Serenity Now!

Phil and I are fortunate enough to live in a very nice house on a beautiful piece of property in a quiet (usually) neighborhood.

Good Morning Bambi.
Good Morning Bambi.

I try not to take anything for granted but maybe I have been lately.  I say this because my quiet solitude has had more than one interruption over the past month.  Less than half a mile from my home a woman was attacked on the bike path.  Having been on that path by myself the day before the attack I was really shaken.  Thankfully the man was apprehended and is behind bars.  I will NOT be returning to that path however.  I lost a sense of safety that day.

This past weekend my landlord and his son and grandson have been replacing flagstones in a section of our driveway.

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The landlord is a mason who built our house as well as his own on 12 acres of property.  The landscaping was placed in a way that we have our own private island. Having two huge men and a 9 year old wandering around all weekend has blown my privacy balloon right out of the water.  Let me be clear, we are very thankful to have a landlord who truly cares about us.  He is taking the time to fix the stones and doing it right. However, once the son starts working on anything in our yard he tends to overstay his welcome. For instance; I had just sat down to enjoy my lunch when the son appeared at the slider to take down the winter supports.  Ummmm…it’s almost August, just leave them.  Then Phil and I were watching a movie (Rumor has it with Jennifer Anniston and Mark Ruffalo, it was ok.) when the son appeared AGAIN at the slider to patch some holes in the eves that the bumble bees had drilled into.

1.) Leave the bees alone, we like them.

2.) Boundaries!

Am I just being whiny?  Maybe, but when you become used to a certain pattern you start to count on it. I am truly thankful for what I have and can’t wait for my solitude and tranquility to be restored.

Rant Over.

Saturday’s plan was to get up and take myself for a short slow run.  However, after being subjected to a jackhammer working right outside for FOUR HOURS Friday evening my head was in no mood.  Instead I got to meet up with the Saturday morning walking crew at the reservoir.

Pat, Chris, ME, Joey and Dana behind the camera.
Pat, Chris, ME, Joey and Dana behind the camera.

Because I am always early, I was hanging out waiting for my peeps on that bridge down there.

So calming
So calming

I overheard two women as they passed by saying “Molly could wear combat boots with a dress at the wedding and that would be fine.” You GO Molly! OWN IT!

Although Sunday was rainy Jenn and I managed to sneak in a two mile walk to the Collinsville dam and back.  Such a beautiful spot!

Picture Perfect :-)
Picture Perfect 🙂

I was happy to put the miles in this weekend and am looking forward to building speed and distance!  Stick with me, I’ll get there!

I made one of my favorite one pan meals for dinner on Saturday.  I haven’t made this in a long time so it tasted that MUCH BETTER.

“Squash, Leeks and Eggs ” Chop up one cup yellow and/or zucchini squash and one leek.

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Saute in oil with garlic (Phil hates garlic so I omit it) then add one cup chopped tomatoes, season to taste with oregano, salt and pepper.  Let simmer approximately 15 minutes.  Whip together 6 eggs and half a cup of romano cheese.  Add to the veggies and cook until done.

Now add the eggs and cheese.
Now add the eggs and cheese.

Serve immediately.

  • Favorite One pan/pot meal?
  • Something funny that you have overheard?

Enjoy your day!

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