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 countrydirt (original poster member #55758) posted at 9:03 PM on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Welcome to the 21st century? Or to heterosexual women? either way, welcome!

laugh Absolutely!

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3 adult sons
Married 32 years. DDay1 - June 2016, DDay 2 - April 2017, Final DDay - May 2020. Divorced - January 2021

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 countrydirt (original poster member #55758) posted at 6:20 PM on Thursday, November 18th, 2021

I made a pretty big decision last night (subject to change of course). I can retire next December after my 59th birthday. Education is so difficult right now and although I am still enjoying my students, I think that it is time. I visited a bit with my principal so he is aware.

One of my favorite substitute teachers passed away this month with Covid complications. That helped me realize that it is time. I'm still young enough to do things and well, I want to be able to be a bit more flexible with my life and location.

3 adult sons
Married 32 years. DDay1 - June 2016, DDay 2 - April 2017, Final DDay - May 2020. Divorced - January 2021

posts: 329   ·   registered: Oct. 25th, 2016   ·   location: Colorado
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 countrydirt (original poster member #55758) posted at 1:27 PM on Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Another step forward with my teacher friend. We're both on Thanksgiving break, so have had plenty of time to be together and have really enjoyed each other's company. Last weekend she invited me to tag along to a Friendsgiving and we had a wonderful time and she later told me that I passed the "friends" test and they all approve! Last night we went out with another group of friends to hear some music and ended up laughing for hours.

She told me that she had gotten into a disagreement with her oldest son over the phone. He lives in another state (the same one where his father lives) and has been struggling as he moved into a new apartment. She discovered that he doesn't have a bed and sleeps in a recliner. So, she went into "mom" mode and was trying to figure out how to get him a bed and suggested that maybe he could call his father and ask the ex to contact her so they could make some arrangements. Her son acted like she was using him to reconnect with her ex and became angry. So, she told him, "I don't want to really have anything to do with your dad. I'm dating someone now and I really like him! And I just want you to have a bed." That took the argument completely away and her and the son ended up with a nice conversation.

My son and I have been planning to drive to my parents' house to celebrate Thanksgiving with the whole family. I extended the invitation to her to come along. You may recall that I mentioned earlier that while I like a little bit of a plan, she prefers to sort of move along a little more spur of the moment. Last night she asked me if the invitation was still open so now she gets to meet my entire loud and happy family!

So onward! You all have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!

3 adult sons
Married 32 years. DDay1 - June 2016, DDay 2 - April 2017, Final DDay - May 2020. Divorced - January 2021

posts: 329   ·   registered: Oct. 25th, 2016   ·   location: Colorado
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