Monday, December 21, 2009

12.21.09 Weighty Measures

Head-to-Head: Grace Baby and Ellie Bear in Tummy Time.

On the ___ day of DIY Christmas my true love gave to me. . .


Ack! No Andrew did not suddenly take up sewing but he did pay for above mentioned product.  Today he went a boy's, I mean manly, road trip to Lockhart. There he & the manly men gorged on remarkable BBQ at the famous Kreuz Market.  No utensils allowed to devour the fabulous sausage and moist tasty brisket.  Oh and the cheese!  Afterwards they went on to Shiner, TX to experience beer.  Shiner Beer.  This eatery was started in 1900 and has been passed down through the generations.  This most recent generation got into a big fight in 1999.  One sibling, Nina, got the building and called the place Smitty's while the brother kept the name Kreuz but moved to a location down the street.  Shiner is both a beer and a city of Texas. The brewery is called Spoetzl and offers tours daily.  The city of Shiner has roughly a population of 2000.

Okay, back the the matter of jeans.  I had one pair that fit up until today.  Going to a mall just before Christmas was risking what was left of my sanity, but it needed to be done.  Walking around pants-less is not an option.  Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful, wonderful, joyful little miracles that beat the crap out of your body.  How is it that I can be the same weight post-partum as I was before I got pregnant with Ellie and yet none of my clothes fit??? Ha!  It is a trick of nature!  Shirts don't fit because the Pam Anderson fairy visited me.  Thank you!  This is one gift I am happy to keep.  The wider hips and beer gut--not so much.  This just reminds me that weight is just a number.

Fortunately for all of you, I am going to leave out most of the venting on how is it that each style of jeans in the same brand can have the sizing so messed up--ie I wear  X in Boot cut, size Y in straight leg, and size Z in Classic cut?  I guess both size and weight are just numbers.  It just means that there is no regulation to the clothing industry and poor Ellie Bear has to suffer through me trying on 20 pairs of jeans to find the right style and size.


  1. Those two young ladies look like they are having a serious discussion!

  2. heehee "Pam Anderson fairy"
    Congrats on the new knockers.

  3. I have a lot of family in Lockhart. This feud was HUGE and had the whole town in an uproar. Kruez is the better of the two at least in my opinion.


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