Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your Halloween everyone!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pet Peeves

I know everyone has something that they just hate about how things work in life. For me, its no exception. I really hate it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. Most of the time, they don't pay attention to what's important--the road. I've come close to getting into accidents because the other driver was on the phone. Thank God, I was paying attention.

Another pet peeve is when you tell someone something in trust and that person takes that information to someone who has to gossip, knowing that this person gossips. Its like this person is asking for the information given to them in trust to be spread around to who knows who.

Normally, I am a person who can get along with anyone, for any reason. I'm easily pleased because I care about people. Sometimes, that does get me into trouble lol because I open up to the wrong people. I've helped people who stab me in the back for no apparent reasons. For some it was something simple like 10$ for gas, which one person turned around and got a free ride and took that money and played pool with it. For some, it was giving an extra plate of food because he or she was hungry, or letting them use the shower because their water wasn't turned on. That's another pet peeve.

People who take advantage is a really big pet peeve of mine. No, I'm not a taxi driver. No, I'm not a cigarette store that allows credit. No, I'm not a bank with a free withdrawal. No, I'm not a grocery store. And it does go on.

I know saying "no" can be a problem in the beginning because you can't tell who's going to stab you in the back, and who's going to begin taking advantage. It's a live and learn kind of thing. But it does drive me nuts at times. You can't turn everyone away because of one or two people although it does make it easier. I'm not that kind of person lol. I do know when to say no though, at times. People I don't know for example, aren't getting very far with me because I simply don't know them. Yeah, I can give someone a little helping hand if I don't know them but it really depends on the need and if I have it.

Ok, there's more pet peeves but I don't want to make this too long that no one's going to read it lol. What are your pet peeves? Care to share?

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cold, Cold Weather

The weather man says we're below our normal for this time of year and I tend to agree. Today it was cooold. I'm not ready for this lol. I have been getting a few things here and there for winter, but I'm not happy with my wardrobe yet. I hate cold weather, with a passion. It's bad enough that I get cold easily lol, now the weather is changing and I'm cold all the time.
You know my feet are so cold that I can actually cool a can of pop, and that's during the summer lol. Seriously, they are that cold. I guess I just have thin blood. If my top half is warm, I'm usually good. So I layer it on when I can. I keep socks on, unless I'm taking a shower or changing them and the shoes stay on most of the day as well. That usuaslly helps lol. Then I have my normal clothing which consists of jeans and my shirt plus a sweater over that (you know the button down kind or one with a zipper lol). And if I'm still cold, I have a small blanket handy to wrap around my body. I've been seen going outside with that blanket wrapped around me like a dress lol. Yeah, I've done that a time or two. Hey if it keeps you warm, why not lol.
Ok, hopefully this cold weather now doesn't mean a really bad cold winter. We had a cool summer this year already so I really don't want to have more cold, freezing, days this winter. If we do, I need more clothes lol. I need some thicker clothes lol. Ok, enough complaining about the weather. I hope you're where its warm, people. All nestled inside keeping cozy! Or its summer in your parts of the woods lol.
See you all again soon!
Amber Rigby Grosjean

Monday, October 5, 2009

Real Life Stuff...

Ok, it doesn't look like the economy has changed. Jobs are still limited. The ones that are still around are between laying people off or shortening hours. Bills are getting higher and piling up by truck loads. It really makes you wish you lived in a time when things were simple.

You kept warm by a fireplace which you built with your own hands. Your house is small with just a few room inside and built by the whole family working together pouring love into each pounding of the nail. Food is homegrown. If you didn't need something, you went without any cares because you have everything you need anyway. Reading books pass the time in which you use laterns radiate light. Children play with homemade toys but don't complain because they don't know any better. Baseball is a cherished event spent during the summers with the family and friends. Walking is more than enough to get around because places aren't far when you need to go somewhere. And on a good day, you take your time because the soft breeze whistling through the trees is enjoyable. Clothes are sewn by hand and fit comfortably....

It does sound like Little House on the Prairy, don't it lol. But is true, life back then was nothing like it is now. Yes, they didn't have the great things we have today which is why we pay the price we do. Sometimes I do wish I could live back then and then I remember a few things...

I can't live without Internet lol. So that's a bad idea. Being without a computer wouldn't do me any good either. And I really need a phone lol. So I better stay here in the now and keep up with the hassles of life so I'm able to keep the things I have and hope I can afford more. We just have to learn something. Our lives may appear different now than it was back then but we really aren't and we don't have to be. We have our friends and family and we can still help each other like they did so many years ago. So if you're able to lend a helping hand to those who need it, please do. If you own a business and know people need jobs, let them work. Even if it isn't long, let them work. If you have a house that's empty, let someone who needs a home stay there. Be a friend!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Friday, October 2, 2009

Moon's Eye Magazine

Ok, here's some information about the magazine I will be working for. Its from Mind's Eye and this site is all about art, whether in the written form or in the form of artwork, and does include cooking, singing, and so on. The magazine is professional and displays those works of art.

We have open submissions with a deadline of Nov. 15, 2009. This is the first edition so its special for us! If you're interested in seeing your name in print alongside your own work, please send your work to

Here's the guidelines:
Your name, address, email and word count should be on the top right corner of first page. The story should be double-spaced with .25" indent and 1" margins. Short stories should not pass 7,000 words and novel excerpts no longer than 10,000 words in any genre. Poems need to be under 100 lines. If you are sending a poem, tell us how many lines it is instead of word count.

Art includes sketching, painting, sculptures, etc.

Send as attachment. You're also welcome to include a short bio and/or brief explanation to art or story being used. If you have a website, include that as well.

And since this is a real magazine, done in a professional manner, if you own a business and would like help advertising, please email me and I will get you in touch with the propper people on this matter. Thank you!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean