Long Walks With Alpacas

Thursday. Day 2 of 5 that I am off of work. And it is AMAZING! I didn’t realize how badly I needed a break. However, I will be coming back to a pile of work. Potentially an entire mountain range of it. But that is a problem for future Amber. Here in the moment Amber …

Leveling Up To Forest Witch

Are you one of the lucky individuals existing in the world that do not manage anxiety, and are curious about what anxiety can be like? I envy you. But to satisfy your curiosity, let me share this perfect example of what can happen when anxiety takes over. Super great and wonderful news- I am moving …

Give A Kid A Tree On Arbor Day And She Will Forage From It 20+ Years Later

Why does life require so many different chargers?! It’s a lazy morning over here- snow is coming. Feels like 19 out- a guarantee that you can bet the only place I am going today is Sonic to pick up my grandma’s weekly wacky pack. Yeah, that’s right. My grandma loves her a good kid’s meal. …

Many Things Have Changed, Except For My Sweatpants

I have not forsaken you! I just…haven’t been super compelled to write. I prefer to maintain a balance of honesty, humor, and real life. Lately, it’s been a struggle. Not just for me, but for a lot of people I love. For a while, my life wasn’t full of much laughter- there have been a …

Nature Tried To Give Me A Concussion and The Thing That Happened To My Tea Kettle

Hi! Remember me? I don’t recall when I posted last because I’ve been binge watching The Boys, Travels With My Father, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and New Girl. Oh, and busy reading Glennon Doyle’s Untamed. A definite must read! And I’ve been feeling a little bleh. Long story short, I haven’t felt like …

This Little Light of Mine

I LOATHE winter. I admit, there is a beauty to it. But I’d enjoy it more if I could spend it laying on a human sized heating rock- as one of my exes suggested years ago. He was not wrong. I miss his humor- he was always good at making me laugh. I don’t hate …

Give a Man $50 and He Will Buy 18 Bottles of Ketchup

Dad had me order 18 bottles of ketchup from Amazon. Yes, EIGHTEEN BOTTLES OF KETCHUP and no clue where we’re going to store them when they come in. I vote for his bedroom because I doubt my father will follow The Home Edit/Marie Kondo’s rules of purging/editing things from his house. …if you’ve seen the …

My Boobs Are Probably the Real Culprit

Who loves hot tea in the morning, has a ton of houseplants, is working from home, and managed to screw her back up simply by placing shampoo on the bathtub ledge?! Yeah. Sigh. That happened but don’t feel sorry for me. I popped some ibuprofen and have been icing ye old back. And as I …

I Was Assaulted By A Visor

Friday evening before sunset: Time for the family scenic drive out into the country where I listen to my son and father complain about the improper grating of the gravel roads as I enjoy the view of the vast open spaces. The three of us got into the truck- The Teenager was in charge of …

Why is Hannibal Lecter Such a Big Fan of Fava Beans?

I have a burning question that has haunted me for days: How did the nickname Chuck come from Charles?! Did someone know a Charles centuries ag0 (did they have nicknames that far back?!) and he looked like a woodchuck so they started calling him Chuck; thus, creating a trend where all Charles are called Chuck?! …