Double Bonus

If you have ever had a baby, you have likely had that depressing experience where you, positive that the really baggy pants that were your comfy, hanging around the house on Saturday afternoon, go-to comfort item, try to squeeze into them only to stop mid-thigh because they simply aren’t making it up.

If you have never done this, I don’t want to hear about it.

Today’s temps are expected to be in the mid-70’s (don’t hate me because I live in Florida – I didn’t pick it), so I pulled out a pair of black capris that fit me 2 summers ago, but definitely did not work even back in November (when wearing capris was still an everyday thing).  With trepidation, I cloistered myself in the bathroom with another pair of pants so that I could emerge dressed, one way or the other. 

Fortunately for my ego, the smaller size did, in fact, fit.  Not, perhaps as well yet as they did 2 summers ago, but the color is slimming and I feel optimistic that the rest of my pre-baby wardrobe may soon emerge from mothball storage (that’s a figure of speech: I wouldn’t know the first things about mothballs).  So nice to get “new” clothes without spending a dime.

And, for my added enjoyment, I put my hand in the pocket and found a very clean $10 bill. 

Double woohoo.

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8 thoughts on “Double Bonus

  1. Even if the pants didn't fit the $10 bill would have been a sweet find! I just went through some old things recently and the best I found was a baby nail clipper. LOL!

  2. Glad to see a post from you this morning! And we've ALL been there. And if someone hasn't, they should keep that to themselves. The worst time is when you've dropped the weight, and because of that lovely body “shifting” things STILL don't fit right. Sigh. Our mother's purgatory!

  3. Now that is what I call a good day!

  4. You know, Kris, there were things that fit me when I was 8 months pregnant (under the belly) that didn't fit me when I was 1 month post partum…all that weight shifted to my thighs and rear. Such fun.

  5. Yeah!! Both for the capris fitting and the money.

  6. Sounds like a great day! Pants that fit right is such a big thing- and shopping in your own closet IS fun. I'm glad you'll have some outfits too look forward to wearing soon.

  7. It's your lucky day! I just had to go buy some slimming black pants in a larger size, because my body is also “shifting” due to (gasp) middle age. Sigh.

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