Friday, March 25, 2011

A shining light...

My nephew is coming in from Ohio tomorrow for his spring break.  He is 16 years old and a sophomore in high school. 

A brief history, I was 15 years old when my nephew was born.  And I lived with him, my parents and my brother until he was 12 (I moved out when I was 27).  I was kind of like a mother for him.  My parents and I did everything.  I would pick him up from day care and feed him dinner and read him bed time stories.  He and I were inseparable.

When he was about 14, his father moved him to Ohio.  I miss him, but he does so well in school.  He is about the best 16 year old kid ever!  It's really the truth.  I see him a few times a year.  He comes out here, we might go on vacation, or I might go there to visit him. 

So he will be here for a week.  Couldn't have come at a better time.  A bright light to cheer up my broken heart.

In other news, Oprah's peeps contacted me again yesterday.  This time by phone.  I was trying to get on a weight loss success show.  They just asked me some more questions and some of the same questions as in the email.  They said they don't know if they are really going to do a show yet or not, they are trying to get their database all squared away and they will evaluate.  That would be wild if I was on the show!

Also, my weigh in is tomorrow.  I've done pretty good since my heart was broken in a million pieces, well, I've done good with eating, I mean!  lol.  So I'm expecting a loss, hopefully at least a pound.  I'll take anything!

Lastly, mother nature is cruel!  It was 60's-70 degrees last week, now is C-O-L-D! 


  1. I'm sorry your heart is broken, Amanda :(
    Hope you have a fun weekend with your nephew to cheer you up! You deserve it!

  2. Anonymous3/25/2011

    Have fun with your nephew! I hope its what you need to feel better :)

  3. That sounds like fun, Amanda! Spending time with family is the best cure for a broken heart. :)

  4. Hope you have a great time with your nephew

  5. Have so much fun with your nephew!! My nephew is 16 months old today. I love him so much!!