLA-216 2/16/2011 2:16PM

    You're right, the junk food won't solve anything. Good job getting back on track. You're worth it whether that man realizes it or not!

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EVELYN208 2/16/2011 7:02AM

    Good luck with your new start, I know you can do it!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/16/2011 6:22AM

    You are stronger than you know! You will do great!

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BILL60 2/16/2011 6:20AM

    Get it on!!

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