Archive for December, 2005

Happy New Year!

Posted in From My Brain, From My Camera, From My Heart on December 30, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

Happy New Year
Our big sale is Saturday, we finally got our ducks in a row for the big day… Rubber Duck
I will be MIA until at least Sunday…
So everyone have a wonderful and safe New Year, may all of your hopes and dreams for 2006 come true!

In the meantime I leave you with this:
I think he’s looking for a car!


My Fave HNT of 2005

Posted in From HNT, From My Camera on December 28, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

Um… yeah…. it’s what you think!

And just so you know, the curve of a tea pot is like a fun house mirror, not the most flattering look over all, but it does make the boobies look bigger!

If you don’t know what the HNT/Blogger Play Date is, but you want to know, E-mail me! (or see my complete profile for e-mail address)
I’m working on a button, but I’m kind of retarded that way, so I’m open to assistance!

Wishing everyone out there a happy and safe New Year!


Posted in From My Brain on December 28, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

It’s a good thing the New Year is just around the corner… I’m out of time this year and could really use a ‘new year’.
This week in a nutshell:
*studio, busy
(getting ready for our new years eve sale/party. Helping people spend their Christmas money)
*grandson, stomach flu
*kids, enjoying having them around more
*house, disaster still
*blog, neglected

(even tho I’m out of time to post, or even put a post together, I am checking in on everyone, even commenting when I can’t resist!)

Now that I’m done eating…

Posted in From My Brain, From My Camera on December 25, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

Here is some of our Christmas!
This is just prior to the madness.

Daughter #2 and the grandmonster!

The grandmonster helping Papa

The boyz…

My “pet” socks…

Be Thanks…. this one is for Bobby, where ever you are!

Posted in From My Heart on December 23, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

In any City or Town, in any State, you will never find a more eclectic group of people than those found downtown. There are the workers, the shoppers, the residents, the rich, the poor and the homeless. They seem to mingle side by side in appearent peace, such is the downtown of many a city.
Panhandlers are a frequent site, some are in desperate need, others bind together and work corners with the organization of a corporation, some do it to get through the holiday, others do it to get through the day. Occasionally you will find an artist, or a saint made up to look like someone in need, beware that some who appear to be needy are cleverly disguised givers, even becons of kindness and light.
Meet Bobby.
Bobby could be found in a particular bus shelter just across from the mall, directly in front of the old Wells Fargo Bank, now vacant. His Crayon paintings spread on a bench for public display, custom art always available on request. Each work of art is a steal at only a dollar each and the customer can choose between a wonderful variety.
Bobby was always clean and cared for, if you didn’t count the tobacco stained beard. He always had a kind word for everyone, especially those who could spare a moment to sit and chat, as we did, but now it doesn’t seem that I took the time nearly often enough. He lived in some kind of group home and drew a small social security check, the proceeds from his art funded the extras like cigarettes, bus fare and art supplies.
Last Christmas the kids and I bought and wrapped art supplies as Christmas gifts to Bobby, he was so excited, and a tear sprung up to blur my vision of him unwrapping his gifts. He insisted we take a picture “on the house” and I put it proudly on my fridge which was often graced by Bobby’s art.
Over the summer it was appearent that his health was rapidly deteriorating and he blessed the bus shelter less and less frequently with his art… in early fall, we heard that he had passed away.
I just wanted to give Bobby a big shout out this Christmas, I’m hoping he has an infinate supply of constantly sharpened crayons, and that his art still contains the words of wisdom that mine does. The one we got last Christmas that is still on my fridge.
Be Thanks…

This Christmas, I wanted to share a slice of Bobby with you and to ask that all of us take just a moment to simply “Be Thanks” during this holiday.

Merry Christmas

Posted in From My Brain on December 22, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

Merry Christmas*.

*Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday season, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I would also like to wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make the world a great place to live and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms)

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)

These Seasons Greetings are not meant to imply unwillingness to greet or otherwise acknowledge at non-seasonal occasions.

I shamelessly stole this from urbanmuse while she wasn’t looking…

HNT Christmas wishes!

Posted in From My Brain, Quizes and Tags on December 21, 2005 by TodaysAddiction

On my christmas wish list is a new car for Deb, her current ride is giving her a bad time right now.

I would send Belly a pleasant diversion to take her mind off of everything else for a while.

And for Osbasso, a secure place to keep the private HNT collection in, you know, the one that doesn’t exist.

For the scoop on this weeks Christmas HNT go see The Boss

Edit: *deb* In virtual gift land, your wish is my command! I think they were having a two for one sale and his twin is waiting in the back seat of the car for you!

*brico* #5 is loaded up with IRL presents, but the AFLAC is an incredibly good idea (she’s already double insured)

*for everyone wondering about the combination to Os’s gift…. I gave it to husb, who assures me that he put it in a “safe” place!