Welcome to my blog. I am head chef and bottle washer, butcher, baker, candlestick. . . burner (think burning the midnight oil here). After being the CEO of all you see in homeland security, i.e., at home, I’m in a new role of being the sole provider following an unexpected change to my family dynamic. There’s no way but up from here. Mundane is no such thing when you’re a mom. You have to see the beauty in the ordinary because this time is brief. I don’t always jump for joy, and sometimes I’m funny unintentionally, but to remain in a state of gratitude is my highest aspiration. Gratitude for what I have no matter how little or how much it may be.