Sunday, December 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4528

HappyUP!!! - smoothie
Why it happened - I do those
Why it makes me happy - I was in a rush. Who has times for breakfast? THIS GUY. Threw the following into the V-mix in: coconut water, flax seed, chia seed, walnuts, 1/2 avocado, blueberries, some beet, spinach, kale, 2 mandarin oranges, turmeric, a jalapeƱo, carrot, celery....and put it on the road with me. It lasted me all the way through the front 9.  THAT is a bunch of serious health!

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - it’s Sunday...the official weigh day
Why it makes me happy - new low for the year! I was there a few days ago, bounced up for a day or two....but brought it in for the record!

HappyUP!!! - deciding to golf
Why it happened - the weather was nice
Why it makes me happy - got up a bit late. Wasn’t going to play today....but just had to. Needed to go to the course anyway. Might as well make it a day! 

HappyUP!!! - 60 footer on 1
Why it happened - nice guess and touch
Why it makes me happy- never had this putt before. Looked like I was going down a Black Diamond ski slope. With 22 feet to go, I said, “this could be interesting,”...and it was! BAM!!! THOUGHT  it may be the start of the day...not so much....still...lots of good stuff happening!


Saturday, December 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4527

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron punch cut on 7
Why it happened - skillz?
Why it makes me happy - I was just trying to knock it up by the green...and ended up with a birdie putt that lipped out. THAT shot was something special....good reminder of what I can do

HappyUP!!! - lobster
Why it happened - decided I needed some
Why it makes me happy - on the way home, popped into the market, tossed it on the grill, clarified a little butter.....OMG!!!

HappyUP!!! - JB going off
Why it happened - he found it
Why it makes me happy - he was my opponent but....hey...have to admire those 4 birdies on the back. I had it going on the front. Missed some opportunities. Just couldn’t keep up on the back side. Still, another great round. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4526

HappyUP!!! - Kaiser
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - got the first parking spot in the garage (I kind of channeled it for fun), got my co-pay waived, fast trip through the pharmacy, took an on-line class during the wait

HappyUP!!! - brekko with P-alicious
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy - great catching up with this dude. GREAT visit!

HappyUP!!! - partnering with the bro
Why it happened - we got scheduled
Why it makes me happy - put a good round together for him....lots of great shots...and a sizable win

HappyUP!!! - Strat pickup
Why it happened - I hustled
Why it makes me happy- can’t believe how fast I slid past the mall and back to get my geetar for the weekend. Nice visit with Mark


Thursday, December 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4525

HappyUP!!! - jumpin on Christmas
Why it happened - I said that I would
Why it makes me happy - I got a late start today. I think that the distraction, however, put me in a better mindset to get as much done OR more than if I had started earlier. Sharpened the old axe before heading out to work

HappyUP!!! - re-purposing
Why it happened - the “paint shop” was open
Why it makes me happy - see the picture. Old pickle jars...the dishwasher...some painted lids. I love turning a trash into an extremely cool treasure!

<—— you see used pickle jars...I see a lovely canister set. Why? Because I have permission to see things a little differently as I sojourn this orb. Hell NO!!! that will NOT be a Christmas present. It’s for ME!!!

HappyUP!!! -DD to the rescue
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - ...and he delivered weight her GREAT idea I was looking for!!! It’s going to be a FANTASTIC present!!!

HappyUP!!! - stuff to garage
Why it happened - neede to clear space
Why it makes me happy- it’s not just a shuffle. It’s part of the grand plan. Getting closer and closer

Dennis Donohue
Package for GF
Getting caught up
Stuff to garage
Cursor showing up here on the blog
Weight breakthrough.....wasn’t stressing...but I did have a big meal last night
LOVING my teapot
George Harrison “If ya don’t know where your going, any road will take ya there”

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4524

HappyUP!!! - Katie bug teaching
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -it was AMAZING what this little girl learned. She impressed her parents and grandparents.....and her desire to learn was fantastic. It was joyous watching her giggle while we made up the story that would help her remember the material. A 12 year old learned the names of the first 20 elements of the periodic less than 15 minutes! 

HappyUP!!! - “AbraCadabra POW!!!”
Why it happened -Mason
Why it makes me happy - why do adults like playing with children? Because they give themselves permission to be children. I give YOU permission to look at the world a little differently as you sojourn this orb (read the moniker above)...and have for over 4500 days.  This includes seeing and acting like a child at times. As a matter of fact, it demands it!!!

HappyUP!!! - some amazing wedge work
Why it happened - it’s in me
Why it makes me happy - THIS is the kind of wedge play that should happen all of the time. It is happening more and more frequently. I’m gaining on it. So happy I “ground it out” in the wind today!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4523

HUUUUGE DAY today......I must contain myself!!! 

HappyUP!!! - Q-bollous care
Why it happened - I got off my fanny
Why it makes me happy - SPCA helped me out with the chipping. They gave me a recommendation for shots.....I bee lined it over there. None of this was on my today list of things to do but it is something overdue. DONE! Q-ball doesn’t like shots! Learned that today

<——I know....that’s one cool teapot!

HappyUP!!! - A.H. the guest
Why it happened - she was invited
Why it makes me happy -I KNOW she is going to join.  She is going to get so much out of what we do. At the same time, she is going to teach us so much. She is adding a diversity we have not seen

HappyUP!!! - delivering a great speech
Why it happened -iPad
Why it makes me happy - not only did I use it at my speech, I came up with another possible use... and people really dug it! Hey, just proves people LOVE their name up in lights!!!

HappyUP!!! -trip to the mall
Why it happened - iPad class
Why it makes me happy- Mike at Apple was GREAT! I got an hour of one on one. Cassie at LoveSac has been very helpful. I stopped by Restoration Hardware just to browse....they had a ROBE there. It was on sale and would do the job. I needed a new one forever and wasn’t even shopping for one. Then, right across the aisle, I saw Crate N Barrel. “Hey, I need a teapot...a really cool black one. I wonder if they would.......” sooner did I step in the door but ...BAM!!!...there it was. In and out in minutes!!!

Monday, December 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4522

HappyUP!!! - my annual 
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -all ACES!!! I had a lot of questions. I was hell bent on getting my money’s worth this time! Bloodwork was fantastic. Doc concluded with, “keep doing what you are doing...I am proud of you.” Hey, that’s like getting the “Good Boy” sticker from the dentist!

HappyUP!!! - writing a speech
Why it happened - we needed one more
Why it makes me happy - got a quality one ready!...with a Keynote display!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sunrise Health
Why it happened -I go there
Why it makes me happy - got some new stuff...nice supply of old stuff I needed. Also had a synchronicity moment...and I acted on it. I hope it helps my friend!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4521

HappyUP!!! - Christmas Dinner with friends
Why it happened - it’s a tradition
Why it makes me happy - just good fellowship...and killer food! Glad I did my pre-meal “hack” because I ate a BUNCH!!!

HappyUP!!! - 74 and 3 birdies
Why it happened - mindset
Why it makes me happy - didn’t even have the A game today. Just “golfed my ball,” as we like to say. Turned something that started quite modestly into something that could have been something! Love those birdies...could have easily been 5 of them. I’m still waiting for that day to pop up again. It’s been a long time.

HappyUP!!! -tech geek? Me?
Why it happened - I know stuff
Why it makes me happy - it’s funny listening to people my age and older when you show them great stuff. “You are becoming a tech geek! We can’t trust them!” First of all, at my age, it obviously doesn’t take much to be a “tech geek”.  Second, you go, “dude, embrace the technology. It can make a lot of good stuff GREAT! ...and it doesn’t take much effort. are kinda busy. You want to watch the 49ers lose opposed to learning something. I get it.”

Saturday, December 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4520

HappyUP!!! - nicely played round
Why it happened - just great thinking
Why it makes me happy - had a couple of bobbles. Ball striking was solid. Driving of the ball very straight. The putting stroke is in good shape. 12 greens in Dec from the back tees is pretty good for this golfer! Playing it out of the fairway is a good idea!...go figure

HappyUP!!! - Landmark Study
Why it happened - the Dr informed us
Why it makes me happy - it was just so funny! There is a HAPPY way to improve your PSA!

HappyUP!!! - playing with Dr A
Why it happened - he was put in our group
Why it makes me happy - we had great discussions today. So much better than typical banter

HappyUP!!! - putting stroke
Why it happened - I work on it 
Why it makes me happy- the little gadget I bought long ago is probably the best training tool for putting I have seen. Radical improvement in mindset

Friday, December 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4519

HappyUP!!! - coming back
Why it happened - confidence
Why it makes me happy - the front 9 was the worst score I had recorded in AGES. Did I get down? Did I give up? Nope. Calmly, I said, "Wow! That was a fluke. I can't get it all back but I am going to get some on the back 9". LOVED my attitude. And....

HappyUP!!! - great ball striking on the back 9
Why it happened - decided to finish my swing
Why it makes me happy - every fairway was hit coming in. Basically hit every green until the final hole. Made some extremely nice swings.  All it took was a little idea. I'll work on it tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - oranges
Why it happened -I have a sweet neighbor
Why it makes me happy - I have a ton of navel oranges on my tree. But, I don't have any valencies. Well, I do NOW. Awesome to be thought of

HappyUP!!! -Puff on the iPad
Why it happened - I was sketching
Why it makes me happy- I'm going to LOVE the iPencil!!!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4518

HappyUP!!! - Apple Store
Why it happened - it was overdue
Why it makes me happy -....and I have a new "toy"? Apple product is not a toy. But it sure is fun

HappyUP!!! - Kailee
Why it happened - Apple Store
Why it makes me happy - lots of options for me. She just did a FANTASTIC job helping me get my selection right....and a good plan on future selections. Even let me know if today's purchase wasn't PERFECT size wise, I have until 2 weeks after Christmas to swap it out.

HappyUP!!! -Lovesac 
Why it happened - I was at the mall
Why it makes me happy - I was walking by. I went in based on the name. WOW! I will be redecorating soon. There is going to be some Lovesac in my crib!!! Who knew I could be such the designer!

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4517

HappyUP!!! - my Taupe Shirt
Why it happened - I found it
Why it makes me happy -OK...I wasn't looking for it. I was just making tidy. Perfect shirt to wear with my ensemble today! It had been hiding. I am sure it contributed to....

HappyUP!!! - a nice round
Why it happened - I stick with it
Why it makes me happy - had it going today...even without my best stuff.  Two errors on 13 and one on 14 sent me to 6 over par. Time to call it a day? Nope....played 2 under the rest of the way in and salvaged a round!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - 4 great shots
Why it makes me happy - it's cold. The hole is playing long. Got it to on top of the hill. 145 yards out. A bit of a stretch but I hit the 8 iron anyway. Put it behind the pin (yeah...I rocked it). Tricky little downhill left to righter from about 14 feet....and it NEVER left the line to the pin. Closing with a birdie? YEAH!!! HappyUP!!!!

HappyUP!!! - nephew
Why it happened - he had it going
Why it makes me happy-I didn't get to play with him. Best round of his career. On a day when his uncle played OK, he beat me by two! Kid is getting better!

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4516

HappyUP!!! - a lot of good "no's"
Why it happened - I say that
Why it makes me happy - I went today without doing some things that I really don't need to do...and I was fine....again. YES!!!

HappyUP!!! - Excuse me...
Why it happened - I transcribe
Why it makes me happy - as I was working on my project, I stumbled across something that I think is exactly what I was requested for. Go figure! It just happened

HappyUP!!! - help is on the way
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - "Speed of Implementation" is everything. Nope, I am not quite ready yet. Therefore, the fuse is now lit! Cant wait to visit with A.M. and take on this project

HappyUP!!! - tea with a friend
Why it happened - I was requested
Why it makes me happy- some good, quality mentoring time. It is good to be of use

Monday, December 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4515

HappyUP!!! - Apple Store
Why it happened - it's that time
Why it makes me happy -OK...I don't like the price tag. It's time I bite the bullett and get some new technology. I don't need to hang out there but it is a cool store to visit. Man, does it get crowded! 

HappyUP!!! - PJ helping 
Why it happened -I called him
Why it makes me happy -he gave me some insights and great ideas as it applies to the above

HappyUP!!! - transcribing
Why it happened - it's part of the project
Why it makes me happy - it is one thing to get great things from a book. It is another to go back and get to enjoy them again....and lock them down into the subconscious. Great stuff today!

HappyUP!!! - whipping along
Why it happened - I was against the grain?
Why it makes me happy - I was in some pretty good traffic....for awhile. I reset my sails to get to the other side of town. No traffic and I was "hitting green" everywhere I went. Even outraced a train! LOVE THAT!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4514

HappyUP!!! - smoothie
Why it happened - something new
Why it makes me happy - I actually used my Vitamin! You know...the one that I have owned forever! And the concoction that I concotced was very pleasant. No, I did not say delicious... because anything full of THAT much goodness can only get "pleasant" as it's highest mark

HappyUP!!! - no collateral damage
Why it happened - I'm a miracle?
Why it makes me happy - took a rather awkward tumble last night. Caught my foot on a low shelf after doing some recent furniture decoration. I thought "that's gonna leave a mark"! As in...something really bad. All good....and I am INFINITELY grateful

HappyUP!!! - meggings
Why it happened - I crack me up
Why it makes me happy - too cold for shorts? too warm for pants? Throw leggings on under shorts! It was quite the fashion statement. It wasn't fully appreciated by my golfing pals.  Hey, reds go together as long as you wear as many different shades of it as possible, right?

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Brothers rides again
Why it happened - we were paired up
Why it makes me happy- I never take this wonderful arrangement for granted...ever

Saturday, December 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4513

HappyUP!!! - TidyUP!!!
Why it happened - it's time has come
Why it makes me happy - one month to go for the year. Why not cap off what is already one of, if not THE, best years of my life by knocking down some items that have been long overlooked! Work to do but, so far, it is feeling GREAT!!

HappyUP!!! - "new" clothes
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I found some GREAT items that I had forgot I had today. It's like having brand new clothes.....for free!

HappyUP!!! - my body and blood work
Why it happened - I do that annual thing
Why it makes me happy - just KILLING IT on the blood. My body is truly amazing!!!

HappyUP!!! - it has come upon me!!!
Why it happened - I wait patiently
Why it makes me happy- I had an idea for awhile. I started prepping for it. The idea just wasn't jelling. Today, a different idea came upon me. The vision is kicking in. The items I was saving for the other idea can be used in the new idea. This is going to be a GREAT Christmas!!!

HappyUP!!! - an old friend stopped by
Why it happened - I'm irresistible? ...yeah...that's it!
Why it makes me happy- always great to catch up with an old pal! Q-bolous the cat got to host a visitor and show off a little bit. Got a transaction handled. Great stuff going on for all!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4512

HappyUP!!! - Birdie putt on 6
Why it happened - I hit a good one
Why it makes me happy -on a day where I could find nothing on the course (which is way different than what has been going on), I got a nice little gift knocking in this 40 footer

HappyUP!!! - wedging
Why it happened -I found one thing
Why it makes me happy - another ray of sunshine on  a cloudy day. I had some good things going on in this one area I have been working on

HappyUP!!! - books out and ready
Why it happened - I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy - this is a project long put off.......and now....just days from completion. 

HappyUP!!! -gorgeous day
Why it happened - a little break
Why it makes me happy- wasn't sure about the weather today....but it turned out to be a STUNNINGLY beautiful day!

HappyUP!!! Day 4511

HappyUP!!! - Matie Kondo
Why it happened -I took a class
Why it makes me happy - where has this lady been? So happy my classmates turned me on to this dynamic lady. I was already in the midst of doing some work in this lady's area of expertise. Her methods are sooooooo much better than what I had going on. What could have bin a bit of a drudge is now a total project that I am stoked about!

HappyUP!!! - LoAnne
Why it happened - I had stuff to pick up
Why it makes me happy - this gal is just the greatest little tailor to go to. I always look forward to visiting with her.

HappyUP!!! - my chest of drawers
Why it happened - I'm ON IT
Why it makes me happy - the guy I am tonight is NOT the guy I was when I woke up. This is awesome. Things are looking like something from The Gap around here!

HappyUP!!! -"When the wind is at your back, go like hell because, them winds, they change"
Why it happened - I was thinking today
Why it makes me happy- years ago in my triathalon days, I came up with this mantra while I was doing my biking training. It all came back to me today!


Marie Kondo
My chest of drawers
Book project started
Vision and goal for year end...close strong
3 wood 
Chris G apologizing
Downstairs closet
Egg bites made

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4510

HappyUP!!! - bumpin Kaiser a bit
Why it happened - something made no sense
Why it makes me happy - I asked....and I got my way....gee...that was easy

HappyUP!!! - my luthier
Why it happened -time to pick up the kids
Why it makes me happy -great chat with this dude. Super knowledgeable. Great guy to have around as a resource. Plus, I think that I can help him out a bit

HappyUP!!! - making appointments
Why it happened -I'm due
Why it makes me happy -DONE! Not put off any longer. Flag it...just get these things in the calendar.

HappyUP!!! - flu shot
Why it happened -I made it happen
Why it makes me happy-in and out in all of about 5 minutes. No muss, no fuss. Protection1

Flu shot - in and out and fun
Gastro Dept - I asked
My luthier
Tay and SC sound
cheeseburger loaf
Making apps
Sunrise Health
TJs and Incred Pets

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4509

HappyUP!!! - the Claw
Why it happened - my city does that
Why it makes me happy - First...I love this service. Second, though a storm was coming to make another mess, I raked yesterday due to my intuition that the city may swing by here before the next storm. My intuition was spot on

HappyUP!!! - my presentation
Why it happened - I do those
Why it makes me happy - I had a last minute hiccup in putting this together. This made me a bit less prepared than I would have liked. That said, no apologies....just went into delivery mode and did a pretty good job of making all of the loose ends nice and tight at the end

HappyUP!!! - getting the AV to work
Why it happened - at first it didn't
Why it makes me happy - we were struggling with it....but I KNEW the answer was closer than we thought it was. I took over the remote...and....VOILA!...there was the answer right in front of us that had been evasive. OK...we made it evasive. 

Delivering the speech
Getting the AV to work
Bev was back
Karriker call
Blue sphere '
Bookmarks for all
Velcro tabs

Monday, November 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4508

HappyUP!!! - desktop squared away
Why it happened -it had to be done
Why it makes me happy -It is a JOY to have a clutter free workspace. may have been longer than awhile since that has occurred. It's so nice now!

HappyUP!!! - tailor
Why it happened -I had stuff
Why it makes me happy - just love dropping stuff off here. The lady is a nice ray of sunshine!

HappyUP!!! - Keynote 
Why it happened - I have a presentation
Why it makes me happy - been a long time since I made a Powerpoint/Keynote. Had to retrain myself a bit...and....yeah...I messed it up at first. THAT is how an education is acquired. I LOVE the deck I made

HappyUP!!! - scanner
Why it happened - I needed it
Why it makes me happy- my scanner has always been a bit sketchy. I should use it more often but seldom have the need. I was able to "debug it" fairly quickly

Sunday, November 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4507

HappyUP!!! - diads
Why it happened - I found an old lesson
Why it makes me happy - great fun playing around with two string patterns this morning. I smell a new song coming

HappyUP!!! - another stellar round
Why it happened - mental focus
Why it makes me happy - was on the doorstep of fulfilling my Quest on the golf course today...just came up a little short. I know what it will take. I may be running out of time this season...but...that's OK.  27 putts...and only made one putt outside 8 feet.

HappyUP!!! - Ninja sushi
Why it happened - we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - been forever since I had some of the raw fish. Oh how I have missed it!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 8
Why it happened - a super 4 iron
Why it makes me happy- not an easy shot to put within 4 feet of the hole.  Then, my opponent drains a 20 footer for birdie...that made the putt a little longer for me. No worries. Right in the hole...back to even par...and spurred me to get closer to completing.....The Quest!

UT class
Denver Omelette
Eric golf meet
Hip video
Hynosis video