06 November 2010

Happiness is…

Happiness is…for me, B&B

Books and Bed.


I am an adaptable sort

and can also find happiness in almost anything.

I am Pollyanna  with rose-colored glasses

under clouds lined in silver

feeding a gift-horse.

Well, I try to be.

This has been a trying week…no art-room time at all!

I’ve had my period since last  Tuesday

and I have a brunch to serve up tomorrow.

I didn’t realize how much time a ballerina could take away.

I didn’t realize tomorrow was my birthday

when I planned the brunch

I need to have on the table at 11am, tomorrow.


As the host of this week’s challenge,

I am stealing some advice from Harold.

Because, happiness is:

Doing what you love to do!

And making a difference in the world.


“I've often been  asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?' Well...I'm  fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things  I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into  urine.
I do it every day  and I really enjoy it.”

Hooray for Harold!

He has found a PURPOSE.


is what true happiness is.


and FOOD.

I will show you what I made for brunch….

I’ll take a picture

after I pull it out of my hat  ;D)



  1. Just in case I don't get to you tomorrow, Happy Birthday today!! May you have many more. Be healthy, and happy in life. Enjoy your birthday and I love what Harold does for his retirement. Tee Hee. ::hugs:: to you on your beautiful birthday amiga. Take care.

  2. Harold's quote is hilarious. Oh God, the never ending period... that sucks. I'm sorry about that, we women never get a break it seems. I hope you get back in your studio soon. Happy Birthday!

  3. I raise my glass to you...Happy happy Birthday! What time is Brunch?

    xoxoxo Lisa

  4. Oh,my earest Lisa:-)))*

    HAPPY,HAPPY Birstday to you,beautiful,very talented,funny,lovely,sweet woman!!!

    this qoute is just TOO whimsy,I must laughing!

    My hugs and Love to you,
    God blessed you,my dear Friend,


  5. The quote from Harold is a perfect one for your birthday. It takes away the guilt of drinking too much wine. You WILL be drinking wine tomorrow on your birthday for sure, won't you?

    I love food pictures and the ones you have shown in the past tells me you are a great cook. Looking forward to seeing what the brunch has to offer.

    Have fun and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!


  6. Happy Happy Birthday ! I hope you live it up, Harold-Style !

    Enjoy the brunch too.
    Here's to keeping our inner Pollyanna on the outside for the rest of our days !
    Big Loving Hugs !

  7. Happy Birthday! It doesn't get much better than another trip around the sun.

    Harold is a cutie!


  8. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to you.
    Happy, Happy, Happpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppy Birthday to youououououououou
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUOUOUOUOUOUOUOUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuoh. sung in my best outside voice :)Bea

  9. Happy Birthday Tomorrow.
    God I love Harold's chemistry thoughts...... The Olde Bagg

  10. WHAT a great post. I love that quote. Happy Birthday!

    I agree; I'm not naturally perky, but as I've gotten 'more mature' I've realized how important it is to look at things in the better light and have a larger view. Life is wonderful. Even when I get frustrated from lack of time, I have to learn patience... that's the biggest challenge that can affect everything else.

    Hope your special day was great.

  11. Hahaha, you are one of the ones that make me happy! And make me laugh! Good luck with the brunch, I'm sure it will be perfect. And Happy Happy Birthday!


    ps I love Harold.

  12. Oh I do hope you have a moment to enjoy your birthday tomorrow. Congrats!!

  13. I happen to love pollyanna!!!!!!!!
    happy birthday!

  14. Yay Lisa..Happy Birthday!!! Shine on....wishing you much magic, blessings, creativity, joy and new adventures all year long..have a fabulous birthday..
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post!

  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa!!!! Best wishes for a fabulous day and many many more!

    What a great guy Harold sounds like! Quite the sense of humour! Is he a friend/relative of yours?

    Hope your brunch is filled with HAPPINESS!!

  16. Ha ha ha I've never met Harold but d'you know I already like him!

    Happy birthday to you Lisa - you inpsire, intruige and uplift me with your words and your art - thank you for that! I hope you have a wonderful day and much happiness throughout the coming year :)

  17. Your post is fabulous! From your words, I can so relate. I wish you a little time for yourself to relax, create, and celebrate! And your Harold story made me laugh. This is great!!

  18. Happy Birthday Pritilisa! Special good wishes to you!
    How was brunch?
    Good for you taking advice from Harold.

  19. Hi lovely lady! What a funny guy that Harold is! Love it! A good book is right up there and a soft nice bed to lye down in when you are exhausted can feel like a little piece of heaven. =)
    Hope you are feeling better today.

  20. Outstanding!

    Thanx for sharing! No, really!

  21. Oh my goodness Lisa! what an undertaking this week has been. I thought for sure the brunch would be CENTERED around your birthday! Well done for getting all that you needed to get done and HOPEFULLY time in your studio is ONE OF THE THINGS you get for your birthday...

  22. First, before I forget. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. That's one of the advantages of being late, I guess!

    Second, your week sounds like mine. And I know how frustrating mine has been.

    Third, I have NO idea who Harold is, but I love his philosophy and his way of entertaining himself and others. Now that's a great quote.

    Finally, let me say this one more time, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Lisa.

  23. I LOVE Harold's quote- too funny!
    I'm sorry I didn't have time to do anything for the challenge this week, but I will say this; for me, one of my greatest sources of happiness is visiting my friend's blogs. I can be feeling a bit sad or out of sorts and all I have to do to turn it around is go on my blog travels.....so, thank you for your blog- it makes me SO happy :)

  24. delightful post. and harold... my gosh, i didn't see that coming.
    birthday hope for more creative days and opportunities to express your happiness.
    LOve your blog and art and mini-stories.

  25. Love the b&b happiness! Happy birthday to you!!!Thanks for stopping by~ Theresa


Thank you for taking the time to comment ♥