7QT: My Messy Life


Team Whitaker is hosting 7 Quick Takes again this week.  Let’s see if I can come up with 7ish things to talk about….


Holy crap, I ended up with mastitis this week.  I think it was a combination of being away from my babies too much (I had so much fun watching Kelsey’s ballet/pointe/jazz/tap recitals) and not enough rest.  I developed a plugged milk duct, and I was taking all the steps to get rid of it.  I thought it was getting better, and then BAM! all of the sudden I had chills and a sky high fever.  It was so painful.

Not wanting to aggravate whatever autoimmune thing I have going on with antibiotics, I made a hasty trip to my chiropractor.  Armed with supplements and homeopathic drops, I was feeling 90% better within a day.  Thank goodness.

In the middle of crazy feverish dreams, I remember asking Mary, Undoer of Knots to please pray that the painful knot in my breast be healed.



Also in my crazy feverish hallucinations, I remember wondering, once again, if Mother Mary ever had to suffer with mastitis.  I wonder what herbs or medicines they used all those years ago?  No doubt the Holy Family suffered the same minor aches and pains that we do.  I think we forget about that.


Funny picture of Heath from this week.  He cracks me up!



Did I mention Heath also drives me crazy?  I swear, it wasn’t 5 seconds after the kids and I got done sweeping and vacuuming, when Heath grabbed a box of cornstarch and ran.  He had a blast sprinkling it everywhere, God love his crazy little soul.




A friend brought me some new shoes.  She gets a big discount, and she wanted to thank me for letting her daughter hang out at our house all summer.  (Our girls both do the work study program to help pay for their high school tuition.)  I am loving them!  So cute and comfy!



Kelsey and Britta are dip dying their hair, right this very second!  First step, separate hair into ponytails while the Kool-Aid is boiling.


Kelsey used 3 packs of grape Kool-Aid, hoping it will show up in her dark hair.  Now the girls are hidden in the bathroom, soaking the ends of their ponytails in the Kool-Aid for 15 minutes.  🙂  I am sure they will be beautiful!


Thank you to Father Jerabek for giving me a kick in the pants in regards to praying the family rosary.  We are really good about it, and then we get busy and forget.

Heath (the crazy one above) fell asleep early, so we all prayed the rosary together.  To my surprise, no one strangled anyone with their rosary or used it as a weapon.  It truly gets easier as the kids get older.  Even if you only manage one decade, it does sink in with your kids.  Just keep trying!

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

4 thoughts on “7QT: My Messy Life

    • Hi! I am slightly embarrassed to say I just googled images of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. Right as Pope Francis made the devotion more known, Pray More Novenas did that novena. It was very beautiful. I had some knots that only God could undo, that’s for sure! God bless.


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