Monthly Archives: September 2006

I’m powerless

Step one in most 12-step programs is admitting you’re powerless over your addiction. Well I’m here to say, I am truly powerless over the seduction of Target. I had to get my car stereo repaired this morning (yee-haw…NPR is back … Continue reading

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Want vs. Need

Tonight during dinner, our 2 1/2 year old decided he’d prefer to skip his green beans and go straight for dessert. He was marching around the table saying “I NEEEED a cookie. I NEEEED it”, and our daughter looked at … Continue reading

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Shopping in my own closet…

The seasons are changing, fall is in the air, and I’m ready to ditch my black tank tops (my signature station-wagon driving, organizing for a living, chasing after the kids look). I did a little shopping in my own closet … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

My first Christmas catalog arrived yesterday (a full quarter of the year before the holiday, mind you!). I’ve never been a real shop early kind of gal. I usually lump everything in to the week or two after Thanksgiving, buying … Continue reading

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How about a little appreciation for the suffering?

I have a fantastic husband and I love him dearly. But man, did he make me mad this morning! I casually mentioned that I wanted to go to Dickinson’s (my favorite plant store in Chapel Hill) and purchase some fall … Continue reading

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Oh, to be car-free

I’m realizing that attempting to live a “simpler” (in a more environmentally sensitive, gentler on the earth kind of way) life just ain’t that simple. Want to recycle mixed paper? Gotta drive it to the recycling center. Want to eat … Continue reading

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Break down…

Up until this point, two and a half months of non-shopping hasn’t been too tough. We were fairly well stocked on basic necessities and hadn’t really felt the pinch. Apparently, that well is starting to dry up. Plus, all of … Continue reading

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