Tag Archive: Market


Plastic bags are very difficult to recycle and very few make it to the recycling phase.  Most end up in landfills, or scattered across the country-side and in our waterways where they are ingested by smaller and smaller creatures until there’s a level of petroleum detectable all the way up the food-chain.  SO, the next time asks you whether you prefer paper or plastic, bring them cloth or tell them paper because it’s easily recycled.  Donate bags, if your store will accept them, or encourage a friend to bring his/her own bags when shopping.  It all makes a difference.  

Yesterday, when I asked the Home Economist about going to paper, I learned that this is the first week they are plastic-free!  I spoke with them about bag donation (since I think slowing the purchasing of paper bags (which come from beautiful CO2-absorbing trees) is a good next step).

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For the last several months, we’ve been looking at house after house.  We even made an offer on one house.  After firing our agent for other reasons, we sought out the help of some great agents, but at this point, I was beginning to get the feeling I really didn’t want to commit in the long-term to Charlotte.  With all of the pressure on us to buy in a “buyer’s market,” I was certain this was the way to go for us, but every time we approached a house, I found my stomach did somersaults.  It just didn’t feel right – and no matter how cool the house, it wasn’t home.  

So, now we’re on a rental hunt, but are taking it much less seriously and are committed only to the near-term: one year; maybe 18 months.  At that point we may reassess or buy something up north and continue renting down here.  We’ll save that really good, rock-bottom deal for another family who truly wishes to call the Carolinas “home.”

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Erick took the girls for a train-ride last night. Celli and I met them at the station and we all walked home together. Celli isn’t sure about the train, we like it. It’s sleek. And we even saw the stars. Not like up north

Where our apartment lacks in space, our kitchen feels enormous. There’s a granite bar at the center and it has inspired me to cook. Last night (after my discovery of the Economist Market) I made a recipe Liz and Christy prepared for us before we left. It’s an Asian dish and my first, but it turned out well.  I also made an amazing chocolate tart for Erick’s V-Day gift.  SOOOOO  GOOD.  Another of Liz’s famous recipes!   The omelettes this morning was very photogenic, so I’m posting here.

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We’re heading out in a bit to meet Erick at the Third St. Station to have lunch in Uptown. I’ll bring my camera!

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