Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Happiness by the Numbers

1.  I'm happy that Annapolis, MD's "Taste of the Bay" magazine featured me in their Holiday Picks feature.

Polymer clay bracelet, $45

2.  I'm happy that so many people seemed to enjoy my blog post about antique hunting
yesterday.  I happy that you read my blog at ALL!

Old library ledger and book I bought recently.

3.  I'm happy I have wonderful customers, all of whom mean so much to me.  Thank you.

Flowers I received last week from a happy customer.  Thank you, Nikki!

4.  I'm happy that the new cat, Vernon, is a social cat, and likes to lie in a chair beside me when I work.  
(Those tiles are 14" x 14", to give you an idea of his size!)

5.  I'm happy that with Thanksgiving coming, I'm allowed to eat as much pie as I want to without anyone commenting, "Why are you buying all that pie?".

Honestly.  I rarely get pie in this house.  It's a shame, isn't it?

So what are YOU happy for today?

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. I'm happy that I can read your blog, it inspires me and it is so pretty.

  2. I'm happy to have some new ceramic goodies to add to my bead designs!

  3. I'm happy to be having dinner with my girlfriends tonight.

  4. I'm happy that I've found your blog - always a pleasure to look at your pics and read your posts.

  5. I'm happy that I found your blog too, and I love all of the things you share about your life very inspiring. I am happy that I have three beautiful children and wonderful husband, two great parents and lots of wonderful extended family and friends.

  6. Okay, I'm starting to get freaked out by how many beads we have in common - those poly clay ones in the bracelet? Yep, have those LOL!

    Also...BRING ON THE PIE! Especially pecan pie. I only get it twice a year (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and boy do I LOVE IT!

  7. I'm happy I have family I love, including my brand new daughter in law who is absolutely wonderful. I'm happy I have a job. But I'm most happy about going to Disney World with family in a couple of weeks! I also love your blog and all of the jewelry, antiques and everything, it makes me happy!

  8. I'm happy that I was able to do some shopping on your website yesterday and take care of some Christmas presents.

    I'm happy that I'm starting to do some freelance writing and copy editing.

    I'm happy that my girls are happy in school.

    I'm happy that we've maintained our friendship for three decades now.

  9. I am happy that you write such wonderful blog posts that keep me connected with a world outside my studio. And I am happy that I am on the down side of getting ready for a show and see the end in sight. Ahead of time :-)

  10. I'm happy you got featured in a magazine! That's great!

  11. I'm happy because my family and I have been so blessed this year in spite of all the challenges we have faced.

  12. I am happy that I found such wonderful people who are fellow beaders through blogging. It has been one year now since I started my blog and I am loving it. I am also happy to know that there are people out there who would send you flowers because you made them happy. I am happy for you and I thank you for being you...

  13. I'm happy that you wrote this post that made me stop & think about what makes me happy. My family first and most of all. They are the greatest! Though my kids and 2 grandgirls are in CA & I'm in TX, skype makes it semi-bearable. I'm happy that you're you -- open, approachable, talented, creative and giving. I appreciate you answering my email more than you know! --SallyA

  14. I am happy to have found your blog! :) (although I am a cookie person, myself. lol)

  15. I am happy to have you for a friend.
    Enjoy the day.

  16. love that bracelet - those poly clay beads are SO cool!

  17. Anonymous12:14 AM

    I'm happy for your most fabulous blog, I'm happy Vernon has a loving home and a cool chick to hang with, I'm super happy I can eat all the birthday cake I want AND eat all the pie I want the very next week!!

  18. I am happy that finally I can eat donuts this afternoon. I am especially happy that you ask the question. :)

  19. I am happy to be able to celebrate another birthday on friday and even more happy to have found blog friends like you!
    OH that bracelet....super yummy!


  20. I like reading your blog. It has inspired me to try new things. Thanks!

  21. Hey Lori,
    What a sweet post. It's great to stop and smell the roses, isn't it? I'm happy to have YOU for a friend!!! :-) It's true!

  22. Anonymous1:57 PM

    I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your cat! That face is adorable! Is he a Maine Coon? My biggest Maine Coon is a male at 20 pounds and he is orange. One of his sisters is a tortie and the other is the "normal" gray/black stripe. They are precious kitties and I can tell yours is too! Marcy
    PS: You can see them on my blog.


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