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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!


I used to blog a lot about my dreams.  Over the past year I’ve dreamed a lot (every night!), but because I haven’t been blogging, those dreams are lost forever.  So, here’s a quick note about what my dreams have been like for the last couple of weeks.

Last week, I’d have to say I was having stress dreams.  Being back on a submarine, unable to do my job for having been out of the Navy so long.  Walking down stairs into the basement of an old haunted building where ghosts keep touching me.  Watching a passenger plane flying overhead crash to the ground.  Standing next to my car when a tornado blows through.

This week, the dreams have been more about making journeys.  Running effortlessly in a cross country race.  Driving in a car.  This morning I dreamt I instructed my daughter on how to use a GPS unit.

No dreams about having a love life, though.  😦