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Sakuragicho – Yokohama, Day 6.5 (2019)

By the time the Shinkansen rolled out of Shin-Osaka station, I was already in a panic. The WordPress editor’s justify function wasn’t working well and the Guttenberg editor had earned my ire. A three hour trip with no chance of publishing post would delay many weeks of meticulous musings and pondering. It would also delay […]

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Kyoto – Day 3.5 (2019)

The day we went to Kyoto, September 23rd, was the Autum Equinox holiday. All of the shrines, temples, castles and attractions were open even though it was a Monday to allow locals to enjoy the sites. This was good news for W who feared our already action packed schedule would get delayed thanks to not […]

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My First Shinkansen Ride – Tokyo/Osaka, Day 2.5 (2019)

The problem with having a wonderful vacation day, when you are coping with loss and the aftermath of sudden unexpected news, is that you are constantly wondering when the poop is going to hit the fan. Happiness is this elusive construct that feels more like a moving target that is impossible to hit, no matter […]

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Adulting DIY Mrs Enginerd

Garage Makeover DIY

This DIY was interrupted by my mother’s brain cancer diagnosis and convalescence. I’m doing my best to call it good; I kept postponing finishing it as if that would mean our journey wasn’t real. I’m proud of how it turned out. Enjoy! When I was around 4 years old, my grandpa designed his own storage […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Lessons From The Laundry Pile

I must have been around three years old when my mother decided to enlist me for sock folding duty. It was a task she took very seriously because protecting your feet from the dangers of humidity and water accumulation inside military boot had been her worst enemy as she went up through the ranks. Maybe […]

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The Best Bath Bombs for Nerds (and Anyone Who is a Kid at Heart)

Picture this: An explosion of color and exquisite aromas undertake your senses, transforming your daily self-care routine into a relaxing magical adventure. The rush of watching a chemical reaction come to completion when the bath bomb comes in contact with water and dissolves leaving behind a surprise gift, if not at least a more serene […]

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Top 5 Snow Handling Hacks for Snow Noobs

For the last two weeks the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has been surprised with a foot or more of cumulative snow fall, a freak occurrence in these parts of the world. (Blame Global Warming!) To survive in the “arctic tundra” there are a few easy tools and procedures you can follow to make your experience more […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Nine

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. *Plays Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping* “I get knocked down, when I get up again, you never gonna keep me […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Eight

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. I know what you are going to say: “Why was year seven so short and sweet? Where […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Seven

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. Year Seven was proving to be a good year. I felt like Maverick after Goose’s death in […]