Monday, May 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5157

HappyUP!!! - the Angster
Why it happened -he signed up
Why it makes me happy -wasn't sure this dude would be there.....but, when it came time to tee off, there he was.  I learned all about specificity as it applies to virus testing. Yep, hang around smart people and you get a little smarter

HappyUP!!! - winning
Why it happened -we persisted
Why it makes me happy -the nephew and I were getting a beat down all day.....until the last hole... when it was ALL on the line.  I hit a miracle shot...he stuffs it and makes a birdie....."PAY US NOW PLEASE!" is what we were saying on our way to the refreshment station!!!

HappyUP!!! - lunch outside
Why it happened -we were hungry and the club was serving
Why it makes me happy -who doesn't love a little bbq try-tip under the shade of a stately oak on a holiday weekend

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the prez
Why it happened -he called me
Why it makes me happy -great to go over some stuff. Looks like we have a BIG meeting in the morning

Sunday, May 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5156

HappyUP!!! - golf was a go
Why it happened -my nephew said so
Why it makes me happy -we don't normally play as a two-some on a crowded Sunday morning. All our golf buddies were playing in a tournament earlier. This would normally mean that, as just a pair, we would have to wait a loooooooong time between shots.  NOPE! We actually played in a pleasant 3.5 hours.......and my nephew ended up paying me a few samoleans for the effort! LOVE THAT!

HappyUP!!! - drinks with the crew
Why it happened -they hung around
Why it makes me happy - great to spend some quality time outside in the shade with a cool drink with my buddies

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I had it thawed
Why it makes me happy - LOVE a bit of grilled red-fish!!!....on this holiday weekend. So easy...so delicious....and so good for me!!!

HappyUP!!! - neighborly advice
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - I am just soooooooooo lucky to have great neighbors....in every direction!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5155

HappyUP!!! - a late 4 miler
Why it happened - had to get out there
Why it makes me happy - what a perfect time and temp. Squeezed it in just before dark. Just an awesome time. It was so great....I went farther than planned. LOVE my route

HappyUP!!! - Squeekers re-indocrinated
Why it happened - I supervised
Why it makes me happy - she came back from surgery the other day and, as expected, I had to quarantine her. Her buddy here at the house was sure to hiss at her. He gave her a little hiss at first but they are back to being pals. It will still be awhile until I let them frolic but they can be company.

HappyUP!!! - trading great texts with a couple of buds
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - besides providing entertainment with some crazy licks I was playing, I got brought up to speed on the Cowboy Junkies. I had heard of them but, for whatever reason, never listened. I liked the groove

HappyUP!!! - Miriam Makeba
Why it happened -I'm curious
Why it makes me happy - this lady's name hit my radar due to Fred Willard's passing. I caught a podcast he was on that was replayed due to his death. He mentioned having opened for this singer. A controversial lady for sure.....but someone that lived a BIG life....and had a HELL of a lot more scary moments and tragedy that I would want. What a voice!!!


Friday, May 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5154

HappyUP!!! - being a model
Why it happened -I stepped up
Why it makes me happy -I'm a bit farther along than my classmates. I recognize this so I allow them most of the speaking in the sessions. Eventually, however, I get called on...and, when I do, I deliver. Even the instructor said, "man, I want a transformational recording from you."  Me: aw, shucks mam...it was nothing.

HappyUP!!! -learning even more about transformational recordings
Why it happened -I train and I listen
Why it makes me happy -I think this has been a strength of my practice. It's just going to get better. PLUS, I learned a new technique for organizing my session notes that is going to be VERY helpful to improving my client's experience even more

HappyUP!!! - Golfing
Why it happened - I caught a break
Why it makes me happy -I was SO happy that training got changed around a little. It let me get back out there with what HAS to be my favorite group to play with....or one of them. Love all my guys. This group was fantastic

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened -pretty cute knock down shot
Why it makes me happy - my new irons have been sketchy....it was nice to manipulate this little hold off with the wind blowing.....and then make the putt!


Thursday, May 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5153

HappyUP!!! - the POWER of Emotional Language
Why it happened -training
Why it makes me happy -yep....I KNOW this....but got the GREATEST reminder today. Also realized why my peers are hesitant to use the language....THAT was the biggest AHA moment I have had in awhile. I brought it up....and got a fantastic acknowledgement for the observation

HappyUP!!! -helping my teacher
Why it happened -she has new kittens
Why it makes me happy -glad to share a bit of expertise that she was unaware of!

HappyUP!!! - Voice Recorder App
Why it happened - it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -oh...this is going to stop a MAJOR piece of "clunk" while I am helping my clients with their therapy....and shorten the session as well! THAT is good for everyone!!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5152

HappyUP!!! - first in line
Why it happened -I ducked out of training for a moment
Why it makes me happy -I kept this errand to 15 minutes....exactly the time I had planned. Hey, this was dependent upon the staff at the vet so it was out of my control. Things don't always go that smoothly or meet expectation.  You MUST notice these things when they happen

HappyUP!!! - day one of training
Why it happened -I signed up
Why it makes me happy -the organization I am affiliated with did NOT have to do this. They are a world class bunch and, even while living under ThisThing, this was a tremendous learning venue and setup. We even finished 15 minutes early....LOVE THAT!!!

HappyUP!!! - Tell Your Mind a Better Lie
Why it happened -I was at training
Why it makes me happy -I will be taking this one to the bank!....like throughout my training days. It is SUCH a simple concept!

HappyUP!!! - all goes well at the Vet
Why it happened -they are a good outfit
Why it makes me happy - Squeeks came through with flying colors. She is purring. Yep, time for me to be a bit of a nurse for awhile...but that's OK.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5151

HappyUP!!! - consulting with a friend
Why it happened -he called
Why it makes me happy -glad to be sought out for having a degree of knowledge! Hope I helped

HappyUP!!! - settling my mental dilemma
Why it happened -I relied on an old mantra of mine
Why it makes me happy - glad to put this thing away, make a decision, and move forward...and look forward...BAM!...Let's Do This!!!

HappyUP!!! - a couple of great speeches
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy - so proud of these two. They made the meeting!

HappyUP!!! - a 3.5 miler
Why it happened -I snuck it in
Why it makes me happy -great to get out there and do some road work! It had been awhile. The pace was excellent!!!




Monday, May 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5150

HappyUP!!! - dropping a few
Why it happened - making adjustments
Why it makes me happy -I was treading the "high side" pretty hard. It's OK...wake up call noticed.

HappyUP!!! -getting an appointment ....FAST
Why it happened -I got a vet
Why it makes me happy - Squeekers needs to have some plumbing removed...STAT! Thrilled I can get this done so soon. Yeah, gonna have to pay up but ThisThing we are living under has created a backlog at the cheap clinics. They couldn't perform spaying during the lockdown. Not sure how THAT wasn't considered an essential service!

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy -I'm REALLY trying to avoid the store. Sometimes, though, you can only stretch so far. Glad I could make a late night run to a sparsely attended grocery.

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

Sunday, May 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5149

HappyUP!!! - my buddy's best week ever
Why it happened -the rules got lifted
Why it makes me happy - he was in a world of hurt potentially when ThisThing broke out. I am happy for him personally (so much) but also happy for hope!

HappyUP!!! - counseling my friend
Why it happened -he reached out
Why it makes me happy -this is a person with a skill set....and a struggle. Thrilled I could lend some expertise

HappyUP!!! - repair tool advice 
Why it happened -I reached out...I know people
Why it makes me happy - this saved me SO MUCH time deciding. It's great to get the advice from a pro! Ordered the perfect solution for me





Saturday, May 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5148

HappyUP!!! - tuna salad
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -swapped some things around on this classic. I hadn't had this in forever. Hit the spot!!!

HappyUP!!! - weeding
Why it happened -I garden
Why it makes me happy - I'm all set for a bit ahead of the rain

HappyUP!!! - car washing
Why it happened -others were doing it
Why it makes me happy -I thought about it.......but it's going to rain. Glad I wasn't doing it!



Friday, May 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5147

HappyUP!!! - flank steak
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - the club did it again. Great stopping by and giving support

HappyUP!!! - chatting with an old buddy
Why it happened -he was there
Why it makes me happy -great to get caught up on stuff. We don't always see things the same way.... but close enough. Bright dude!

HappyUP!!! - gardening
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - nice to turn a little dirt today...just a little. Nice to be outside

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -it was late...and rain is coming
Why it makes me happy - I just love how I just all of a sudden "get stuff done." Yeah, I'd like to be "planned out" a bit more....but ....hey....it got done!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5146

HappyUP!!! - card from "mom"
Why it happened -she is a sweetie
Why it makes me happy - just one of the nicest ladies I know. So heartwarming

HappyUP!!! - base tracks to work over
Why it happened -my buddy and I do that
Why it makes me happy - it was great to get the electric out again.....and the sound it was making. Just another Tequilla Sunrise

HappyUP!!! - bro golfing 
Why it happened - he's better
Why it makes me happy - I thought he'd be laid up for a bit. Not even an apparent setback







Wednesday, May 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5145

HappyUP!!! - a mask in the mail
Why it happened - a gift from a friend
Why it makes me happy - my bandana's have been working fine. That said, it's actually kinda nice having something a bit more less "rag tag." .....and...I was thought of

HappyUP!!! - great Zoom
Why it happened -its how we meet now
Why it makes me happy - one of the more interesting and fun chats I have had with my buddy!

HappyUP!!! - confirming training
Why it happened -I am committed
Why it makes me happy -I can't wait to do a little refreshing and possibly catching up with some old friends. All kinds of new stuff.



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5144

HappyUP!!! - planning meeting
Why it happened -I called for a meeting
Why it makes me happy - OK....I got a route to get done what I want to

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my client
Why it happened - we needed to catch up
Why it makes me happy - LOVE catching up with this person. Got some great insights and glad to hear how well she is doing

HappyUP!!! - TM work
Why it happened - we had a meeting
Why it makes me happy - no procrastination here. We had the meeting.....and got things done! BAM! All cleaned up

Monday, May 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5143

HappyUP!!! - texts with the prez
Why it happened -we got a day planned
Why it makes me happy - we could have a record breaking day for guests! We are ready!

HappyUP!!! - Quesidilla
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -put a HELL of a twist on it today.....FANTASTIC!!!

HappyUP!!! - string change
Why it happened - breakage
Why it makes me happy - I got RIGHT on this one.....and changed them all.....BAM!!!...and my baby is sounding sweet!!!

HappyUP!!! -Last Dance
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy - ESPN just keeps drawing me....and SO MANY others in. Absolutely fantastic  work

Sunday, May 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5142

HappyUP!!! - Mothers Dau
Why it happened - its a thing we all do
Why it makes me happy - great to have recollection...share with bro...and KNOW...mom still lives...on my grounds and in my heart

HappyUP!!! - a sneaky tradition
Why it happened -its a thing I do
Why it makes me happy -she is gonna love it. Yep...takes a bit of effort..but it always comes back in spades....a little nocturnal drop off.   (OH....HEY.....SPOILER ALERT...it doesn't have to be Mothers Day...or to a woman....did ya know...you can leave something great on anyone's porch...anytime? Its even better if they have a surveillance cam....DANCE in front of it...give them them a gift and a show

HappyUP!!! -  wedge to 14
Why it happened - I dunno...a bit of skills recollection
Why it makes me happy - it was too much club...but I don't play anymore....somehow...I "clubbed up"....and could take enough off it...to nearly jar it and got the birdie given to me. It was a damn great shot

HappyUP!!! -stellar pitching coming in
Why it happened - I put the ball further up in my stance
Why it makes me happy - I still "got it"....I just forget sometimes....those were some good up and downs I made on 16 and 17

Saturday, May 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5141

HappyUP!!! - dodging the heat
Why it happened -cuz I can say no
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE saying NO...to stupid invitations....no reason for me to be out in this...in MAY!!! If desperate in the summer....maybe

HappyUP!!! - RVing going well
Why it happened -I checked in
Why it makes me happy -OH...HELL NO!!! I'm not getting sucked into the "hobby of the bored"... but I'm glad my friends are liking it

HappyUP!!! - ducking out
Why it happened -someone else did
Why it makes me happy -Im glad I didn't interrupt the mix. OK...don't get me wrong...I don't want to ever disrupt the mix...somebody else did it first...so...the second disruption caused no disruption...allowing me to go about my happy way


Friday, May 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5140

HappyUP!!! - Walmart...early
Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy - people make fun of Walmart...I don't go there often...its not my route...but I ALWAYS make fun of the people that make fun of Walmart shoppers...cuz they have NEVER been there when the "Walmart Shopper" they make fun of isn't there. There is so much BAD imbedded in what I just wrote...and none of it "my bad." It cracks me up

HappyUP!!! - a nice win
Why it happened -I get it done
Why it makes me happy -I don't want to play golf...but...I might as well win money when I do. That birdie putt on 16 was daaaamn sweet

HappyUP!!! - neighbor
Why it happened -I'm so lucky
Why it makes me happy - dude knows I garden...he dropped some seedlings on me...how good is that?


HappyUP!!! Day 5139

HappyUP!!! - found items
Why it happened -I misplace things...which makes me a great finder
Why it makes me happy -it's just nice, in that moment when something is found, to KNOW you don't have to replace the thing. C'mon...you know that feeling. OK, you organized people don't.

HappyUP!!! - tire fix
Why it happened -a buddy said he rode his bike today
Why it makes me happy -THAT was all it took for me to GET ON IT! Rode last week for first time in a LOOOOONG time only to see the back tire was flat the next day (delayed HappyUP!!! there...glad it didn't go out ON the ride).  Patched that REAR wheel up in less than 20 minutes in the evening when I wouldn't have done anything productive

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -playing tomorrow....weather was gorgeous....ran into an old friend (who appears to have joined the club).....just a lovely way to spend an evening.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5138

HappyUP!!! - shrimp fajitas
Why it happened -the club was serving
Why it makes me happy -LOVE to support the club during these times.....and get some great food. Even got to do a little visiting with my buddies while waiting

HappyUP!!! - no traffic at 4 a.m.
Why it happened -I was on the hunt
Why it makes me happy - people that know me know I don't do sugar. Yet, I woke up today at 3:30 with a MAD HANKERING for some ice cream.  I thought, "hmmm....I will yield to this." You can always count on 7/11. I felt like driving around to see what the city was like in these times early in the morning. GHOST TOWN!

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -the weather, pretty much
Why it makes me happy -after getting a bunch of stuff done, just had to stretch out the legs. It was the most wonderful 4.5 miles. I'm due for another long one soon



Tuesday, May 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5137

HappyUP!!! - RING doorbell
Why it happened -I have one
Why it makes me happy -I was able to see that, while I was outback, my neighbor was letting me know Q-ball was OUTSIDE and on the prowl ("Bad Q-BAll!!!"...he's really a good boy). Anyway, it was good he didn't go far

HappyUP!!! - TM meeting
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -two guests...including one from Minnesota! Game Changer, there. Our attendance was 100%. The virtual meetings are working out great

HappyUP!!! - Face Tie with PS
Why it happened -I didn't understand his text
Why it makes me happy -we got to swap some guitar secrets visually.....and do some home touring! Fun with my buddy!







Monday, May 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5136

HappyUP!!! - text from the nephew
Why it happened - he was being thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - it just. great to feel connection and appreciation. It doesn't take much

HappyUP!!! - final planting
Why it happened -I do it in shifts
Why it makes me happy -I think I am good to go for this year. Sure, I may add a couple more here and there but the garden is exciting this year! NEW STUFF

HappyUP!!! - great video 
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy - Gabor Mate spoke on the Corona virus. What a FASCINATING perspective about what we COULD learn from this....but....we won't. Nice to know we could, however. I KNOW, at least, I will.