Entry for November 9, 2010
Had to make a hard decision pertaining to Denny. What I came up with was telling him that if he is engaged in any kind of drinking I am not going to be part of it. Told him that should he decide to drink, while with me, I will get up and leave. It is what I have to do. In order to help him get better, I have to stop being a part of his addiction. The first step I made was moving out, and that did bring on a depression for him but it didn’t have the outcome that I was hoping for.
Sunday I sat down with him and told him how it was going to be from now on. I was actually surprised first, that he didn’t get up and walk away. That is his usual move whenever I try to talk to him about his drinking. The second biggest breakthrough came when he totally admitted that he knows he has a problem and got mega teary eyed. Even with these breakthroughs I don’t expect him to quit drinking just like that.
The good thing about this whole thing is that he is currently seeing a therapist for his depressive burst about a month ago. What makes this even really good is that this therapist also specializes in addiction recovery. That was a blessed coincidence and I am hoping Denny utilizes this man’s skills. I asked Denny if he brought up to the therapist anything about his drinking habits. Denny said that he had but very briefly and Denny feels as though the therapist is waiting for him to bring it up again. I like this therapists approach.
I let Denny know that if he needed my help in any way with his recovery I am so right there to help him. I even gave him a few examples of how I could help and I hope he knows I mean it.
School news. Registration began on Monday around midnight and I went in the website and was able to get the classes I wanted. What this means is, I only have to go to the main campus twice a week and two days here in the city. I will also have every Friday off. I think I am more excited about the Fridays off more than anything. I am basically dragging myself to the bus stop each Friday and have actually missed a few. So this is a great thing.
I have an exam on Friday for Psychology and I am hoping to keep my grade at an A. Weird thing is…I can’t seem to get into the studying. This is not good. Maybe it is the whole in the middle of the semester thing. Whatever it is, I have to get out of it. Other than that, all is good with school.
Since I was talking about school, I decided to share a picture of a toy/calculator that I had as a kid. I loved math, and when I got this Little Professor I was so excited. I took with me everywhere. I can remember leaving it in the woods and from then, I don’t remember it anymore. I think I most have broke it or something. Maybe it rained or something, but I liked it, a lot.