March 28, 2010

Happy Spring!

Just a quick update mid-move.  It's going fairly well.  Lots to do at the family homestead and lots to do at the new digs.  For your enjoyment, here's a view of my view at the new home (temporarily) of Country Contemporary:

It's a view to the south from the house...rolling hills, fenced paddocks...a landscape that I truly love.

It's a bit ironic, I think, that I've been moving from a contemporary (well, mid-century modern) home in the city to a contemporary home in the country, literally.  It really wasn't my thinking when I named the blog, which was more an attempt to characterize my sense that I was, in fact, a "city-gone-country-gone-back-to-the-city" girl.  But, Fate has a funny way of laughing at you, or at least bringing you back where you belong, so I'm not resisting it in any way.

Soon, the trees and shrubs will be budding with blooms.  I'm looking forward to that and to the warmer temperatures that teased us into thinking they were here to stay a week or so ago.  They'll be back by the end of the week, which is a huge relief, and the birds are telling us it's time!

Speaking of Spring, and birds and sweet things of the season, Mary over at the Litte Red House blog is having the perfect little giveaway to celebrate her 700 followers.  We 10 here at Country Contemporary are probably her followers, too, but just in case you haven't been there, or haven't been there lately, check out her offer which continues until March 31.  Hey, you never know!

March 10, 2010

Movin' On

It has been a busy few weeks, with the promise of more nonstop fun in moving in the next month or so as I gradually pick up and pack up for my relocation back to the country.  I've been moving boxes, the contents of my kitchen cupboards, linens and some clothing in anticipation of moving some furniture.  The items not going to the country house eventually are going into storage in anticipation of another move later, so this is only the beginning. 

Once I get myself and the kitties out of the city house, I'll be spending quite a bit of time getting it ready for sale.  There's a lot to do between the move and the preparations, so you'll forgive me if my posts are brief and photos, well, I'll try, but make no promises about posting them. 

I'll have lots to tell when the dust settles, but it will be a while, I suspect.  Please be patient.  As soon as I can (and when I need a break from the fray), I'll share as much interesting info and images as I can amid the chaos of the start of this next phase of my adventures in life.

Until then, as those annoying voice mail messages advise us, "please enjoy the music."  I'll be back to report from the front as soon as I'm able.