Monday, March 12, 2018

Here & Now


It's time for our March Here & Now post as part of the monthly link-up hosted by Sarah of Say! Little Hen. You can find all of this month's participants and their links in the March Here & Now to explore what's happening in everyone's Here & Now - please join us if you wish!  I am currently:

Loving // Warm but not too hot sunny days whenever the weather is cooperative. Shoulder season temperatures here are perfect for enjoying outdoor time.

Eating // The last of the summer veggies from the garden before the lingering plants are replaced for autumn/winter.  I have enough chillies to sizzle the senses of our whole neighbourhood at the moment, so deyhdration is on the to-do list for homemade chili flakes.

Drinking //  Coffee coffee coffee...

Feeling // Slightly overwhelmed. We've started prepping and pre-packing the house for sale and expect the new house to be ready for move-in mid-year, so it will be a chaotic, busy, exciting, frustrating next few months for us no doubt

Making // Not a lot to be honest.  I've been slow to craft lately, knowing that we'll soon be packing up to move house. I don't want to make things to pack and am trying hard to resist the urge to buy new supplies. I need to destash. Craft addiction...the struggle is real! 

Thinking // Of sooooo many to-dos! One at a time, one at a time. Eek!

Dreaming // Of finally being settled and calm in the new house...someday. Building is great, but it's a long process of waiting, expense, and instability for the interim.

Since we last caught up in the February Here & Now, the garden has started to transition from summer to autumn plantings.  Sadly, my watermelon plants and babies as well as their cucumber and zucchini pals were a lost cause after the wind trashing of ex-Cyclone Gita so it will be yest another failed watermelon growing effort for us this year. Their bed has been cleared, refreshed, and it ready for me to replant with autumn/winter veggies that will likely be enjoyed by the new owners of our house. Yeah, I'm that kind of nice person who will plant a garden I know I won't get to harvest. Spreading a little happiness in my own small ways! :)  In addition to the garden, we're lucky enough to live near some lovely paths, walkways, parks, and within walking distance of the beach. The dogs and I will be making the most of our favourite places before the move.  I'm looking forward to the new house and exploring a new region, but will definitely miss the lifestyle of our current location. 

Curious to see more?  Let's stay in touch! You can follow along here at Green in Real Life (links on the sidebar) for my urban garden adventures with a sprinkle of everyday greener living, drop by Creativity Unmasked for my creative and crafty side, or head to the dogs at Dalmatian DIY for homemade treats, toys, and other pet posts.  


8 comments:

  1. Look at those gorgeous dogs!! I think it's a lovely thing to plant out a veggie garden for others to harvest. A real welcome for those who follow after you. Meg:)

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    1. They are handsome devils, aren't they? :) My spotty sweethearts.

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  2. We had one successful watermelon, not a lot of flavour though, Packing is horrible anytime, but the end result will be worth it.

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    1. Boo! That would be a disappointment indeed. I may have to give up on watermelons, although hubby seems quite intent on growing our own...perhaps because I'm the one who does all the garden work. Haha!

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  3. Having recently moved house you have my full sympathy. It's not fun and that's all there is to it! It's great for decluttering though, I found it especially so towards the end when I got tired of packing things and culled heavily lol!
    Your dogs look so happy in that last photo! I'm sure they'll love exploring their new place, too.

    Sarah x

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    1. I'm the kind of person who looooves avoiding and/or purging clutter but hubby not so much. We're probably lucky we move so often so I can try to keep things in check. Hehe. :)

      They are very happy boys indeed. It's a dog's life! I/they have definitely been loving our current location. Rivers, trails, parks, ocean, beach, and all within walking distance from the house. Very spoiled, but new adventures await!

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  4. Best wishes for your move. You are a generous soul to plant up veggies for the new owners. Hope they appreciate them.

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    1. Aww, thanks! It's a very small effort and I have tons of seed. :)

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