Major drama... and a silver lining.
Friday, February 01, 2013
So, lately I've been dealing with a crapton of stress. To put it bluntly, my husband is an alcoholic, and he's trying to quit. He's been going to AA meetings, and making relatively good progress.
Last night, he fell hard, and put himself and others in danger in a way he NEVER has. And I had to tell him point blank that if I *ever* catch him driving drunk again, I'm done. Drinking irritates me. I hate it, I don't want him doing it. Stealing money from me and buying cheap wine on the sly is bad enough, but forgivable, and something I can control by simply not giving him my debt card.
But driving drunk?
I draw the line there. The risk to life and limb is bad enough, but for very practical reasons, I can't afford a drunk driving citation, he could kill someone else, and honestly? We have *1* car.
So, after I talked to him, he went outside. I told him that I wanted to sleep by myself tonight, so I wanted him to sleep on the couch. He took this to mean (in his melodramatic way) that I don't want him anymore and he's going to be homeless tomorrow. I didn't get drawn into that manipulative crap. So he left. Presumably to take a walk. I didn't ask, and I wasn't about to go chasing him. I'm done playing those games.
I decided that instead of diving into the fridge, I was going for the PS3.
I discovered two things that just made a rather nice silver lining to this situation.
After discovering that the Netflix service I'd be inadvertently paying for the last six months (and haven't been using) has an app on the PS3, so I don't need to rig up an internet connection through my laptop on the XBox. Unfortunately, all the workout videos I used to watch on instant downloading? Gone.
However, I discovered something even more awesome. There's a YouTube app on the PS3!
That means that I can watch MILLIONS of workout videos on my PS3, in my living room!
I did a great Hatha yoga video, 42 minutes.
It felt so good to take care of myself. Now I can access all those Bodyrock.tv workouts, and such.
So if you have any recommendations for good YouTube workouts, drop the link in the comments. I gots options, baby.
After my workout, he wound up coming back in, and sleeping on the couch. I guess sleeping with the dog in near-freezing weather didn't sound like such a smart idea after an hour or so.