Fun little update on a couple of fronts. The school I have been substitute teaching is asking me to come out of retirement and teach full time next year. The principal and district superintendent both contacted me and asked me to take it on. I likely will. Middle schoolers - a rambling hallway of awkward - are a fun age.
In other news, Teacher and I ran into a friend last Friday on the monthly Artwalk. He said he was hosting a new open mic at a new venue and told me to try and drop by and play a few. Welp, tonight, Teacher just happened to be out and about and dropped by my house right before I was getting ready to head over to the new place. So we sat and visited for a while and looked over some maps and websites for our upcoming trip to Yellowstone.
To make a long story longer, I mentioned that I wanted to go the open mic, so she agreed to follow me. We arrived at the place and walked in together. I saw several familiar faces and a quite a few new ones. The owner of the Inn (pretty fancy event center in a really nicely restored Victorian home on a huge lot) greeted us and showed me where to sign in. We listened to music for about an hour and danced a bit before it was my time to step up and play.
I pretty much crushed my set tonight. Despite the fact that I was looking over my reading glasses at the audience, I was able to spy Teacher recording my warbling on her phone. After I finished my set the host called several up to "jam" a while and I played right along and even sang harmony on a few numbers. It was so much fun. I wandered towards the back of the venue and snuggled up to Teacher and discovered she was sending the videos to several of her girlfriends and then engaging in texting convos with them. Later we had a conversation about the fact that both of us had been married for 3 decades and that the love we had for our ex-spouses was still a part of our lives but that life is really good for both of us right now.
As it all wrapped up, she thanked me for bringing her along. She had such a good time. Hell, I had a great time as well. I escorted her home, fed little Molly some treats and we both agreed that sleep was the wisest choice for the evening, so after some really passionate smooching, I reluctantly exited and drove home.
Sheesh gang, we're so much in love! I know I've mentioned this before, but I NEVER expected to find this again in my life.
3 adult sonsMarried 32 years. DDay1 - June 2016, DDay 2 - April 2017, Final DDay - May 2020. Divorced - January 2021