Tuesday, May 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/22/18

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 18
Why it happened -I'm OK at golf
Why it makes me happy -this baby was just a laser. We were into the wind and my drive wasn't the best so I was back there a bit. This darlin NEVER left the pin and finished 15 feet right behind it. Helped us pick up a bet and minimize losses

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened -we meet. 
Why it makes me happy -every one of those speeches were solid....and had takeaways for me. It was an awesome display.  Janette came back after an absence and that was FANTASTIC to see her face enter the room

HappyUP!!! - Walmart shirts
Why it happened -I needed golf balls
Why it makes me happy - found a couple of great looking shirts....and nice, modern golf shirt material.  Hey, for $13 a pop, why not give them a shot?!?....I ain't proud

HappyUP!!! - bedtime optimism
Why it happened -been doing a lot of spiritual work
Why it makes me happy- I just can't wait to get up tomorrow to do "stuff"...and it's not the great stuff either.  It will conclude with golf and, after today's round, it will be interesting to see what happens!


Janette returns (after I made a note to announce why she has been gone)
Janine Kaizen...Stan Volunteer....LeoQue
Derek timing
Janette doing Table Topics
Pete landing the ship
Dropping off at Goodwill
Walmart had my stuff
$13 golf shirt....what the heck!
76.....29 putts....birdie on 7 (knocked off the list)....lipping out 16 (would have knocked that off) ....
Opponents 4 birdies.......and we survived....that is a 12 handicap doing that and throwing in a 79 on us

Monday, May 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/21/18

HappyUP!!! - morning attitude
Why it happened - it was pre-wired
Why it makes me happy - I got ready for this last night. It is a product of some intense work I have been doing on myself.  I actually couldn't wait to.....

HappyUP!!! - ....weed my vegetable garden beds
Why it happened - Motivation
Why it makes me happy - I CAN dread this....and do minimally....if at all.  Not today! I was rearin to go. Later in the day, I walked by for a different reason and noticed what I had done and I went, "man, that looks sweeeeet!"

HappyUP!!! - ....tidying up linen closet and basement
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy - these things have been on the list for awhile.  I could make LONG TIME projects out of these. Not today....I was ON IT!!!  While still some work to do downstairs, there was a lot of stuff that got dusted, swept, tossed, reorganized...all AFTER I had done a bunch of other stuff

HappyUP!!! - buried that drainage hose
Why it happened - I said, "what the heck!"
Why it makes me happy- hey, the tools were right there! I had done some trimming which exposed an ugly hose. It was definitely a "when I get around to it" fix....meaning....like NEVER! Hey, this issue just sprouted up the other day....and now it is BURIED!!!


Waking up so motivated and looking forward to doing things that aren't the most pleasant
Weeded garden
Linen closet
Buried drainage hose
Basement work
Gorgeous weather
Bagging up stuff for Goodwill

Sunday, May 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day = 5/20/18

HappyUP!!! - The Royal Wedding
Why it happened -they do that stuff
Why it makes me happy - THAT IT'S OVER!!!!! C'MON....this was the ultimate of nothing burgers!!!

HappyUP!!! - Tools
Why it happened - I was busy
Why it makes me happy - Inflator...Blower...Edger....Chainsaw...sooooooo thankful to have all of these and more

HappyUP!!! - chainsaw running
Why it happened - uh...I read the instructions
Why it makes me happy - been on the list to tackle this issue for awhile....after kicking it around again today...I busted out the instructions...and....BAM.....fixed! I could swear I had done what they suggested before. No matter.....took that baby out and started chopping!!! Grrrrrrrr....such a man with my 14 inch cordless!!!

HappyUP!!! - joyful bedtime
Why it happened - been working on things
Why it makes me happy-I just KNOW tomorrow is going to be a great and productive day! Nope...not a hope. Nope...not an easy day planned....going to do stuff I usually dread...but...I am strangely excited about doing these things!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/19/18

HappyUP!!! - hot on the back 9
Why it happened -I came out striping it
Why it makes me happy - hit a lot of quality shots....couldn't get the putts to fall. Things were looking great! We started on the back.....we won't talk about the front!

HappyUP!!! - chicken quesadilla
Why it happened - guys were having lunch
Why it makes me happy -great food....and spent some extra time with the guys

HappyUP!!! - great phone call
Why it happened - I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - GREAT plans coming up!!!

HappyUP!!! - pushed it for 18
Why it happened - need to get ready
Why it makes me happy - it means my knee is feeling a lot better. Pushing the cart is one of my knee's "no bueno's."  I have the new electronic caddy coming in this week though so I thought it good to get back into walk mode. I made it today with no problem and no pain. HappyUP!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/18/18

HappyUP!!! - air freshner
Why it happened - I put refills in
Why it makes me happy - I came downstairs this morning and went, "wow! What's that? It's niiiiiiizzzzzze!"  I should refill daily

HappyUP!!! - edge of my lawn
Why it happened - I did some extra work
Why it makes me happy - I drove home today. Yesterday, I not only edged....but I blew the edge out with my blower.  It just looks sooooooo nice against the sidewalk in my older neighborhood.

HappyUP!!! - a win with DD
Why it happened - we usually win
Why it makes me happy - DD is BACK on top for Partner of the Year. He is our best player...but... remember...every evens out with handicaps.  The defending P.O.Y. has now thrown down the other challengers.  I want those challengers to want to move up.....hell, no, it is not for them to get there. It's so they will shoot good scores to benefit ME!!! LOL  

HappyUP!!! -
Why it happened -
Why it makes me happy-


Edge of my lawn            Great weather     Par on 1 after drive found tree roots      Quick errands run
Flea stuff at a discount  Waking to Air Freshner    $10 win with DD  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/17/18

Wow!!!! - it is time to re-create the SUPER HappyUP!!! category for days.

Today was truly bountiful.  Many of my days are. Somewhere along the path of doing this for so many years, I had gotten into a pattern of under reporting on the FANTASTIC days.

HappyUP!!! - Smog Pass
Why it happened - it was the Tacoma
Why it makes me happy - I never take this one for granted.  My other two cars routinely give me a smog pass challenge due to me not driving them much (battery/on board computer issues). Flying colors today...better yet.....I was first one there.  In and out in about 15 minutes tops.  I was able to sit in the waiting room and do some work.  The smog dude was kind of interesting to talk to. A bit of a young idealist/philosopher thinker type.  He was entertaining. I dispensed some wisdom that he was chewing on

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 14
Why it happened - nice wedge/putt
Why it makes me happy -was in a bigger money game today.....that one shot saved/made me about $15.  This is good because I SHOULD have made the birdie putt on 13.

HappyUP!!! -back 9 with Bob and company
Why it happened - our third dropped out
Why it makes me happy -this was old school golf.  All of the junk, carryover skins, no strokes given and for elevated stakes (not that much....but more than the usual game).  It was fun to do.....even though that damn Bob made an eagle, a double sandy, and got both greenies which REALLY messes up a friendly little nine hole game.

HappyUP!!! - Mom E card
Why it happened - reaction
Why it makes me happy- it is always a wonderful thing to get a handwritten thank you note from someone.....and especially this lady. She does the very best ones.  She is fantastic about this.  It is such a lost skill. I'd be INSISTING that any children I had influence over practice this lost art on a regular basis.


Birdie on 14 in the money game
Tom Mc contact     -my blower   -edger  -vacuum -seeing Jan W - TJ Chile Relleno
Mom E card   ordering stuff   - birdie 14 (should have 13)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/16/18

HappyUP!!! - Pitch in on 6
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - I've been working on this aspect of my game...with a varying amount of success. Nice to get a 50 yarder close...let alone in the jar

HappyUP!!! - pure 9 iron on 4
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - hit that exactly how I was supposed to and put it a foot from the hole

HappyUP!!! - a new project
Why it happened - I'm working on change
Why it makes me happy - doing some time analysis. Lots of eye opening things going on there. It also gave me some perspective I didn't have before.

HappyUP!!! - a BIG project completed
Why it happened - Focus
Why it makes me happy- this one has been weighing on me for awhile.  I am overjoyed to get this one off the plate. It was probably made a lot harder than it actually was....yeah...I have that talent! LOL......a lesson was learned that I will refer back to.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/15/18

HappyUP!!! - Portia vet visit
Why it happened - I'm a responsible pet owner
Why it makes me happy - everything is hunky dorie with her. She has lost a little weight but that is explainable. Something to keep an eye on.  Just glad things are good

HappyUP!!! - consistent ball striking
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - I can deal with scores being up and down a little....as long as I got a chance. I'm hitting a lot of pure shots.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 17
Why it happened - nice shot...nice putt
Why it makes me happy - it is so nice to see that ball go into the hole

HappyUP!!! - helping Jamie
Why it happened - she was at the meeting
Why it makes me happy - this gal is soooooo willing to learn....and we all have seen the growth so far. She is about ready to skyROCKET

HappyUP!!! - my speech
Why it happened - I give them
Why it makes me happy- just glad that it was so well received today


Guests...Derek and Zak
Making some putts
Putting adjustment

Monday, May 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/14/18

HappyUP!!! - New TV
Why it happened - old one blew out
Why it makes me happy - I got ON this...made the decision...and got er done!

HappyUP!!! - nephew help
Why it happened - he was around
Why it makes me happy - yeah...could have done the TV thing myself....but it was SOOOO much easier for the nephew to do it with my minimum assistance

HappyUP!!! - Mason in the park
Why it happened - he comes there
Why it makes me happy - LOVE that little guy. He's saying my name...heck...he was SCREAMING my name!....and....checking me over for treats! He is a cutie pie!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/13/18

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 6
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - this was a beauty...with the right club (a pitching wedge) for a change. I've been trying to vary the wedges used for shots...and haven't been overwhelmingly successful in the change. 

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 12
Why it happened - Mr Stripey
Why it makes me happy - I NAILED this one. It was a beauty....nice and high that was dead at the pin. Came up just 3 feet short right on line of a hole in one...a pure hit just has that something that feels great

HappyUP!!! - bro helping me out
Why it happened - he knew I had a problem
Why it makes me happy - he basically made up my mind for me...now, I just need to follow up tomorrow with his recommendation

Saturday, May 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/12/18

HappyUP!!! - Up $$$ and playing well at the turn
Why it happened - some nice striking and chipping
Why it makes me happy - we walked into the back side with a healthy lead...one that I thought we would easily build upon....how little I knew how badly we would need that headstart. Nice to have a little cushion...we used it all up and a bit more

HappyUP!!! - BuddyBall
Why it happened -it's how it came up this week
Why it makes me happy - nice to slap it around with this guy as a partner today...only the second time this year.  Did a little "poo poo" on 18...but that just adds to the charm

HappyUP!!! - early Mother's Day dinner
Why it happened - Sis-in-law is going to be on the road tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - great get together with the famdamily tonight. The prime rib could not have been better. It was great to sit around the pool and dine al fresco

Friday, May 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/11/18

HappyUP!!! - Finishing Up
Why it happened - I'm not sure
Why it makes me happy - WINDY day on the links...a bit miserable....but comical at the same time. THE latter is what I focused on. Out of nowhere, with the wind just howling, I piped the most beautiful 4 iron into 17 and capped that with a huge drive and 3 wood on 18. Didn't see either of those coming. Loved it because it led to less shots I had to hit

HappyUP!!! - G-Mac ace
Why it happened - he's good...and lucky
Why it makes me happy - second ace in a year for this "best of dudes" dude. Love this guy and happy for him. It was fabulous to celebrate his great shot but, more importantly, a privilege to be present to his graciousness.

HappyUP!!! - Time with people I don't see a lot of
Why it happened - G-Mac ace
Why it makes me happy - J and L stopped by for a celebration drink. D-mac came down...as did C-mac.  Fun times

Thursday, May 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/10/18

HappyUP!!! - Morning Pages
Why it happened - an inspiration
Why it makes me happy - I thought I would shake things up a bit and spend a little time with this old discipline.  A good chance to give my handwriting a nice test as well.  My handwriting failed!

HappyUP!!! - pruning
Why it happened - things were getting a bit shaggy
Why it makes me happy - while "clear cutting" takes a while to get pretty again, it's nice to have the overgrowth done away with.

HappyUP!!! - a brief walk
Why it happened - I was feeling a bit stiff
Why it makes me happy - caught a gorgeous day...just took it easy....soaked in all the great surroundings.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

HappyUP - Day 5/9/18

HappyUP!!! - cut 3 wood on 18
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - this shot doesn't always work....OK...who am I kidding? It is usually a FAIL...especially from the rough.  But...this baby turned the corner and got me to wedge distance

HappyUP!!! -  Carolinas
Why it happened - hungry
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE this place.  It's easy to get to, in and out of, and on my way. Though I go often, I still consider it a treat!

HappyUP!!! - day off
Why it happened - I got a text
Why it makes me happy - good day to get some things done in the morning

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/8/18

HappyUP!!! - new blues lick
Why it happened - popped up on my phone
Why it makes me happy - this is one I should have learned long ago. Heck, I probably did. Seems I have probably forgotten as much as I had learned...but this is a good little turnaround

HappyUP!!! - birdie 1 and 17
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - great to start with a birdie..played the first hole exactly as one should.  Fabulous canning that 20 footer on 17 when no putts were going in previously

HappyUP!!! - Warriors move on
Why it happened -the Dubs are unstoppable
Why it makes me happy - looks like I have some post season basketball to KEEP watching. The Pels just were no match.

Monday, May 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! - Day 5/7/18

HappyUP!!! - Watering system
Why it happened - some thought
Why it makes me happy - much better way to remind myself

HappyUP!!! - Fats for Dinner
Why it happened - my buddy called
Why it makes me happy - hadn't been to this place in forever. Top Shelf food and service always

HappyUP!!! - straightening/tidying/rearranging
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - things are getting better and better

Sunday, May 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 5/6/18

HappyUP!!! - Warriors win
Why it happened - playoffs
Why it makes me happy - after Friday night's debacle, it was good to have the team back on track

HappyUP!!! - two birdies
Why it happened - great putt...great wedge
Why it makes me happy - it was the Nutter Cup...every shot counts...and birdies REALLY count

HappyUP!!! - two birdies from the bro
Why it happened - great chip and a great putt
Why it makes me happy - see above...we had the kids on the ropes today

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Cup
Why it happened - I am sooooooo lucky
Why it makes me happy- me and bro...my two nephews....great course...great weather...great together time

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2017

Days Predicted: 10-14
Days to Date: 34

The Days -  1) 6/16 100  2) 6/17 100  3) 6/18 107  4) 6/19 108 5) 6/20 107  6) 6/21 106  7) 6/22 107  8) 6/23 105  8) 6/24 100 9) 7/6 104 10) 7/7 108  11) 7/8 107  12) 7/9 103  13) 7/10 101  14) 7/15 101
15) 7/16 106  16)7/17 103  17) 7/22 102  18) 7/23  103  19) 7/23 103  20) 7/27 102  21) 7/28 103   22) 7/30 101  23) 7/31 102 24) 8/1 106 25) 8/3 104  26) 8/26 105 27) 8/27 106  28) 8/28  109          29) 8/29  104  30) 8/30 100  31) 8/31  101 32) 9/1 107  33) 9/2  107  34) 9/3  107

Update 9/15 - OK....it's over.  Finally!!!! It was hotter than last year's BAKE!  2018....I can only beg that you be more kind than the last two years.  We'll see you all a bit after Memorial Day 2018

Update 8/31 - well....August WAS kind of nice....until that last week! We closed out the month with 6 days straight in triple digits....after only a couple at the beginning of the month. Man, I am SOOOO hoping we don't catch an indian summer in Sept....ENOUGH!!!

Update 7/22 -  well....we all know July is our hottest month. It DELIVERED on that this year. I think overachievement would be a better word.  August....can you please be nice

Update  7/15 - another heat wave hit the town last week....the Almanac is TOAST again this year. Maybe global warming is really a thing.  This is the third straight year that the Almanac is not even going to be in the ballpark!

Update 7/1 - things have settled down a bit the last few days. But that 6/16 - 6/24 got to everyone! 8 days used up toward the prediction in ONE heat wave.

Update 6/15 -  it's been all good so far.....but we have a heat wave acomin'. This could be brutal

You know the drill - we look at the Memorial Day Weekend weather as our guide

As usual - we will use the reporting by Weather.com as our verification tool.

This year - it was a little trickier....and a bit disappointing to people like me that hate the hot weather.

Yep - I said HATE! Why?  1) I don't like to be hot  2) Everything is more expensive when it's hot.

A bit of a mixed bag - we had that 100 degree day slip in a bit early this year which is of concern. Based purely on Memorial Day weekend, we could be doing less that 10 days of 100 or more. But...I just can't buy it based on last year.

For that reason - we will be looking at 11-15 days at 100 degrees or more.

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

Friday, August 04, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4128

HappyUP!!! - Golfing with Russ
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy - he turned in a 39 on one of the nines today.  THAT is some excellent progress

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - been working on the right things
Why it makes me happy - I was just 4 over par. Yeah...I would like to be attacking par....but...hey... you have to be in the neighborhood before you get inside the door

HappyUP!!! - friendly phone call
Why it happened -I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - dinner plans made and in the books....looking forward to it

Thursday, August 03, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4127

HappyUP!!! - Ah Masters on calendar
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy - BAM!!! Another one bites the dust! I am getting my appointments/assignments lined up nicely

HappyUP!!! - crazy lady
Why it happened -I walk
Why it makes me happy - I actually got a rock thrown at me!!! You may not think that was a HappyUP but I found it very amusing...and it actually touched my compassionate being. I was out on a walk and the path took me under a bridge.  From a distance away, I could barely hear (I had my headphones on) some commotion. I dropped the buds for a second and realized I was the focus of someone's delusion.  She appeared ticked that I was paying no attention.  Anyway, all safe and a little excitement added to my walk

HappyUP!!! -great walk
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - did it today before it turned into a 104 degree mess! It was really nice out...had plenty of water....and I pounded that water

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4126

HappyUP!!! - Phette P chat
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy - we got the training all set up. Knocking these appointment settings down like blocks. ON A ROLL!

HappyUP!!! - 50 yard wedge into 10
Why it happened -it's golf
Why it makes me happy - 2 great shots set it up......and then I delivered it RIGHT to that pins doorstep! BAM!!! Call me the UPS man!!!

HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies
Why it happened - I can do that...I just don't
Why it makes me happy -one of these darn days, I am going to put 5 birdies on the card again. It is very rare....but it has been done. In the meantime, 2 is cool!!!