I am a semi-old fashioned (in values and tastes alone) mother to two teens, kitchen dweller, reader and volunteer Paramedic that lives in rural Iowa. I work an unconventional shift of 4 days a week second shift, so I only get to see my family 3 days a week. I am usually the quiet one with decent ideas that never really speaks up, so I am stepping out of my comfort zone with this blog…read accordingly. My passions are my family, cooking and reading. My goal is to become a better cook, gain some organizational skills, procrastinate less, to get better about putting my thoughts and ideas down in print, to have a new experience, and most importantly – see what happens!