Monday, June 17, 2019

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2019

Days Predicted:  10
Days to Date:    03

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

1) 6/10 - 101  2) 6/11 - 103  3) 6/12 - 103

UPDATE 6/10 - another week gone by dodging some bullets. This will likely come to an end in the coming when the numbers come in on TODAY and TOMORROW.
UPDATE 6/2 - one week in...nothing close to 100. Though it will get warmer at the end of the coming week, no triple digits on the horizon. "Cool summer" is my mantra

Here we go again - the last four years of RECORD breaking heat? The Almanac just couldn't predict something like that! Nobody could.

So, on the heels of that - how can the Almanac even THINK about making the prediction it is about to make this year?

Call it crazy - it is going to be an EXTREMELY pleasant summer in our area. Yep, the Almanac just said that despite recent history. It's what the Almanac does. It is all based pseudoscientifically.

This summer - there will be 10 days or LESS (emphasis on the less) of 100 degree days

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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4810

HappyUP!!! - Fathers Day                               
Why it happened - we do that stuff
Why it makes me happy - a few thoughts about dad and POW days. Time with my family. I LOVE that they LOVE to entertain. Swimming...some KILLER steaks and avocado

HappyUP!!! - playing hard on back 9                                
Why it happened - I needed to
Why it makes me happy -the front was an "S-show." Made a couple of boo boos on the back but, considering the way things has gone, finished as strong as I could. May even have found that "one little piece" that has been missing.  INSANELY good bunker shot from the upslope on 15

HappyUP!!! - US Open                               
Why it happened - it's a thing
Why it makes me happy -nice to see a nice guy, Gary Woodland, hold up under the pressure. Lovely setting there at Pebble Beach...would have been nice to see some wind. The marine layer made me remember that Monterey is only a few hours away anytime it gets a little toasty here. 

Winning with N
Gorgeous weather

Saturday, June 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4809

HappyUP!!! - home to sign                               
Why it happened - got lucky
Why it makes me happy -missed a delivery yesterday. Thrilled they came late today so I could put this little baby to use right away! Focusrite!

HappyUP!!! - bunker play                               
Why it happened - skills...and a bit too much practice
Why it makes me happy -I'm at an extremely high confidence level in the sand right now. Got two up and down and one on the green from the fairway. Making me some $$$

HappyUP!!! - cool new kix company                               
Why it happened - I did a search
Why it makes me happy - ordered a couple of pair...hope they fit. Love the shoes and the company's story

Friday, June 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4808

How about this little guy resting right off my
right hand while I work! ZenUP!!! to the max
HappyUP!!! - bubble gum, bailing wire, and duct tape                                  
Why it happened -I got skills
Why it makes me happy -the driver gets better...TOMORROW! It WILL! I'm doing well to keep things together...scrambling....putter feels great in my hands. Chipping touch is pretty sweet too. When I get the ball in play off the tee, it is going to be lights out!

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I bbq'd
Why it makes me happy - I put a NICE dill and S&P season on that one. I will do that one again....really early brekko tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - guitar work
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - I'm making some strides...breakthroughs. I just need a bit of structure and discipline now. I have definitely fulfilled the goal for the year

HappyUP!!! - omelette w/brat
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy- what a lovely little way to start my day...throw that salmon on the side above....yeah...eating well!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4807

HappyUP!!! - "Nice Lady"                                  
Why it happened - I was being nice
Why it makes me happy - made the comment to the cashier about the person behind me, "hey, we are in the presence of a nice lady...look at all of those flowers she is buying for people." She giggled, "..and she just looks like a nice person too."  She said "thank you" and, yep, at the cost of nothing except paying attention, I made someone's day

HappyUP!!! - weight loss
Why it happened -she felt she needed to?
Why it makes me happy -hadn't seen one of my neighbors in a bit. I was taken aback, "have you been losing weight or what?"  Turns out...over 100 pounds!!! I would have never guessed she had that much to lose. Triple digit loss is impressive at any age but this lady is 63. 

HappyUP!!! -neighbor conversation
Why it happened - they approached me
Why it makes me happy - we got to know each other a little better. I put aside a notion they had. I also gave them a solid reason we need MORE conservatives in California....just for balance. Texas needs more liberals. It is just how it should be.

HappyUP!!! - tomatoes showing
Why it happened -I planted...and water
Why it makes me happy-one of my tomatoes is actually turning color. I can't believe it. There is a chance that I will be getting tomatoes WAY before the 4th of July!

Errands run...Q is getting a bigger world
Blues Endings
Amy Winehouse tune
Crazy Little thing called love
Lyrics to Jenny

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

HappyUP!!!! Day 4806

HappyUP!!! -2 birdies                                   
Why it happened -some great shooting
Why it makes me happy -when you aren't hitting it really well, birdies are like a tall, cool glass of water in the desert! Pretty 9 iron on 6 and a VERY well played pitch shot on 4.

HappyUP!!! - pitch shot on 2
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -I made a bogey on 1. I didn't want to start with two of them. The pitch shot I had was difficult and tricky. For some reason, I thought that I was going to make it. I hit released nicely, picked up some speed on the downslope, made a turn for the hole and ...BAM!!!...a violent lip out. It was harder than I made it look

HappyUP!!! - Stanley Cup
Why it happened -they do that
Why it makes me happy -who doesn't love a game any sport? It was nice to see St Louis get their first one. You just have to love that as a fan of sport

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4805

HappyUP!!! -US Women Soccer                                  
Why it happened -it's the World Cup
Why it makes me happy -YEP! Beat the hell out of them! Let the people bitch about poor sportsmanship. You play soccer to score goals....PERIOD! They made it rain. 

HappyUP!!! - Robert Johnson documentary
Why it happened -I was Netflix surfing
Why it makes me happy - I knew a little about this legend...and now I know a lot more. He was a very interesting character. It appears he started the "27 Club" that Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, etc. He is a mythical creature. Great to get some education

HappyUP!!! - Anthony Jeselnik
Why it happened -Netflix
Why it makes me happy -OK...this guy is bad....but so dang funny! I was delighted when I saw he had a special on that I hadn't seen. This guy takes a concept.....and digs deeper into it than about any comic I know.  His cocky stage persona is almost as funny as his jokes

Monday, June 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4804

HappyUP!!! -  a squeaky clean outlook                                 
Why it happened -I took action
Why it makes me happy -it's not the cheapest thing to do but, considering it took two professionals about 3 hours each to clean all my windows, I'm patting myself on the back for that move. Keep me off the roof!

HappyUP!!! - Qballous wins over new fans
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - those guys were in and out of the house the entire time. They have a job to do. Apparently, and not to my knowledge, they caught him and put him back in the house a few times. Still, toward the end of the day, they yelled, "Scott, we LOVE your cat!"

HappyUP!!! - Masterclass
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -it's an exciting new day at MindValley. I can see them getting some momentum off of this deal. The ONE hesitancy I had about referring them is gone. Removing all of the options makes me assured that my friends will get EXACTLY what I have available to me. This is some life changing stuff. 

HappyUP!!! - practical submission work around
Why it happened -my friend tipped me off
Why it makes me happy- it's not in the time I get done with this should be. So glad I got the recommendation!

Sunday, June 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4803

HappyUP!!! - scrambling                                  
Why it happened -sketchy ball striking
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't pretty....but I carved out a decent score (and a NICE WIN) today because I still have a bit of touch around the greens. It's a nice thing to fall back on.

HappyUP!!! - my golf course
Why it happened -the superintendent and the weather
Why it makes me happy - I have been back to where I started golf for 8 years. I do not know how but, as I walked the fairways this morning, I could not help but notice the excellent condition the track is in. It has never been better. One of my playing partners mentioned the same thing. Beautiful

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened -VERY nice shots
Why it makes me happy - despite being a substandard striking day, I did hit 4-5 shots that you can go an entire entire week...without hitting. The 8 iron on 7 from a blind place was sweet...and so was that 15 foot right to lefter. The 9 iron on 15 was 2 inches from flying in the cup. Just need to get the driver behaving and I may be on to something.

HappyUP!!! - party and ping pong
Why it happened -a coming out party of sorts

Why it makes me happy-my buddy and his GF wanted to show off their pad. Nice spot in a super neighborhood. The ping pong tournament was fun and enjoyed by all who participated. I hadn't slapped the little ball back and forth in years (it was once a passion). 

Saturday, June 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4802

HappyUP!!! - Comcast WiFi                                  
Why it happened -I am a customer
Why it makes me happy -right before an important Zoom meeting, my systems went "you aren't connected to the server." I was connected to my wifi...but my modem wasn't getting me anywhere. Sure, I did the stops and reboots...nothing. Then, in my wifi choices, I saw Infinity customer...BAM! I kept the appointment

HappyUP!!! - life changing guidance
Why it happened -I'm an RTT practitioner
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE pointing people in the direction....that they have told me they want to go....even though....they didn't realize what that direction was. Giving them permission to see things differently....and, when they's why I am here. Great session today regarding confidence and trust in one's own thoughts

HappyUP!!! -systems back up
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I did my meeting described above. I figured my day would have time carved out figuring out what the heck happened. NOPE! It appears time cured the ills. Everything from printer to connectivity was right back on line when I went to "fix" it.

HappyUP!!! - not golfing
Why it happened -the tournament failed the test
Why it makes me happy-did I do all I could today? NOPE...but I did a bunch. A bunch more than I would have had I just "followed the sheep" like I usually do every year. Hey, it's a great tournament. It is a lot of fun. I just have much better things to do. 

Friday, June 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4801

HappyUP!!! - a GIANT                                   
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -see that tiny tomato plant? It was planted way after my other ones. It was an after thought. It's not even 6 inches tall. Yet, today, I saw it bear a fruit as big as my other plants that are on the top tier of their cages. THIS guy (or maybe a gal...they seem to overachieve) is my hero for this year's garden!

HappyUP!!! - Warriors Game
Why it happened -it's the playoffs
Why it makes me happy -if the Dubs win or lose, I got no skin in this. There is a very interesting dynamic going on, however. It is wonderful to watch. The best team, the Raptors, is playing the defending champions who are depleted of their talent. If the Dubs were at full strength, this would not even be a contest...yet...the Dubs are trying. Durant WILL play in game 5...he is set up to be a legend. There is no downside to him stepping on that court.

HappyUP!!! -garage reorganization
Why it happened -part of the plan
Why it makes me happy -well, there is a part of me that says, "I could have done so much more." Sometimes I listen...sometimes I just go, "yep, you are right...but nothing could have easily been done shut the hell up!"'s a good thing

Thursday, June 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4800

HappyUP!!! - being the client                                  
Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -I received clarity....aggressive Zen...the Cat and the Dolphin...the Wizard...tremendous discernment

HappyUP!!! - a reschedule
Why it happened -a renegotia
Why it makes me happy - we agreed to "cut corners" a bit. Upon reflection, it didn't work for my partner. I'm glad we found a better way

HappyUP!!! - stuff to basement
Why it happened -it needed to
Why it makes me happy -a huge step? No. But, it was a step I hadn't taken. It's all about micro-movements daily. They add up over time. I can see the's still out there a ways...still a little fuzzy...but it is compelling

HappyUP!!! - garage painting
Why it happened - it's part of the plan
Why it makes me happy- the cabinets in the garage are a part of the metamorphosis that is going on. Big pat on my back for doing this extra little step. Ready to rock and roll!

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4799

HappyUP!!! -  blog post                                 
Why it happened -I do those
Why it makes me happy - GREAT IDEA for a running one today....and it has cross-benefit/utilization potential. No...the blogpost isn't's over at

HappyUP!!! - birdie on one
Why it happened -a wickedly good putt
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't for long but we actually were winning at one time today...after ONE! Everything after that was a butt kicking we received. It was OK...haven't seen that many birdies thrown against me in as long as I could remember. Expensive...but a joy to watch.

HappyUP!!! -staying under 100
Why it happened -lucky
Why it makes me happy - says we topped out at 99...the Ol Nutter Almanac doesn't take a "one off, BS" hit in the count. It's set at only 10 or less this year. Every day counts

HappyUP!!! -meat loaf
Why it happened -I bought one Monday
Why it makes me happy- I think saying, "meat loaf," should be reason enough. Yet, it does need to be good...and this definitely was! Multiple meals are coming from this baby!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4798

HappyUP!!! - Shining Members                                  
Why it happened - they do that
Why it makes me happy -so proud of J's confidence, B's ingenuity, T's smile and ease, and M's first time out running the meeting. Great job. Super efficient meeting

HappyUP!!! -  Mayne Island
Why it happened - call with a friend
Why it makes me happy -I learned all about the entire South Channel/San Juan Island connection (they basically are on string of islands that should be called the same thing...BUT...can't have that due to being in different countries). Great time catching up

HappyUP!!! - Haircut
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -loved dropping in on my favorite shear toting lady today. I even got a bit of work done

HappyUP!!! - submission plan
Why it happened -I was inspired
Why it makes me happy-I think this will WORK!!! TimeSAVER!!!

Monday, June 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4797

DAMN! I just love this little sack of potatoes
HappyUP!!! -extra time                                   
Why it happened -I renegotiated
Why it makes me happy -I needed an extra half  hour. I could have made my appointment on time but would have been stressed to finish up what I was doing. I asked for a half hour. My client said that he would do great with an hour. Nice win on both sides...stress avoided...all because I asked

HappyUP!!! -  chicken salad
Why it happened -grocery shopping
Why it makes me happy -I don't eat enough salad. I picked up some ready made chicken meat...DELICIOUS and healthy dinner

HappyUP!!! - client session
Why it happened - I help people
Why it makes me happy -interesting learnings on this one. There was even one trait that I could definitely relate to....well...there were 2.  It just furthers my hypothesis that "everybody's got something."

Sunday, June 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4796

HappyUP!!! - reGAINING the NutterCUP!!!                                  
Why it happened -my brother
Why it makes me happy - great to see him play so well... especially when I was pooping my diaper.  Also, we now have a 3-1 margin...and a dollar lead. That 2 footer I had to "tap in" for the win on 18 might as well of been a 5 footer. Yeah, other combatants may SAY "this is no big deal," but, if they get real....they KNOW they want to win! If they don't, I wouldn't want to play.  GREAT times with the family!!!

HappyUP!!! - Warriors Win!!!
Why it happened -DeMarcus Cousins
Why it makes me happy - OK...Cuz didn't help himself in Sacramento...BUT...he was mistreated by a Kings organization that only attracts good things by dumb luck and, when they do, they do their best to mishandle it. With all of the injuries, it was GREAT to see him be the difference in last night's game. Deep down, Boogie is a good guy. Look no farther than work he kept doing in this town...long after he was lied to and put in harm's way year after year by an inept organization.  Hope the organization is getting better...jury is out on that topic

HappyUP!!! - a sub joining us at the turn
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - it allowed me to walk the entire 18 holes. I much prefer walking to riding

HappyUP!!! - helping an acquaintenance
Why it happened - I made myself available and trusted my intuition
Why it makes me happy- I have been given tremendous gifts. It is my responsibility to repay the universe by assisting others with the tools I have been provided. Today...I did that

Saturday, June 01, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4795

HappyUP!!! -  a left hand answer                                 
Why it happened -I do the practice
Why it makes me happy - The non-dominant brain....there is no question that we have fairly easy access to a MINIMUM of double our existing brain power.....without even doing any deep work. When you tap into that, life gets easier and juicer.  That is a no-brainer WIN!!!

HappyUP!!! - walking to the course
Why it happened - my truck is out on a humanitarian effort
Why it makes me happy - glad that I have other vehicles and I can offer this favor/service. It is my way of helping. It was also great to walk through the neighborhood with my golf buggy. My "peers" would think this odd..."I could have given you a ride."  While generous, why do I walk the course? For exercise. It only makes sense I would want to walk a bit extra over and back to the club. This will probably become a regular practice. It's a touch less strain on the environment as well.

HappyUP!!! - trading vids with a buddy
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE being able to juggle. No, not to join the circus or to show off... but to have it be an example on what 5 minutes a day on something can do or result in. EVERYONE can find 5 minutes to improve themselves or start to develop a new skill or behavior. If you end up digging it, you will find more time for it. If it's a "it's cool but not really something I want to move forward," you end up with something like I have...the ability to fairly easily and competently do the three-ball cascade. 4th ball or chainsaws in my future.

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened - putter was working
Why it makes me happy- good putting...and birdies....equals BIG WINS! It helps that my partner really laid it down today as well. Nice to see him shoot the lowest number he has in awhile

Friday, May 31, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4794

HappyUP!!! - my left hand                                  
Why it happened -I am developing it
Why it makes me happy -up to now, it has just been a little 5 minute a day dexterity exercise and test. Today, I pushed it. I asked it a question. The answers that I received were astounding! I guess I shouldn't be surprised but it was quite amazing.

HappyUP!!! - action toward DTM
Why it happened -my left hand
Why it makes me happy -alright...I did it...I put out the invitation. No turning back now. This project is going forward as the ships are now burned! Wheeee....this is going to be fun!!!

HappyUP!!! -Unlimited Human magazine
Why it happened - my association publishes it
Why it makes me happy - it is fascinating to read things from peers in my industry who have TONS of wisdom....and to feel welcomed into their tribe. I belong

HappyUP!!! - a pin
Why it happened -a considerate person
Why it makes me happy-will I wear this pin? Probably not...I have received quite a few. This one, however, is different. I REALLY earned this one....and was recognized for my efforts long ago. This was like a "bonus pin" based on the progress that has been made since my colleagues and I cleared the brush and blazed the trail.


My client call
My patient call
My left hand

Editing a video...I got this

Thursday, May 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4793

HappyUP!!! -   sequence                                
Why it happened -I made a request
Why it makes me happy - I went to bed with a problem that needed solving. I asked my sub conscious if it would lend me a hand. I don't remember the details of the dream but it involved "sequence"....and that was EXACTLY the solve for my problem

HappyUP!!! - working in line
Why it happened -I was in some lines today
Why it makes me happy - I just thought to myself, "there is such a customer service push... can't have people wait in line...," yet...we are SO equipped to be in lines now. I was on my phone and my iPad...things I needed to do anyway. I just saw an irony there

HappyUP!!! -client follow up
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - thrilled to hear that there is a performance improvement...and the person is doing the work. DOING THE WORK....if you want to get better, you have to DO THE WORK!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4792

HappyUP!!! -   eagle on 6                               
Why it happened -SKILL...massive skill
Why it makes me happy - sure, there is a little luck with the ball dropping in the hole. In this case, however, there was a careful analysis made and experience used. It would have been easy to hit the more lofted could even say it was the right play. I KNEW better and didn't cave to it. Though I was coming out of the rough and had to get over a tree, I took less loft, opened the face, swung softer....and the ball shot up like a piece of popcorn...and gently landed on the green...and trundled into the cup

HappyUP!!! - clarity on requirements
Why it happened -I was on a call
Why it makes me happy -OK...a bit of overwhelm...but I KNOW what needs to be done. The "freak out" gremlin popped up....I said, "go away, dude. Here is what I know. I WILL get it done. I don't know how yet...but I always do. I'm going to bed and I will have it figured out in the morning."

HappyUP!!! - helping Jr fix his golf bag
Why it happened - he had a "whoopsie" and I am clever
Why it makes me happy -my band aid worked! When you are out in the forest, you got to improvise!

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened -I'm pretty good at that
Why it makes me happy- there are times when I get a bit off in the kitty litter on the course. Yet, day in and day out, I have some skill at the beach (maybe because I am there a lot). I got it up and down a couple of times today...sweet!

EAGLE on 6
great weather
clarity on RTT requirements
AP stepping up to bail me out
Attitude - I don't know how...but I WILL get this RTT stuff done on time
Helping Jr fix his golf bag
Sweet putting...birdie 4...loooooong bomb on 9...sandie 17...up and down 16.
Punch on 16
Sandie on 5

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4791

THAT is NOT what is supposed to
be in your kitchen tool drawer!
HappyUP!!! - speech learnings                                   
Why it happened -Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -it is a great laboratory. Today's speech was actually a block of a much larger speech. I gave far more detail than was necessary if it was a component. It's a great story and drives home a fantastic point. Less is more. A little touch up and I have a WINNER!

HappyUP!!! - screwdrivers
Why it happened -accumulation
Why it makes me happy -I had EIGHTEEN screwdrivers in my tool my kitchen! No wonder that drawer was not "sparking joy"! Handled that AND I took on the pen situation too (I AM a Pen Freak....I just love them!). I can't wait to do some cabinet reorganization

HappyUP!!! -window bracket
Why it happened -I made a call
Why it makes me happy - a replacement came in the mail....within about 10 minutes, it was installed! Why? See's not like I couldn't find a screwdriver!

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

LP call
Truck registration
Window bracket
Tidying up drawers
My tailor
Icebreaker new member
Delivering my speech

Monday, May 27, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4790

HappyUP!!! - Family Barbecue                                  
Why it happened - birthdays and Memorial Day
Why it makes me happy -great times hanging with friends and family. The weather turned to perfection. Chill time

HappyUP!!! - getting my speech together
Why it happened - deadline
Why it makes me happy -I called upon my subconscious to give me the perfect story....twice. On both occasions, it overrode what I was going to speak on. This is going to be a good one. I LOVE tapping into my inner voice

HappyUP!!! - garage band recording
Why it happened -I took a class
Why it makes me happy - OK...I did this for extra credit with my Accountability Partner...but I also did it to "lock in" some learnings from a session I went to the other day. I have to sounded pretty cool for a guy who doesn't know what he is doing

HappyUP!!! - BatCaddy gone
Why it happened -friend picked it up
Why it makes me happy- it's not everything that needs to leave the garage...but it was something. I will work on that project next week....I am off to a start!

JE picking up BatCaddy
Family barbecue
My Accountability Partner
Garage Band recording
Video recording. 
Confirmation of a swap of services so we can get out certifications

Sunday, May 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4789

HappyUP!!! - the Nutter Cup                                  
Why it happened -we do it when we can
Why it makes me happy - it really is a blessing to be able to play golf with my brother and his adult boys at the level that we do. It is competitive and it is decent golf...but still fun....and the trash talk is light but still there. I am incredibly fortunate

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood on 18
Why it happened -I wish I could tell you
Why it makes me happy -the "A Game" wasn't there today...far from it. I kept battling. On the 18th fairway and the battle for the Nutter Cup hanging in the balance, I needed a solid three wood into the wind to put me in position to try to make a birdie. A three wood isn't always the easiest to hit when your game is totally on.  Keep in mind, my swing has not been cooperating much all day.  Out of absolutely nowhere, I hit what might be the best 3-wood of my life! It flew over the spot that I was hoping it would roll to! It was one of those nice surprises that golf brings once in awhile. Everything just synchs up and the result lets you see what you are capable of.

HappyUP!!! - a tidy kitchen
Why it happened -I keep working the plan
Why it makes me happy - I am going to keep this brief. This has been a work in progress...and I have been making progress in the creation and maintenance of this problem area. When I came home after the tough Nutter Cup loss, I got a nice uplift by the view when I walked in to eat. It "sparked joy" as our friend, Marie Kondo, would say.

2 putt 5....wedge 6...2 putt 7...hybrid 8...9 iron 10...6 iron 12....pitch/putt 13...putt 15...scramble par 16...up and down 17....3 wood on 18 (and the wedge after)

Nutter Cup time
Rain holding off
A nice game plan
Tidy kitchen

Saturday, May 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4788

It Most Certainly Can Be!
Convenience can be very efficient...just
make sure you are aware of the cost!
HappyUP!!! - A new office look                                  
Why it happened -I gave myself options
Why it makes me happy -I wouldn't have thought about going this way. With the right length of desk, this is looking like a strong possibility. I'm SO happy I didn't box myself in the other day with "furniture that just fit to fit."

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies
Why it happened - some great play
Why it makes me happy -rolled in a tough downhiller on 2...blasted it over 4 but pitched back for a gimme...hit the nicest little finesse wedge to 9 ft on 10...and put a pitching wedge dead on line to 12 feet on 16. There was a lot of solid play out there. I can feel things coming around. Good things coming

HappyUP!!! - NO rain
Why it happened -the call changed
Why it makes me happy -I teed off expecting to get wet on the last hole...not a threat was seen. Played in enough of the wet stuff!

HappyUP!!! -Notability to photo figured out
Why it happened -just put the noggin to it
Why it makes me happy- THIS was the key thing I needed to do. is starting to hit full swing now!

Notability to photo
Bladey on iron/PUTT 2....playing 3....driver/3 wood/pitch 4...9 iron 5...driver/wedge 6...driver punch 6 on 7...wedge/putt 10...7 iron 12...50 yard wedge 13...bunker shot/sandie 16...7 iron 17....5 iron recovery/pitch 18
Lovely weather
No rain
Rearranging office

Friday, May 24, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4787

It doesn't have to be just needs to be done
well enough. Key word - DONE! Do something
MASSIVE today!
HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies                                  
Why it happened -I took advantage
Why it makes me happy -had it going through the front 9. I was ready to rock and roll through the back nine. became a Bad Back Back nine as the spinal system caused a bit of discomfort. Limped it home, did my best, and things will be better tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - Salmon Sandwich
Why it happened -grilling
Why it makes me happy -'s a good fish...and that sauce I make for it? Oh... underbar!

HappyUP!!! - food poisoning...YESTERDAY
Why it happened -the tuna yesterday wasn't as good as the salmon today
Why it makes me happy - the "sell by" date was yesterday. SHOULD have been fine...emphasis on the word SHOULD! The "sell by" date and the "Scott can eat by" dates didn't appear to match. Still, despite the discomfort, I got to thinking as I was finishing up last night's post. I actually had forgotten all about the TERRIBLE episode I had going on most of the afternoon and early evening. Why? Because SO MUCH good had happened that day that it had crowded out the bad. This wasn't Positive Mental Attitude....this was just a FANTASTIC way to look at things. It was also how this HappyUP!!! thing works!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4786

HappyUP!!! - a piece of writing                                 
Why it happened -inspiration from client
Why it makes me happy - I am no novelist...but...for a customized piece, I can turn a word/phrase or two. I'm happy with how this piece came together

HappyUP!!! - my annual card
Why it happened -it's part of the routine
Why it makes me happy - I deliver the flowers with a thoughtful note and Mrs E, with all of the class that is her, tops me with an even more thoughtful note. It's a waning art...and something people could gain a competitive advantage from

HappyUP!!! -new member application
Why it happened -she dug our meeting
Why it makes me happy -we lost a member recently....and have now replaced him. She is going to be a good one. Love her motivation!

HappyUP!!! -my client
Why it happened -I have those
Why it makes me happy-we did some QUALITY work today. Could it have been better? Sure. It always can. Despite that, a tremendous....GARGANTUAN step forward was taken today! So proud of my client's intrepidness and willingness to improve (and...she was pretty darn swell to begin with).

Morning Pages
TidyingUP!!! more
Getting vision
My new chair
Neighbor chat
Working in my new office

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4785

HappyUP!!! -  moving the office                                 
Why it happened - I got an idea
Why it makes me happy -saw some great furniture...but...why not look and see and FEEL how I work in my new space before rushing out to buy something "just because it fits the space."  SMART! Making discoveries already.  My new artwork looks great. I am inspired to create my own now. 

HappyUP!!! - Apple class
Why it happened -I am a learner
Why it makes me happy -what a great exposure to a new and unique way to use GarageBand. This is going to give me some options I hadn't thought of before. Matt was TREMENDOUS

HappyUP!!! - intake form returned
Why it happened -my client is ON IT
Why it makes me happy - this is going to be one GREAT session. The client put in the work...which allowed me to put in some extra work. 

HappyUP!!! - T-shirt test off the list
Why it happened - I made a note...and took action
Why it makes me happy- IF this works out when it comes, I have an entire stream of ideas for this situation. What an opportunity!!!

JollyJottings (nope, these aren't table scraps...just the below would make this a GREAT day)
John P is a guitar player
Msg from the universe
Morning Pages ideas
Knocking out accountability 
My memory device to remember a name WORKED! (after I thought it wouldn't)
My Canadian friend passing through

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4784

It all starts like this......

.........and with some luck and good care
HappyUP!!! - an Intrepid Guest                                  
Why it happened - people hear of the value of Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - this lady jumped right in with both feet! First up in TableTopics and volunteered to fill a speaking slot next week....and she hasn't even joined yet

HappyUP!!! - furniture exploits
Why it happened -I made myself accountable
Why it makes me happy - probably could have taken it even farther today....but...hey...I took it a LONG WAY...much farther than planned

HappyUP!!! - return of the massage chair
Why it happened - I moved some furniture around
Why it makes me happy - I had forgotten just how good this technology is. This may be the weekend that I flip the switch

HappyUP!!! - my accountability partner part deus
Why it happened - it's part of the process
Why it makes me happy- this lady is accountable to is high who is deriving the benefit.

Monday, May 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4783 SHU!!!

How long have I been at this? - 4783 days?...not counting when I used to do this in a journal?
And I am just coming up with an acronym for SuperHappyUP!!! Days?  SHU is born.

Why so long? - I know exactly is because I am having so many superior days.

It's not like the other days were bad or weak - it is just that life keeps getting better and better and BEATING me over the head with great stuff!......

...every day!!! - but don't worry about me. I am pretty sure I can take it.

HappyUP!!! - Rowena                                 
Why it happened -she holds me accountable
Why it makes me happy -I am getting so much of the stuff done that I really want done. She is the perfect accountability partner. Great call today.....and I am going to stretch myself for next week

HappyUP!!! - collaboration at Home Depot
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -they didn't have the specific thing I wanted. They suggested something else. I saw that didn't work. I said, "hey, a cat litter box would work." They said, "just go over to the plastic tote section"....voila.....HD doesn't have litter boxes but I got exactly what I needed

HappyUP!!! - M.I.A.
Why it happened - I saw it somewhere
Why it makes me happy - Massive Immediate Action . I'll do a separate post on that someday. It's better, at times, just to get it out there and done

HappyUP!!! - cauliflower
Why it happened -Vegan restaurant
Why it makes me happy- I'm not a vegan...but they didn't kick me out when I ended up at the restaurant on a total by chance basis. Buffalo Wing Cauliflower tacos. Delicious...but deep fried. I went, "what if I marinated cauliflower in a hot sauce at home and BBQ'd or stir fried?" I did the marination....and found out I have a new raw snack that is fabulous. Also, I could put them in a pan, heat them up, and deposit them into some greens (including the dreaded kale), and create a wonderful salad.

So much goodness going on, I couldn't even get to the leftovers below! - I'm stuffed!


Hobby Lobby
   -going back for pictures
   -Michelle the manager
LoAnne's , my tailor, dress
Bob-O stopping by with stretchers, $$$, and a visit
MV philosophy audio
Yard work
RTT Notes consolidated
Q-ballous....visit with Bob and outside and cherry on top of 2018
An overwhelming feeling of happiness re: my life