Zowie! (Borrowing a word from my friend, Dottie.) I just put on a brand new pair of pants that I bought the other day. They are the same brand and same size I have been buying for a while. They started SCREAMING when I zipped them! I got them zipped (and I didn't have to lay down on the bed to do it) but, good golly, are these things tight! I am going to totally blame it on the great (and abundant) food we had to eat on retreat. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the amount of chocolate I have consumed since the end of Lent!