I am not quite packed, but I have everything I need laid out on my bed. I just need to roll up my shirts and stuff them in my suitcase. Actually it's T's suitcase. He's letting me borrow it for my trip.
I was a K's for a good chunk of the weekend. She was not there, I was there to spend time with the kids. Yesterday, I took the two younger kids to the movies. We saw "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" in 3D. The kids really liked it. I thought it was OK. The 3D was not great. (I actually think I am over the whole 3D fad) But it did not matter what I think. It was just important to have that time with the kids before I left. I have never been away from my kids for 2 weeks. I am a more than a little stressed about it.
Yesterday, I also went to see T. We spent a long time together. You can ready about some of it here at T's blog. We drove around a long time last night looking for a place to have dinner. I was driving to a place that I thought T liked, but as we got closer, he told me that the place had changed owners and was not good anymore. CRAP!! Then we drove to a PF Chang's, but the wait there was over an hour and a half. Too long for both of us, not to mention, they were all waiting shoulder to shoulder. We headed to another place.
All together we spent over an hour in the car, much longer than necessary. On the flips side, it was really nice to have that time alone with him. When we are in the car I am free to hold his hand (and other parts) if I want to. We can talk freely without worrying who is around to over hear. It was just nice. (also it was FREEZING out and my car's heater works really good.
After dinner we went back to his house, headed up to his room, laid on the bed, and watched TV.
I cuddled up next to him, laying my head on his chest much of the time. I was happy to be with him. I was calm and peaceful like I always am when we are together. But last night there was a touch of sadness. I am not going to see him again for 2 weeks. In the first year we were dating, I might go a few weeks without seeing him. But now, that is simply too long. I will miss him a lot.
I am going to put a few dollars on my Skype account and I will be able to call him from my hotel room after working all day just before I go to bed.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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