Back home!

It is certainly nice to see both sets of folks back home from their excursions! The “woody” wood pecker was a knocin”; it would appear to me that they do not mind the noise?! Since, I do not expect to return any time soon I need not worry about it! HeHe. My Mom came by an hour ago to see what was up? Just the usual which I believe is always comforting to her. She is relaxing on the Lanai. I know, that golfing is hard, hard, work. Ha! She is just too hilarious for words. All in All a good weekend for them. No, I have not said anything about my lazy weekend and sleeping through the alarm/cell phone?! We will just let that issue be. It rarely happens in this household. It is a bit overcast today, still very warm, high tide not yet receded. I am about caught up on the laundry, it is an on-going duty with a large family!!! The Kitty Cat is hiding again? He is a grazing Cat so whenever he gets hungry I will hear him?! No, he is a small cat (about 11 pounds). Happy and just too cute for words! During the day it would most likely seem lonely without him around?! HeHe. Doing some cooking and baking today typically that’s something I love doing! In closing, I wish each of you Good Health, and a great day! Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

It is a typical Monday in “Paradise”

I was never one to dread Mondays’! Some people really dislike Monday. It is a hectic day I will admit to begin with. Once everyone is off and where they need to be I can focus on the tasks at hand. Stripping beds, washing machine running non stop, dryer humming along. Something cooking or baking in the oven. Dishwasher running, kitty Cat hiding. Then, before I know it; it is almost noon time? My lack of motivation over the weekend has proven to have me behind on some things. To be expected, so I am scrambling around getting things done. I am taking a short break sitting on the Lanai posting to you; it is a beautiful day with a slight ocean breeze, the ocean is slowing receding to low tide. I see some people walking, jogging, bicycles to and fro. The lifeguard towers in sight and beach patrol on duty. As I march on being productive today (that’s the goal) I will close wishing you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Everyone slept through alarm?

I can not begin to tell you when the last time I slept through an alarm clock/cell phone alarm??? It could have been 4-5 years ago. No one in this household woke up before 8:00 a.m. and that’s very strange. The house was quiet as a mouse. Even Tyler the Cat was sound asleep! I was amazed at the time. Rather than wake anyone up I let them just wake up on their own. The coffee was brewing and I had one cup before anyone else woke up! There is a function at church tonight we will attend so we did not scramble like crazy people to get to service this morning. Breakfast was ready in 30 minutes although I have to say I was not completely awake. I had to be in a deep sleep to miss an alarm?! The day yesterday, being soooooo lazy and it stayed lazy all day, only doing what had to be done. Today, I am not moving too much faster? It’s like I am in slow-motion, it is actually funny because normally I am running around here like a fire is under by rear end. HeHe. I am bringing some baked goods to church tonight (I have that done already). My folks called from St. Pete they are all fine having fun. Have not heard from in-laws they probably are chasing that dang ‘woodpecker’ noisy as it was! The beach is crowded today and it is a beautiful day out. I am going to take a walk and see if that wakes me up! In closing, I wish you Good Health, Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. Psssssst. I hope you are not near as lazy and comatose as I am? HeHe.

Could not be any lazier-than today!

The title says it all…Breakfast made, messed cleaned up. Lunch is on the grill. Some swimming. Just a plain ole’ lazy day; one that I have not had in many months. Hooray-for me…Hoping you are doing something constructive today to make up for my lack of any significant motivation?! Other wise just join me in being lazy today and only doing what has to get done. Sounds like a plan. The cat is resting in the basket I keep available for plastic recycling. It appears to be his new favorite spot to nap. When I empty it and replace it in its location he is right behind me (comes out from nowhere) and plops down in it. Just too cute.
In closing, I wish you “Good Health” Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

T.G.I.F. yes, already….

My word this week has just flown by; I had to look at a calendar to figure out what day it was!!! My F-I-L & M-I-L are leaving for the Georgia Mountains before noon today for a few days. I told them to have fun and be on the look-out for “Woody” the wood pecker! HeHe. My folks are going Golfing across the State in St. Pete, Fl. to meet up with some friends that left the East Coast of Florida for the West Coast of Florida (traitors!), a few years ago. Ha! I hope they have fun. They usually do. As for us well…it’s going to be a quiet weekend. No company, no big get-aways, just some relaxing time. Everyone needs that every now and again! I am all for it. We will still BBQ and swim just not with a lot of company, seems everyone has something else going on (family and friends) and that rarely happens around here. I’ll take advantage of it when it comes. I hope each of you has a great weekend! In closing, I wish you “Good Health” Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Pecans, Pecans, Pecans…

This morning I have been cracking open Pecans? Ever do this before? Most of what I bought and brought back from Georgia were already de-shelled. I decided to make life hard for myself HeHe and crack 2 pounds myself! Eck…wrong. Oh, I have the appropriate tool to do this. It is taking way too long. I have only 1-1/2 pounds to go…I will just do a little every day until I get every last one of them done! In the mean time I will move on to another project. I have several going on at one time. I have tended my garden and clipped more herbs, watered all the plants (houseplants in screened in room) It’s a jungle in there! I do love that room. Because of kitty the house plants can not be kept inside the home. Really, this works out better over-all. What is it with Kitty Cats that love to use the soil (of potted plants) as their litter pan?! Anyone out there had that problem too?! I am creating some new recipes today, tweaking, eating them such fun!!! I will close for now wishing you “Good Health” Cheryl. “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Another glorious Day in “Paradise”!!!

I am caught up on household chores. I have even completed the shopping for the week. I could not resist the Salmon at the Seafood Market. Mom is coming over for lunch I am making my “Cold Chunk Salmon Salad (Posted on TK) it is a favorite of ours. The window cleaners are here (once a month) they just finished the inside windows and are working on taking down the screens and washing/drying them while the other guy washes the exterior windows. It is a process. When you live on the ocean; there is a film from the sea air, almost a gritty feel to the outside of the windows and I have 22 windows (including two sets of sliding glass doors!). No way I am spending a day cleaning windows inside and out! They do it in 2 hours flat! Just routine maintenance to our home is all. Once they leave I will clean the pool, check PH levels, skim the top with the net, may have to vacuum (my least favorite job) and go for a quick swim before lunch. “My Ocean” is calm and beautiful today. I see quite a few locals walking and riding bikes on the beach. Not too many cars yet today that is subject to change as the day goes on. I am fully recovered from our weekend get-away! HeHe. There’s no place like home! In closing, I wish you “Good Health” Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.