Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3073

Hi!!!....I'm Nibbles!

HappyUP!!! - Nibbles
Why it happened - I was working alone
Why it makes me happy - Nibs and I didn't have the best of starts in this life. Now....he LOVES me.  THAT is a GREAT thing to have when you are near a HUGE Rotty!

HappyUP!!! - speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - Leo and Bob gave some great stuff today. Entertaining.....and educational

HappyUP!!! - free physio
Why it happened - Dr Don and Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - glad to get a little "pop n crack" before the meeting....much needed!


Bob speech
Leo speech
Table Topics
Getting a free pop from Dr Don
Doing some scraping
Sharks game

Monday, April 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3072

Mums the word! Thought these plants
died in the freeze...yet...like Our Father
.....they made a full rebirth.  And...to think....
I almost pulled them out as dead

HappyUP!!! -brekko
Why it happened - a break in the project
Why it makes me happy - just great breaking some bread with two of my favorite guys

HappyUP!!! - floor guys
Why it happened - they showed up
Why it makes me happy - PROFESSIONALS!!!!....they showed up...ON TIME....and are doing AMAZING work!!!! SOOOOO Happy

HappyUP!!! - lite day
Why it happened - just where the project is
Why it makes me happy - project has done more than a bit of physical damage to me....a lite day was most welcome today


Brekko with fam
Floor guys showed up
Floor guys work

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3071

Kinda liking the new position the 
queen has adopted!

HappyUP!!! - Easter Service
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - a great reminder and message

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - pitching
Why it makes me happy - would have been a shame to waste THREE days of great pitching

HappyUP!!! - Sharks win
Why it happened - LA stinks?
Why it makes me happy - a sweep at home....after being down 2-0, it didn't look so good....but...then....oh MY!!!......the Kings just bit the big one!


Easter service
Giants win
Sharks win
Splendid weather
Great grocery run
Easter dinner

Saturday, April 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3070

HappyUP!!! - partner
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - he tossed in 3 birdies today....that HELPS!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened - nice shot...nice putt
Why it makes me happy - it's always good to contribute

HappyUP!!! - great evening
Why it happened - serendipity
Why it makes me happy - unexpected last minute fun...well...any fun is fun...but unexpected fun is just a sundae with a cherry on top

Friday, April 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3069

HappyUP!!! - golf with Jim G
Why it happened - he was a guest
Why it makes me happy - known this guy FOREVER....and he plays good golf

HappyUP!!! - finding something
Why it happened - I misplaced it
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOO happy to make this recovery

HappyUP!!! - physio
Why it happened - injury
Why it makes me happy - just great to get some therapy


pitch 2......wedge/putt 3....drive 4....7 iron 5....drive/wedge/largo 6.....drive/8 iron 7....hybrid 8....drive 9....9 iron 11...pitch 12....drive/pitch/putt 13.....4 iron/2 putt 14....drive/wedge 15....drive/wedge 16....

Thursday, April 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3068

HappyUP!!! - great nite of sleep
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I sleep pretty well for someone of my age...but I do usually wake up a time or two...what I call "touch and go's."  Straight thru last nite

HappyUP!!! - knee
Why it happened - a bit of therapy
Why it makes me happy - it's not 100%...but I know what I need to do

HappyUP!!! - a good contact
Why it happened - a buddy helped me out
Why it makes me happy - looking forward to seeing how this plays out

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3067

HappyUP!!! - getting some painting in
Why it happened - deadline
Why it makes me happy - a couple of cancellations allowed me to get a little jump start on tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - wind
Why it happened - in this case, it didn't
Why it makes me happy - high winds were predicted today.....glad they didn't show up

HappyUP!!! - partnering with RC
Why it happened - he came up in the rotation
Why it makes me happy - a new person in the running for the Partner of the Year rank. Good to start him off with a WIN

HappyUP!!! - throwing it out there
Why it happened - it was the right thing to do
Why it makes me happy - I did my part to try to clear up an issue...it's all one can do


Day off from coffee
Day off from TM
Getting a bit of painting in
Weather....light winds...tho strong ones predicted
6 iron 1.....5 iron 2....drive/3 wood stinger/pitch near birdie 3...drive/stinger/wedge/ lipout birdie 4....7 iron 4...drive 6....pitch 7....5 iron 8....hybrid/2 putt 9.....drive/3 wood stinger 10....5 iron recovery/pitch 11....pitch 12....hybrid 13....4 iron/wedge/put/BIRDIE 14.....recovery 9 iron/pitch/ great par 15....wedge/putt/lipout 16.....6 iron/greenie/putt/ near birdie 17.....drive/hybrid/wedge/near birdie 18
Putting a NEW partner into the Preferred Partners Program

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3066

HappyUP!!! - just knocking it out
Why it happened - the project
Why it makes me happy - glad that I can still knock out a HARD, LONG day of painting like today

HappyUP!!! - Tax Day
Why it happened - it's an event
Why it makes me happy - it's always another year that YOU can't be audited for. The tax situation treated me kindly this year

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - Bonnie gave a great story and an innovative message. Lawrence was creative. Great day to be the general evaluator

Monday, April 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3065

HappyUP!! - Tomatoe trip
Why it happened - I had a couple of minutes
Why it makes me happy - I got those bad boys sooooo fast on Monday morning. I was surprised that, after the weekend craziness, they still had such a wonderful selection. I was in and out of there in minutes!

HappyUP!!! - electrician on the job
Why it happened - he showed up
Why it makes me happy - we are working with friends. Friends have their schedules. We LOVE that...and we are adaptable. AWESOME to catch this guy today

HappyUP!!! - all plants IN after work today
Why it happened - I just had to do it
Why it makes me happy - got a great idea on how to have no weeds.....and still have plants thrive this year....probably thrive even more....we will see. I am just thrilled that....I am IN THE GROUND! ....and many people will enjoy the harvest


Finding the door...it took some work
Good day of prep
Electrician on the job
Great weather
Green Acres
Knocking down the planting after  work

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3064

"I'm baaaaaack!!!"

HappyUP!!! - first sighting of the year
Why it happened - it's spring!!!
Why it makes me happy - it seems SHE appeared a little early this year....I could be wrong...no matter....I just love that SHE has shown up again this year

HappyUP!!! - Master's Sunday
Why it happened - it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy - though not that exciting this year....it's still a WONDERFUL tournament. Wish things would have been more spellbinding....but....hey...even the SuperBowl has it's blowouts

HappyUP!!! - errands
Why it happened - the tourney ended
Why it makes me happy - Masters Sunday is always a SUPER Slothful afternoon for me. I am glued to that tourney. Yet...once it ended....I SPRANG into action and got a bunch done at the end of a Sunday. I am ready for the week ahead!


Masters Sunday
Sunday Banking
Making some quessos

Saturday, April 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3063

HappyUP!!!- refund check
Why it happened - it's tax time
Why it makes me happy - kind of forgot about this one...but....when is a check in the mailbox anything but a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - OOOPS!
Why it happened - kinda forgot
Why it makes me happy - OK...this does not make me happy....hate screwing up...yet...according to eastern philosophy...."when you make a mistake...and don't fix your mistake...you just made your second mistake." Did my best to fix my mistake....that is all you can do.

HappyUP!!! - bad round...but some solid shots
Why it happened - all part of the progress
Why it makes me happy - ended up breaking even.....I definitely could have done better....but there were many highlights. The road back is not always an upward trajectory.

HappyUP!!! - running the skins game correctly
Why it happened - somebody else called it out
Why it makes me happy - I had that baby down CORRECTLY and EFFICIENTLY in VERY short order. Lots of fun!


A mistake....bad mistake....but that is that
Refund check
Good kibitizing after the round
Running the skins game correctly

Friday, April 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3062

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 18
Why it happened - smoked it
Why it makes me happy - hit a bad second shot......and then just STRIPED this puppy for a Largo on 18....it was a GREAT match today

HappyUP!!! - joined by the assistant pro
Why it happened - he was looking for a game
Why it makes me happy - he could see that our group was going to competitive and a lot of fun. We all lived up to the bill

HappyUP!!! - great convo
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOOO many laughs exchanged in this one. GREAT to catch up

Thursday, April 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3061

HappyUP!!! - finding some guest passes
Why it happened - serendipity
Why it makes me happy - it's been on my "to do" list because of the value of these......and they were uncovered magically as I was cleaning up some paperwork

HappyUP!!! - picking up some product
Why it happened - had to make a couple of stop
Why it makes me happy - just glad it was so easy to get the materials needed for the project

HappyUP!!! - knocking out some painting
Why it happened - project
Why it makes me happy - we just keep getting closer and closer

HappyUP!!! - The Masters begins
Why it happened - it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy - Spring officially begins today on my calendar!

HappyUP!!! - visit from the electrician
Why it happened - we have yet another buddy
Why it makes me happy - great seeing this guy......and more help on the way

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3060

HappyUP!!! - Speech and Evaluation
Why it happened - I was challenged!
Why it makes me happy - Pitt is a great speaker.  It meant I would need to step up a bit as his evaluator. We want our speakers to get better and better. He gave a speech that was a joy to evaluate.....and I believe he walked away with good feedback

HappyUP!!! - golfing with the nephew
Why it happened - he comes out once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - it is just a wonderful family thing to be able to do. My brother was my partner. We got a nice little win.

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - playing better
Why it makes me happy - THAT 8 iron to gimmie range on 9 was one of the best irons I have struck from a fairway in a LONG time. It was a tight little draw that could have easily been dunked for the eagle 2!  I'm on the right track


Sleeping in
Pitt's speech and getting to evaluate
Hybrid/7 iron 1....pitch 2....wedge 3....putt/bullet 4....drive/wedge 6....drive/9 iron 7.....hybrid/greenie/birdie 8....drive/8 iron/ gimmie birdie 9....drive/hybrid 10....drive/7 iron 11...4 iron 12...pitch out/wedge/putt/bullet 13....pitch 14....wedge/putt/birdie 15....drive/wedge 16....7 iron 17....drive/pitch 18
Getting the win with my brother
Golfing with my nephew
Warm weather

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3059

HappyUP!!! - new space discussed
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - looks like we will have a new home for our club and will be welcome to move along

HappyUP!!! - lots of cleanup
Why it happened - got a project going on
Why it makes me happy - some days you get to a stopping point.....so today we did some beautification.....and things are looking great

HappyUP!!! - impromptu speech and a planned one
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - QUALITY meeting here today!!!


Chatting with Dean regarding new space
David G impromptu speech
Kathy's speech
Reliving speech contest
Lots of cleanup
Sheetrocker showed up....great to see him again
Cutting out a stump
Pressure washing....bro just could not resist

Monday, April 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3058

HappyUP!!! - good bid
Why it happened - I called a buddy
Why it makes me happy - this is really going to help the project move along

HappyUP!!! - sheetrocker lined up
Why it happened - we know people
Why it makes me happy - yet another GREAT catch and hire for our project. We are soooo lucky

HappyUP!!! - information and communication
Why it happened - working some deals
Why it makes me happy - starting to see some things possibly come together....and that is a really cool thing


Sunday, April 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3057

HappyUP!! - gardening
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - good to get those brave volunteers transplanted. I love the volunteers. They fight the winter....and come on back the next year

HappyUP!!! - ball striking
Why it happened - a little change I have been working on
Why it makes me happy - just feels great to be hitting a lot of quality shots again. The scoring will come.

HappyUP!!! - gaining clarity
Why it happened - had a little situation come up
Why it makes me happy - it was super to get perspective on a little issue I have been perplexed about


I Hold ON...Country Music
8 iron on 5 after hitting wire....9 iron 6.....recovery 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/largo 10...drive /pitch/putt 11...pitch 12...drive/9 iron 13....9 iron 14...drive/wedge/putt/birdie 15...drive/9 iron 16....putt/flagstick/bullet 17...drive/ 3 wood/wedge 18
A win
Seeing Bob O
Getting clarity

Saturday, April 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3056

What????....a little more brass to add
to the trophy case?...well...OK...no 
trophy cases at Nutter Manor....just a
box in the basement that I will let my heirs 
deal with. Still.....got a little somethin for the effort

HappyUP!!! - Delivering the best I could
Why it happened - area speech contest
Why it makes me happy - I had the audience in my hands like putty tonight. It was a WONDERFUL feeling.  I really owned the stage tonight

HappyUP!!! - love from the club
Why it happened - area speech contest
Why it makes me happy - it was NOT a simple little thing to get the turnout at this contest....but I felt so supported....and it made a big difference

HappyUP!!! - Hawaii Short Ribs
Why it happened - TraderJoes
Why it makes me happy - I was able to throw a couple of bags of those on the barbie and participate in the pot luck.............and there were NO leftovers! Those babies are delicious!!!


Errands trip
Drive/wedge 1.....pitch/putt/bullett 2....drive/hybrid/pitch 3....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 4....9 iron/greenie 5.....drive/9 iron 6....recovery shot/wedge/gimmie par 7....pitch 8.....drive/6 iron 9....3 wood/6 iron 10.....drive 11....5 iron/greenie 12....pitch 13....9 iron recovery 14....drive/pitch 16...hybrid 18
Winning both ways
Knocking out some paperwork
Love from my club members
Delivering the best I could
Hawaii short ribs

Friday, April 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3055

HappyUP!!! - skins game
Why it happened - we had quite a gathering
Why it makes me happy - haven't done this in awhile.....and I didn't get any....but it's fun between the groups

HappyUP!!! - chat with old friend
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - we'll get together soon to go over some options

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron 12
Why it happened - making some changes
Why it makes me happy - that baby was PURE!!!


Drive 1.....pitch 2.....4 iron/wedge 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....8 iron 5....drive/wedge 6....pitch/putt 8....drive/7 iron/putt 9....drive/6 iron 10.....7 iron 11....7 iron 12....drive/hybrid 13....hybrid 14....drive 15....drive/wedge 16....bunker shot 17.....good break/3 wood/6 iron 18

Breaking dead even
BJ as a guest
Skins game
Weather cooperated

Thursday, April 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3054

HappyUP!!! - post installation
Why it happened - got an improvement project going on
Why it makes me happy - it went as well as a project could

HappyUP!!! - sheetrock installation
Why it happened - got an improvement project going on
Why it makes me happy - it went as well as it could

HappyUP!!! - great weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy- just a great day to get things done...which we did!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3053

HappyUP!!! - General Evaluator
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - did a really good job with the group today. Loved Peg's comments after the meeting

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - working on a change
Why it makes me happy - drove that ball VERY straight today...11 out of 14 fairways....THAT is really good for me

HappyUP!!! - 2 phenomenol speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - those were two POWERFUL messages!!!!


Great sleep
Coffee talk
Chat with mentor
2 phenonemol speeches
General Evaluation of a great meeting
Hitting 11/14 fairways......wedge 1....pitch 2....3 wood/pitch 3....wedge 4....8 iron 5....4 iron 9....3 wood/bullet 10.....4 iron 12....recovery shot 13.....4 iron 14....drive/wedge 15.....4 iron/triple greenie/largo 17
Winning a toss of the dice
WINNING with new partner for the year
Touching base with an old industry acquaintenance