Sunday, March 10, 2013


Today was a good day. I worked out first thing this morning. Today wasn't a run day but I wanted to I did the C25K day 1 week 1. Just 60 second interval running. I noticed it is way easier for me to run for 60 solid seconds. I even run at a pretty good pace. But I think the early weeks of the C25K are good in between my run days! I also did the calorie burn on the elliptical for 20 minutes today, So all in all I burned 400 calories today!
My sister was supposed to come down today to visit with her son. I know I have addressed this is previous posts but my sister is a recovering drug addict and I have been taking care of her son for the last 16 months. I have been fighting his father in court trying to get custody of him but it was deemed that his father is not a danger to my nephew so my nephew will be going to live with his father this summer when the school season is over. He is not yet aware of this and it is going to be hard for him because he would rather be with his mom. And he doesn't want to live with his father, and his father has no idea what it is like to take care of him. I feel so bad for the kid.
On Friday his school called me because he was in group therapy and he got so upset he started talking about how he wants to hurt himself and has been trying to do so by doing things like throwing himself down the stairs. Luckily we have not had any major accidents. This poor kid has dealt with so much in his young life over the last 4 years. He is only 9.  My sister has been clean for the last 7 months. This is the longest she has ever been clean. I have high hopes this time! Her son was looking so forward to her visit today, but the starter in her car went and she couldn't make it. So I took him to see her. We spent most of the day driving (1 1/2 hours each way) and we spent about 3 hours visiting.
It was a good visit. And my nephew was happy. Hopefully he will have a good day in school tomorrow and he will have a good week. I personally think the more he gets to see her the better he will be. She basically abandoned him and has hardly talked to him over the last 16 months. She is trying, finally.
OK Onward! I leave you with this! Borrowed from Julie ! Thanks Julie!
Have a great evening!


  1. Your a good person Banded Strong, and may end up being the role model that holds that little fella's life together. I will be praying for him.

  2. You are a wonderful aunt and I know that he is thankful for is your sister, I'm sure. I will pray that things get easier for him (and you!)

  3. Your a wonderful aunt doing good things for her family!Praying for you guys!

  4. Sometimes Judges and courts do stupid stuff.

  5. I hope the stability your nephew has had from living with you will help him when he has to go to his father. So glad he (and you) had a good visit with your sister, and that you were able to bring him there.