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White Scentsy fragrance warmer with sun design.

I so want this! And the butterfly design too!

I am very excited to announce that I have become an Independent Scentsy Consultant! I have always loved fragrances/candles, etc. When I learned that a very good friend of mine was involved with Scentsy, I knew I had to give it a try (she’s an even bigger candle lover than I am–and that’s saying something!).

With my schedule for school (especially this semester since I’m taking five classes), I just don’t have the time or energy for a ‘real’ job. Scentsy should be perfect for me, because I can make my own hours, and they even supply me with an online store! I really think this is going to be a huge help–and probably lots of fun too!

If you would like to take a look at what Scentsy has to offer, please feel free to visit my site: Stacey’s Scentsy Page (there’s also a link built into the Scentsy graphic on the right sidebar). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Wednesday and thanks for linking up!

End of the Week Catch Up

January 19th, 2013
Posted in BlackJack, Career, College, Dogs, Family, Health, Home Stuff, Life, Madison, Pets, School, Tim | Comments Off
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I can’t believe it’s been one week today since we said goodbye to our sweet “Mooch” (aka Madison). I miss her every single day, and I know that Tim and BlackJack do too. There is comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering, and has joined my sweet Gemma over the rainbow bridge. The sadness I feel is for those of us that she left behind. There will never be another dog like our  Maddie Girl. Tim took the above photo (he’s got skills!).

My first class of the semester went well. The professor did a PowerPoint presentation with some general psychology information, and it reminded me why I love psych so much! If he posts the slides, I will share some of them here so you can see what I’m talking about. The rest of this class will be online (whenever someone gets around to making it accessible–time is wasting here, people!), which should be helpful, because it’s one less class I have to get to on a certain day, at a particular time.

I would like to find a job that will work around my crazy class schedule (which won’t be easy), because I am only available during very narrow time frames (and how many employers want to deal with that?). Even something where I could work a few hours every week would be helpful. Tim busts his ass every day, and I want to pitch in. Of course, part of me thinks that’s a totally insane idea, because I literally spend hours and hours (and hours) on school work every day (even when I’m not in class). Basically, if I’m not doing the good ‘housewife’ stuff, I am studying. There is no free time. If I add a job to that, I’m really going to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. I’m going to take it one step at a time. Keep my eyes open for an opportunity, and then I can always give it a shot. If it’s too much, and my other responsibilities begin to suffer, I will have to make the necessary changes. All I can do is try!

Tim and I are in the process of trying to decide whether we should shell out the $ to get our old car back in shape (it needs quite a bit of work), or, if we should cut our losses and buy another car. It would be another used vehicle, so, I feel as though we would be taking a bit of a gamble on what may be wrong with it. At least with our Toyota, we have a fairly good idea of what its issues are. Decisions, decisions…

I’m still dealing with the cold that I first came down with on Christmas Eve. It’s a sneaky bugger (pun intended), because I start to feel better, and think it’s gone, only to have it rear its ugly head all over again. And again. Think I’m on round three (or maybe four), hopefully this is the last one!

So, how was your week?



August 15th, 2009
Posted in Career, School | 5 Comments »

So, I got some potentially good news at work on Friday (finally).  My supervisor informed me that the woman I was hired to temporarily replace is not coming back.  Barring any unforseen bullshit, the job should be mine, although, I have to talk to human resources on Monday.

Here’s my concern…  I’m currently working four nights a week, 4-8 p.m.  School starts in three and a half weeks, and there is a conflict with one of my classes (it is from 3:30-4:45).  Obviously, I can’t be two places at once!  Initially, I thought I would just switch and take an earlier class; however, that class only has about six people registered for it, so I’m fairly certain it will be cancelled.  I really need to take this class this semester, or it will mess things up quite a bit.

The only solution I have come up with so far, is to ask the woman who works Tuesdays and Fridays if she’ll work an extra hour (hour and fifteen minutes at most) for me on those days, and, in return, I will go in and relieve her two hours early on my day off.  Does this sound somewhat reasonable?  Do you have any other suggestions?  (I’ll take any at this point!)

Edna (not her real name), the other receptionist, is a nice woman, though a bit disorganized, but I’m not really seeing her going for this.  I could be totally wrong, it just seems she’s not the type to go too far out of her way for someone else.  This concerns me, because I can’t think of any other options, and I really don’t want to lose this job because of it.

So, folks, the lines are open, and I’m all ears.  Help!

P.S.  I should have some really BIG news to share early next week!  I can’t wait to tell you all about it!  Stay tuned!  :-)

Odds ‘n Ends

August 1st, 2009
Posted in Blogging, Career, Fun | 2 Comments »

There was no news at work last night.  Or, if there was, no one shared it with me.  Debbie (not her real name) wasn’t there, so I couldn’t ask her.  And, since she probably wasn’t supposed to say anything to me the other day, I didn’t want to ask anyone else.  So, I continue to wait, not knowing what’s going to happen.

I’m trying to stay focused on the positives.

  • Even if I don’t keep this particular job, I may have help finding another one in this huge organization.
  • I’ve got a shot at getting a job through the work study program at school (not as much $, but they would certainly be understanding about school-related responsibilities).
  • I have met some incredible people, and experienced some things that I may not have otherwise, and nothing can take that away.
  • If I’m offered the job permanently, I will either have to try to talk them into adjusting my hours two days a week, or switch a class that I really don’t want to switch.  If I leave the job, I won’t have to worry about that!
  • It will be a challenge to work the hours I’m working AND take five classes.  Again, if I don’t have that job anymore, problem goes away.

Either way, I’m going to be ok!

In other news…  If you like candles and/or really cool accessories, please take a couple of minutes to check out my PartyLite show.  If you’d like to place an order, have no fear!  It will be shipped directly to you in a timely fashion, and you’ll love the products (I know because I used to sell it!).  Just be sure to put my name in as the host (Stacey Dadich).

I’m getting a G1!!  Tim received his earlier this week, and I fell in gadget love!  This is the absolute coolest phone I have ever seen!  It’s like a computer, and the phone is just there too!  Soooo cool!  Even though I just got a new phone about three weeks ago, Tim called and was able to get them to do an exchange.  In my defense (if you will allow me to stretch a bit), I have been having some problems with the battery in my new phone, so that is a good reason to get a different one, right?  ;-)  I’m very excited and can’t wait to get it!  Thank you, Sweetie!!

While I have tweeted about it, and have his logo on my front page, I’ve never mentioned Tim’s web hosting service here on Real World Mom.  So…  (drum roll, please!)  Introducing TimburyDotNet, the best web host in the biz! I’m not just saying that because my other half owns it either–I’ve heard him on the phone with customers, and I know how far he’ll go to help them out.  TimburyDotNet is the ideal host for bloggers too.  He can have your site set up, with a fresh blog  included, in a very short time.  AND, his prices are GREAT!  If you’ve ever dreamed about having your very own website, get in touch with TimburyDotNet, and he can help you make it happen, even if you don’t have a clue where to start!

For Real World Mom readers, TimburyDotNet is offering 25% off the first year to new customers! On the basic plan (perfect for us bloggers), that’s only $37.50 for your first year (that breaks down to $3.13 a month!).  Great price and the best customer service!  Questions?  Contact me or


Happy weekend!!

A Bit ‘O News

July 29th, 2009
Posted in Career, Life | 7 Comments »

When I got to work yesterday, one of the other receptionists told me that we should know by the end of the week whether or not the woman I’m filling in for will be coming back.  Debbie (not her real name) said she was pulling for me, and that Paula (not her real name), our supervisor, really wants me to stay as well.

On one hand, this is excellent news:

  • I should know in a few days if I will be keeping this job I’ve grown to (mostly) love
  • It made me feel really good to hear that my co-worker and my boss want me to stick around

Then there’s the other hand, with the not-so-good news:

  • My days there may be numbered
  • I will stress more in these next few days than I have been previously

It was really difficult last night trying not to look at some of the residents/family members, etc., that I have begun to care about, and not think to myself, “What if I don’t get to see them anymore?”  As I was telling Tim about this last night, I had to fight back tears.  I would be losing so much more than just a paycheck…

Mr. Winger (not his real name) is a resident that I see pretty frequently.  He is usually accompanied by Mr. Daly (not his real name), and usually doesn’t speak anymore than he has to.  Out of curiosity, I looked at Mr. Winger’s diagnoses.  “Major depression” was one of them.

Last night, Mr. Winger and Mr. Daly came by for their nightly trek outside.  Since Mr. Winger is currently in a wheelchair, and Mr. Daly is somewhat fragile, I offered to get the door for them.  I commented on how tan Mr. Winger is, and said he must be spending a lot of time outside lately.  For the first time, he actually responded to me with more than just a word or two!  He told me I had a tan as well, and then said, “Your name is Stacey, right?”  I heard more from him last night than I think I have in all of our ‘conversations’ combined!

Maybe he was having a good day.  Or maybe he realized I’m nice to him because I want to be.  In any case, it did my heart good.  Now if I could just make him smile!

Mr. Peters (not his real name) is a very sweet man who comes to visit his 50-ish-year-old son every single day.  Sometimes his wife or his brother come with him, but often, he comes alone.  He is always friendly, and always has something nice to say.  When he came in last Friday, he asked why his son’s hair hadn’t been cut, even though he had already paid for it.  I told him I would look into it for him.  Turned out, the woman who had been working the night Mr. Peters paid for the hair cut forgot to put the younger Mr. Peters on the list.  So, I took care of it.  When Mr. Peters was leaving later, I explained to him what had apparently happened, and that it was fixed.  He was happy.  When I saw him last night, I told him that his son would be getting his hair cut today when the hairdresser came in.  Apparently he had forgotten all about it, but was pleased that it would be done, and thanked me again for handling it.

I realize this may sound pretty trivial, and perhaps not blog-worthy.  However, seeing all that this man has to deal with (and I’m sure there’s a lot more I have no idea about), to be able to handle even one, small problem for him makes me feel good, and gives him one less thing to concern himself with.  Just think how much better all our lives might be if everyone looked out for everyone else this way.

I don’t want to leave these people.  I would miss them terribly.  They have made a difference in my life, and, for that, I am very grateful.  Whether I get to keep this job or not, that is something I never have to lose.

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