Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Blast from the past

Okay, here's how I look right now. I checked my email and received a notice that one of my memberships was going to be canceled from being inactive so I went on it and did a few things so it wouldn't be closed. While doing so, I stumbled across some of my old pictures. I really forgot about them and thought to myself, wow I've changed over the years. So I saved them to my computer and now I'm sharing them with you!

Forgive me because the shirt I'm wearing even though I liked it at the time makes me look a little bigger than I really was at that time lol. I have gained some weight since then but I still don't look that big and I am losing that weight now. About 6 pounds total so far!!! I'm proud of myself on that lol. Maybe its the summer heat and all the walking I'm doing. Plus I'm drinking way less soda although I haven't given it up completely. But that's a different story lol. You know me, its hard to stay on topic. But anyway, here's the pic. It was taken in Indianapolis, Indiana by my hubby. I can't remember the year it was taken though.

If you aren't familiar with Indy, this was taken on the circle, downtown. Its called the circle because the street forms a circle around a monument. There are steps where a lot of people sit and have lunch during the warmer days. I remember the shorts I have on. I actually decorated them a little one day when I was a little bored. I don't know if you can tell in the picture.

I love horses and we got permission to take this picture. The guy was a taking a break waiting for someone to want to take a ride. I believe its cost 50$ for like an hour or half an hour. I can't remember which lol. Don't you just like memories? Some things you can't remember and some things are hard to forget. Good or bad. And the older you get, the worse that gets. I hate it a lot lol. But I am glad there are good memories like this that can bring a smile to my face. There are a lot of old pictures that I've been looking for so its nice to find them when I do. I'm going to keep looking and hope for more happy surprises. I like seeing how I've changed over the years lol. Gotta love the internet lol.


I have added a new feature to this blog. Its a guestbook and you can find it on the Contact Amber page. Its actually an old feature that I used on my old website so the last entry was in 2008. I apologize for that. Please feel free to leave an entry if you'd like. I'm always happy to hear from you.

So that's it for this entry. Please stay cool and stay out of the sun if you can help it. Wear sun screen if you have to. I don't any more because I've been tanning now so I'm happy about that.

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Thursday, May 19, 2016


So summer is slowly approaching and I'm getting excited as each day passes by. I'm working on my next newsletter issue. Actually, I really just finished it leaving time to get the next one started lol. I really do enjoy making them. If you noticed, there is a sign up box on the right side of the page if you decide you'd like to receive an issue in your email. These pages are printer friendly so I invite you to print one out if you'd like and share with your friends.

I always ask if someone would like to share some big news to let me know and I'm happy to add it to one of my issues. I will never charge anything for it so its always free advertisement. You can come up with your own design or I'll think of a clever way to share it. Also for free lol. As a writer, I know how hard it is to advertise lol. Getting my own name out there is a challenge so spread the word about my books if you can.

Tonight I am working on an all-nighter and as soon as I'm finished working on this blog, I'm going to be working on one of my books. Its my Fiction book called Homelessness Across America. I'm still seeking other people's experiences with the subject whether you've been homeless yourself or you've seen it (or even helped someone who was/is). Your name can be left out if you'd prefer. I will also be needing pictures. If you do have pictures, I will need permissions to have them. I was thinking of doing a state by state but that would lead to 50 chapters so I'm rethinking that idea lol. Plus I won't be visiting all 50 states. There's no way I could. That's why I'm asking for help. You would be given credit, of course.

For those who are on Facebook, I'm always there so you're welcome to drop a line. Please no flirting lol. I am a married woman lol. I have a page on there also for my writing. I'm still in the process of getting it organized so bare with me if you could.

Thank you!!!!

Amber Rigby Grosjean

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ready for Spring

Its been a little while since I blogged anyway so I thought I'd add a little something today. I looked back at my 2015 and I didn't blog that much at all. So I made it a goal to blog a little (well a lot) more this year.

I am so ready for spring. I decided to make a few tops to bring me from winter to spring. This one is my favorite of the tops. I made another one with a more sporty look that has a hat. I love the hat. But this one is more dressy which is a little more me.

I haven't been writing like I wanted to so maybe this year I'll do more of that too. I've just been stumped. Maybe I'm pushing it too much. I don't know. I love writing and everything that comes with it but lately, every time I sit down to do it, nothing comes out. I just hate writer's block. I've gone years with it, off and on. And then I had years where I couldn't put the pen down. Those were the years when I got published lol. And those were the years when I was still in school. My imagination is still there but its running wild again lol. Okay, so I've never tamed it. I aint gonna either. I like that its like that.

So my oldest is getting ready to turn 19 years old. I'm excited but at the same time, I just wish they would stop growing. All my kids are taller than me now. I hate being short lol. My son calls me the worlds tallest midget. It does make me laugh. They do get that from their father. Annoying but funny lol. I do love them.

So, I need to get off of here and see if I can put some words to paper.

Amber Rigby Grosjean