A very nice gift
Thursday, August 23, 2012
My daughter gave me something priceless yesterday morning. A pair of jeans she'd "slimmed out of."
Tuesday when we went to a basketball game I was complaining about my baggy pants and griping that it was time to (ugh) go clothes shopping.
So Wednesday she came into my room carrying the jeans she'd worn on Tuesday night. "Uh, they're getting really loose. Want to try them on?" I said "ok" with not much enthusiasm or hope because they are a size 12 short. Wow! They slid right on and I could zip and button them...all while standing up!
So here's the deal. She originally got them at Kohl's and she says they run a bit large and have a little stretch to them. So I'm probably not a size 12 in all brands.
But still, It sure feels good to be able to wear jeans again.
Just having them fit motivated me to head to Goodwill. Since she is also ready for another size, we headed out together.
Whoohee! I tried on a pair of Liz Clayborne size 12 -- too snug. She tried them on--too loose. But I found a pair of the Dress Barn pants that I love, size medium and they fit fine. So I can get rid of the baggy large ones that I've been wearing. Also found a pair of light green pants and a nice top to go with them.
Then, because it was a gorgeous day, we went to the Blue Oar (an outdoor restaurant on the Connecticut River) and had Lobster rolls. A bit of a splurge on calories, etc., but I gotta have at least one lobster roll each summer. Plus we stopped at a produce stand on the way home and got salad stuff for dinner.
A thoroughly pleasant day!
And today? I put on my "new" skinny jeans and a top (size medium!) and went and got a haircut.
Tonight is a Connecticut Sun fan party at the casino and I have something to wear! Something that fits!