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Update #1:  I got a job.  It’s with a small company that contracts nutrition services to a variety of outlets.  Hospitals, nursing homes, and the like.  Also, schools, head start programs, companies, and anything that I can imagine.  There’s freedom to set up a contract if the dietitian finds an interest.  I will do a bit of travelling, especially at first.  I’ll have to drive to Tulsa on occassion and once a month (or so) I’ll be travelling to Garden City, Kansas.  So far, out of all the job interviews/offers, this one is the best.  I won’t be doing the same thing everyday, some days will be broken up by travel, and they’re very flexible if something comes up.  I don’t have to work holidays or weekends like some dietitian jobs require.  An added blessing?  They provide a car.  It should help with my expenses immensely…as most of you know, my little red Camaro is getting old.  She’s got about 125,000 miles on her, her ‘low oil’ light and ‘service engine soon’ light are on indefinitely, and I reattach her ground effects regularly.  She’s been a good car, she’s been around for a lot, and I just don’t know what is going to happen to her.  I should start as soon as I get licensed in Oklahoma.  This is no simple task and it has been added to the list of reasons I hate Oklahoma.  I know it’s harsh.  I know I shouldn’t have such a list since my man is from here.  But.  As a dear Texan pointed out, Jay really is from Texas, some yankee just drew the line wrong when they changed the state line.

Update #2: Watch to lunar eclipse tonight.  It starts at 10:01 pm ET.   The sleet/snow falling in Oklahoma tonight may prohibit me from watching it.

Update #3: My dog has doggie OCD.  I looked it up.  It’s a real thing.  Let me know if you have any thoughts.  We plan to find a little girl fawn pup, but until then, Emmitt is on his own.

 Update #4: I will never.  Never.  Never.  Sub for 9th grade again.  It’s just not going to happen. 

Update #5: The condo for Hawaii has been booked.  It’s so exciting. 


Yup.  That’s right.  I turned down the last offer to be a dietitian so I could substitute teach.  Well, not exactly.  I had been talking to this great company about starting work for them as a dietitian.  It was a position in Oklahoma City that was supposed to be open in March.  In the mean time, they wanted me to fill in in Topeka for  a couple of weeks.  Well, a couple of weeks turned into three months and after deliberating with Jay…we decided that it wasn’t going to work out.  I’d be in Topeka (three and half hours north of Ponca City) during the week and only be here on the weekends.  Emmitt and Jay were not fans.  I’d still like to be a dietitian, I’m just learning patience in waiting for that job to arrive in Ponca.  Therefore, I went to a meeting yesterday to find out about substitute teaching and was called on this morning to sub for a third grade class.  Sure.  Why not?  If I can handle undergraduate college kids in a classroom, I can handle third graders.  These were easier to deal with.  As I was preparing to take attendance, I noticed one of the kids in my class was one whom I had babysat not long ago and whose family we attend church with.  The familiar face on my first sub day was nice.  I saw said pupil’s sister in the hallway at least three times.  The kids were better to interact with than the other teachers.  All in all, it was nice to feel like an adult, to do a job, to be productive, and to read about the woman whose hair soaked up a river.