The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldblatt

Operations management experts agree that to run a manufacturing production effort effectively you must understand how the products are designed and built to spot bottlenecks and flow issues. What sometimes we fail to see is that the metrics used to track and claim success are incorrect. If we focus on one dimension of the production... Continue Reading →

My Mom, The Colonel

Many times I have alluded to my mom's military approach to our upbringing and her inherent drive to succeed despite being a woman in a position of power. There is an element of her personality that made her adept for this path that I rarely mention, her grit, a trait that she boldly instilled in... Continue Reading →

Lost in Thought (Poem)

Memories. That's all I see around me. The places I used to go. The person I used to be. I wander, as a stranger in my own land, letting each recollection guide me to a better place, To where childhood dreams were full of wonder; a time when everything was possible. Instead, what remains is... Continue Reading →

$5/5 min Bookmark Wreath DIY

Last time I made a clothes pin wreath it was to raise funds during my layoff. At a cost of a whooping $5 bucks, the delta between the shipping charges and the profit margin weren't enough to make this a viable handmade business venture. It was missing a wow factor. I set aside the rest... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 3

She can't cook. She can't read. She can't drive. I know she needs some type of neurological rehabilitation routine but the doctors haven't addressed this portion of her care. Because of the politics of the hospital, the culture of no worries in the Island and the hurricanes, we feel she would be better off with... Continue Reading →

$5 DIY Halloween Wreath

For those looking for easy to make inexpensive Halloween decor. 😉

Mrs. Enginerd - Nerd Whisperer

As I revisited the cork wreath, inspiration stuck again. Halloween is around the corner and it presented an opportunity to create something for my front door that was both original and economic. Walking through my local Dollar Tree store, I saw a few materials and decided to give it a try!

What you’ll need:
1. Wire wreath (12″ or 14″)
2. Orange metallic ribbon (or equivalent)
3. Felt Happy Halloween sign (or equivalent)
4. Hot glue gun


Tightly wrap the orange ribbon around the wire frame and secure with a paper clip. Use the hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to itself or the frame. Next, glue the decorative art to the ribbon. Wait a few minutes and hang on a door or wall.

You can create your own centerpiece or use other traditional decorations to embellish the design. The Dollar Tree store stock has other designs as well…

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Marriage: Year Three

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. The year was 2011...*sigh* It's hard to start this post knowing there is no redeeming quality for... Continue Reading →

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