Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ol Nutter Almanac 2024

 

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2024

                                          


Days Predicted:  20-25 
Days to Date:  5


The Days:  1) 6/4...101 2) 6/5...105.  3) 6/6...103  4) 6/11...104.  5). 6/12...104

Recent Summer Highs by Year - as a piece of curiosity, here is a handy dandy reference for the last few summers that may be of interest

2023    111.   7/16
2022    111    7/2
2021    113    7/10
2020    110    9/6
2019    106    7/28....8/5
2018    107    7/25

Interesting Trivia - The National Weather Service says that our average hottest day falls on 7/19. I have ZERO idea how they make that calculation but, "Hey! They are scientists so they must be right, RIGHT?" 

6/9/24 UPDATE -  "nothing more boring than talking about the weather," I have heard it said. 

Cool!

If you are looking for BORING?..I am your guy! We are a week into "unofficial summer."

This year, we are averaging 95 as the high and 61.6 as the low. The last 5 years? Its 89.4 high and 59.2 as the low. 

YEP!!! We are starting this "unofficial summer" actually much hotter than the last 5 years...and the last 5 years have been COOKERS!

2022?...when we had 49 days of 100 or above?...it started at 88/60 for highs and lows for first week of June.

Me?

I really don't care for 100 degree days. I'm really hoping there is ZERO correlation between the first week of June and the rest of the summer!


5/30/24 -OK...here we go again - all these years later. Yep, there was a time when a degree of science made this a bit of a predictable tool.

The RADICAL SHIFT - of temps being consistently higher since 2016 have rendered the predictive tool a bit useless

Yet - I remain optimistic.  Usually, based on the temps over Memorial Day weekend, I would call it a 10-15 days of 100 or more. I've bumped it by 10 due to this "hot spell" we have been in.  I am HOPING this is the summer we return to a degree of normalcy.  This will be the 17th year of posting the Almanac.  By scrolling down, you can see the final results of the first 8 years and the RADICAL shift over the last 8 years.  

Note: As usual, all temperatures will be provided by the same source that has been used since inception...weather.com for Roseville, California





2023 Ol Nutter Almanac    20 t0 25 days predicted...27 actual
2022 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted...49 actual 
2021 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted....41 actual
2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted ...36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Patient


1/18/2024

He was released to go home yesterday. The release was probably delayed a bit because the hospital required that they KNEW oxygen had been delivered to his home. When I found out THAT was a condition? I replied in text to the family, "I'll go to Party City and get a helium tank! I KNOW..it's not exactly the same but it's gotta be close enough, right?"  HaHaHa

It's nice to breathe and have a little laugh

Spoke with the patient this morning. He is on 2% oxygen being provided. He is encouraged to get out and walk a bit. He wants to stop by and chip and putt a bit. He has some sort of backpack that can provide oxygen. If he goes out to the club, I told him to text me and I will DEFINITELY be there

When will he golf again? I don't know.  He lost 15 pounds in this ordeal. I'm not a weight loss expert but Im going out on a limb here to say, "NOT a good weight loss plan! I can not recommend it!"

1/14/2024  10:00 am

Patient was moved out of ICU late Friday...day and a half ago.  Visited today. Clearly in recovery mode. Breathing treatments have been being administered (one while I was there).  Now, it's about getting out of the hospital. There was a very OUTSIDE chance of today. Doc said, "way better than the other night listening to the lungs...but we need more recovery time."

Today or tomorrow.  Feel bad for the patient. Tho he has done some occasional trips around the ward, this is a LOT of time to be upon one's back. Its better to be ambulatory

1/12/2024 10:45 am


Was fortunate enough to visit when patient was taken on his first walk of the hall since his admission to hospital last Saturday, 1/6.  He did great. All vitals are improved (could use more improvement) but they are much better.  No prognosis on what recovery will look like/timelines.  After seeing him walk the halls, I asked, "I'm golfing in a couple hours, want to caddy?"  (C'mon, he's obviously too sick to play...sure..we have room for a 5th but asking to join us would be rude).  


1/11/2024. 11:00 am

Patient must have been well enough that the bronchoscopy was "green lighted" and  was performed this morning in his ICU room.  Infectious fluid removed. 


I did not visit as he was undergoing the procedure. I likely won't visit today as I "give space" to immediate family. The theory is that, removing the infectious material, will make breathing and rest easier.  

Today is more of a rest day  

1/10/24 8:15 pm 

No news is good news? His brother stopped by later. The Patient was out of bed and in the chair and they played some cards. Didn't bug the family for "vitals" for probing questions. I'll visit in morning


 1/10/24 1:03 pm 

 The med team reduced the amount of oxygen he is receiving. He was getting 100%...then 90....now it is 80%

They are weening him off oxygen to make his lungs "work" harder. Think "enabling" vs "working". The med team has decided, "time for your lungs to get back to work".

He is maintaining 94 as output with reduced oxygen being provided. 

 We want the output to be 100.  It is about stabilizing/optiizing so he is ready for the bronchoscopy. 

The bronchoscopy , in theory, will clear his lungs of crap. His lungs  are CRAP. They were CRAP before this latest trip to the hospital. They have been CRAP due to lifelong illness.  If we can clear out the SLUDGE in his lungs (think about mucking out a barn stall), his lungs can function at his level of full capacity 


Wednesday, August 30, 2023

 

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2023

                                          


Days Predicted:  20-25 
Days to Date:  27


The Days:  1) 6/29...102.  2) 6/30...106   3) 7/1...110.  4) 7/2...111  5) 7/11...101  6) 7/13...100.  7) 7/14...105   8) 7/15...108  9) 7/16...111   10)  7/17...105  11) 7/19...100  12). 7/20...104. 13) 7/21...109/68
14) 7/22...107. 15)  7/23...102 16) 7/25...100. 17)  7/31...100  18) 8/5...101. 19) 8/6...104   20) 8/7..104
21) 8/13...102  22) 8/14...103. 23)  8/15..107  24) 8/16...109  25) 8/17...106  26). 8/24...100  27)  8/28...100

Recent Summer Highs by Year - as a piece of curiosity, here is a handy dandy reference for the last few summers that may be of interest

2022    111    7/2
2021    113    7/10
2020    110    9/6
2019    106    7/28....8/5
2018    107    7/25

Interesting Trivia - The National Weather Service says that our average hottest day falls on 7/19. I have ZERO idea how they make that calculation but, "Hey! They are scientists so they must be right, RIGHT?"   

8/31 UPDATE - believe it or not, the high tomorrow is to be 78 degrees. WHOA!....THAT is a rare, random mid-September number. We should bump back up to the 80's but, if the summer is "shut down" for this year? It's been pretty darn sweet!  27 is still HISTORICALLY high number of 100 degree days if you go back before 2016 but its the second lowest of number of them since then. 

8/19 UPDATE - HEY...I have provided 15 years of links here. The last little stretch since last update? Yeah, it's August. We are now likely to hit over 30 this year. YES, Sept has to be included. It always has. 

2008-2105, we averaged 14 days at 100 or above.  2016 - 2023 (and we aren't done yet)...over 34. Just the facts, folks


8/9 UPDATE -  though the prediction this year was a bit of a spitball, it MAY not end up being far off. The prediction for the rest of August would land us right within range. I KNOW!!!.."the forecast"..like that means anything. On top of that, September bit us in the bum HARD  last year. Hey, I will just enjoy TODAY. The average for today is 94 and we may not even get to 90.  FORE!!!...watch out for my errant tee shots!


8/1 UPDATE - OK, we got through July. June was rather mild...July was rather brutal. The average June temp was 4-5 degrees below normal. The average July high temp was about 3 degrees higher than the last 5 years. 15 of 17 days at 100 or above came in July. August is looking good in the near future. We shall see and remember that September was the killer hot month last year

7/22 UPDATE - here we go! This is more like what we have become accustomed to. After that LOVELY June, July is coming on like a scorned wife sniffing alimony! We even lit a big fatty yesterday and smoked it up to 109. A couple of more are on the way until we hit a "cooling trend" with only upper 90's in the front windshield.

7/12 UPDATE - well...well..well...LOOK AT US!!! 12 days into July and just 4 days at the Century mark or higher! That is more like summers I recall from my youth AND the early days of when I started this almanac. Keep in mind, I started the formal almanac after years of subjective suspicions based on fairly predictable summer weather. We are about to hit 5 days in triple digits. To hear the news, it is like the coming of armageddon. In reality, it is just normal.

7/3 UPDATE - what a lovely surprise. I didn't check but this may be the longest time since the Ol Nutter Almanac has existed between original posting and an update. THAT is how pleasant June has been. The month closes out averaging about 4-5 degrees lower in the average daily high/low than the last 5 year average for the month of June. We may get an additional day or two of century level heat. Things will then back down and finish the week in the 80's as a high.  Over the past 4 BRUTAL years, we average about 4.3 days of 100 or above for June compared to 2 this year. It's a wonderful start if you HATE SUPER HOT weather (yeah, that would be me). July and August are the bears, however, so let's not get too excited!

OK...here we go again - all these years later. Yep, there was a time when a degree of science made this a bit of a predictable tool.

The RADICAL SHIFT - of temps being consistently higher since 2016 have rendered the predictive tool a bit useless

Yet - I remain optimistic.  Usually, based on the temps over Memorial Day weekend, I would call it a 10-15 days of 100 or more. I've bumped it by 10 due to this "hot spell" we have been in.  I am HOPING this is the summer we return to a degree of normalcy


2023 Ol Nutter Almanac    20 t0 25 days predicted...27 actual
2022 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted...49 actual 
2021 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted....41 actual
2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted ...36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Saturday, January 28, 2023

HappyUP!!! Saturday, January 28, 2023

 HappyUP!!! - a visit to the hospital

Why it happened -a friend's wife
Why it makes me happy - OK, I don't think of myself as the best "visitor." Well, guess what? I'm better than I thought. THAT alone could be the HappyUP!!! to acknowledge that in myself. YET, that isn't even part of the equation.  This lady was in serious trouble initially from a stroke. I was getting lots of reports. It was time for me to go for first hand observation. From where she was to where she is? It's nothing short of AMAZING! YES, she has a long way to go BUT between what I saw in her eyes and from what I could understand in her speech, her and her husband are going to get her as far as possible. THAT made this a SuperHappyUP!!! to me....and I know she is going to improve even more rapidly when she finally gets to come HOME in a week!

HappyUP!!! - a great lunch speaker
Why it happened -I go to stuff
Why it makes me happy - this lady's story was pretty incredible. She teaches counter-terrorism at a college now. How do you get that job? It helps if you are an ex-CIA and FBI spy! Between her talk and the FREE BOOK (I LOVE free stuff), lots of interesting information!

HappyUP!!! - small talk
Why it happened -I was at an event
Why it makes me happy -OK...I actually don't care much for small talk. You know how you get to LARGE talk...you have to do some small talk.  "What do you do?"  "I'm a kidney replacement nutritionist." "You tell people what to eat before a transplant?"  "No. Actually, it's about exercise to get them strong enough for the REPLACEMENT. We don't do transplants." "What?"  "Unless it's too big or is diseased, we leave the old kidney in the person. I know of one person that has 6 kidneys."  I LOVE learning about stuff like that!

HappyUP!!! - how to get happier
Why it happened -I was at an event
Why it makes me happy - my alma mater is actually doing a course based on the EXACT SAME STUFF that I have been working on here for almost 2 decades.  I LOVE the idea of that. I got an opportunity to chat with the professor regarding his findings and my research and practices. We will be staying in touch.
The human brain is SO unknown. It gave me joy that students are being exposed to things I had to stumble upon myself!

JollyJottings

Monday, September 12, 2022

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2022

                                          


Days Predicted:  25-30 
Days to Date:  49


The Days:  1)6/10..103 2) 6/11..100  3) 6/21..104 4) 6/22....101 5) 6/23...102. 6) 6/24..103 7) 6/25...104   8) 6/26...104  9) 6/27...105.  10)  6/28...103  11) 7/10...101. 12) 7/11...105 13) 7/12...101 14) 7/14...100. 15) 7/15...100.  16) 7/16...106.  17) 7/17...104 18) 7/18...103 19) 7/19...102.   20)  7/20...104 
21) 7/21...103  22) 7/22...102 23) 7/23...100  24) 7/24...103. 25) 7/28...101 26) 8/2...103 27) 8/3...104 28) 8/4...103  29) 8/14...101. 30) 8/15...104.  31)  8/16...107. 32) 8/18...105  33) 8/19...104  34) 8/20...106. 35) 8/22...101 36) 8/23...102. 37)  8/24...103  38)  8/26....100  39) 8/30...101  40) 8/31...103. 41) 9/1...108 42)  9/2...109  43) 9/3...105  44)  9/4...106. 45)  9/5...113  46)  9/6...116 47)  9/7...111  48) 9/8....112   49) 9/9...106 


9/12 UPDATE -  it is about time to close up shop for another year of the Almanac. I'll keep it open just in case we get that "Indian summer".  WE BETTER NOT!!! We have had enough. Nothing scorching is in the forecast but, at this point, I take nothing for granted.  


9/5/22 UPDATE - this is going to be disappointing in ONE way as we speak. IF the forecast for the next week and the following is correct, we will end up with 49 days over 100. I mean...come on. Can't we get that one more in and round it off to 50?

9/1/22 UPDATE - WOW! It is incredible what lies in front of us for the next week. It is highly likely we are going to get the number of century temps to 45-47.  This is FAR HIGHER than the record set last year. I'll get you some actual average numbers in the weeks to come as we wrap up this extraordinary year

8/24/22 UPDATE - 5 out of the last 7 have hit those tripledee digits since I threw up the hands. We'll test it again today. Maybe one more this month. Then, we shall start cruising it down into fall. Yep, it is time to get excited. As much as I dread the middle of May, I am AMPING up now getting ready for the best season! NOW is the time to MojoUP!!!


8/16/2022 UPDATE -  OK, we have now entered the "screw it" zone! Really hot weather is not my favorite. I spend a bit of May dreading the summer. A funny thing has now happened along with my climate change. I never get used to the heat but, about now, I get a "go for it" attitude. "It's been this hot, let's let her burn and hit a record! Let's surpass other years!"  

We have more hundy days looking at us in the upcoming week.


8/1//2022 UPDATE - the hottest month historically is in the books. Not a lot of 100 degrees in the immediate forecast. Who knows? We could keep it under the 30. The average temperature is a bit cooler than the average of the last 4 summers. I see that as an extremely positive note

7/23/2022 UPDATE - nine straight days at 100 or more....IMPRESSIVE!!! In THEORY, we should get a day or two off pretty soon and ONLY be in upper 90's. There is a decent chance, however, that we could go another 9 days at the century level. To that I would say, "let's just go for it!" What the heck! Let's make it a big and burly summer! 


7/12/2022 UPDATE. - the end of June was a RIPPER.  We got a nice little respite at the beginning of July. Even with the last few days over 100, we are running 5 to 6 degrees cooler this July than the last four summer's average.

6/21/2022  UPDATE - it WAS a hopeful start. We'll toss another triple in today and probably 5-6 more in by the next update

6/1/2022....Well...here we go again - for another year of what has pretty much become an effort of futility. The climate change we have experienced for 6 straight years has DESTROYED the previous model for predictability regarding days at 100 or above in Roseville, CA. All temps are validated by Weather.com. 

We had an extremely enjoyable Memorial Day weekend - in another time, it would be a 10-15 days forecast.  We all know that ship hit the seas 6 years ago.  

This will be going out on a limb - and a bit of wishful thinking. Let's call this year 25-30 again. Wow! Its hard to believe I am HOPING for ONLY 25 days of 100. My personal preference is for 0 to 12 . 


2021 Ol Nutter Almanac    25 to 30 days predicted....41 actual
2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted ...36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 17. Tues

 HappyUP!!! - the guacamole speech

Why it happened -it's toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -great presentation by JS! Can you think of a better way to start your day than with some freshly made (right in front of your eyes) guacamole? I think it's hard to beat! YES....it was heavily sampled1

HappyUP!!! - my omelette
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a great one. I didn't get the flip perfect (I never do) but I was closer!

HappyUP!!! - putting on the pounds
Why it happened -shhh....it's a secret
Why it makes me happy -weight is always an interesting thing. No, I'm not happy when I go up a bit. Yet, when I know why, I know they will be off tomorrow. I know why. I have great anticipation. Knowing the body is a blessing

Monday, May 16, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 16. Monday

 HappyUP!!! - Stinger Tourney

Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -a lot of fun. Playing with my bro and friends. All for a good cause. No winners here in our group but we had a great time. The food and beverage were great. Super event

HappyUP!!! - a dilly bar
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -when was the last time you had one? Do I even NEED to explain the happiness? OK, I do. Besides the delectable little treat that it is, it does have a bit of nostalgia for some of us "experienced" people. This one goes back to childhood

HappyUP!!! - Opening 7 iron on the clock
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - first man up was me. It was a "speed hole." I striped this baby within 8 feet of the pin. A great start is always a HappyUP!!! Ya just feel good

Sunday, May 15, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 15. Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -Plants categorized

Why it happened -I garden
Why it makes me happy -it's GREAT to have records to see what ends up working

HappyUP!!! - Surviving the first "hottish" day
Why it happened -weather is coming
Why it makes me happy - it's kind of nice to "ease into" what I know is going to be another hot summer. I even walked out in it

HappyUP!!! - RE joining us
Why it happened -we needed a fill in
Why it makes me happy -great having this young man join us on occasion


Saturday, May 14, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 14 Saturday

HappyUP!!! - doing some investigating
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - I like solving problems...especially when it could be something that is being ignored. I learn a lot of stuff

HappyUP!!! -offer of service
Why it happened -I heard of a possible need
Why it makes me happy -I'd do the work gratis/ pro bono if my friend needs it. It would also be a very interesting case for me.  The idea excites me

HappyUP!!! - Golf on the Road
Why it happened -my buddy called me
Why it makes me happy -7:40 tee time on a Saturday away isn't my idea of a sane Tee Time. Yet, when this offer was made?...jumped at the opportunity. This person is worth it. Had a fabulous time. Course was magnificent. Weather was great. The dudes we were paired with were nice too. Great day!


Friday, May 13, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 13 Friday

 HappyUP!!! - largos

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - those were 3 crazy little wedges I put within the flagstick today. It creates a feeling of skillfulness

HappyUP!!! - opponent best round ever
Why it happened -who knows...putting helped
Why it makes me happy -it's a special time when a guy breaks certain barriers. The gentleman I played with today is in his mid-60's. For the first time, he broke 80. It meant something. He was on the 18th tee, a challenging par 5, and was saying, "I just need to make a par."  He easily did.  It was lovely to see that kind of boyish enthusiasm.

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it will only be a matter of time until the dreaded summer comes. Today was supposed to be pretty warm but it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I really felt it into my cells. I was dressed for very hot weather so it seemed cooler

Thursday, May 12, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 12 Thursday

 HappyUP!!! -golf invite

Why it happened -my buddy wants to play
Why it makes me happy -haven't seen this guy in awhile. I have something to look forward to very soon

HappyUP!!! - client follow up
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I always love the 21 day check in. My client is doing very well. The person may not have been doing as poorly as thought when he/she started the process. The important thing? He/she is doing BETTER! It fulfills me

HappyUP!!! - dropping off the FedEx
Why it happened -I had a return
Why it makes me happy -it was so convenient! More importantly, the dude at the register had a personality. It was a great transaction

HappyUP!!! -new workout stuff
Why it happened -my dude is more educated
Why it makes me happy -OK!...Yeah, I felt that. I don't think I will feel it tomorrow though. And THAT is why I work with this guy. I just keep getting more and more mobile. This has some wonderful carryovers

JollyJottings

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 11. Wed

 HappyUP!!! -birdie on 5

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the tees were up top. You just don't know what to hit there. Today? It was the sweetest little 5 iron that landed nice and soft. When you catch it like that, it's just the best

HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 8
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - this iron game might be coming back. I was going weeks, if not months, without hitting a shot like this (and the aforementioned 5 iron).  It's a properly struck ball and it's just so good to feel it when it's been gone so long

HappyUP!!! - nailing down the partnership
Why it happened -my prospect called
Why it makes me happy -this issue is settled. We are going to have a good time putting this one together.

HappyUP!!! -weeding
Why it happened - I have a garden
Why it makes me happy - it doesn't usually. The soil was so nice when I was getting into it with the agitator. The smell of the dirt was just what I needed this morning



Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 10 Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! - results

Why it happened -I got screened
Why it makes me happy -all clear....no issues....and NOW I don't have to do it again for FIVE years! THAT is exciting to me!

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -I invited her
Why it makes me happy -she came, she participated, she loved it, and she is going to join! Our club is all about increasing the size of the tribe. This person will be a great addition

HappyUP!!! - a client loved something
Why it happened -I got creative
Why it makes me happy -a little wordplay on "amazing" was an EXACT fit for this person. This is something the client will carry around even if the client does not fully realize it. It was a great positive seed that got planted.  

Monday, May 09, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 9 Monday

 HappyUP!!! - a substitute

Why it happened -Kaiser was prepared
Why it makes me happy - weird when you are on the table and they say that your surgeon is out today. Hey, they had a relief pitcher! Otherwise, I would have been doing the prep all over again. 

HappyUP!!! - my driver
Why it happened -I got peeps
Why it makes me happy -loved getting a little help from the kid. Grabbed a nice bite after the procedure. Appreciative to not have to put someone out too much and that they are there for me

HappyUP!!! - that Giuseppi on sweet
Why it happened -I was HUNGRY
Why it makes me happy - THIS is EXACTLY what you want post-surgery! I don't have many of these anymore but I DESERVED it today

HappyUP!!! - Window Cleaners and Hailstorm
Why it happened -it was part of my paint job
Why it makes me happy -glad these guys made it over. They were so cool and nice. Glad they weren't doing this for that surprise hail we got. That was awesome as well. These things give me joy


Sunday, May 08, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 8 Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -driving the ball

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - not a great score today. Windy and cold. BUT, 13 out of 14 of my drives were in the fairway!....in the wind

HappyUP!!! - Hail Abated
Why it happened -who knows...it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it happened on the 9th green. We were close to the clubhouse. We took a 10 minute break. By the time we went to the 10th tee, the sun was out!!! Crazy. Tremendously lucky timing for our group

HappyUP!!! - the PREP
Why it happened -surgery tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -I have experience...and I used it. I learn something new every time. Now that I'm "good to go" I'll be ready to go in the morning

HappyUP!!! -  Fasting
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't so bad. I was busy golfing most of the day. No access to food/snack. This might be something to incorporate once a week. Always learning


Wednesday, May 04, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 4 Wednesday

 HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 17

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - THAT was precisely how a proper iron is struck. It has a tactile feeling that is incredible. It also came at a perfect time to get us a victory

HappyUP!!! - HOPE speech
Why it happened -its Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I really like this speech. It requires some more work tho. (which includes taking the bad joke out of it as well as a slight political reference).  It was well received

HappyUP!!! - filing a tax thing
Why it happened -I'm the treasurer
Why it makes me happy -perhaps I missed something from 2019? Hard to believe as I am good at that. No matter, I have great records so it took very little time at all. 


Saturday, April 30, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 30 Sat

 HappyUP!!! -phone chat with V

Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -I have known this lady forever. She truly is amazing ...I didn't realize HOW amazing she actually is. WOW. Committed to helping her out when she is ready. I think I might have powered/added flame to her taking up and accomplishing a dream

HappyUP!!! -adoption party
Why it happened -we brought in a new one...OFFICIALLY...the other day
Why it makes me happy - I was LATE (oops!!!...wrote wrong time down) but plenty of people were there and we had the greatest of conversations. 

HappyUP!!! -cancelling an appointment
Why it happened -I was feeling sub-par
Why it makes me happy -sometimes, you have to do what is best for your body. Could I have "muscled this one out"? Sure. But, why? To prove something? I have nothing to prove to anyone


Friday, April 29, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 29 Friday

 HappyUP!!! -Roseville Glass

Why it happened -I'm doing a project
Why it makes me happy -they cut me a new mirror...WHILE I WAITED!...and it wasn't a long wait. I love convenience. One trip and that's it on this deal

HappyUP!!! -cancelling golf
Why it happened -wasn't feeling well
Why it makes me happy - I caused no disruption to the guys in the group. They back filled. I could have played but it was nice to lay low

HappyUP!!! - texting on stuff
Why it happened -it's how we roll
Why it makes me happy - I relieved someone of a burden...and then did the same thing for someone else. I then enhanced the life of one of my clients.  This was all meaningful stuff ...even if it was by text. 


Thursday, April 28, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 28 Thursday

HappyUP!!! - setting up the HVAC
Why it happened -I made a phone call
Why it makes me happy -great that I can get this guy out so quickly!

HappyUP!!! - an adoption
Why it happened -the legal system
Why it makes me happy -what a joyful day at the courthouse. Nice that she got so much support. Family time!

HappyUP!!! - getting measured
Why it happened -working on the house
Why it makes me happy -how fortunate that this guy was in the neighborhood to go over this project. It gave me great ideas!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 27 Wednesday

 HappyUP!!! -charger found

Why it happened -I wasn't looking for it
Why it makes me happy -I gave up awhile back and filed this under the "it will turn up" banner. Yep, it had been displaced by someone not named me!

HappyUP!!! - painting finished
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - everything looks so nice! Yeah, we will have some touch ups once other stuff is done but this is GREAT. Exciting

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the neighbor
Why it happened -we were both outside
Why it makes me happy -hadn't talked with this dude for a bit. He is a GREAT resource!..and a nice guy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

HappyUP!!! April 26 Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! -drive time

Why it happened -heading home
Why it makes me happy -the miles just flew by with this fellow traveller. We caught a break and saved some time by going an alternate route

HappyUP!!! -seeing the paint combination
Why it happened -my painter is almost done
Why it makes me happy -it just looks FANTASTIC!

HappyUP!!! - seeing my furr balls
Why it happened -I came home
Why it makes me happy -yeah, they aren't dogs. The welcoming committee wasn't waiting at the door. Yet, I loved getting my hands on those fluffy things

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