7QT #44: nothing much new

As the title of this post suggests, I have TONS of VERY INTERESTING THINGS to talk about in this edition of quick takes...because my life is so exciting and I feel it necessary to share on the regular all about it.

Orrrrrr not. But I'm gonna plug on anyway!

Winter is coming.

First of all, I just started reading Game of Thrones (not for the faint of heart, btw, a fair warning to you all) and I finally get that reference. So I was pretty nerdily excited about that.

Also, winter is actually coming. We had the slightest dusting of snow on Wednesday night, and western Nebraska has actually had snow-that-sticks-on-the-ground, so I'm getting pretty stoked. There's not much better feeling in the world than curling up with a good book, under a blanket, with a pretty candle lit, watching the snow and wind outside.

I love me some good weather stuff - I'm kind of secretly sad I didn't major in meteorology in college. (I took a few classes with Caitlin and Meghan but never anything past entry level.)

Kate has been pretty crazy fun and crazy crazy recently.

DST, teething, and growing out of a nap all kind of coincided on one week/weekend while we were of course out of town so it's been a little bit of a learning curve for all of us involved.

She's been saying SO many more sounds though that it's worth the hilarity that brings - babbling on about no one knows what, and it's super duper cute.

She's also been peeing through her diaper every night for the past week, which means that I think as of last night she's out of clean pajamas. I'm due for some laundry catch-up to cope, obviously. But I'm wondering if anyone has advice? Do I double-layer a diaper? Move her up to the next size? Put a smaller one inside and a larger one outside? Splurge for those overnight diapers? She's in size 4s and doesn't seem to be outgrowing them in any other area except for the consistent peeing.

It's never enough to get the sheets really wet but her pajamas are always soaked and that's a super fun thing to wake up to. (For all involved.)

I bought this purse as my reward for losing some weight and oh my heavens it is gorgeous. And only $30! I'm still holding out that one of these days I'll win the thousands of giveaways I enter for a Lily Jade but until then, I think this will tide me over.

Riley Cognac from Sole Society, $29.98

Speaking of losing weight, I only have 2 workouts and a fit test left until I am done with Insanity! It is a darn good thing too because I am super burnt out. 

Don't get me wrong, I've really liked Insanity. It's tougher than anything I've done before and makes me feel super B.A. after every workout, but it's a lot of the same thing and I'm ready for a change. I think after it's done I might take a few days off orrrr I might start right away into Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide.

Yes, it's a dumb name for a program but she has a huge Instagram following and the results from her programs are incredible. 

My St. Kateris are getting further and further along!

When I came home last night from painting them with a group of girls that are doing the exchange with me, I told David that I was getting close to done and was pretty excited! David took one look at them and said, "Uhh...you're almost done?" So apparently I still have some work to do. But I'm still getting excited as they look more and more like people and not faceless blobs. (No offense, St. Kateri.)

This weekend is going to be pretty chill for us (hopefully). Tile buying for our bathroom reno, football game, painting peg dolls, watching The Blacklist, doing laundry, the works. It'll be nice before the onslaught of crazy weekends in December come hurtling towards us!

Have a great weekend, y'all, and head to Kelly's for more quick takers.

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  1. What brand of diapers are you using. We had good luck with going up a size in Pampers. But I ran out of those and we have Luvs on hand and are cloth diapering. Will is peeing through diapers all the time these days. So fun.

  2. We've used the overnight diapers with great results before.

    1. Good to know! The price tag scares me a little bit but I guess if you only use one per night, it's not so bad. I'll have to try that if the size up doesn't work.

  3. We put Luke in Pampers at night (but cheaper Luvs or Up&Up during the day). Otherwise he pees out of everything too :)

    1. Silly babies, peeing more at night! Don't they know it will come back to haunt them during pregnancy and old age?? :)

  4. I debated for a quick semester on changing my major after one meteorology class! Some days I wish I had gone for it, it holds such an interest for me. Your St. Kateri's look pretty dang good to me.

    1. Weather IS so fascinating, and so new when it comes to science - if I ever decided to go back to school I'd definitely change my mind!

  5. I love weather! Alas the military has had my husband stationed in various parts of the winter-less south for the last 11 years but we're heading back to Chicago soon. Snow! Cross country skiing! Pond skating! Winter hikes! Mine go through various stages where they start soaking themselves at night. Sometimes bumping up a size works. When that wasn't enough we also started using the expensive Pampers at night (Cruisers were good for ours) vs. our usual Luvs or Target diapers. My twins are really big (they were into 5T clothes as two year olds) so at a certain point the Pampers Cruisers stopped cutting it and we moved up to Huggies Underjams pullups.

    1. Oh man, I don't know if I could handle a place that doesn't have snow and winter! They just make the unbearable 100°+ days in the middle of July worth it, at least in my mind! Also, I'm glad it's not only Kate who soaks through them - it was just such a surprise since she has NEVER done that before!

  6. I want that purse! And I hope Kitty is sleeping better and waking up unsoaked for you sake! That is not what anyone wants to find first thing in the morning! and I am SOOO excited to have one of your beautiful Kateri dolls for my very own!! (Oh wait, are these supposed to be for the children...?)

    1. Teehee, I'm already so excited for everyone's dolls that I have a feeling I'll be more enamored of them than Kitty will...oh well! :) Can't wait to see your Padre Pios too!

  7. Hi, I'm new here--just clicked over from CatholicAllYear, and was happy to find another Catholic mother/reader/creative person. :)
    Also, I've been there with the diapers at night. I did invest in a box of the expensive overnights, but they smelled really chemical-y, and that kind of freaked me out. Turned out the next size up diaper worked just as well anyway!


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