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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

When Seven Became Ten

We often forget that our memories are proof of how the world has evolved. That we are all walking historians carrying a piece of the collective human experience. Perhaps walking into a new decade of my life made me wax philosophical, but there’s no denying that change is all around me. That some of the […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry Project Zach

LoveZach

Sleepy, apprehensive, he lounges stretched out in a soft curve, Sticking out of the owly cover a pointy velvety antenna twitching softly, searching for imperceptible background noise. The body steady, relaxed, While the soul hastily chases squirrels, birds and the ever ubiquitous Jolly Ball. Paws crossed, eyes wide shut, Wheezing breaths rhythmically crescendo. *A loud […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Interrupted

I want the world to stop. To remain as she last saw it. To hover, unchanged, between what was and what could have been. I need back all those minutes with her, To enjoy the booming laughter; The lovely smile that always grew wider and brighter when I entered the room. A part of me […]

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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Weddings. Funerals. Baby showers. Meetings. Everything became virtual overnight. The rules of etiquette transmuted to the small screen. There were no excuses to skip events. No other means to maintain intimacy in a world ordered to stay at home. Mask mandates and reopening phases stood between the life we had and the life we led. […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

Stuck In The Middle

Life almost never works out as expected. By the time I turned 40, the last thing I thought I was going to be a DINK with a special needs doggo and unemployed. A few weeks before the big ascent into the euphemistical 4th floor, the job materialized. My first paycheck served as a much needed […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Power or Dissent

Neyt. Nein. No. Nee. Non. La. Iie. Nu. Mana. Nej. Nay. The word no is not just an acceptable answer, it’s also a complete sentence. It’s unapologetic. Brave. Bold. Powerful. Saying no is an art form in and of itself because it requires discipline, courage and deliberate actionable follow through. You can’t back down after […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Ambiguous Loss

Flight. Fight. Flee. There are no other choices when confronted with trauma, with a dangerous and life threatening situation. Each occurrence elicits a unique reaction. Each reaction has its own flow of consequences. The difference between living to tell the tale or becoming a cautionary one. However, what happens when the events affect us because […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Fail Quickly and Often…

Never give up! Never surrender! – Galaxy Quest

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry Project Zach

Canine Commands, A Poem

Sit Paw Lay down Up Touch Find it! Outside? Fetch! Leave it!! Come here. You’re okay. Your okay! Pee and poo, Good boy! (or girl!) Inside? Towel? Treats!! Heel! Hop up. Look at me. Wait. Stay. Quiet! Good job! Up! Down! Off!! Cuddles? Stretch! Upstairs? Downstairs? Food! Roll over, Play dead, Don’t die…

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Adulting Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

A Village of Epistemological Purists

The first time I read this phrase, something inside me click. Margaret Lazarus Dean used it to refer to her Puerto Rican friend and NASA contact Omar Izquierdo, in her book Leaving Orbit. I found it humorous that, in all the ways I’ve seen my culture be described, no one has so eloquently distinguished my […]