Sunday, February 1, 2009


I guess I haven't been very good at keeping this thing updated but I'm going to try and do better, not only because people will be so interested in what is going on in my life, mainly because it will give me something to do. That will make a little more sense a little later, I promise. So this is what has been happening since I last posted. I did apply to that job at Utah County, but they were on a hiring freeze so as I waiting to hear back on that I was just substitute teaching for Nebo, junior high kids are just so much fun by the way .......I swear if I acted like that when I was that age, I would want to go back and profusely apologize to anyone I came in contact with. Any way, to tell the rest of this story I have to give ya'll a bit if Blaire History 101 and it may get complicated, if I lose anyone I'm sorry, so hear it goes........many years ago, about 5 to be exact, I had good friend named Jamie Hulse, she was from a small town in Nevada called Pioche, (never heard of it, don't worry I hadn't either) and when I say small town I mean no stop lights, one gas station and everything except the bars close around 7 kinda of small. We went there to visit one weekend and I seriously couldn't believe that people actually lived there, and could never picture myself living somewhere like that. Well, years have come and gone, I moved to Logan, Jamie went on a mission but we have still stayed good friends, well on Oct. 27th I get a phone call from Jamie's mom Sandy telling me that Jamie had told her I just passed my RD exam and that the hospital she worked at in Caliente (it's about 25 miles away from Pioche) was in desperate need for a full-time dietitian and was wondering if I would be interested. My first thought was heck no, move to Caliente are you kidding me, but I decided to go down there and just check it out and then make a final decision. So I drove down the next day, had an interview, got a job offer, accepted the job and started that next Monday. Pretty crazy, huh? I decided to take the job because it was supposed to be until the end of January, I could work 4, 10's and have long weekends, they would find me an apartment and pay half of my rent, plus it would be a great resume builder. So that's what I've been doing for the past 3 months, living in Caliente 4 days a week and driving home or to St. George every weekend. It's been a really good experience for the most part, I'm the dietary manager and the dietitian, so I'm in charge of kitchen and everything clinical which was very overwhelming at first but I'm getting the hang of things. I'm a boss and most of my employees are a lot older then me so that's kinda weird, my apartment it super small, but it works and I'm slowly getting used to small town life. They just asked me to stay longer and I agreed to stay until the end of March and then go from there. I like the job but I don't love living in Caliente, it's super boring and I've almost put 10,000 miles on my car. It's been an interesting 3 months to say the least, I used to think Netflix was dumb, now I love it, I do puzzles to past the time, and I recently got a key board from my grandma so I'm working on my piano skills. It's kinda hard being so far away from family and friends, but it's only temporary and I'm making some amazing connections having this job and it will look great on my resume one day. 

So that's what I'm going to do for next couple of months. I have some trips coming up that I'm pretty excited about. At the end of Feb, I'm going to Las Cruses, NM to visit Jordan and Alyssa and then going down to Arizona for Spring Training and possibly Florida at the end of March. So that'll be something to look forward to. Sorry this is so long but I had 3 months to make up for.