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Adulting Layoff Mrs Enginerd

T-35 days until Layoff

Last time I got laid off, back in 2015, I was not prepared for the journey ahead. There was no warning. No pandemic. No worldwide financial collapse of markets and industries. The workforce reduction measures were taken to save some cash and help the CEO buy back stock and pay out shareholders. Good old corporate […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Sifting Through The Past

Photographs. Papers. Triplicate copies of 214 Forms. Certificates. Divorce decrees. Typewritten letters of commendations and gratitude. Notes on the margins of decade old bills. The contents of the last box of heirlooms lays on the carpet floor waited to be collated, recycled, edited. The mission was a success. None of these papers and mementos tug […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd Project Zach

The Bestest Boy

We drive up to the tiny cottage house, solemn, quiet, amidst a pale soft ray of full moon light. The glow turned everything gray, with small whisps of black and white here and there. The small open front door cast a bright warm inviting luminescence that made one forget about the cold crisp summer air. […]

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Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Deliberate and Specific

Bold and brave,Kind and compassionate,Articulate and fierce,Strong and unwavering,Chaotic yet organized. These are the traits of a warrior,Of an entrepreneurial soul,Of a resilient spirit. Don’t let failure define you.

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Safety Factors for a Happy Life

The IRS website states that the agency can include the last three years in an audit process, and no more than 6/7 years unless there were previous irregularities. Overall, they do not recommend keeping tax forms longer than 7 years, with some experts citing 10 years as a max. Judging from all those numbers, it […]

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Adulting Layoff Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

The Layoff, Part Deux

Five years ago, shy of 10 years of service, I found myself at the wrong end of a 60 day notice. At first the world seemed to be coming to an end because my 15 year plan had been ruined. Little by little, I redesigned my goals and objectives around new possibilities; I started a […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Goodreads Challenge, 2018, 2019 and beyond!

As some of you might recall, back in 2015, I posted plans to read 100 books as part of 2016’s Goodreads challenge. 😱 Because of the delay of the Château Enginerd project and the MBA, I was able to finish 60 entries. I set a more realistic goal of 55 for 2017, and got to […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff STEM Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

“The story of American spaceflight is a story with many endings.” – Margaret Lazarus Dean

I picked up this book at a sale in the Museum of Flight in Seattle. My husband and I had secured tickets to see Destination Moon ahead of the premier, and we couldn’t wait to be around the artifacts of human space exploration. As fans of the Space Shuttle Program, or “shuttle”, a fleet as […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

FOMO (A Poem)

I check my phone constantly,Wondering,Waiting,Anticipating,Fearing the worst. What if today is the day?The moment the good turns into bad,The unfortunate confluence of experiences that deprives me of you? The TV,A cool breeze,The warmth of a freshly cleaned towel,An unpaired sock.They all remind me of what was,of what could have been,of what was lost to good […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Project Zach

Cuteness Overload: Happy [Inter]National Dog Day!

The last 5 years with Zach have gone by so fast. I reinforces my desire that he lasts us forever. I catch my husband tearing up after a good bro session with Z, as he tries to imagine a life without him. According to the vet, our 80.4 lbs American Staffordshire Labrador mutt is healthy […]