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Sunday, September 20, 2015

mmmmmm Scentsy!

OMG SCENTSY! I have just started selling their products and decided to try the washer whiffs, the honeymoon scent. It smells so good when the clothes are done washing! I remember when I first became a mom and wife and was always trying to buy stuff that made our house smell good and our laundry and things like that. Gain laundry detergent is what I found to do that. Every time I washed and dried the clothes the whole house smelled like Gain and it was wonderful. But nowadays it seems like all the laundry detergents are different and definitely not as strong. I'm not sure why that is but I quit bothering with it. But man these things smell so good!
 Anyway, that's how my Sunday morning started! We have Clayton's fourth bday party this afternoon and I was trying to get some clothes dried for that, hence the reason for this post lol.
Yikes! I still have to get Clay's present ready. We got him a batbot- a robot that moves and talks and lights up, walks even. He'll be so excited. He's the only kid I know that watches Youtube tutorials on products you can get at the store. Well, batman toys was the big deal for the longest time and that's all he'd watch, which is when he got hooked on batman toys. He's been asking for this toy for at least six months!
 So off I go to get it ready and get ready for the party! Between that and three offices I'll be busy today! Til next time....

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sept 8, 2015

  Ahhhh, nothing like a peaceful summer rain when you're able to enjoy it from inside the house! I had five houses to clean today because of yesterday being Labor Day, and I made it home just in time to make it inside before the downpour. If only I didn't have to get back out to get Cheyenne soon! Dinner is in the crockpot and I plan to stay planted on the couch for much of the night. Jamie and I have been sick the last few days so we both need to rest up as much as we can. Neither of us have been that sick for some time. It's some kind of nasty flu going around.

  I wish there was something more exciting to write about but there really isn't right now! This weekend Jamie and I are staying in a cabin with Lisa and Mark and also Shannon and Jamie. The girls were going to go also but then we found out Jasmine and Michelle can't go so our girls would be bored to death. Kind of worked out nicely because it means we'll have a nice couples weekend, all adults, no kids to worry about, no noise!  Really looking forward to it. Guess I'll go for now- and have a little rest time before getting Chey!  Til next time...

Friday, September 4, 2015


Audra's friend Kayla has been trying to get me to get on the Scentsy bandwagon for a while and start selling. Audra finally became a consultant so I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. I've spent half the day setting all of that up. I love their warmers and the scents- I have them all over the house and it's great for covering up baby diaper pale smells, dog smells, etc LOL! But I just love the scents anyway. I was surprised by how much other stuff they have and now I am going to have to keep myself off my own website or I'll be spending way too much money!

  Other than that, it's just been a busy week of work and babysitting as usual. Clayton started PreK on Monday- he'll be going to two years of that since he has a late bday. I think it'll be really good for him and prepare him for kindergarten- it's more structured than daycare and more like a school setting will be. It's so sad in some ways to see him so grown up and also trying to get used to being a "Big boy" and having to have more structure and rules at a school. He gets so incredibly excited and goes RUNNING up to his teachers and class, totally oblivious to anything around him until suddenly he gets reprimanded for running lol. Poor thing gets so sad and it's hard as a grandma to watch his excitement and enthusiasm turn to a pout for getting in "trouble". Takes me back to watching Audra grow up and have to reign in her innocent love and enthusiasm for everything in the world! So hard to watch these little ones growing up.

 Teegan has been smiling so much in the last week- it's so wonderful to see! I love this little guy. He's doing really well. Awake a lot more and very curious about everything around him. Brittany has a baby coming in December. So we'll have another one to hold just as Teegan is getting out of the really little baby stage! It's been non stop for the last year! But I love it!

 Well speaking of grandkids I'm off to pick up Cheyenne at daycare. Until next time!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015

 FRIDAY NIGHT WITH NO GRANDKIDS! Or KIDS for that matter! The girls are with their grandparents and Cheyenne isn't spending the night tonight like she usually does on Fridays, because I don't need to babysit in the morning. Clay and Teeg will be here tomorrow evening and all night so I'm getting in some peace and quiet and some me time! Jamie's out doing his UBER driving haha, so its just me. He and I just got back from the SweetCorn Festival. Anyone who knows me at all knows I HATE crowds with a passion and have even been known to get panicky so I am always glad to get home from these kinds of things. I can handle it for short times and that's about it. I am the a true introvert for sure. I don't like or need to be in the midst of a lot of people or activities- ever. It's hard for me to understand people who love being in the middle of big groups of people and activities, parties, any of that. I am the most comfortable and at peace when I am at home in my own surroundings with as few people around as possible. I absolutely love the grandkids and love spending time with them but I absolutely have to have time for just me, totally alone, in my own home. Jamie often doesn't understand this. He says he does but so clearly he doesn't. Often, his response when I have said I want to be alone is to tell me to get out and go somewhere alone. Now, a fellow introvert would know that true necessary alone time would consist of being at home alone, no one else in the house, not even on another floor "leaving me alone"... I am only alone if NO ONE ELSE is in the house LOL!! It's a difficult thing to explain to people so I really don't try much anymore. I just try and enjoy it to the fullest when I do have it. I often feel I wasn't really meant to have a family. Which is just so weird because I have always wanted kids and I sure have my share of them! You can't have kids AND get what you need the majority of the time as an introvert. Just doesn't work. But I have learned to savor what time I do get for myself. It's just never enough!

  Well I am so lame that it's Friday night, 11pm and I am going to bed. I can't even describe the exhaustion I have felt the last week or two. Don't know what's causing it. I'm usually full of energy but lately I just feel the need to take a lot of naps, never have a lot of energy no matter how much caffeine and just don't feel like myself. Every day I hope to sleep it off but apparently it's here to stay a while, so my bed and I have become close friends! Night all!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Typical Saturday

It's 9:30 a.m on a Saturday and I am showered, dressed and have coffee made! Oh and I just managed to eat breakfast. All with an 8 mo old granddaughter in toe! (Cheyenne) . She's my sidekick these days. I have her overnight most Friday nights as mom and dad both work early on Saturdays. If left with no grandkids I'll easily sleep until this time if not later but when I know a grandchild is in the house, it's like my brain doesn't ever shut off, so sleeping in doesn't happen if they do sleep late, which surprisingly she did today.

 Today's a typical Saturday. Not a lot going on other than watching grandkids. Teegan and Clay will be coming over later in the day while mom and dad go to a wedding and reception so I'll have them overnight. Teegan, just two mos old, hasn't mastered sleeping through the night and has to be waken at 4am anyway for meds, so I know I won't be well rested when I have them. Clayton is an early riser and always has been. It's so nice now though that he's older and more independent. He gets up and watches tv and plays except that he, for some reason we haven't figured out  yet, feels the need to come all the way downstairs to use the bathroom instead of using his right by his room upstairs. I think he just needs to have that contact with us haha.

 Well time to get Chey cleaned up from breakfast and figure out what to get done today! Til next time!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

 Another busy day in the Wilske household. Always is busy but some days more than others. Today is actually a day "off" for me, at least as far as me cleaning myself. I have two people (employees) doing three jobs for me today and one of those ladies has done a job every day this week for me and two today. I'm enjoying hiring out as well as doing some cleaning on my own. For one thing of course it's extra income for me without doing all of the actual cleaning and I've always dreamed of getting bigger. Now I'm working on getting my name out there even more. It's not without headaches and stress though, but it usually works out fine. You can't please everyone though and I have found that some people just aren't going to be happy no matter how hard we try, so I do my best but I am not going to stress too much over people I can't please. All I can do is my best, and make sure the people working for me are doing well too. I have a couple of really nice and hard working ladies right now who do a great job.

 On a more personal level, I've been staying busy with the grandkids and love it. Teegan and Clay have been over a lot this week, as has Cheyenne. We don't get to spend a lot of time with Brittany's kids, Jason and Jennifer, as they live about 40 minutes from us and they're not in CU all the time. But we do spend time with them too when we can.
  Teegan is two mos old now and has "come alive" more this week. He's doing great. Holding his head up better, looking around, more interested in his surroundings and even smiling a little. It's so wonderful to see him blossoming after all he went through. Love that little guy!

 The girls leave for the weekend tonight. I have Cheyenne (9mos old) this evening but after that we may get out and go do something. Drive in movie perhaps. We'll see. Til next time.....

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  WOW, "time flies" is an understatement. The last two years plus have been just a constant whirlwind of activity. I really got away from my writing and have really missed it. It's a great outlet for me. The last two years have been probably the busiest of my life and yet the most valuable on a personal level. I've learned more in this time about myself and what I want, need and deserve from life than ever before, but also, and more importantly, how to be there for the ones I love without giving away such a big part of myself each time. Boundaries I guess you could say. Writing is something I have always loved doing and a few months ago I did do some, in the form of a very short "book" which I self published on Amazon. Making money wasn't really my goal but instead getting my life story out there, which has always been important to me and something that I've found really freeing. Doing that writing really made me realize how much I miss it and it's when I decided I'd somehow find more time for it. However, not real long after that, along came my daughter's second son. He's now almost two mos old and spent the first five weeks of life in hospitals, so that is what most of my time was spent on this summer. So glad he's finally home and stable. He is our fifth grandchild and with each one, I tend to get busier and have less time, something I wouldn't trade for the world.

 My health is something that is really important to me and often gets in my way. Overall I've always been pretty healthy but in the last few years my autoimmune problems have begun to worsen, and being in my middle 40's now, it just takes more out of me than it used to I guess.  In my never ending quest for the best possible quality of health, I have really gotten into essential oils and have had a lot of success with them for several different issues, evening using them on my three year old grandson Clayton for a terrible cough he tends to get a couple of times a year. I myself use them for hormonal balance, sleep, and immune strength. Exercise is really important to me also and I know that has really helped me to stay strong and probably doesn't hurt the immune system! Between all of this and trying to keep my cleaning business going strong, and recently even hiring someone for some of the jobs I have coming in, taking care of the girls we have at home still (three of them who are all teens now), I get worn down at times and forget to give myself the time I need to just relax and forget about all of my responsibilities for a while! For one thing there's just not a lot of time for that and when there is, it seems impossible to shut down my brain long enough to benefit from the time I may have to relax a little. It's a never ending battle!

  On that note, seeing as how it's getting pretty late, I should try and relax now and shut down the old brain for a while! Until next time....