Saturday, April 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4653

WOW!!! It must be Easter
HappyUP!!! - my outfit                                 
Why it happened -it's Easter
Why it makes me happy -yes, I said, "outfit." I know...the Man Police are on the way as "men don't do outfits...men have attire." Oh please!  Come and get me...but bring a basket to put this Easter egg in

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 2
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - that pin wasn't accessible from the lie I had in the rough....oh?...but it was!

HappyUP!!! - Brandon advice
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -I like this guy. Working his way through college. He had some good kinesthetic advice today.



Friday, April 19, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4652

HappyUP!!! -weight                                
Why it happened - been good
Why it makes me happy -a nice little dip below the set point is always a pick me up first thing in the morning

HappyUP!!! - WORLD RECORD 
Why it happened - I'm fast?
Why it makes me happy -I did the Morning Pages faster than I ever have before. It could be an indicator of a lot of things....or nothing at all...it was quality time

HappyUP!!! - pain free
Why it happened - no sugar?
Why it makes me happy -I thought the yard work I did yesterday would be a little crippling today...not the case. Does a lack of sugar have anything to do with that? Who knows? I know it doesn't hurt to not be pumping pro-inflammatories into my body on top of doing some inflaming activity.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4651

HappyUP!!! - AT&T                                  
Why it happened -I chatted
Why it makes me happy - first, I am so happy that I could text chat. I love that feature these days. Sure, you have to get past the robot for real action. Not hard. I came in looking for something that was worth about $60 as a courtesy to my loyalty.  I didn't just get that....I got a TON more! Should they have reached out and offered it to me without my inquiry? Probably. Yet, I also could always ask. Glad I did! I am thrilled

HappyUP!!! - yard work
Why it happened - you should have seen the weather
Why it makes me happy -nope, it wasn't on my list today to take it as deep as I did....I just couldn't stop! It was too nice outside. That other stuff that was on today's list....I think they make another day for those...tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - nutrition research
Why it happened - I am becoming more aware
Why it makes me happy - the health benefit of the radish REALLY surprised me. I had heard some things that did not shine a nice light on tomatoes....but...they get the green light! Cool because I need to go "into the ground" with them in days to come.  Apple Cider Vinegar - I have been drinking a tonic that includes turmeric. Yet, I was pleased enough by what I saw to add ACV to my daily list.

HappyUP!!! - Mueller Report
Why it happened - it's a process
Why it makes me happy- one step closer to that chapter being over. From here, to someone in the middle, things start to get VERY entertaining. If there was no findings in an investigation of this scope, it seems that the parties that brought it on need to be looked at due to the seriousness of the situation....and I think that will be happening.



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4650

HappyUP!!! - Mr Exact Change                                   
Why it happened - preparation
Why it makes me happy - bailed a buddy out from some terrible service from the waitstaff...and, while not for this reason, it was pre-planned

HappyUP!!! - document resurfaced
Why it happened - a heads up person
Why it makes me happy - great to know this isn't floating around out there for nefarious purposes

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - MISIG
Why it makes me happy - there is NO doubt I have regained some pop in my bat...a minimum of 20 yards over the last few years. This is going to be immensely helpful this season. It's all coming together

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 6
Why it happened - skills and luck
Why it makes me happy-OK...I got a good forward bounce...but I hit it dead straight! Gimmie birdies are ALWAYS going to be a HappyUP!!!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4649

HappyUP!!! -  GREAT Meeting                                 
Why it happened -it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -literally could not pick between the evaluators or the speakers today. That is how great the presentations were. The Table Topics were right there too

HappyUP!!! - BB King
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy -stumbled across a clinic he gave. NOPE...don't have those skills BUT I definitely heard my phrasing change by listening

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy - this is going to put me ahead tomorrow....and I sure could use it. Need to play a little catch up

HappyUP!!! - welcome back
Why it happened - my friend was MIA
Why it makes me happy- glad to get a brief chance to re-visit. We'll hook up for longer soon!

JollyJottings

Monday, April 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4648

HappyUP!!! -  Yocha DeHe                                 
Why it happened -a going away gig
Why it makes me happy - haven't played this course in FOREVER! It's always a special treat. It was particularly cool because I took my nephew along for his first time there. Great day

HappyUP!!! - some beefy mid-irons
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the wind made it a bit tough to gauge distances. I put the smack on a 5 and a 6 iron and they both led to birdies and a skin. You know how much I love birdies! The skin?...that is just the cherry on top

HappyUP!!! -mentor call
Why it happened - I signed up for it
Why it makes me happy -the minutes pass too quickly when chatting with my mentor. I got some great ideas and a commitment to some extra time. It appears that we are both enjoying the process.

HappyUP!!! -jammin this morning
Why it happened - procrastination
Why it makes me happy- yeah...some stuff I SHOULD have done yesterday. I will tell you this, however. There was NO WAY I would have gotten the things done faster due to the deadline. NOW, I just need to bottle that kind of activity more often. It will happen

Sunday, April 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4647 MASTERS Sunday!!!

It's the only - hard wired sporting event in my calendar. It was interesting to watch it in the morning due to a change to avoid impending weather. It all led too....


HappyUP!!! - Tiger is back!!!                                   
Why it happened - lots of guts and work
Why it makes me happy -OK, back in the day, I was not a Tiger fan.....because he was sooooo good. He ran away with  major events (the ones I watch) and, hence, eliminated the reason I would watch...for the drama. Fantastic to see him back in form. It also says something about forgiveness amongst the population due to his indiscretions in the past. He was allowed redemption 

HappyUP!!! - Townhall meeting
Why it happened - we do those occasionally
Why it makes me happy -I wondered why we were having one so soon. It became evidently clear shortly into the program. It's that good ol politics stuff!

HappyUP!!! - shop open tomorrow
Why it happened - outside event
Why it makes me happy - I need my clubs for travel! Oopsie...kind of forgot today

HappyUP!!! - meeting M.E.
Why it happened -the town hall
Why it makes me happy- heard a lot about him. Seems like a nice guy. Great to see someone so involved.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4646

HappyUP!!! -Hitting 4 in two                                   
Why it happened - a couple of popped shots and been stretching
Why it makes me happy - that 3 wood was nutted! Never thought it would get there. It's probably been two years since I put a ball on that par 5 in 2. The MISIG may be paying off. 

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened -I got skills
Why it makes me happy - made 3 out of 4 sandies...should have gotten the tough one down in two on first hole...but...got a little lucky on 13. The little bump and run from the bad lie on 17 was professional grade

HappyUP!!! -farewell to a friend
Why it happened -he's moving
Why it makes me happy -glad I hung around today for the party. Hate to see the guy go but California is an expensive place to live

HappyUP!!! - taxes picked up
Why it happened -I got lucky
Why it makes me happy- I kind of put this off. Glad the office was open today. Monday is the deadline and I am booked out. It will all be over tomorrow...including the tears!

Friday, April 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4645

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 18                              
Why it happened -good shots...and downwind
Why it makes me happy -not my best ball striking day...but got it around OK...and that little spinny 50 yard wedge downwind was a nice capper to the day. Tricky little 5 foot left to right putt that went center cut was a nice treat as well

HappyUP!!! - getting an ad submitted
Why it happened -a deadline
Why it makes me happy -I have the best person helping me out. Her improvement to my very basic layout was TREMENDOUS!

HappyUP!!! - The Masters
Why it happened -it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy -oh what a leaderboard is shaping up. It includes that fella by the last name of Woods. This could be a good one!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4644

HappyUP!!! -meeting with CEO                                
Why it happened -we do meetings
Why it makes me happy -I got some great information. I gave some in exchange. "OWGT" seems to run amongst his constituents. While it could be problematic, I look more to it as opportunistic.

HappyUP!!! - The Masters has begun
Why it happened -it's a tradition like no other
Why it makes me happy -I just LOVE everything about this sporting event. It is probably my favorite amongst all that are held. Tradition, gorgeous grounds, high stakes, minimal commercials to scroll through, and a fancy green jacket. Hello TV over the next few days

HappyUP!!! - Flaggin em down
Why it happened -they were hanging around
Why it makes me happy -nice exchange that I had between me and this lovely couple

HappyUP!!! - yard work
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy- I am sure that it will become a chore. It usually does. Maybe not this year under a different mindset. For now, it is a "when THIS becomes THAT" joy as the ground dries out and the winter growth can be transformed into the optimism of new beginnings. 


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4643 SuperHappyUP!!! Day

Tea? - looks relaxing
OK, kids - if today doesn't prove what the right mindset and attitude can do for you, you will never get it. After all, how can getting your teeth scraped, going to the social security office, going to DMV (twice), going to the hardware store (twice), and having your plumber come over and spend a ton of dough be a SuperHappyUP!!! Day?

Valid Question - if I was you, I think I would be crying, "that's a bunch of bull excrement!"...or something to that effect.

HappyUP!!! - the teeth cleaning                                   
Why it happened -I do it regularly
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE my hygienists. The one that I had today is the brutal one...usually. For whatever reason, perhaps I am doing a better job, it was totally painless and quite entertaining



HappyUP!!! - social security office
Why it happened -I decided to "hammer it out" today by handling "unpleasant" tasks
Why it makes me happy - I had never been to the new place. 20 minutes and no hassle and mission accomplished!

HappyUP!!! - on to DMV
Why it happened -my license is hiding
Why it makes me happy -I'm going to NEED my license soon. Yeah, you should have it every time you drive but mine isn't laying around in my money clip where it is supposed to be. It takes 2 months to get an appointment. THAT dog does not hunt. Hey, I have misplaced it so I have to do the time. The parking lot is jammed. There isn't any street parking. I decide to go home and see if the license may have magically appeared. No dice. I take a shot later in the day....4:55. I always heard this about DMV that they "work pretty fast at closing time." The parking lot is a GHOST TOWN!!! I am in and out in 10 minutes....and probably 3 of those was because I went in the wrong door! I LOVE the DMV!!!

It may not look like much to you but it
makes a crapload of difference to me!
HappyUP!!! - my plumber showed up
Why it happened -he is the BEST!!!
Why it makes me happy- he not only unclogged my sewer line, he installed a clean out that I needed, and replaced the trap under my sink that was a mess. He didn't show up on time...he was EARLY! Awesome!!! All of the work added up to a price that was fair...but it was a hefty tab. Well, guess what? Remember that little NCAA Bracket pool I unexpectedly won the other night? Covered the plumbing, my driver's license replacement, and some pocket change that I will go blow on something just for fun.

HappyUP!!! - the iMac
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy - OK, it came almost two weeks ago. My iPad has been doing great and I really hadn't determined where I was going to put it so it sat in the box. I pulled it out today. It set up like a DREAM...another stress point avoided.  It works PERFECTLY here on the blog (the iPad does not). Life changing? No. Compatible with all my stuff? Yes. The iPad is fantastic but it's not quite a computer...and..the display on the iMac? OMG...stunning

The day went so well - that "finding my missing kitty" didn't even make the cut. Plus, all of the above happened before 6 and I said, "nothing is going to top today," so I posted early tonight!

A LOT of potential stress points - all taken care of by professionals and no stress to me. I think I will enjoy a nice cup of tea! Cheers





Pseudocyesis

Pseudocyesis -  false pregnancy.

Are you familiar? - I had heard some passing comments about it. There was something about it that got my curiosity going.

This occurs - when a woman has many, if not all, of the symptoms of pregnancy.

There is just one thing missing - a fetus.

Here is the greatest thing that I found - “although the exact causes are unknown, doctors suspect that psychological factors may trick the body into “thinking” that it’s pregnant.”

How is that - for a SHOCKING Flash of the Obvious?

Couvade - is a related condition. This one shows up with males having “sympathy symptoms” with their female partner. Weight gain, nausea, and backache are all included.

What is the point? - this is a HUGE one.

If people can manifest all of the symptoms of a condition or disease purely through their mind, it only makes sense that they can also manifest the cure for an underlying condition or disease.

It also says something from the medical community regarding the brain and the mind - they have NO CLUE of the degree of power that the mind has.

I know the general public doesn’t - which is exactly why I have entered the field of helping people tapping into a portion of their brain that they previously had no access to.

The greatest thing? - Big Pharma isn’t involved. I have some pieces coming up on Big Pharma. Let’s just say that they are a LAST RESORT.  Your mind, movement  and your diet need to be center stage with the mind being the lead actor.

It is an exciting time to be alive.





BreakUP!!! With Sugar FREE COURSE

(Originally posted 3/24/2019)

Alright - I am going to make this really easy for you.

Sugar - it’s BAD! Horrid!

If I saw a kid - with a soda in one hand and a cigarette in the other and I could make him give up one?

I don’t know which - one I would choose.

Yeah - I am that serious about it.  I’ve done enough research for myself. I gave it up in October 2018.

If you need to do the research - it’s out there. People have written more extensively on it than I am going to.

The changes? - Dramatic

I will expand on this topic- in the future but I just got through giving a talk about this and several audience members wanted to know more.

Here is the link to the free course that I took -   I don’t think there are any catches to that “free” part.

Will power alone - is unlikely to get you through this. Eric Edmeades 7 day course is only 10-15 minutes a day for 7 days. Once you get through that time frame, you will be fine. You CAN do this!

I will add one thing - you are LIKELY to screw up at some point. I did. 3 days in I ate two chocolate chip cookies that just came out of an oven. Hey, it’s sugar and it’s addictive. You will make mistakes. Who cares?  Don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on the horse and ride again.

Here is the good news - I have been in a lot of “sugary situations” since then (think about it....passing out Halloween Candy....the holidays....etc) and I wasn’t even tempted.

I changed my thoughts - which, over time, changed my BELIEFS. The change in beliefs made it EASY to change my ACTION (avoiding sugar). In the Neuro Linguistic Programming world, I am told that what I did was a “re-frame.”

I now see sugar as - RAT POISON. Prior to this course, I don’t even want to tell you what my sugar consumption was....from the obvious ice cream and candies to the subtle ways BIG SUGAR has injected into your everyday food supply.

People ask -“don’t you want a little treat once in awhile?”

HELL NO!!! - how could RAT POISON be a treat! It is an easy and reflexive answer that I don’t even think about.

“Scott, you are special. I couldn’t do that” - while I will agree with you on the point that I am special in many ways.....I am a commoner in this area. ANYBODY can do this.  Check back with me. Let me know how you did.

I hope - I help you get rid of some ailments and got you on your way to the best life you could imagine....pain free...drug free.

No doctor - is going to recommend giving up sugar to cure your arthritis, for example. First, they took no nutrition training in med school. Second - they are trained to prescribe medicine. That is all backed by Big Pharma.  If no sugar means NO DRUGS, sign me up! The only thing worse for you than sugar is the drug or drug combinations you end up with due to high blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, etc and managing how all of those awful things interact with your body.

WARNING - a nasty side effect to giving up sugar is that you probably are going to lose some weight.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4642


HappyUP!!! - CRAZY fairway bunker shots                             
Why it happened - level knees
Why it makes me happy - this is NOT a shot I am known for but I hit two of them from long range that were PRO quality! Amazing!!!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron into the wind
Why it happened -some skills
Why it makes me happy - 180+ into a 20-25 mph wind...and I flighted that puppy down and put that one right to the back edge. 

HappyUP!!! - good drive time
Why it happened - coming home
Why it makes me happy - great time with the bro over the last few days. The drive home was no exception

HappyUP!!! - lining stuff up 
Why it happened -I’m getting on it
Why it makes me happy- took some doing...but I am getting it done!...after getting unpacked.   A productive night!


Monday, April 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4641 SUPERHappyUP!!! Day


HappyUP!!! - Zone Qualifier               
Why it happened - we qualified to get here
Why it makes me happy - fog lifted LITERALLY at our tee time. I had the ball nicely in play off the tee all day. Hit a fabulous fairway bunker shot. My brother tossed in a birdie. I nearly missed holing out for eagle. We got down to shirt sleeves due to the impeccable weather. We didn’t play that well and we still ended up upper middle of pack for day 2.  Dinner with our partners was outstanding with a good time had by all.  I am very OPTIMISTIC about tomorrow.

HappyUP!!! - Lovers Point
Why it happened - it’s where our hotel is
Why it makes me happy - gorgeous day to be out watching the ocean do it’s thing, climb around on the rocks, catch the surfers, do a little juggling.

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Finals
Why it happened - it’s that March Madness finale
Why it makes me happy - I WON THE POOL! Are you kidding me?!?! Just need to take that momentum into tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - study time
Why it happened - had some time to kill
Why it makes me happy- there was a heads up for what my next two weeks will look like. I got some great ideas as I was doing my review of materials. 


Sunday, April 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! DAY 4640

HappyUP!!! - Road Time                         
Why it happened -tournament away
Why it makes me happy -great company on the road today. 

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened -I was in need
Why it makes me happy -they were out of those balls last time I was there. Not today. Makes for an easy peasy morning. Turns out, due to an emergency, I NEEDED that saved time

HappyUP!!! - Dinner
Why it happened -we are on the road
Why it makes me happy - Sand Dabs and Calamari? Are you kidding me? Right on the ocean...yeah, I can probably stop right there. Great help from the server who saved me a trip to the store. SWEEET!



Saturday, April 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4639

HappyUP!!! - Nephew fill in                             
Why it happened - time off
Why it makes me happy -pro shop made a smart accommodation. He was a great add on to our group today

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 11
Why it happened - sweet 6 iron and putt
Why it makes me happy -hit the second shot right where I was trying to and then....BOOM!...made a putt on the waffle iron greens. 

HappyUP!!! -Virginia Cavaliers win
Why it happened - NCAA
Why it makes me happy -I’m probably not winning....but I’m ALIVE!...barely



Friday, April 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4638

HappyUP!!! - Division Speech Contest                          
Why it happened - it’s a Toastmaster thing
Why it makes me happy - I had won at the club and area levels. The competition gets really tough at Division. Tonight was no exception. No matter what happened, though, I knew I was a winner. People came up to me beforehand and said, “do you notice how little sugar items were brought for the pot luck?” Keep in mind, the speech I had given at the area contest was about the evils of sugar. The point? People remembered and people were taking action. If you can make that happen as a speaker, you have done a hell of a job! I felt like a winner before I said a word

HappyUP!!! - Walking the Trail
Why it happened - inspiration from last night
Why it makes me happy - I needed to get away from the house and MOVE while I practiced my speech. Nature is a great place for that. Up ahead, I saw a homeless man on a bench. I knew I was going to get panhandled so I stopped practicing my anti-sugar speech way before I saw him. I was ready for him to hit me up for some cash. As I approached, he said, “excuse me sir....do you have an extra sugar packet?”  Obviously, he was having a withdrawal issue of some sort. The irony of the situation was too much! I laughed to myself about it, gave him some cash, and pointed him to a nearby store.

HappyUP!!! - Seeing improvements
Why it happened - the speech contest
Why it makes me happy - I had seen some of the contestants before. I was heartfelt in my congratulations to them for their marked improvement over the last time. One can say, “big deal,” but one would be short-sighted. You see, when someone gets better at something...especially something others fear.....you know a HUGE shift has incurred internally in all aspects of their life. I dig that!

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

JollyJottings

Thursday, April 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4637

HappyUP!!! - call from my partner                          
Why it happened - he was thinking about me
Why it makes me happy - soooo excited and getting geared up for his invitational tournament next month

HappyUP!!! - BrainSTORMERS
Why it happened - I hosted
Why it makes me happy - great ladies over, fabulous conversation, meaningful stuff....and...I got one HUGE AHA that is going to serve me TOMORROW

HappyUP!!! -Yardwork
Why it happened - company was coming
Why it makes me happy - great to sneak this in. I didn’t think I would have the time. Easier now than after the rain that is coming. Looks great!


Wednesday, April 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4636


HappyUP!!! - deciding to tee it up                                  
Why it happened - might be last chance for awhile
Why it makes me happy - between rain and some commitments, I’m glad I took the time to get a tune up before next week’s big qualifying tournament. Things are getting exciting! I 

HappyUP!!! - a nice win
Why it happened - that last putt
Why it makes me happy - not the best ball striking day...but...in the end, it is always the putter that lays down the law. Yeah, that last putt I made on 18?...it was good for 1/3 of the winnings today. It was a lovely note to head home on

HappyUP!!! - meeting with my designer
Why it happened - I hired her
Why it makes me happy - got some great information. Many would not have gone the route and DIY’d it...I could have...and wasted time and experienced frustration “muscling through” and learning something that I would not be using again. Delegation! 


Tuesday, April 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4635


HappyUP!!! - my evaluator                         
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - it can be hard to evaluate me...not for one of our newer members. She gave me some great stuff to work on before I give this speech at the next contest level. Awesome job by her! Fantastic to see and hear!

HappyUP!!! - a new member and a guest
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - love this guy and his family. It was great to see him visit us a couple of months ago. Even better that he is now going to be a part of the group.  The guest was an added surprise....and a former Toastmaster herself!

HappyUP!!! - chattin with China
Why it happened - I gave a good review
Why it makes me happy - nice to get a call from this gentleman. We have each other’s contact information. This could be interesting.


Monday, April 01, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4634 - NO APRIL FOOLS JOKES...


.....and that is a HappyUP!!! in and of itself!!! It made me appreciative to not be in an office environment where that kind of shenanigans take place!

<—— My Opinion of April Fools Jokes

HappyUP!!! - File recovery                          
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - well, the person on the line wasn’t that much help...but...they were EXTREMELY responsive. No wait time. The file went to a place they don’t normally go. I was able to find it. WHEW!!!

HappyUP!!! - trip to the mall
Why it happened - had to finish some business
Why it makes me happy -got the AirPods back running AND an EASY return at another store. Nice little brain break today

HappyUP!!! - another iPad use
Why it happened -I got to thinking
Why it makes me happy - I read books a certain way. With this downloaded book, I was able to read while in Notability...which allowed me to do some cut-n-pasting. This discovery is going to have some great applications!

HappyUP!!! - Animation upgrade
Why it happened -Apple keeps doing stuff
Why it makes me happy- I’m not sure EXACTLY how I am going to use this little add-on...but I like it. I just need to play with it a bit more. FUN! and will add some pizazz to my presentations.


JollyJottings

Sunday, March 31, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4633


HappyUP!!! - an appearance by Da Judge                            
Why it happened - he was a guest
Why it makes me happy - I don’t know how long it’s been since I played with this guy! Great to see him again and spend a day on the course

HappyUP!!! - Virginia won last night
Why it happened - luck?
Why it makes me happy - I had forgotten that they played yesterday. All I need from them is two more wins and I’m looking good in my bracket! Go CAVALIERS!!!

HappyUP!!! - GREAT morning routine
Why it happened - discipline
Why it makes me happy - THIS is what I am talking about. Yeah, it took some time BUT, when I can get the ENTIRE morning routine in, it is the BEST start to a day

HappyUP!!! - a fill in 
Why it happened - a cancellation
Why it makes me happy- FABULOUS having the doc join us at the last minute this morning. A definite bonus. GREAT way to close out March....even tossed in a couple of birdies!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4632

HappyUP!!! - finding something                                
Why it happened -I wasn’t looking for it
Why it makes me happy -I don’t need this information NOW...but I will need it in the future. I had kind of given up on the data collection I had done...and then....BAM!!!...there it was!

HappyUP!!! -solid golf 
Why it happened -mental attitude
Why it makes me happy -I just love the way I am thinking on the golf course. Night and day different. Another “not so good” start...no big deal.  And...that “bladey wedge” on 9? Oh, a thing of beauty

HappyUP!!! -shoe stretcher
Why it happened -it came in yesterday
Why it makes me happy -I think it WORKS! This is going to.                   open up some footwear choices! 

HappyUP!!! -new Puma’s
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy-this pair needs NO stretching...like stepping into feathers! Great looking too!

JollyJottings

Friday, March 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4631

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 4                            
Why it happened - a great putt
Why it makes me happy -off to a rocky start....the ship got righted in a hurry

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Basketball
Why it happened -it’s a thing
Why it makes me happy - great recordings to come home to. Loved the Auburn upset!

HappyUP!!! -the stretchers arrived
Why it happened - an order
Why it makes me happy - a couple of my new kicks are just a smidge tight...plus I have an old pair or two that could use a little touch up. Nice tool to have!



Thursday, March 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4630

HappyUP!!! - four pages and not three                                  
Why it happened - I was engrossed
Why it makes me happy - looked at the timer after doing 3 pages and went, “wow, I thought I was going fast but I was slow today. What’s up with that?”  Then realized I had gotten caught up in the moment and done FOUR pages superFAST!

HappyUP!!! - Bob-O
Why it happened -he was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - I got a FINE invite for the month of May. My calendar was surprisingly free. Great invitation and something to look forward to!

HappyUP!!! - order in
Why it happened - I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy - big orders came in today. Not 100% successful but that wasn’t expected. All in all, a successful day. 



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4629

HappyUP!!! - Disappointment Block                                  
Why it happened -creativity
Why it makes me happy - got the bones for a great segment. Man, where did that come from? I don’t know but I will take more of it

HappyUP!!! - Tasty Triads
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy - THAT was a cool little piece of learning today!

HappyUP!!! - some enlightenment
Why it happened - I was stuck
Why it makes me happy -I think I got unstuck...not quite there...but making progress. I have the new website in process. Got it out there...a good thing. It made me realize how much I need to revamp it. I wouldn’t have known without tossing it out there first. Cool stuff! 



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4628

HappyUP!!! - Two Great Speeches                           
Why it happened -it’s Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - I couldn’t decide who to vote for....that is how good those speeches were today. Made my morning!

HappyUP!!! - a retrieval
Why it happened - arrangements made
Why it makes me happy -saved myself a trip to Olivehurst!

HappyUP!!! - “Never Ruin An Apology with An Excuse”
Why it happened - Ben Franklin...and Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - GUILTY as charged! Here would be a better one, though. Do the right thing so you don’t have to apologize. If you screw up, thank people for their understanding of your lack of perfection.



Monday, March 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4627

HappyUP!!! - a great idea                             
Why it happened - I am assembling a great team
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE it when someone impresses me with an idea. Now, I need to use it

HappyUP!!! - communication with the CEO
Why it happened -I shot out a message
Why it makes me happy - I got a reply.....and found out I was on point....just about time to get to work on a problem solve

HappyUP!!! - closer to completion
Why it happened - I stay disciplined
Why it makes me happy - I’m close to the finish line. I can sniff it. It will definitely be by week’s end. YES!!!

HappyUP!!! - copy costs
Why it happened - I went and made some
Why it makes me happy- I think it is actually MORE expensive to do them outside than inside. Hey, I can save money and not have to go anywhere!



Sunday, March 24, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4626

HappyUP!!! -  4 birdies                                 
Why it happened -some sweet putts
Why it makes me happy -yeah, one of them was in close birdie range. The others were 20 to 30 feet. Hey, a birdie is a birdie and that is the name of the game

HappyUP!!! - NutterCup retained
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy -my brother was MVP last week for NCGA qualifying. My turn this week to help us hold off the kids. We’ve clipped the youngsters both times this year

HappyUP!!! -products arriving
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -got to love Amazon despite its inherent evil (still trying to figure out who is the most evil...I think it’s Google...but Apple, Facebook, Amazon,  etc are all in there). I ordered a bunch of things yesterday. Nice surprise to come home to a few fun things today

HappyUP!!! -gorgeous day
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy-I make this observation a lot...because I notice it a lot. Embedded in this is just the basking I do in our marvelous environment all day long



Saturday, March 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4625 Sat

HappyUP!!! - a hex Allen tool                                  
Why it happened - Roseville Hardware
Why it makes me happy - these guys have everything...and the help I needed...a niggling problem SOLVED in a jiffy

HappyUP!!! - last night’s recording
Why it happened - I recorded it
Why it makes me happy - I don’t usually video my speeches. Though I won, I was so glad to be able to review it this morning. My timing can improve, a punch line can be punched up, movements can be more deliberate, and the conclusion can be a bit more concludier! No problem. I will be ready for division

HappyUP!!! - insomnia class
Why it happened - I am in training
Why it makes me happy -OMG! Here is a place I can DEFINITELY help people with...and easily. A specialty? Who knows...I need to find me an insomniac!



Friday, March 22, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4624

HappyUP!!! - Speech Contest                                  
Why it happened - it’s an annual thing
Why it makes me happy - every World Champion has to do what I did tonight...win at the Area after winning at the club. It’s on to the Division in a couple of weeks. Definitely gave a better presentation tonight than at the club.....and, with the video recording, I know I will be able to improve upon it

HappyUP!!! - running ahead of time
Why it happened - it is what I do
Why it makes me happy - I had time to turnaround to grab something, miss a turnoff later, and still get to the venue on time with no stress

HappyUP!!! - a helping hand
Why it happened - this member is the best
Why it makes me happy -a much needed prop was left behind....JG at the rescue. She popped down to the local Walgreens and HOOKED ME UP!!!



Thursday, March 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4623

HappyUP!!! - the APPLE Store!!!                          
Why it happened - I needed help
Why it makes me happy - I can not express to you what the degree of AMAZING that place was to me. They got me into what I thought was a burned out and corrupted old MacBook so I could get some data.....FAST!  I was able to replace ONE AirPod (not both) AND got FANTASTIC help picking out.....

HappyUP!!! - ....a new iMac!!! 
Why it happened - I needed a full operating system
Why it makes me happy - I have LOVED my iPad since I got it. I had planned to get an iMac. I just hadn’t gotten around to it. Today, while getting my MacBook problem solved, I decided to just get it done while I was there.......and I THEN found out that they just upgraded the iMAC yesterday!!! Sometimes procrastinating pays off!!!

HappyUP!!! - help with project research
Why it happened - I know people
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE it when people are so helpful

HappyUP!!! - sharing the bounty
Why it happened - I still have oranges on the tree
Why it makes me happy- I’m not sure when those go bad....but the guy that stopped by and picked off a bag sure didn’t think so.  I love sharing what I have been blessed with! I

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4622


HappyUP!!! - my graphic artist and media manager                               
Why it happened - I needed one...and one was delivered to me
Why it makes me happy - met with this fantastic person today. She’s HIRED!!! I only want MAGIC on my team surrounding me...this lady is all of that! Got some great ideas...exactly what I need...I am fortunate she took my humble project on.

HappyUP!!! - fairly dry
Why it happened -a bathroom
Why it makes me happy - we took a chance today. We got caught in a squall...but we were near a bathroom by one of the tees so we took shelter.  It let up...we hit our tee shots...then it started pouring again.....back to our bathroom.  The rest of the day, we were fully exposed and the skies threatened but we didn’t get hit again. So lucky

HappyUP!!! - playing away
Why it happened - our course was busy
Why it makes me happy - my coupon for free golf was old....but the course took it. One thing better than playing a different course?...playing a different course for free!

HappyUP!!! - Bob’s Discount Tires
Why it happened -I know Bob
Why it makes me happy- he put some customer service on me that I love...he picked up my car, drove it back to the shop, drove it back to my house....all while I was out busy doing other things. Bob’s the Bomb!!!  I LOVE it when things happen smoothly in the background

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