Sunday, September 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4437

HappyUP!!! - Another Nutter Day
Why it happened - the numbers just work like that
Why it makes me happy -I am soooo fortunate to not only have a family that plays golf, plays golf well, and I get to have them as partners!

HappyUP!!! - leaf blowing
Why it happened - I was having fun
Why it makes me happy - got done at "the office." I had my hand cordless blower (get this) my HAND!  I decided to give it a try on the leaf accumulation. See, I got it for Xmas last year and the leaves were pretty much gone. Gave it a little trial today....BAM! Yep, it is going to get the job done this fall season. Probably on once charge

HappyUP!!! - Pars on 1, 9, and 18
Why it happened - tricks
Why it makes me happy - BAD hitting today.  Off to a good start...made an incredible shot on the important 9th hole, and a cute little "bladey putt" on 18 to seal things up.  Made it happen when it counted!

HappyUP!!! - responses to my request
Why it happened - I'm the Toastmaster this week
Why it makes me happy- it's only Sunday and my meeting is basically set! I will have all tomorrow to just add spice!


Chase Bank and TraderJoes
Egg and Taco meat scramble
Morning action
New checklist
Great new chord progression...start to day

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2018

Days Predicted: 11-16
Days to Date:  29

The DAYS  (as reported by for Roseville, CA 95678)

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

FINAL Update 9/16 -
we are going to close it down. What a nice blessing we got at the tail end of this summer. Nothing over 100 since August 19. That's a little strange...but so welcome! The Almanac isn't really calibrated for 30 days of 100...unless Memorial Day weekend is BROILING.

Climate change - involved? Sure. Take a look at this year and the last two compared to the previous 8.  The climate changed the last three years here.  Climates do that. Now, do humans have a hand in that?  I will leave that for all of you to debate...and watch what happens next year.

Update 8/12 - as far as I am concerned, we might as well just GO FOR IT and try to put this year waaaaay into the 30 days of 100 plus.  With the third year of 30 or more lurking, I wonder how many people are ACTING on second homes elsewhere.  I'm starting to look at alternatives!

Update 8/5 - hard to call anything related to all these fires as FORTUNATE but, believe it or not, the smoke cover has appeared on several days to have kept our temperatures down. Weather forecasts, which are pretty solid in summer, were changed last week at the last minute.

July 29, for example, was supposed to be over 100....and that would have fit with the pattern of the week leading up to it (take a glance 7/23-7/27).  The high ended up being only 92.

Four days are decked up this week to get to triple digits. We shall see what we shall see....and...with all the smoke right now....that ain't much.

Update 7/26 - it is OFFICIAL.  We live in a TOILET!!! July has just slaughtered the Almanac....again this year. We are staring at a minimum number of 100+ days of 17 for the month!  Oh....what?...what did you say?....."Nutster, your attitude kind of stinks!"   ONE - thanks for're so kind  TWO - YOU come live in it  THREE - you are right...."we are the champions....we are the champions....." because we are so doggone heat tolerant! You know, as much as this heat sucks, it is waaaaaaaay worse in the humid places......and none of our weather has the ability to kill us.

(WOW!!! Did you see what just happened above? That was kind of like therapy.  I went from "toilet" to "being very fortunate" in just a couple of lines!  Never underestimate the power of HappyingUP!!!)

Update 7/16 - WE ARE TOAST!!! In a couple of ways.  First, we are burning it up here in the valley. Second, the Almanac will again be WOEFULLY wrong. Perhaps there is something to the fact we are in the midst of some climate changes.  This thing used to have a degree of accuracy.  The last few years?.....not so much.  We are in the midst of the worst of it too.  I see another BURNER in front of us today (105?....really? predicted....hottest day so far).  We may get a slight back off but I am POSITIVE July has more fun in store for us. It's only our hottest month of the year....and....yeah... August often likes to kick in a little "heat fun" as well.  We have hit 30 days at 100 degrees or more the last two years.  June wasn't too bad but, if August overachieves again, we will be right back there.

Update 7/1 - June CAN be a lot worse than that. Hello, July! You came in as expected. Nothing smoking on the horizon, though.  4th of July is looking awesome as is the rest of the week. We take the cool when we can get it.

Update 6/17 - June is doing it's  thing.  We have a couple hundies down....and looks like three to four coming by this time next week.  Eeeks.....perhaps Summer will do some early spitting and spare us in July.  Summers may be permanently changing in the valley.

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

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

This year - I am going to have to do some adjusting for "climate change."  The Almanac has missed the mark for 3 years in a row.

We had some cool weather - even a touch of rain on Friday right before the weekend.  Saturday and Sunday were nice and mild.  This was looking like a "10 days or less" call.....the riskiest one that can be made for this valley.....

......but....- AHA!!!!  Monday brought a little reminder that Summer is coming by almost cracking the  century mark!

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

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, September 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4436

HappyUP!!! - birdie 18
Why it happened - bashed some shots
Why it makes me happy -always great to finish on the high note. 18 is a toughie for me...especially into the wind. Yet, somehow I had a wedge into it. It was a stunner! Round of applause from those making the turn..."thank you...thank's what I do!" LOL  I even made the putt

HappyUP!!! - somehow hitting 11 greens
Why it happened -straight driving
Why it makes me happy -I was rarely very close...but...I always had a chance! Hey, that's all you can ask for in this life...a chance!

HappyUP!!! - Hansoni
Why it happened - he's back
Why it makes me happy -great to have my friend back! Hadn't seen him in forever due to injury and vacation.  The world is right again!

Friday, September 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4435

HappyUP!!! - RS meeting
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - probably need a timer on it next time. What an excellent free form conversation! Learned...took...gave....a very humanistic favorite thing

HappyUP!!! - Nutter GOLF
Why it happened - a little tweak
Why it makes me happy -we took on the world today! Nope, we didn't conquer it. SOMEONE stunk the joint up a bit! LOL Still, I did some very quality things....close...just not quite there. Back at it tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - Steak House Dinner
Why it happened -the club does that on occasion
Why it makes me happy - great company....great setting outside...the food and service were fantastic. Can't think of a better dinner

Thursday, September 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4434

HappyUP!!! - helping out
Why it happened - I volunteer
Why it makes me happy - WOW! I didn't realize some of the issues that the people were having.... and it wasn't them. Made the call in to International and got two problems fixed. Got another gal on her way...gave permission to another....and actually got some hands on training to another. GREAT DAY!

HappyUP!!! -Extension courses 
Why it happened - I was looking at something
Why it makes me happy - I am going to have some spots in my calendar filling up pretty soon. Neat stuff!

HappyUP!!! - Pathways Page
Why it happened - they established it
Why it makes me happy - good place to get updated information

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4433

HappyUP!!! - Peach Tree
Why it happened - we did a road trip
Why it makes me happy - been awhile since I went to this venerable old gem.  Didn't hit it that great but "did my thing," and scraped out a low net for the group. 

HappyUP!!! - super stretch
Why it happened - I am trying to get in habit
Why it makes me happy - I got out of that rigarmortis for this guy...popped up on the range and just started bangin em! What a time saver! Plus, it is a positive start to the range session

HappyUP!!! - appreciation of brilliance
Why it happened - something overcame me
Why it makes me happy - I just get more fascinated by how things work...and how fortunate I am.

HappyUP!!! - windshield time
Why it happened -Peach Tree
Why it makes me happy- good dude to hang around with. Great car convos.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4432

HappyUP!!! - new member and a guest
Why it happened - we are starting to build
Why it makes me happy - if the organization isn't ripening, it is rotting.  Love the new energy

HappyUP!!! - great phone convos
Why it happened - I was doing some encouraging coaching
Why it makes me happy - I KNOW the arrow hit the mark today

HappyUP!!! - nice trip to Kap's
Why it happened - we schedluled it
Why it makes me happy - super some goods along the trip..took in a great podcast along the way....nice jaunt

HappyUP!!! - 9 unexpected holes
Why it happened -my nephew wanted to play
Why it makes me happy- it was good to get out today. The weather was perfect!

Monday, September 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4431

HappyUP!!! - some cool licks
Why it happened -I was YouTubing
Why it makes me happy was so simple, why didn't I already know this one? No matter, I do now and it sounds cool

HappyUP!!! - Psych U
Why it happened -I stay tuned
Why it makes me happy - though there were some technical issues, I got some information that was good. I can see some space on an issue where things are taken a bit to in many other parts of life

HappyUP!!! - setting up the meeting for someone
Why it happened - I take initiative
Why it makes me happy - hey, I always want to help....then someone else did some pitching in...then the original person carried it over the line. THAT is some nice team work where it's not on one person.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4430

HappyUP!!! - Adam Ant
Why it happened - I was doing a search
Why it makes me happy - how amazing is technology? I just had to do a little re-visit to my childhood.  Sure, I winced a bit...THAT was entertainment? LOL...hey, now I know where my proclivity for campiness comes from

HappyUP!!! - great 5 miler
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -just had the most enjoyable stress free stroll in the most pleasant of weather. No worries about having to make it to a tee time....ahhhhh....the life

HappyUP!!! - weight loss
Why it happened - I was mindful last week
Why it makes me happy - not sure if I will stay with it, but I know exactly why this happened this week. For anyone that has ever tried to effect their weight, they will tell you it doesn't always work like that.

HappyUP!!! -NFL begins
Why it happened - obnoxious tradition
Why it makes me happy- I don't care about it one iota (yep, I said IOTA)


"We shall regroup and 
                                       plan new strategy"

                                                                                               -Morrocco Mole

We all know that crazy old definition of insanity - "doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

We laugh at it - the saying just seems trite.........right?

There is so much wisdom - in it. Get beyond blowing it off.


If your life is not as optimal as you would like - what can you do differently? Maybe it is in your routine that needs a tweak.

"But I like my routine..." - how's it working for you.  Ya know.....

If you argue for your limitations - you get to keep 'em

Little changes  - can make a big difference.  Seemingly insignificant things like making your bed every day as soon as you get up can be one.  Will that make a difference for you?  I dunno. It's you we are talking about....

...and...if that little change doesn't work - try something else.

It need not be a MASSIVE OVERHAUL - (oh my goodness, how those usually lead to massive fails).

The journey of 1000 miles - starts with one small step.  Take one today. 

Saturday, September 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4429

HappyUP!!! - great stretch
Why it happened -intention
Why it makes me happy -felt absolutely fantastic on the way to "the office" today

HappyUP!!! - solid start
Why it happened - we have some skills
Why it makes me happy -when playing in a tournament, those first couple of holes can make it really tough......we managed to wait until hole 3 for the ooooopsie!

HappyUP!!! - Switch n Bitch Tournament
Why it happened - we have tournaments
Why it makes me happy - we were on our way to DFL town early on....but we plugged on....had fun....and kept trying. While disappointing, even the best players miss the cut once in awhile

HappyUP!!! - our playing partners
Why it happened - gotta be paired with someone...
Why it makes me happy-....and who to be paired better with than the defending champions. We were privileged to watch them successfully defend their title!!!.....well....ALLLLLLMOST ...until one of the A brothers missed a 1 foot putt on the last hole to cause them to lose by 1. THAT was kind of funny! (...because we are all friends_

Friday, September 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4428

HappyUP!!! - Willie doing Sinatra
Why it happened -Spotify
Why it makes me happy -what an interesting twist to two of my fringe favorites. Awesome that I can sample that with no extra expense

HappyUP!!! - Navigating Kindle
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE to make notes in books. It's a little different in the Kindle. Plus, I own an older one so I may be limited. The cool thing is I figured out how to print them out

HappyUP!!! - Portia the Cat assistance
Why it happened - her bushy tail
Why it makes me happy -for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to make that one screen pop up. Then Portia comes along with that big ol tail and brushes across my screen....voila...they MAGIC screen opened and I figured out what she had done. Thanks, P!!!!

Willie doing Sinatra
18 with Russ
Getting it done early
Finding a way to navigate Kindle so I can print my notes
Discovering how to get to "Go To" on cat did it

Thursday, September 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4427

HappyUP!!! - my stylist
Why it happened -I have SOME hair left
Why it makes me happy - I was a little overdue this time. Mostly my fault..partly due to my stylists schedule. Either way, we had a wonderful visit and catch up time.

HappyUP!!! - my tailor
Why it happened - I had stuff
Why it makes me happy - this little gal is just the best at what I need done. I love her efficiency!

HappyUP!!! - my trainer
Why it happened -I do that to
Why it makes me happy - fabulous stuff on the horizon for this guy. I'm honored to be involved in a piece of the development.  It was a great session today!

HappyUP!!! - a course completed
Why it happened - I had an opportunity
Why it makes me happy- I can't believe how I almost let this opportunity slide by due to weak excuses.  I made every session.....and I am WAY better off for it!  Hmmmm....might just be on the lookout for similar opportunities.  This was a good one!!!


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4426

HappyUP!!! - I got a fan!
Why it happened -I was noodling on the porch
Why it makes me happy -had someone standing on the sidewalk taking in the show...and actually coming up "on stage" to tell me how appreciative he was. 

HappyUP!!! - Tacos!!!
Why it happened -Carolinas
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.....this is ALWAYS a treat for me.  I just love those shredded beef beauties with the green sauce!

HappyUP!!! - important exchanges
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy - some wonderful things can happen when you express a little interest. This is going to lead to some positive stuff!!!

HappyUP!!! - hearing from an old buddy
Why it happened - I was missed
Why it makes me happy- it was great getting the 411/update on things

The ParkWorker "why did ya drive here"
Organizing the holy space
New challenge coming

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4425

HappyUP!!! - KR and the power point
Why it happened -it's TM
Why it makes me happy -she gave it a stretch and put in some effort into a different medium.  LOVE it when the people stretch

HappyUP!!! - on the way
Why it happened -I made an order
Why it makes me happy -got what I needed handled...been on the radar screen for a big deal....but....there might be an extra goodie or two involved too. Love extra goodies

HappyUP!!! - following up
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -missed a certain person that was supposed to show up today. We have that situation re-routed now.  Can't wait to see this person

Monday, September 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4424

HappyUP!!! - got the stuff printed
Why it happened - I keep battling
Why it makes me happy - my wifi is not allowed to drive me crazy....though it's doing it's best. It may be temporary but I won again today!

HappyUP!!! - a great read
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -who knew that  a little story about a Dragon could be so impactful. Perhaps I will do a piece on it here.

HappyUP!!! - little par save on 18
Why it happened -I'm a grinder
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE that, even on a tough day, I am always in there fighting till the end. The best stuff had sailed far from shore long before...long third shot to 18...not likely this was going to be a great strike....but I put a pretty good hit on it. It just went right. The pitch and the putt coming back were pretty sweet. Made us some $$$$


Sunday, September 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4423

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened -nice shooting
Why it makes me happy - it can be a double edged sword..."early to ripe, early to rot"...but I always try to make that putt. Today....I did.  LOVE a great start

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - I got motivated
Why it makes me happy - was  catching a little afternoon tube and said, "I know what I can do while I watch this".....and I got after it!!! Got a surprising amount of sweat going in a pretty short time. Sweet!

HappyUP!!! - par out of my fanny on 18
Why it happened -I grind!
Why it makes me happy- tough day...horrible third shot....I'm 140 out and I need to get it up and down just for par!......and did! Nice save of the day!!

Saturday, September 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4422

HappyUP!!! - cammo wear
Why it happened - I had some
Why it makes me happy -I fit right in with the crowd at this event. I was wondering

HappyUP!!! - printer back on line
Why it happened -I did some fiddling
Why it makes me happy -hey, it's a pain when you can't print!

HappyUP!!! -seeing the old gang
Why it happened -a celebration of life
Why it makes me happy -the reason for the event was ANYTHING but happy. The celebration was great. Fabulous to run into 

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

Mary...Linda S...Denise...Rog and Cin....Michelle
Pen podcast

Friday, August 31, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4421

HappyUP!!! - wireless reorganized
Why it happened - printer had issues
Why it makes me happy -NICE!!! Everything is working as it should again!!!

HappyUP!!! - playing early
Why it happened - scheduled it
Why it makes me happy -it's starting to get warm again. Not blistering...but still better to be done early

HappyUP!!! - event is tomorrow...not today
Why it happened -I looked at my schedule
Why it makes me happy -I was OVERJOYED to double check and find out this thing wasn't today. It works out PERFECTLY to be tomorrow!

Bullett 1...punch par 11....bullett 12...bullett 17...bogey 18
Friends B-day ...a tradition
Great MP's

Thursday, August 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4420

HappyUP!!! - staying in the game
Why it happened -mental focus
Why it makes me happy -as much as I "had it" yesterday and the score was good but as bad as it could be, today was a good score but as good as it could be. I was hitting the ball darn near out of trash cans to get up and down. I'm a grinder!

HappyUP!!! - ice cream
Why it happened - lunch
Why it makes me happy - great trip-tip lunch today.....but then they set up the sundae bar! OMG...that was some SERIOUS topping choices. Did I say choices? Is it a choice if you put everything on the thing?

HappyUP!!! - working out
Why it happened - I scheduled it
Why it makes me happy -nope...didn't feel like it...but did it....and I am better for it!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4419

HappyUP!!! - 10 holes of ball striking
Why it happened - felt good
Why it makes me happy -it's tournament time. There is no way I could put the ball in play any better and have given myself more chances.

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Butter Cereal
Why it happened -a birthday present
Why it makes me happy -LOVE getting this special present. Nicely wrapped.  I put up with enough teasing on the name when I was a kid when the cookies came I reap the benefits. 

HappyUP!!! - making a fun video
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -the reactions tell me all I need to know about people...but...more than that...just fun!!!

Too Much Time On Your Hands
Taco meat making it
Putting practice....and I hate putting practice...but I may have found something
A birdie....2 more really close birdie looks with fabulous 8 irons...and other birdie looks
Staying "in it" tournament wise....and some good mental focus
G-mac's company and play

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4418

HappyUP!!! - a packed house
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - LOVE seeing so many at the meeting....and we had people that were absent as well.  The Area Director stopped by....we had a guest....three speeches....afterward, one member who is going to be missing every other week for a bit due to work conflict said, "I HATE not being able to come here!"'s that good

HappyUP!!! - sacred privilege and golf fitness
Why it happened - I go
Why it makes me happy - great workout for my purposes, of course. Had a long chat with the instructor afterward and all I can say is that it was a sacred privilege to have the conversation

HappyUP!!! - finger picking progress
Why it happened -I am staying on it
Why it makes me happy -I have gone down this road before....but never with commitment. I am finding out something about this process that had gone unknown to me before....and how it applies to other areas of people's lives. Fascinating stuff here

HappyUP!!! -fuming in
Why it happened -I rolled the dice
Why it makes me happy-OK...I'm not a "let the car run out of gas guy" on a regular basis. This time, the perfect storm hit.  I took a chance to where I knew there was a gas station as opposed to looking for one. Hey, when was the last time you ran out of gas? Personally, I can't remember. As a matter of fact, there is a chance that I NEVER have.  Anyway, I experienced a touch of euphoria as I coasted into that known pumphouse that I sought after! You may think it's a "little deal" would be missing the entire point of the HappyUP!!! You have to think of the alternative that could have EASILY happened.  (NO....the car I was in doesn't have the "you have this many miles to go" computer.....this was old school, Maynard!)

Area Director
Guest Steph
3 nice speeches
packed house
gym class
fingerpick progress
Making it in on fumes
Tabs sent to me

Monday, August 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4417

(Day 4 of birthday season)

HappyUP!!! - crab sandwich
Why it happened -took myself out on an Artists Date
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I gasped at the's BIRTHDAY SEASON and I immediatley said, "well, if Ikedas's is THAT proud of it, it must be pretty darn good!"....oh...and it soooooo was!

HappyUP!!! - Boxy's 20th 
Why it happened - I kept her all these years
Why it makes me happy -hey, if there is one thing I am it is loyal. This has been a fun little car and today marks 20 years since I swaddled her home. And, for her 20th, she got....

HappyUP!!! - ....a passing smog check
Why it happened -I took precautions
Why it makes me happy -hey, don't take it for granted you will always pass smog. Especially when your car is older....and maybe you have let the battery die a couple of times! Had fun with the buddy Mr Transmission did me a good turn in doing a pre-check for me...and...

HappyUP!!! -...those good people at AAA got me some registration tags
Why it happened -I am a member
Why it makes me happy-you seen the horror stories around CA DMV lately? None for me! Love my peeps at the AAA.

Not wanting to go to bed last night....not wanting to stay in bed this morning. Its really is becoming quite normal. 
Travis picking a bit
Peach cobbler gift
Tom giving OK
SmogStop dude giving me some razzing...and me returning fire
Soul of Acoustic guitar
Walk....the girl with the sideways ankle