Lindy - that sounds like a reasonable amount. Don't put too much weight on how one dress fits - clothes are so quirky - I had some things go from being too tight to too loose practically overnight. Good luck with the essay!
My new guy is coming over tonight for dinner which should be fun and then I won't see him again for a week as he has the girls Fri-Tues. Kind of strange for me but maybe I'll get used to it. Almost done with this cold - hoping to get in a run or a walk after work tomorrow and get back into the exercise groove. Hope you all are doing well...