so as it turns out
i don’t like the container store.
. . . i LOVE the container store!!! a lot. a WHOLE lot.
i’m glad it’s a solid 30 minute drive or else i’d be in trouble. even though i was [obviously] excited to find them, i did not buy any notebooks. we did, however, come home with a spice drawer organizer, tie rack, frigoverre glass food containers, and an insulated lunch bag for josh [big step!]. i actually think we showed some excellent restraint, but alas we remain in search of a compact shoe rack/landing strip area for near the front door.
warehouse apartment tour?
those of you asking for a more extensive tour of our near place — we’re almost there! TODAY we will be doing final organization/arrangement, culminating in our first dinner guests this evening.
★ honeydew mojitos [??] + retsina
★ mediterranean snack plate [for guests to much while cooking continues]
★ greek salad
★ braised lamb shanks with ratatouille
★ buttered noodles
★ jenna’s blueberry crisp
i had better get cracking!
but before i get going, first a shout-out to the little raleigh restaurant where we enjoyed a casual dinner [post-container store] with my sister.
we were looking for somewhere convenient, inexpensive, and fun . . .
enter the raleigh answer to elmo’s!
the three of us were ridiculous and did a round-robin trade-off of sandwich halves! after starting with some pork potstickers, we ordered: the ABC [apple/bacon/camembert, on what tasted like french toast!], the roasted eggplant, and tilapia fish tacos.
and then we shared. it was complicated — but delicious.
more sandwiches should be on french toast bread!
the evening ended with the first half of this — and so far, i liked it:
hopefully i’ll find some time to sneak in the rest today!
workout: 30 minute jog — finishing at the farmer’s market + a very sweaty yoga class @ BP [made more challenging from the fact i had just come from my massage — i was slipping around all over my mat!]