Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Family Picture

I have a step-sister I haven’t heard from since 1999.  She kind of disappeared after my step-mom died, and though I check for her on the web once in a while, I haven’t been very successful in finding her.  So wherever she is, happy birthday Monica.  Monica’s the little girl in front, in the above picture from 1973 (45 years ago?).

I had dinner with a friend this evening, and we were talking about writing journals and blogs.  Was just not long ago, I blogged everyday.  Tonight I noticed I haven’t written anything since November.  What’s the reason?  Since moving to Arizona, I’ve been pretty busy, but that’s not the reason.  It seems I’ve been sharing most of my life through Facebook instead.  I’m not much on duplication of effort.  Maybe I’ll start writing more here, again.  We’ll see.

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So, I’ve written a blog entry for every day of this year so far — that’s two months.  My goal is to keep it going.

I submitted my resume at work tonight for a job opening I’d just learned about, Technical Trainer.  The job was posted two weeks ago.  I’m hoping I won’t be too late.  Some of you may remember I was a technical trainer a few years ago.  I liked the job, but I liked being a field service technician better.  After getting divorced, I looked around and said, “What am I doing here in Kansas when I could be traveling the country, seeing the sights, living in nice hotel rooms and eating at good restaurants?”  And I went back to field service.  After two years of that, I realized I couldn’t control my diabetes liked I’d hoped and moved into my current position.  It’s OK, but it isn’t very challenging or exciting.  When I saw the new opening for a technical trainer today, I couldn’t help but apply.  Before, I learned about new equipment as the company was developing it, got to write procedures and develop training.  THAT was an interesting job.  I’m not getting my hopes too high, but it sure would be nice be there again.

Today I left Des Moines and drove back home.  I suspect the cruise control on the new car doesn’t work like it’s supposed to.  On Friday I averaged 51mpg on the first half of my trip, stopped to buy a soda, then averaged 49mpg the second half.  Today the car averaged about 39mpg with the cruise control set.  You are supposed to get better gas mileage on cruise control, right?  When I turned it off out of curiosity, the car started averaging 47mpg.  Makes me think the cruise control is feeding the engine too much gas.

Getting back into town, I decided to finally get a long-overdue haircut, then saw a movie, The Great Wall, picked up a prescription at the drug store, unpacked the car, fed the cats, then cooked dinner.  Made a stir-fry using Blue Apron ingredients.  So far, I’ve only followed one Blue Apron recipe since starting the service.

After dinner while watching the Simpsons, I fell asleep for an hour.  Missed the new episode and also the new Son of Zorn.  😦

Tonight I’ve added a new link to this blog’s home page, for Palek Art Studio and Gallery, a place my aunt and I stopped in after lunch yesterday.  I liked the artist’s works — wish I had the money to buy them.

Now I’m relaxing.  Dreading going back to work in the morning.

Well, I don’t think I really have anything to write about today.  Not yet, anyway.

OK — I’ve managed to write a blog entry for every day of the year so far.  I know it isn’t exciting stuff.  Let’s see how things go in February!