Sunday, January 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5028

HappyUP!!! - a new fuse
Why it happened -a buddy had one
Why it makes me happy -great to diagnose this issue....and play comfortably

HappyUP!!! - staying warm...enough
Why it happened -I layer well
Why it makes me happy -not freezing...but very variable in the temp today. Ear band on....ear band off....and then ear band on again at the end. Still, I was comfortable

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened -I had some courage with the putter
Why it makes me happy -a lot of good putts today...that didn't go in. This one did...at just the right time!

HappyUP!!! - the group
Why it happened -it's how we were paired up
Why it makes me happy -great 5some today. A rare pairing with the plumbing suppliers!


HappyUP!!! Day 5029

HappyUP!!! - finding it
Why it happened -I stopped looking
Why it makes me happy -sometimes...you find it when you surrender (<---yeah ...remember="" a="" about="" and="" back="" blended="" by="" entrance.="" fallen="" floor="" for="" had="" hand="" i="" in="" it="" just="" line...not="" my="" new="" of="" one="" order="" out="" p="" that="" the="" this="" to="" was="" with="">
HappyUP!!! -batteries plus
Why it happened -they were open
Why it makes me happy -OK...not the perfect trip (their problem with a new system)...but it beat going to where I thought I would HAVE to go for this fix. PLUS...I have a feature on my phone that had NEVER worked before!

HappyUP!!! -49ers win
Why it happened -they just kick butt
Why it makes me happy -we got skin in the game for a Super Bowl!!!...FINALLY!!!

HappyUP!!! - football hosts
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -great hanging with the guys and wives...and the InstantPot ribs? Oh yeah... I will make some of those. Why not? That meat just dripped off the bone!

Friday, January 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5027

HappyUP!!! - Nuts vs Macs
Why it happened -I re-shuffled
Why it makes me happy -we had a lot of late minute changes. Great to play some family golf...to a stalemate!

HappyUP!!! - Instapot Brussel Sprouts
Why it happened -trying new things
Why it makes me happy -a lot healthier and just as tasty as how I usually make them....perfect texture!

HappyUP!!! -the pro shop
Why it happened -they made some room
Why it makes me happy -they had our back on the overflow today. Nobody had to sit out

HappyUP!!! - impossible shot....POSSIBLE
Why it happened -I have some skills
Why it makes me happy -this shot had to stay low for a long time....and then go between two trees....fade a little...then get caught up in the longer grass to slow it down....and end up 12 feet from the pin. I could have stood out there all day and not hit that shot again!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5026

HappyUP!!! - Key To The Highway
Why it happened -I was YouTUBING
Why it makes me happy -I will put some work in on this. Great instruction. It opened my mind up a bit. Challenging? Yes...shouldn't be but it is what it is. I can't just "chord" the tune my entire life

HappyUP!!! - jokes
Why it happened -I was reviewing
Why it makes me happy -I got a nice little schtick brewing out of this one...funny!

HappyUP!!! - re-review of file
Why it happened -a personnel change
Why it makes me happy -I MAY not have to do some repeat work to get updated! THAT would be sweet!!! Hope!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5025

HappyUP!!! - shoes
Why it happened -I ordered
Why it makes me happy -these are awesome...and a great deal

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies on the back
Why it happened -mostly putting
Why it makes me happy -hit it close on the front...no birdies. Hit it farther away on the back...3 birdies. Go figure. You all KNOW birdies are the name of the game. Very productive

HappyUP!!! - dinner set kinda complete
Why it happened -2nd order came in
Why it makes me happy -some flatware is probably next but, for now, I did a nice little upgrade here

HappyUP!!! - 34 on the back
Why it happened -(see that birdie thing above)
Why it makes me happy -can't remember the last time I tossed it around in two under on the back. Sweet!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5024

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Game
Why it happened -I taped it
Why it makes me happy -I managed to watch it...using a lot of fast forward....and I didn't know who won ahead of time!  What a time saver!!!

HappyUP!!! -a guest
Why it happened -she was invited
Why it makes me happy -very positive vibes on this one. Can't wait for her to join!

HappyUP!!! -AB's speech
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I was THRILLED to evaluate today...and got total agreement from my peers on the improvement and the opportunities for this guy to go Next Level

HappyUP!!! -Time Won't Let Me
Why it happened -I was tidying up
Why it makes me happy -there is a cool and easy little lick on this one. Not sure we will do this but it would be easy to add to the set list

Monday, January 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5023

HappyUP!!! - Mr Transmission
Why it happened -needed to test
Why it makes me happy -he's the absolute best!!!

HappyUP!!! -trickle charger
Why it happened -I own one
Why it makes me happy -I'm so glad it helped me with my current situation that I am working on

HappyUP!!! -smoothie
Why it happened -I do that sometimes
Why it makes me happy -it had been awhile. This is a GREAT brekko for me. Easy habit to get back into

HappyUP!!! - the gig
Why it happened -we volunteered
Why it makes me happy -playing live is nerve wracking....and exhilarating! I put myself out there.

HappyUP!!! -singing
Why it happened -I stepped up



Why it makes me happy - doing The Thrill Is Gone Live is something I have always wanted to do. Glad the band indulged me today

HappyUP!!! -Monk's Cellar
Why it happened -celebration



Why it makes me happy -great to hang with the band after the gig and decompress a bit

Sunday, January 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5022

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I have coverage
Why it makes me happy -considering where I was and the time it was, it was amazing to get bailed out like I did....and I APPRECIATE it!!!

HappyUP!!! - favor for a friend
Why it happened -I have a truck
Why it makes me happy -always like to help out when I can

HappyUP!!! - new sheets
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -.....last night! WOW!!! Love these! Super soft and inexpensive. THAT is a winning combo for slumber

HappyUP!!! - receiving a favor
Why it happened -he cared
Why it makes me happy -this dude really helped me figure out how to get my sound ready to go live tomorrow night. A million thanks!!! My big amp is once again in play!

JollyJottings
Finding my battery bump box


Saturday, January 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5021

HappyUP!!! - bro's house
Why it happened -party time
Why it makes me happy -always great to share time with the family

HappyUP!!! - the drone
Why it happened -I brought it along
Why it makes me happy -it's a Mason favorite! If it's approved by him, it makes me happy

HappyUP!!! - 49er win
Why it happened -they are goooood!
Why it makes me happy -the once proud franchise?....it's proud again. I don't think ANYONE saw them being the dominant team that they are. One more home win....and it's Super Bowl time again!

HappyUP!!! - Grocery Outlet
Why it happened -I needed a couple of quick things
Why it makes me happy -great little in and out with no hassle. Not my usual place but it was great!

JollyJottings

FREE stuff! - I have some nice dough on my cash rewards. It covered my entire order tonight!

Friday, January 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5020

HappyUP!!! - 40 yard pitch in on one
Why it happened -I have SOME skills
Why it makes me happy - this gem was just struck perfectly...flighted just the way I wanted it...took the break...and gently fell in the cup. What a lovely start!

HappyUP!!! - 3 more birdies
Why it happened -mostly putts
Why it makes me happy - 18, 20, and 12 footers are not ones you make all the time. It also helps to birdie the 9th AND the 18th...THAT does not happen often but it is profitable

HappyUP!!! - quick fix to my headcovers
Why it happened -I'm a touch crafty
Why it makes me happy - building these babies to last for awhile

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened -I cook
Why it makes me happy - FABULOUS way to start my day and stay full. The salad with the oil and vinegar at the end of the day was some pretty tasty eating as well



Thursday, January 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5019

HappyUP!!! - Chicago (the documentary)
Why it happened - lazy day
Why it makes me happy -this band was ALL OVER my heaviest music listening days. Nice to have the history all put right in front of me

HappyUP!!! - morning rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy -didn't see this in the forecast. It was a nice little break in a rather dry forecast. It's supposed to be THAT time of year

HappyUP!!! -NCGA
Why it happened -I inquired
Why it makes me happy -they are so screwed up right now...poor things. Yet, they got back to me promptly. Impressive!

HappyUP!!! -leftovers
Why it happened -I cooked the other day
Why it makes me happy -oh man!!!...I am digging this cooking more thing. Resolution? Nah...just something I like doing



Wednesday, January 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5018

HappyUP!!! - pom poms
Why it happened -Hobby Lobby had em
Why it makes me happy -my new "head covers" are now DOPE! Thankful for Mrs. Wolfe for teaching me how to use a needle and thread back in the day! THAT is a skill I have often used in my life!

HappyUP!!! -beret day
Why it happened -a resolution
Why it makes me happy -yep...resolution to wear more berets this year has been fulfilled. I wore one all day...even golfing! I hate to admit it but it was FUN!

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 13
Why it happened -sweet 7 iron and putt
Why it makes me happy -birdies are what it is about...and they are few and far between at the moment.

HappyUP!!! -big win
Why it happened -mostly my partner
Why it makes me happy - I'm almost back to square one for the year after a rough start!



Tuesday, January 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5017

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened -it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -first meeting of the year....GREAT turnout....three speeches...and one of my favorites returned

HappyUP!!! - Chuck
Why it happened -I stopped by
Why it makes me happy -we have a game plan now

HappyUP!!! - ice dissipating
Why it happened - it was light
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't running late...but I wasn't planning on defrosting today. The ice was taken care of with mere washer fluid

HappyUP!!! -GREAT luck with lights
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -it just does. Red lights? inevitable. Green lights?...a fortuitous blessing. It's all how you look at it

Monday, January 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5016

HappyUP!!! - drive time
Why it happened -I am on a mission
Why it makes me happy -I got a SOLID 4 cycles in today....and heard an interesting podcast with DiCraprio and Brad armPitt today. Progress

HappyUP!!! - "Finding" my license
Why it happened -I was diligent
Why it makes me happy -ALMOST freaked out when I couldn't find it in my money clip....but somehow, it had become FUSED to another card. I mean PERFECTLY fused. The magnetic strip on the back of the license looked just like it belonged on the back of the card it had attached to. NO trip to DMV for me! THAT is a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - rehearsal
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -we had a great session with our drummer. Can't wait to play next week. It's going to be great! Also great to pick up some extra strings on the fly!

HappyUP!!! - Instapot
Why it happened -I bought one yesterday
Why it makes me happy -OK...I wish the instructions were a bit more robust. Of course, there is an app for that....which I downloaded.  Frozen salmon to lunch....a delicious lunch....in about 10 minutes. NICE!

JollyJottings

Sunday, January 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5015

HappyUP!!! - birdie out of the box
Why it happened -a nice wedge and putt
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE a good start....even if, most of the time, it turns into "early to rise, early to rot" as was the case today. It's just nice to start off HOT!

HappyUP!!! - Ricky Gervais
Why it happened -Golden Globes
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE how he just says, "this is my last time.....I DON'T CARE!" ...and means it. His monologue was fabulous....especially the "gasps."  The Felicity Huffman joke was outrageously funny....and the silence it got was even funnier!

HappyUP!!! -Seahawks win
Why it happened -Philly had issues
Why it makes me happy -I SOOOOOO want to see them play the 49ers for the chance to get in the Super Bowl...at the Niners home!

Saturday, January 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5014

HappyUP!!! - a last second reminder
Why it happened -texting
Why it makes me happy - would have gone to the club expecting breakfast....forgetting the kitchen is closed down a week for maintenance. JUST enough time to whip up a little scramble here at the house

HappyUP!!! -a brekko offer
Why it happened -texting
Why it makes me happy -same dude that made me aware offered to grab me a MickeyDees brekko burrito. I didn't take him up on the offer.......NICE GESTURE!!! I'd like to think I would be that thoughtful...not sure I would have been. I WILL be if I am on that end in the future.

HappyUP!!! -seeing a missing golfer
Why it happened -he just had to play
Why it makes me happy -good to have this guy back in the fold. Hope to see more of him

HappyUP!!! -memorization is good for you
Why it happened -I was reminded
Why it makes me happy -I have a couple of poems and a few song lyrics memorized. Discovered the GREAT value in doing that while researching today. It seems that our school system has gotten away from encouraging "rote memory" exercises. I am compiling a list of the things that I want to work on.

Friday, January 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5013

HappyUP!!! - a service request
Why it happened -I'm of service
Why it makes me happy -wasn't sure that I could help this client....now I am. Can't wait to train this person in ways in which the mind works

HappyUP!!! -2 birdies
Why it happened -great shots and putts
Why it makes me happy -birdies are the name of the game. I'm hitting more greens. It is the pathway to more of them. The seal has been broken from the lid for 2020

HappyUP!!! - getting a pesky response off my list
Why it happened -it's the New Year
Why it makes me happy -I will either get something signed off on...or I will get some assistance. I'm good with either.

HappyUP!!! -  getting caught up
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - it didn't take long, was fairly easy, and now I am on top of things!

Thursday, January 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5012

HappyUP!!! - Kings Game
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -great to spend some time with my friend...and be around the mass crowd (once in awhile). The "crowd mentality" is an interesting thing

HappyUP!!! - hitting 10 greens
Why it happened -I got some help
Why it makes me happy -I'm not there yet...far from it. It's nice to begin the New Year working on something that is DEFINITE and fairly simple

HappyUP!!! - some car runs
Why it happened - I got up early enough
Why it makes me happy - got the mileage in at the prescribed RPM's...without disturbing traffic. I will get this thing done.

HappyUP!!! - The Sound of My Voice
Why it happened -I recorded it
Why it makes me happy - Linda Ronstadt, without me thinking about it, filled a bunch of my airwaves as I grew up. It was cool to find out her life story. A very well done documentary

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5011 Happy New Year 2020

HappyUP!!! - Hitting balls
Why it happened -I have "resolve"
Why it makes me happy -I have a bad habit in the way I hit the ball. I am committed to getting rid of it or, at least, minimizing it.

HappyUP!!! -the Pro stopping by
Why it happened -I was on the range
Why it makes me happy -he gave me more than a few minutes to tell me exactly what I need to do. His tutelage makes sense

HappyUP!!! - Late Night guitar
Why it happened -I was listening to a set list
Why it makes me happy -I picked up a couple of cool new licks and songs that I may be able to do. Not as difficult as I would have thought

HappyUP!!! - a walk
Why it happened -I do that....
Why it makes me happy -...and I just need to do more of it. Even got a little bit of a "run" in. It's a New Year. I got an idea!!!


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 5010

HappyUP!!! - Weight
Why it happened -I weigh
Why it makes me happy - a bit higher than last New Years Eve....but less than it was in the last month by a bit! Made it through the holidays with no blow up. Strategies being employed to get where I need to be in Q1 2020

HappyUP!!! -Happy New Year!!!
Why it happened -NY New Year
Why it makes me happy -in bed by 10 and ready to enjoy the first day of 2020!

HappyUP!!! - a walk
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - I ran across a buddy of mine along the way. Got some good pace in as well as a brief run.

HappyUP!!! - Sacramento Fireworks
Why it happened -they do that
Why it makes me happy -they did it at 9 pm! Which proves what I have alway said, "A New Year can be at any time...or any day...make it work to your convenience...not someone else's!"

Monday, December 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 5009

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - I was tired?
Why it makes me happy -I NEVER stay in bed this late....7:30!!!! But...it's a holiday week...and it just felt great

HappyUP!!! - Long Time Running documentary
Why it happened -Netflix
Why it makes me happy - I had heard of "The Tragically Hip" but knew nothing about them. What a band!...I had no idea they were such a treasure in Canada. Fantastic story!

HappyUP!!! - tutor time
Why it happened -he was running early
Why it makes me happy - great little one-on-one time with our instructor. Learned some new stuff.

HappyUP!!! - rehearsal
Why it happened -we are gigging soon
Why it makes me happy -we sounded pretty darn good tonight. We might even work in another tune.


Sunday, December 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 5008

HappyUP!!! - 49ers win
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -WOW!!! What a game! It all came down to less than a foot! Exciting!!! The Niners get a week off...and have a clear path to the Super Bowl of all home games

HappyUP!!! - Family Christmas reunion
Why it happened -they have a tradition
Why it makes me happy -great chats...a fun gift exchange...super food...fabulous times

HappyUP!!! -High Hand Olive Oil
Why it happened -they were open
Why it makes me happy -I was sad to see my old "go to" was no longer in business...but overjoyed to find a back up.....just in time for me to get a hostess gift and a gift exchange gift

HappyUP!!! -my grand nephew and his reaction
Why it happened - the present came late
Why it makes me happy -he had SUCH fun with this new toy! Perfect! Unique! Awesome!