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Friday, February 25, 2011

I have been to the physio and I got the all clear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So far I am cleared to start walking a few times a week. I can walk for a few weeks and slooooooowly start jogging again.

I'm excited. Really.

Except that I have misplaced my inhaler and there is no way in hell I am exercising without it, I'm not stupid. I seriously have NO idea where I put it, so I am relying on my orange (morning and night) inhaler to get me through until I find it/get another one from my doctor. But thats not one I can just take whenever. So a slow start back into it.

And....thats all I think...

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CARLA-216 2/28/2011 9:53AM

    Great news about the knees! emoticon

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BEANPOD77 2/26/2011 8:34AM

    Yay...glad for you! Take it slow and easy..Hope everything else is going okay for you..Having an ok week here..Just waiting for spring to come..there's been too much snow and not enough sunshine..
Talk to ya soon? emoticon

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DARACOX 2/26/2011 8:33AM

    Yay! I love getting the go ahead to get back to activity when you have been injured for a while. Right now I am not allowed to do any impact activities or legs until my knees feel better. So we will see...

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ABC about me

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lets waste time today, shall we? Oh and THANK YOU to everyone who commented on my haircut. You guys are so sweet, it makes me all warm and fuzzy.

A. Age: 22
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you hate: All of them..vacuuming is the most hated
D. Dogs: I love dogs but I'm not responsible enough for them yet
E. Essential start to your day: Waking up
F. Favorite color: Emerald green
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5í8 (and have been since I was 14!)
I. Instruments you play: I can play the theme tune from Sesame Street on the clarinet
J. Job title: Sales Person or Student
L. Live: Auckland, NZ
M. Momís name: Naomi
N. Nicknames: Jess
O. Overnight hospital stays: None where I have been the paitient but I have slept on 2 chairs in the ER when Russell was in hospital last. He wouldn't let me leave, yet has no memory of this
P. Pet peeve: Too many to list.
Q. Quote from a movie: Oh, I don't know!
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: One younger sister
T. Time you wake up: It varies. If I have to work I get up a 7.30, if not I sleep until I don't want to anymore!
U. Underwear: Yes, I wear underwear...My fave pair have Betty Boop on the bottom.
V. Vegetables you dislike: Ummm...capsicum. Many more
W. What makes you run late: Sleeping late
X. X-rays youíve had: Wrist and ankle
Y. Yummy food you make: Coconut cupcakes
Z. Zoo animal favorite: Elephants

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AMLYST 2/25/2011 1:58PM

    I totally just copied your blog onto mine . . . (with different answers, of course!)

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CARLA-216 2/25/2011 11:09AM

    About letter K, I agree. emoticon emoticon
Oh yeah, and P as well. emoticon

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COTTRELL11 2/24/2011 11:57PM

    That was great, getting a glimpse into who you are. However, I will be looking to find out what capsicum is. And I must find the recipe for coconut cupcakes. Yummy!

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COTTRELL11 2/24/2011 11:54PM

    That was great, getting a glimpse into who you are. However, I will be looking to find out what capsicum is. And I must find the recipe for coconut cupcakes. Yummy!

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Chopped it all off

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Life goes on up here in Auckland. I had a haircut yesterday. And its short.



There is one piece that is unstraightenable. I swear, it always sticks out!

I've gotten mainly positive comments, which is good.

I literally walked in and told the hairdresser that I wanted it shorter and layered, beyond that it was up to her. She had wanted to try this cut, so she described it and I said go for it. She was excited to try the cut, she said she loves people who just let her play!!

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DARACOX 2/26/2011 4:33PM

    So cute! It suits you very well!

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LEXIE63 2/26/2011 4:10PM

    Great haircut you got! Looks great both ways, and I have wayward hair too. :-) Short cuts never sat quite how the hairdresser envisioned, but then I found a lady who was great with unruly waves and the problem was solved. Good hairdressers are worth their weight in hair! LOL

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BEANPOD77 2/26/2011 8:32AM

    I love it! Looks fresh, lively...You're beautiful anyway, but it brings out your eyes and smile even more!

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BUTEAFULL 2/24/2011 1:28PM

    it's a GOOD cut, short yet long enough to still do things with it
good choice

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GOOFIERNU 2/24/2011 12:49PM

    Cute hair cut!
I have the opposite problem- my hair is so straight, it won't curl and STAY curled.
Read your post about CHCH. Been thinking about everyone there. (sigh...)

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CARLA-216 2/24/2011 10:07AM

    I LOVE it! Looks great on you...shows off your pretty face and bright smile!

Now, send me some be strong thoughts that I have the guts to tell my hairdresser that I'm tired of growing this hair out (something she wanted to try one me) and I want a short-short cut.

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OPALMOON 2/24/2011 9:37AM

    It's a great new look!!

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MBSHAZZER 2/24/2011 9:34AM

    Looks great!!! I am getting my hair cut on Saturday for the first time in 3 years and I am very excited / nervous. I hope mine turns out as lovely as yours!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 2/24/2011 5:52AM

    Oh I love your hair! Especially with the nautral wave. Mine is too long and heavy for my wave to hold, but when it was short it did similar things. Beautiful!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/24/2011 5:49AM

    Looks great! Bet you feel like a new woman!

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PUFFPASTRY 2/24/2011 4:17AM

    You are adorable! I LOVE that the chunks of hair go in all different directions - some of us envy the ability to achieve that! I have a feeling that there IS no wrong or bad haircut for you -- you'd be lovely no matter what. emoticon

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SLIMMERKIWI 2/24/2011 3:38AM

    I like it :-)

A few years ago I took my daughter to my hairdresser. She wanted her hair layered and he wouldn't do it. After he washed it and towel dried it, he flicked a few strands in various places around her head. Some crinkled, and some stayed straight. He said that it would cause problems when it was dried if it was layered. She was really miffed with him because he gave her a basic cut, but it WAS a very good cut. She flatly refused to go back to him. A few years later another hairdresser (very young but qualified) told her that her hair would be fantastic to layer. She layered it - her hair did exactly what my hairdresser - a very experienced one - told us it would do!

I ditto LOVEUNDERLINED! Actually, your hair isn't all that looks fantastic - YOU do too :-)


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    Looks fantastic!

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    I love the new haircut! I've thought of you with all of the disasters in NZ. Glad you're alright!

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JOOPRINCESS 2/24/2011 2:02AM

    It's adorable! YAY for being brave at the hairdressers!!!

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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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