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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mom, I still miss you…

It’s been two years without you and I can’t still believe you are gone, trapped between my intangible memories and the great beyond. Two years of wishing and hoping you’d come through the door and yell “surprise, I’m here!”, returning the color to my gray toned existence. An eternity of unwritten texts, calls and conversations […]

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Invisible Women

When I went into engineering, I dove in knowing that gender bias and bad design had a contemptuous marriage. Everyone knows there is no such thing as a representative male that can account for all of the populations of product users, yet the average dude is used to decide an item’s shape, safety level, relevance, […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Cheers to 2020!

Here’s to the earthquakes, The raging fires, The passionate Earth letting us know it’s in desperate need of change. Here’s to the politics, The bad decisions of those elected to lead without knowing how to. Here’s to the civil wars, The unrest of social justice, To the plight of the oppressed and misunderstood. May we […]

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Château Enginerd DIY Mrs Enginerd

Frugal DIY: The $60 Hallway Makeover

Ever since we moved to Château Enginerd four+ years ago, I’ve been looking for economic ways to spruce up the craftsman modern homestead. The textured drywall and paint job that most PNW homes have wasn’t cutting it anymore. After a few Pinterest and Google searches, I came across a product sold at Lowe’s that answered […]

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry

The Queen’s Castles, A Poem

Huachuca, Hood, Bragg, Benning, Leavenworth. Fields of snow, grass and desert sands forge the leader inside the wild flower, Caribbean heat fuels the warrior within. Camp Santiago, Allen, Buchanan, Muñiz. A distinguished career for the mother turned Colonel… Memories reside in these unassailable fortresses, The rest buried under speckled granite, Forever a mystery to the […]

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Not Fearing the Uncertainty Ahead

There’s an old saying in Spanish that goes “Pa’ atrás, ni pa coger impulso” which translates to “Don’t move backwards, not even to gain speed to propel yourself forward”. That never sounded quite accurate to me. Reinvention requires introspection; meaningful insight can only be found when we revisit events from a different perspective. Going backwards […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

The Christmas Card

My S10 Note+ buzzes and shuffles around the kitchen island. Dread creeps in. Someone somewhere needs to reach me, NOW. Ugh! The introvert in me prepares for the worst – my clan and peeps text first, unless it’s an emergency. 😅 What now? 😶 A quick peek at the caller ID shows it’s my dad. […]

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The Longest Election Night in the U.S. of A.

As I typed this post, Biden was getting ready to go on stage and acknowledged the big win in Wisconsin (WI). Most of the voters in the nation had gone to bed on Nov 3rd wondering about the outcome of the contentious battle royale for President, and woke up to the surprise that both WI […]

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Adulting Layoff Mrs Enginerd Reviews

Three Ways to Make Some Quick Cash Online

Due to the layoff notice, I’ve found myself exploring side hustles and rewards programs to find quick ways to make a buck. Although it can be a slow process – if you don’t have the street smarts to game the system – one could earn up to hundreds of dollars a month! This, coupled with […]

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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 […]