Monday, April 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3065


HappyUP!! - Tomatoe trip
Why it happened - I had a couple of minutes
Why it makes me happy - I got those bad boys sooooo fast on Monday morning. I was surprised that, after the weekend craziness, they still had such a wonderful selection. I was in and out of there in minutes!

HappyUP!!! - electrician on the job
Why it happened - he showed up
Why it makes me happy - we are working with friends. Friends have their schedules. We LOVE that...and we are adaptable. AWESOME to catch this guy today

HappyUP!!! - all plants IN after work today
Why it happened - I just had to do it
Why it makes me happy - got a great idea on how to have no weeds.....and still have plants thrive this year....probably thrive even more....we will see. I am just thrilled that....I am IN THE GROUND! ....and many people will enjoy the harvest



JJ

Finding the door...it took some work
Good day of prep
Electrician on the job
Great weather
Green Acres
Knocking down the planting after  work

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3064

"I'm baaaaaack!!!"


HappyUP!!! - first sighting of the year
Why it happened - it's spring!!!
Why it makes me happy - it seems SHE appeared a little early this year....I could be wrong...no matter....I just love that SHE has shown up again this year

HappyUP!!! - Master's Sunday
Why it happened - it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy - though not that exciting this year....it's still a WONDERFUL tournament. Wish things would have been more spellbinding....but....hey...even the SuperBowl has it's blowouts

HappyUP!!! - errands
Why it happened - the tourney ended
Why it makes me happy - Masters Sunday is always a SUPER Slothful afternoon for me. I am glued to that tourney. Yet...once it ended....I SPRANG into action and got a bunch done at the end of a Sunday. I am ready for the week ahead!

JJ

Masters Sunday
Sunday Banking
TraderJoes
Making some quessos
Weather
Garden

Saturday, April 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3063


HappyUP!!!- refund check
Why it happened - it's tax time
Why it makes me happy - kind of forgot about this one...but....when is a check in the mailbox anything but a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - OOOPS!
Why it happened - kinda forgot
Why it makes me happy - OK...this does not make me happy....hate screwing up...yet...according to eastern philosophy...."when you make a mistake...and don't fix your mistake...you just made your second mistake." Did my best to fix my mistake....that is all you can do.

HappyUP!!! - bad round...but some solid shots
Why it happened - all part of the progress
Why it makes me happy - ended up breaking even.....I definitely could have done better....but there were many highlights. The road back is not always an upward trajectory.

HappyUP!!! - running the skins game correctly
Why it happened - somebody else called it out
Why it makes me happy - I had that baby down CORRECTLY and EFFICIENTLY in VERY short order. Lots of fun!

JJ

A mistake....bad mistake....but that is that
Refund check
Good kibitizing after the round
Running the skins game correctly

Friday, April 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3062


HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 18
Why it happened - smoked it
Why it makes me happy - hit a bad second shot......and then just STRIPED this puppy for a Largo on 18....it was a GREAT match today

HappyUP!!! - joined by the assistant pro
Why it happened - he was looking for a game
Why it makes me happy - he could see that our group was going to competitive and a lot of fun. We all lived up to the bill

HappyUP!!! - great convo
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOOO many laughs exchanged in this one. GREAT to catch up

Thursday, April 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3061


HappyUP!!! - finding some guest passes
Why it happened - serendipity
Why it makes me happy - it's been on my "to do" list because of the value of these......and they were uncovered magically as I was cleaning up some paperwork

HappyUP!!! - picking up some product
Why it happened - had to make a couple of stop
Why it makes me happy - just glad it was so easy to get the materials needed for the project

HappyUP!!! - knocking out some painting
Why it happened - project
Why it makes me happy - we just keep getting closer and closer

HappyUP!!! - The Masters begins
Why it happened - it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy - Spring officially begins today on my calendar!

HappyUP!!! - visit from the electrician
Why it happened - we have yet another buddy
Why it makes me happy - great seeing this guy......and more help on the way



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3060


HappyUP!!! - Speech and Evaluation
Why it happened - I was challenged!
Why it makes me happy - Pitt is a great speaker.  It meant I would need to step up a bit as his evaluator. We want our speakers to get better and better. He gave a speech that was a joy to evaluate.....and I believe he walked away with good feedback

HappyUP!!! - golfing with the nephew
Why it happened - he comes out once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - it is just a wonderful family thing to be able to do. My brother was my partner. We got a nice little win.

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - playing better
Why it makes me happy - THAT 8 iron to gimmie range on 9 was one of the best irons I have struck from a fairway in a LONG time. It was a tight little draw that could have easily been dunked for the eagle 2!  I'm on the right track

JJ

Sleeping in
Pitt's speech and getting to evaluate
Hybrid/7 iron 1....pitch 2....wedge 3....putt/bullet 4....drive/wedge 6....drive/9 iron 7.....hybrid/greenie/birdie 8....drive/8 iron/ gimmie birdie 9....drive/hybrid 10....drive/7 iron 11...4 iron 12...pitch out/wedge/putt/bullet 13....pitch 14....wedge/putt/birdie 15....drive/wedge 16....7 iron 17....drive/pitch 18
Getting the win with my brother
Golfing with my nephew
Warm weather

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3059


HappyUP!!! - new space discussed
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - looks like we will have a new home for our club and will be welcome to move along

HappyUP!!! - lots of cleanup
Why it happened - got a project going on
Why it makes me happy - some days you get to a stopping point.....so today we did some beautification.....and things are looking great

HappyUP!!! - impromptu speech and a planned one
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - QUALITY meeting here today!!!

JJ

Chatting with Dean regarding new space
David G impromptu speech
Kathy's speech
Reliving speech contest
Lots of cleanup
Sheetrocker showed up....great to see him again
Weather
Cutting out a stump
Pressure washing....bro just could not resist


Monday, April 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3058


HappyUP!!! - good bid
Why it happened - I called a buddy
Why it makes me happy - this is really going to help the project move along

HappyUP!!! - sheetrocker lined up
Why it happened - we know people
Why it makes me happy - yet another GREAT catch and hire for our project. We are soooo lucky

HappyUP!!! - information and communication
Why it happened - working some deals
Why it makes me happy - starting to see some things possibly come together....and that is a really cool thing

JJ

Sunday, April 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3057

HappyUP!! - gardening
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - good to get those brave volunteers transplanted. I love the volunteers. They fight the winter....and come on back the next year

HappyUP!!! - ball striking
Why it happened - a little change I have been working on
Why it makes me happy - just feels great to be hitting a lot of quality shots again. The scoring will come.

HappyUP!!! - gaining clarity
Why it happened - had a little situation come up
Why it makes me happy - it was super to get perspective on a little issue I have been perplexed about

JJ

I Hold ON...Country Music
8 iron on 5 after hitting wire....9 iron 6.....recovery 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/largo 10...drive /pitch/putt 11...pitch 12...drive/9 iron 13....9 iron 14...drive/wedge/putt/birdie 15...drive/9 iron 16....putt/flagstick/bullet 17...drive/ 3 wood/wedge 18
A win
Gardening
Seeing Bob O
Getting clarity

Saturday, April 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3056

What????....a little more brass to add
to the trophy case?...well...OK...no 
trophy cases at Nutter Manor....just a
box in the basement that I will let my heirs 
deal with. Still.....got a little somethin for the effort


HappyUP!!! - Delivering the best I could
Why it happened - area speech contest
Why it makes me happy - I had the audience in my hands like putty tonight. It was a WONDERFUL feeling.  I really owned the stage tonight

HappyUP!!! - love from the club
Why it happened - area speech contest
Why it makes me happy - it was NOT a simple little thing to get the turnout at this contest....but I felt so supported....and it made a big difference

HappyUP!!! - Hawaii Short Ribs
Why it happened - TraderJoes
Why it makes me happy - I was able to throw a couple of bags of those on the barbie and participate in the pot luck.............and there were NO leftovers! Those babies are delicious!!!

JJ

Mowing
Errands trip
Weather
Drive/wedge 1.....pitch/putt/bullett 2....drive/hybrid/pitch 3....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 4....9 iron/greenie 5.....drive/9 iron 6....recovery shot/wedge/gimmie par 7....pitch 8.....drive/6 iron 9....3 wood/6 iron 10.....drive 11....5 iron/greenie 12....pitch 13....9 iron recovery 14....drive/pitch 16...hybrid 18
Winning both ways
Knocking out some paperwork
Love from my club members
Delivering the best I could
Hawaii short ribs

Friday, April 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3055


HappyUP!!! - skins game
Why it happened - we had quite a gathering
Why it makes me happy - haven't done this in awhile.....and I didn't get any....but it's fun between the groups

HappyUP!!! - chat with old friend
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - we'll get together soon to go over some options

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron 12
Why it happened - making some changes
Why it makes me happy - that baby was PURE!!!

JJ

Drive 1.....pitch 2.....4 iron/wedge 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....8 iron 5....drive/wedge 6....pitch/putt 8....drive/7 iron/putt 9....drive/6 iron 10.....7 iron 11....7 iron 12....drive/hybrid 13....hybrid 14....drive 15....drive/wedge 16....bunker shot 17.....good break/3 wood/6 iron 18

Breaking dead even
BJ as a guest
Skins game
Weather cooperated


Thursday, April 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3054


HappyUP!!! - post installation
Why it happened - got an improvement project going on
Why it makes me happy - it went as well as a project could

HappyUP!!! - sheetrock installation
Why it happened - got an improvement project going on
Why it makes me happy - it went as well as it could

HappyUP!!! - great weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy- just a great day to get things done...which we did!


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3053


HappyUP!!! - General Evaluator
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - did a really good job with the group today. Loved Peg's comments after the meeting

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - working on a change
Why it makes me happy - drove that ball VERY straight today...11 out of 14 fairways....THAT is really good for me

HappyUP!!! - 2 phenomenol speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - those were two POWERFUL messages!!!!

JJ

Great sleep
Coffee talk
Chat with mentor
2 phenonemol speeches
General Evaluation of a great meeting
Hitting 11/14 fairways......wedge 1....pitch 2....3 wood/pitch 3....wedge 4....8 iron 5....4 iron 9....3 wood/bullet 10.....4 iron 12....recovery shot 13.....4 iron 14....drive/wedge 15.....4 iron/triple greenie/largo 17
Winning a toss of the dice
WINNING with new partner for the year
Touching base with an old industry acquaintenance

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3052


HappyUP!!! - no joke
Why it happened - April Fools
Why it makes me happy - I really don't like practical jokes....don't play em on people...and expect commensurate.  All cool today

HappyUP!!! - Torrential rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE IT....let alone how we need it

HappyUP!!! - chat with mentor
Why it happened - projects we have going on
Why it makes me happy - this is going to be good!

JJ

April fools...no joke
Getting out some info
Picking up the brush
Torrential Rain
3 Great Speeches
Turning in the dues
Figuring out a Treasurer issue
Great evening convo
Wedding invitation

Monday, March 31, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3051


HappyUP!!! - dump trip
Why it happened - working on a project
Why it makes me happy - never know what the actual law is regarding "covered load." I felt good about this BIG load being covered.....but I am not the Po Po.  Nice dumping

HappyUP!!! - Joe B will be back
Why it happened - he shot me a message
Why it makes me happy - thought we may have lost him as a member.....great to know he is trying tow work us back into the schedule

HappyUP!!! - project progress
Why it happenned - we keep plugging along
Why it makes me happy - whenever you remodel....there are all these stopping points....some days go slow...but you keep on plodding forward. Today, we had a sheetrock specialist come over at the drop of a hat to figure out how to make a room perfect.....in VERY short order. BIG help to the project.

HappyUP!!! - more rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - drought buster. LOVED getting this in...and BEFORE we went to the dump!

HappyUP!!! - hearing back from clients
Why it happened - they are interested
Why it makes me happy - great convos.....and things are looking very good for all

Sunday, March 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3054


HappyUP!!! - Michigan State losing
Why it happened - NCAA tourney
Why it makes me happy - OK....THIS didn't REALLY make me happy. I had an AWESOME bracket lined up....and this team was KEY.  BUT.....they lost.  The happy thing is now I can just enjoy the rest of the tourney. I've never been in a bracket pool before. It was fun. I had a good chance...upsets happen

HappyUP!!! - winning with SL
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - haven't partnered with this guy this year....it was a profitable partnership today!!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 6
Why it happened - 3 good shots
Why it makes me happy - I SOOOOO appreciate every birdie I get these days! There should be more. But....hey...they aren't plentiful these days.  LOVE every one of them I get


Saturday, March 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3053


HappyUP!!! - getting in 9
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - it was a bit on an ill-fated decision to go out there today. We KNEW it was going to rain. We were optimistic, "hey, look at the Doppler....it looks like it is going to miss us to the North!"  I'm just happy I have raingear and that I didn't get too wet before we called the match at halftime

HappyUP!!! - hitting 3 in 2
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - par 4 number 3 at my course is one of the toughest par 4's in the area. Few hit it in the requisite 2 shots that is expected....especially me. I have decent distance but....the way the hole is set up....you have to have big distance...especially this time of year...to get there in 2. It was a thrill to put it thee today

HappyUP!!! - finding something
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - a little "back and up" versus "back and around" is going to take a little work....but I have a strong feeling it is EXACTLY what I need to get me out of the slump I have been in. Good Struff!!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3052


HappyUP!!! - being a connector
Why it happened - chats yesterday...and over a bit of time
Why it makes me happy - love helping people get to a better place

HappyUP!!! - my buddy E
Why it happened - we stay in contact
Why it makes me happy - just love talking to this guy

HappyUP!!! - golf!
Why it happened - it definitely happens on Friday
Why it makes me happy - the score wasn't good.....but...I'm on the right track!




Thursday, March 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3051


HappyUP!!! - SR visit
Why it happened - need a little thing done here at the house
Why it makes me happy - just AWESOME to spend time with this old buddy revisiting about all the people we know here in town and what is going on. LOVE this guy

HappyUP!!! - chat with a big wig
Why it happened - I made the call
Why it makes me happy - nice to chat with K-man about the industry

HappyUP!!! - texts with a friend
Why it happened - I made the shout out
Why it makes me happy - we'll connect in person soon.  Great info....reconnection....we'll get a face to face soon.  AWESOME sauce!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3050


HappyUP!!! - artichoke info
Why it happened - I watch some cooking segments
Why it makes me happy - it's artichoke season. When I prepare them, I always cut off the stem. It is how I was taught. It was GREAT to find out...and confirm....that that the best part of the choke, the heart, actually extends down the stem. More yumminess!!!

HappyUP!!! - taking out a wall
Why it happened  - remodeling
Why it makes me happy - there can be some trepidation...a plan is one thing...once you commit and do it...you don't really KNOW!!!! This is going to be a BIG improvement!

HappyUP!!! - Better Foods Sandwich
Why it happened - it was brought to me
Why it makes me happy - a Giuseppin on sweet with everything.....well...all I can say...for over 40 years....it has been happiness on a bun

HappyUP!!! - RAIN
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - every drop is like gold.  I am doing my part conserving.....I am a minimum user per the website available from my city.  I like the idea that, as more storms come in, it puts us "a bit" in the clear for this year. Yep...we'll all need to conserve this year.....FOR NEXT YEAR in case we get more drought conditions. Just glad that we look better and better every day

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3049


HappyUP!!! - Students delivering
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE the initiative of our college students.  It is a MASSIVE investment for these youngsters to make this investment in their future.  They HIT it today. They have a leg up on their peers

HappyUP!!! - Chicken Crap
Why it happened - gardening
Why it makes me happy - rain is coming. Too soon to plant. BUT....PERECT time to lay down the manure.  Upcoming weather will drench it and allow it to leech out all of it's goodness!  I am also always fond of the bag "chicken manure"..........it makes me laugh...as I think about some people that have operated in the fringes of my life!

HappyUP!!! - taxes back
Why it happened - my accountant
Why it makes me happy - another GREAT year when it comes to my overall strategy is confirmed!

HappyUP!!! - David G back
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - he's been absent....but he renewed...and will be attending again. LOVE this guy!