Saturday, August 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4872

HappyUP!!! -sandy bullett on 18
Why it happened - I never quit or give up
Why it makes me happy -my partner's birdie and my little THANG turned a loss into a win. If you are only going to be UP one time the entire day, walking off the 18th green is the best place to do it

HappyUP!!! - a birthday party
Why it happened -kids have those
Why it makes me happy -nice to be around the family. The official birthday is in a few days but we have some travelers to accommodate. A lovely little time!

HappyUP!!! -the BMW Championship
Why it happened -the season is winding down
Why it makes me happy -I don't watch much golf on TV....today I did! What a day to pick!!! I'm not sure I have ever seen as many "hole outs" in one afternoon!

Friday, August 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4871

HappyUP!!! - taking name off the list
Why it happened -it is too dang hot
Why it makes me happy -it was SOOOO much more enjoyable getting some things done, watching some stuff, and BEING INSIDE than be out spanking whitey around in 105 degrees

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -guys gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -LOVE that store...hadn't been there in awhile. One of the workers was very informative and helpful about something

HappyUP!!! -the "blind" worked
Why it happened -I try stuff
Why it makes me happy - I have a small HVAC issue in one room.....when the weather is hot. This was just a test until I do something permanent....and the test worked brilliantly!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4870

HappyUP!!! -staying inside
Why it happened -I am smart?
Why it makes me happy -106....hottest day so far....and I had NO PART in it! I love being retired! I always appreciate it more on severe weather days!

HappyUP!!! - Woodstock
Why it happened -I was channel surfing
Why it makes me happy -I am sure I have seen some documentaries about this event. I had never seen this one. It looked like a whole lot of NO FUN to me

HappyUP!!! -fantastic article
Why it happened -I read
Why it makes me happy -Unlimited Human may not be YOUR idea of a good time but I love it! Age Regression Therapy is fascinating!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4869

HappyUP!!! -scramble brekko
Why it happened - had stuff laying around
Why it makes me happy -I don't usually make myself the big brekko. That one stuck to the ribs today....delicious!!!

HappyUP!!! -Portia progress
Why it happened -she is coming around
Why it makes me happy -who is the problem here? Portia or SawShaw Squeakers? Hmmmmm. No matter, there was headway made today

HappyUP!!! -playing early
Why it happened -beatin the heat
Why it makes me happy - a VERY competitive numbers game. I had the low gross and the low net....and lost the money! How does that happen? Well....don't make any birdies would be one way! No matter...great time had by all

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4868

HappyUP!!! -guests
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -P and D stopped by today. English isn't their first language. It will be a joy to work with these young men as they move to improve themselves

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics Master
Why it happened -it was her first time
Why it makes me happy -LOVE what new members bring to the table. NEVER seen them done in this way before

HappyUP!!! - running the meeting
Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -had two LONG speeches thrown at me...as well as the time for the guests...brought the plane down RIGHT on the mark!

Monday, August 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4867

HappyUP!!! -great read
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - got some excellent research knowledge today...love to learn

HappyUP!!! -meeting put together
Why it happened -I'm up this week
Why it makes me happy - had a speaker drop....and put another one in...we are tight!

HappyUP!!! - helping out M.V.
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -glad to knock this one off the practice register. Great time helping my new friend

Sunday, August 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4866

HappyUP!!! -GLOW reboots!
Why it happened -it's a Netflix thing
Why it makes me happy -they do short seasons and episodes. I didn't mean to ....but....yes I did...I watched all of the episodes tonight! Damn....nothing left until next year! It was interesting to watch them do a season in Las Vegas...look like they are staying in Vegas....and then how the writers "plot twisted" that one back to Los Angeles at the very end!

HappyUP!!! -great group today
Why it happened -it is Sunday
Why it makes me happy -I just pinch myself when I get to play with my brother and a nephew (or two sometimes). Toss in some Tom "Mr T"....on a gorgeous summer afternoon....perfect day... especially when I didn't't have to pay!

HappyUP!!! - MV email
Why it happened -we are conferencing tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - it was just the way she worded the invitation. She is really setting this thing up for success.

HappyUP!!! -PS guitar snippet
Why it happened -he was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy -WOW! This dude can play a bit!...a bit more than me!!!...and that is cool because he is a cool dude I can learn from.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4865

HappyUP!!! -playing early
Why it happened -I changed my mind
Why it makes me happy -I was going to join the afternoon group....but it was SOOOOO gorgeous out there this morning. Great switch

HappyUP!!! -buddy stopping by
Why it happened -needed a favor
Why it makes me happy -great visit.....and the kitties got to see a different person. All good!

HappyUP!!! -Yellowstone
Why it happened -it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -hmmmmm....does it make me happy? Do I really need an excuse to watch TV? Do I want to participate in the Great American Binge? ...uhhhh.....maybe! I don't know if my attention span is made for a 3 season, one hour an episode catch up. I got a life to live!

HappyUP!!! -SawShaw Squeekers
Why it happened -she is stepping it up
Why it makes me happy - she wasn't a scaredy kitten when she came in...but I see her doing other things now. She's pretty gREAT at entertaining herself too.

Friday, August 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4864

HappyUP!!! -playing ugly....getting the win
Why it happened -great partner
Why it makes me happy -DD threw down that birdie on 17!...game changer there!!! That matched flipped around in a BLINDING hurry!

HappyUP!!! -NOT attending an event
Why it happened -I decided
Why it makes me happy -"should" I have gone? Probably. Do I feel bad about it? Not at all. I learned a little something about myself today and tonight regarding this kind of thing.

HappyUP!!! - kitty normalization
Why it happened -it's a thing
Why it makes me happy -OK.....definitely not THERE yet...but I had some quality sessions with the trio today. I am seeing much more potential of keeping the foster-baby than I had seen before. Fostering? In my future? Hmmmmmmm......

Thursday, August 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4863

HappyUP!!! - whaling some Vince
Why it happened -I am taking up the challenge
Why it makes me happy -OK...this wasn't...and probably shouldn't be on my list. It is far from perfect but I got familiarized with page one of a Vince Gill song. This should be a nice exercise

HappyUP!!! -studying for a client
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -interesting case. I am ready to chat a bit if she is. If we GO on this one, she gets tremendous help....and I learn a lot!!!!

HappyUP!!! - Forest in the Trees
Why it happened -my buddy is a writer
Why it makes me happy -so happy to get an advanced copy of this children's book. My friend is more talented than I thought...and I already knew she was talented!

HappyUP!!! -NoBull
Why it happened -I do shoes
Why it makes me happy -got some of the best customer service I have EVER received in my life....and a new pair of shoes is on the way!


Wednesday, August 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4862

HappyUP!!! -DD as my partner
Why it happened -I got the draw
Why it makes me happy -I let him down....but...HEY...he saved my bacon as he usually does!

HappyUP!!! - great reply from potential client
Why it happened -I am persuasive
Why it makes me happy -this could be an entirely new area for me. I have fresh material to study here.

HappyUP!!! - par on 3...birdie on 4
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -some nice wedge play there. Things looked good for awhile!!

HappyUP!!! -coffee time
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -great chat with T....and running into the G-dons was a nice extra bonus!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

HappyUP!11 Day 4861

HappyUP!!! -3 great speeches...and evaluations
Why it happened -it's what we do
Why it makes me happy - the speeches show great progress. The evaluations?....a three way tie for first!!! THAT has never happened to my knowledge. It's how good we are

HappyUP!!! - afternoon encouragement
Why it happened -it is what I do
Why it makes me happy - this should be part of my regular protocol!...and it will be. GREAT responses!!!

HappyUP!!! - Q-ball and....SAWSHA
Why it happened -its a cat thing
Why it makes me happy -they were on their way yesterday....they are getting this bonding thing down in a hurry! Too soon for the real cute stuff....it's coming!


Monday, August 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4860

HappyUP!!! -conducting training
Why it happened -I was asked
Why it makes me happy -always great to be of service....and flexible with the setup

HappyUP!!! - call from Saul
Why it happened -he looked me up
Why it makes me happy -not one guest...but TWO ...for next week! That is awesome

HappyUP!!! - my Divisional friends
Why it happened -training
Why it makes me happy - I don't get to see these peeps too often. It is really nice getting to know them all better and coming together

HappyUP!!! - our club showed up!
Why it happened - we are the best
Why it makes me happy -1/2 the training requirement DONE! On our way to Distinguished by 12/31!!!

J

Sunday, August 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Say 4859

HappyUP!!! - kitten tryout
Why it happened -opportunity
Why it makes me happy -oh, come on...if a kitten doesn't immediately bring you joy, you are just being a jerk! We'll see in next day or two whether or not it "makes the cut."

HappyUP!!! - grinding it out with the Muscle
Why it happened -love him as my partner
Why it makes me happy -we were unsuccessful today....but were successful in keeping the damage to a minimum. No quit in these Nutters

HappyUP!!! -finding a training folder
Why it happened -I am organized
Why it makes me happy -I just saved myself a TON of work!!! That's a BOOM!!!! HappyUP!!!

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2019



Days Predicted:  10
Days to Date:    16

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

1) 6/10 - 101  2) 6/11 - 103  3) 6/12 - 103 4) 6/18 - 104  5) 6/19 - 100 6) 7/12- 100
7) 7/13 - 102. 8) 7/22 - 101  9) 7/23 -101 10) 7/24 - 102 11) 7/25 - 103  12) 7/26 - 100
13) 7/27 - 103  14) 7/28 - 106  15) 8/3 - 100 16) 8/4 -100

UPDATE 8/4 -the almanac took on a little heat since the last update. Hate those 100 degree days...I mean...yeah, you have to draw the line SOMEWHERE....but....just one degree less and we would only be at 11 days.

UPDATE 7/24 -  it's been a nice July run. The century mark only hit a couple of times. The official number isn't in for today but we got triple digits....and 4 more on the way. Yep, all 10 days will be used up before the end of July...and then some.  Could we go August without 100? Unlikely. The prediction was bold at the beginning of the year. It could be, with global warming, the traditional guidelines for the Almanac don't apply.


UPDATE 7/11 - it has been awesome to NOT update this thing! We MAY run into the century mark in the next week....but it would be just barely. I can live with that.

UPDATE 6/23 - well...how can the Almanac have a chance? We burned through half the 100 degree days before summer officially started.  July...August...the hot months ahead. LOOKS like a loser...BUT...let's allow it to play out. We don't have anything close to 100 predicted for the next week as we enter the hottest time of year.

UPDATE 6/10 - another week gone by dodging some bullets. This will likely come to an end in the coming week....like 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...cool summer...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

Saturday, August 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4858

HappyUP!!! -a new groove
Why it happened -I dink around
Why it makes me happy -OK...this is pretty cool. I gave myself permission on this one. Now, I just need to build on it. Loved sharing with friends on my new app too.

HappyUP!!! -winning ugly
Why it happened -made 4 double bogeys
Why it makes me happy -in our game, you can play crappy and still get a win. The requirements? There can be several. One is, if you have to make doubles, you make them at the right time. Two, your opponents played crappier.  A third would be for your partner to play great (that didn't happen). LOVED getting out of there with a W today!!!

HappyUP!!! -VillaSport Invite
Why it happened -they are open
Why it makes me happy -not sure I will do it but it is a rather interesting prospect to consider.  It might be a great alternative or enhancement to golf. Worthy of pondering

HappyUP!!! -brekko
Why it happened -it's Saturday
Why it makes me happy -I try not to eat out much...but this is a little tradition that I kind of dig. The food is great...service is awesome...and the banter is on point.



Friday, August 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4857

HappyUP!!! -Practice Register answer
Why it happened -I inquired
Why it makes me happy -open loop...that I didn't create...and I got it closed. Onward and upward

HappyUP!!! - hints of top play
Why it happened -I keep on it
Why it makes me happy - the driver is still frustrating...but I keep coming back on the back 9. Third time in a row I have done that. Sooooo many quality plays...the near hole out on 14 after literally being in the weeds is testament to me staying in the moment...staying on it during adversity. LOVE THAT

HappyUP!!! - BLT
Why it happened -it's the season
Why it makes me happy -yeah...I dunno...I can only say this. When you grab that garden tomato for a BLT...the game is changed! I am in FULL BLT season!

HappyUP!!! - appointment made
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - client decked up for Monday. Can't wait to influence someone's life.

HappyUP!!! Day 4856

HappyUP!!! -kitchen clean up
Why it happened -I get on it
Why it makes me happy -OK..it got out of control! Sue me...I'm human. Got it back to how it should be...and I LOVE that!

HappyUP!!! - JP guitar text
Why it happened -I forced it
Why it makes me happy -got some porch jam time coming

HappyUP!!! -the S tape is done
Why it happened -doing my job
Why it makes me happy -it's a good one! Proud of that gift

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4855

HappyUP!!! -35 on the back side
Why it happened -quality golf
Why it makes me happy -yeah...there was some ball striking...but there was also some "golfing one's ball"....chipping it well...putting it well....should have parred 14, dang it.....yeah...that 34-32 is waiting for me. It's coming around.

HappyUP!!! -grilled scallops
Why it happened -a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy -scallops on the barbie are my jam these days.  They stink up the house indoors. LOVE those little critters

HappyUP!!! - Trav time
Why it happened -he's back
Why it makes me happy -missed this dude the last few weeks. Was glad he had fun. Great catching up

HappyUP!!! -sharing tomatoes
Why it happened -I grow them for this
Why it makes me happy -glad my buddy swung by after golf to partake. He gave me a couple of great ideas too!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4854

HappyUP!!! - texting the J's
Why it happened -I provide
Why it makes me happy -LOVE being of service and encouragement when it is needed and can be very helpful

HappyUP!!! - buying anonymous gifts
Why it happened -Im that kind of guy
Why it makes me happy -OK...no...they won't be anonymous. They will be unsolicited...but helpful...and thoughtful ...to the people that receive. Love doing it just for the heck of it

HappyUP!!! -a friend getting help
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy -alcohol is a thing...so happy this friend 1) is getting help 2) was brave enough to confide in me. I can/will support anybody who is fighting the good fight.


Monday, July 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4853

HappyUP!!! - yardwork
Why it happened -gorgeous morning
Why it makes me happy -a little break from the heat...so the lawn could get a haircut. Nice job!!!

HappyUP!!! - a haircut
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -what is good for the lawn is good for me. LOVE my stylist. Great chatting!

HappyUP!!! - clean chompers
Why it happened -I do that regularly
Why it makes me happy -love my Hygenist team. Had the most wonderful time in the chair today...and the feeling afterward was pretty good too. LOVE clean teeth!!!

HappyUP!!! - The Script
Why it happened -I was searching
Why it makes me happy - somehow, I missed this band. Sure, I had heard a couple of hits. Their catalog, however, gave me a GREAT lift today!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4852

HappyUP!!! - golf fill in
Why it happened -there was a no show
Why it makes me happy -put myself in best mental frame I could without any warm up....but...was just a disaster....DISASTER on the front 9. Something clicked on the 7th hole...it failed to save my 9. But, on the back, there was a mysterious confidence that came upon me. I hit 8 or the 9 greens (never do that) and shot even par...which is the WORST it could have been. 13 shots different from one side of the course to the other.

HappyUP!!! - family time
Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy - Mason...Kaitlin....so much fun! Just a nice night to be with the family. So easy...so casual.  GREAT salad!!!

HappyUP!!! - end our the tour
Why it happened -it was time
Why it makes me happy -a GREAT tour de France this year. It had it all! Viva le France!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4851

HappyUP!!! -reading
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -super insight into the TIMING of things...and some potentially great hacks.
The "third bird" concept is new....but has potential

HappyUP!!! - Tour Catchup
Why it happened -was done early with golf
Why it makes me happy -I had about 4 episodes from France to skip through. What a GREAT tour they are having this year. A mudslide? Wow!...that is rather epic

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened -nice shot nice putt
Why it makes me happy -I can't tell you how many times I bogey this easy hole....TOO MANY. It's great to birdie it on occasion. I think some mental work needs to be done around this hole

Friday, July 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4850

HappyUP!!! - Phil's tunes
Why it happened -technology
Why it makes me happy -that is some CLASSIC Phil!!! Perked me up

HappyUP!!! -winning in numbers
Why it happened -hung in there
Why it makes me happy - things keep showing life....it will come...it's not there yet...but it is approaching. Did it all with no birdies today.

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I wanted brekky
Why it makes me happy - some people won't eat this for breakfast...and I say, "who made up that rule?" People are funny about brekky foods for brekky but not for dinner and vice versa. Not me. Great protein start to day

HappyUP!!! - chats
Why it happened -I got calls
Why it makes me happy -my chat with Dom was epic. One of the best chats I have ever had with the double N.  These were both educational and enriching...and why we live


Thursday, July 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4849

HappyUP!!! -Better Man
Why it happened -it floated into my email
Why it makes me happy -man...I gotta work on focus sometimes....YET...while not a big Pearl Jam fan...the composition of this tune (which is not in my genre or age range) has some magic. Nope...not nailed...yet...but...it was worth the distraction today. Fun texts with my buddies.

HappyUP!!! - grocery run in the heat
Why it happened -I bucked up
Why it makes me happy -yeah...it should have happened this morning. Glad that, while I missed the window, I punished myself to "pay the piper" and go into the heat

HappyUP!!! - getting back to peeps
Why it happened -gave things thought
Why it makes me happy -all of the stuff was important...some "on the edge"...glad to push the agenda forward

HappyUP!!! - a new kitty
Why it happened -got a video
Why it makes me happy -not saying I am doing it...but...it would be a good idea to get Q-ball an "age same" friend....and...another "shark in the tank" would probably help Portia as well.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4848

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 1...putt on 18
Why it happened -some skills showed up
Why it makes me happy -another tough day...hey...at least it started and ended well. And....

HappyUP!!! -...saw a blistering nine
Why it happened -my opponent was on fire
Why it makes me happy -I am not sure I have seen a 32 on either 9 for awhile. Really happy for my buddy

HappyUP!!! -Inspiration
Why it happened -I read
Why it makes me happy - I think I just discovered a MUCH better way to write my speeches. TOTALLY different approach. I can't wait to finish this one, try it out, and see how it goes over. I am STOKED!!!

HappyUP!!! -Mueller Day
Why it happened -the left pushed it
Why it makes me happy -it all comes to an end and people can get on with their lives. Sure, the people that pushed this strange investigation are probably going to get their comeuppance but they aren't in power anymore...do what you want with them. It's OVER...finally!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4847

HappyUP!!! - Educational Minute/Speeches
Why it happened -new members amaze me
Why it makes me happy - "if you aren't telling the audience something that is of benefit to them, you are just speaking from ego"...OK...that wasn't the exact words but it was that vibe and it was on point.
Two great speeches before I had to bug out

HappyUP!!! - artwork delivered
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -I didn't expect it to be done! Yeah, it may need a tweak but it's in the bag

HappyUP!!! - Lads n Lassies
Why it happened -I participate...a little
Why it makes me happy - it is an annual deal that just ends up being a fun day. A great tradition


Monday, July 22, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4846

HappyUP!!! -commute
Why it happened -I had a client in Sac
Why it makes me happy -I don't do commutes...never have...so, yeah, the thought of one brings me a bit of anxiety. No, I don't freak out about traffic. It is just a huge waste of time. Because of when I went, it was as smooth as could be

HappyUP!!! - perfect timing
Why it happened -lucky
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't there for anytime at all and immediately brought value...I am talking about the first minute and the first half hour. Nice to start that way. Great examples just delivered to us

HappyUP!!! -interviewing
Why it happened -I was asked to consult
Why it makes me happy - I have to say that I was a bit nervous. It's been over a decade since I interviewed anyone. I think I was probably better today than back in the day!

HappyUP!!! - M session
Why it happened - I have other clients
Why it makes me happy -this client has worked with my peers. We got to a place where they didn't go. It feels GREAT to have made a difference

JollyJottings

Meeting the crew
Sushi


Sunday, July 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4845

HappyUP!!! -hip bands
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -OK....I was skeptical when they were recommended. These things are going to be THEE thing!!!

HappyUP!!! - winning with the nephew
Why it happened -an eagle (him) and some birdies
Why it makes me happy -first, it is good to win. It is even better to win big. It's even better when the other guys played pretty well! Glad I joined

HappyUP!!! -books
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -dug into the first one...yep...I KNEW I placed it in my cart for a reason! It is perfect timing!!!

HappyUP!!! - the OPEN
Why it happened -it's a thing
Why it makes me happy - a really nice guy one...in his home country. It wasn't close and it is the last of the majors which is a downer. It's the only golf I watch. BUT, it was a great highlight.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4844

HappyUP!!! - great post round chat
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -I like great conversations

HappyUP!!! -best round in months
Why it happened - see the above...and something else
Why it makes me happy -it's really a rhythm thing. It wasn't a great ball striking day...but I got some other things working a bit. Left a LOT out there on the course. A much needed good round

HappyUP!!! -pitch in on 9
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - this was just a perfectly lobbed 60 degree wedge. It looked good....until it started looking great....and then it disappeared. I quickly looked over at my opponent...it's the 9th hole where you are trying to get a little something back...and I watched all the air deflate. I was on the other end of that the day before on this hole.  It feels WAAAAAY better to be the deflator than the deflatee.

Friday, July 19, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4843

HappyUP!!! -great pre-work for next week
Why it happened -I prepare
Why it makes me happy -lots of ideas...lots of tools...there will be no shortage of solutions to my client's issue. This will be a good one

HappyUP!!! - Akashic Record
Why it happened -I go there
Why it makes me happy -"chase it"...it's a nice feel thing. I love this one.

HappyUP!!! -change in plan
Why it happened -my client has a new need
Why it makes me happy -I get to re-visit an old skill of mine! It wasn't what I had planned. We will save that for another time. Looking forward to this.

HappyUP!!! - chip in 14
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - took a little running 8 iron from the front of the green. A lot of my chipping has been off speed-wise. This one may have had a bit of steam on it when it hit the stick and dropped in...but not too much. LOVE making the birdie there. Needed some LOVE today!



Thursday, July 18, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4842

HappyUP!!! -extending myself                                
Why it happened - it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -made some great connections today...SEVERAL

HappyUP!!! - a clean slate                               
Why it happened - it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -a very appreciative client shot me a message today....THAT is all that I need to keep me going for weeks!!! Mark Twain was right

HappyUP!!! - clear desk                               
Why it happened - I did that yesterday
Why it makes me happy -when I came in to a nice work surface today, I just came ALIVE. THIS needs to be a daily habit. It fits with my morning routine

HappyUP!!! - Whole Foods                               
Why it happened - it was on my way
Why it makes me happy -I spread my grocery business around. WF is the closest to my house...but the one I probably use the least. THAT needs to change. OK..you pay a little more but the environment creates an experience!



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4841

HappyUP!!! -    hole 7                            
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - another struggle...but when you hit a draw 7 iron like I did around a branch, nearly hole it out, and make the putt, you feel like success may be around the corner. HOPE!

HappyUP!!! - S.P. client session
Why it happened - I provide
Why it makes me happy -POWERFUL session delivered for this lady today. This one is going to have an impact

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls early                               
Why it happened - I pre planned
Why it makes me happy -I new I would be up against it today...man, was I!!! It was nice to have gone over early, get warmed up, and have my equipment ready. It literally was out of my car and on to the first tee. No stress.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4840

HappyUP!!! -our newest member                              
Why it happened - we have something he needs
Why it makes me happy -I have high hopes for every member. This is going to be another special one. The club is not based on quantity but of quality. We aren't short on quantity but we get longer and longer on quality

HappyUP!!! - RTT practice session                               
Why it happened - a friend needed the credits
Why it makes me happy -her practice is my gain. I got some fabulous insights today. A boat load of rocket fuel ready for the next lift off and explosive trip

HappyUP!!! - the after meeting                               
Why it happened - I asked questions
Why it makes me happy -it was humbling to get perspective from a couple of professionals and to be included in the conversation

HappyUP!!! - finding my song list                               
Why it happened - I moved my keyboard
Why it makes me happy -OK...yes..it is time to clear off my desk. Tomorrow it will happen (unless it doesn't). It was a reminder to set aside some time for a happy project I have about a month and a half to work on. 

JollyJottings

All the kitties on the shelf
Embracing my love for my cats

Monday, July 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4839

HappyUP!!! - US Women's Am qualifying                                
Why it happened - we hosted
Why it makes me happy - it was really cool to see ladies from various parts of the country...and the world...descend upon our place to try to earn a spot in the national championship. The course held up pretty well. One of the favorites couldn't get it done.

HappyUP!!! - Sophie                              
Why it happened - her best round ever
Why it makes me happy -this gal plays for my alma mater, Sac State. I have seen her around the club. Today, I got a chance to chat with her about her BEST ROUND in a tournament ever...5 under! She's moving on. LOVE that

HappyUP!!! - slideshow done                               
Why it happened - meeting tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -new opening credits...one of the speakers threw me a curve...I adapted.

HappyUP!!! -  fellow fans                              
Why it happened - Qualifying
Why it makes me happy -Jim S...Gary C...Randy...Nick ...Michelle...dad from Idaho...official from the NCGA...Cory....it was some nice time connecting today

Sunday, July 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4838

HappyUP!!! -   doing some work this evening                             
Why it happened - overcame procrastination
Why it makes me happy -WOW! Got stuck on the boob tube a bit too long today. Thrilled that I pulled myself away to do the thing I was putting off......and GOT EXCITED about the thing while I was doing it. I got a HUGE Aha on this one!!!

HappyUP!!! - Wimbledon                               
Why it happened - it was the big one
Why it makes me happy -LOVE IT when it is all on the line. 5 sets which were really like 6 with the new tiebreaker rules. I would have preferred Federer but, in the end, the Joker showed a lot of intestinal fortitude.

HappyUP!!! - research and sharing                               
Why it happened - it's what I do
Why it makes me happy - glad to get that email off to someone. It's the start of something big

HappyUP!!! - a client inquiry                               
Why it happened - I put it out there
Why it makes me happy -I REALLY hope that I get to work with this lady. I don't even know what the opportunity for the upgrade is. I just know that this is a person I really want to help. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4837

HappyUP!!! - the good doc, Bud, and JB                               
Why it happened - I golfed
Why it makes me happy -OK, I have played with the good doc recently....love that guy. I haven't been lucky enough to play with the other two. Had a GREAT time!

HappyUP!!! - getting swishy...the ball follows the hands                               
Why it happened - I am always searching
Why it makes me happy - this component has been missing as of late...but it is there when I am playing well. A little bit of range time next week should be easy to incorporate this rhythm move along with a physical one I have been working on. I'll be back in top form in no time. 

HappyUP!!! - wickedly good shots                               
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - had largos with a five iron and two 8-irons. The 8 iron draw out of the rough with the left cut pin was a PARTICULARLY sweet shot. It just feels so good!

HappyUP!!! - a real chat                               
Why it happened - it's why I am here
Why it makes me happy -it is a blessing that I am someone that can help guide people...not coach them...not tell them what to do....but to give them permission to see things differently. I am one lucky dude!



Friday, July 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4836

HappyUP!!! -  last two holes                              
Why it happened - who knows...I dug deep
Why it makes me happy - I picked up 16 "dots" in two holes in a Numbers game. THAT is a TON of dots and I needed them to minimize the damage. It boiled down to 2 great shots and one great putt

HappyUP!!! - bunker play                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -I keep nipping it nicely. The cute little shot on 6 was particularly cool

HappyUP!!! - peach tea from a unicorn                               
Why it happened - the unicorn had it for sale
Why it makes me happy -how the heck can you not be happy when a unicorn is sitting right across the street from your house selling peach tea? The thought of it alone just made you smile. It was good tea too.

HappyUP!!! - lunch with the C's                               
Why it happened - they were hungry
Why it makes me happy -loved spending some time with this couple.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4835

HappyUP!!! - putting out the vibes                               
Why it happened - time to step up my game
Why it makes me happy -with just a little effort, I brought in a new client. NICE!

HappyUP!!! - a walk                               
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy -meant to do it earlier....but I didn't. This meant going out at the hottest part of the day. The route I took was a bit unusual but, for the most part, I did the entire trek in shade. It was actually quite pleasant. Saw some interesting events going on

HappyUP!!! -  printer fixed                              
Why it happened - I reprogrammed it
Why it makes me happy -it worked!!! The very first time!!! Exactly like it SHOULD!!! Hey, you all know that things don't always (usually) work like that. Celebrate when things go right!!!



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4834

HappyUP!!! - partner on FIRE out of the box                               
Why it happened - he's on a roll
Why it makes me happy -made the rest of my day easy! It was awesome to see this guy birdie 3 out of the first 4 holes....including hole 3 ...the most difficult hole on the course

HappyUP!!! - finding something                               
Why it happened - it was forced upon me
Why it makes me happy -I had to hit a couple of trouble shots the other day. This required me to do something differently....and it seems to be working on regular shots. Nothing went left. More work to do but I am on the right path

HappyUP!!! - finished a tidy project                               
Why it happened - I forced myself
Why it makes me happy -ahhhhhh.....it just looks SOOOOO nice!

HappyUP!!! - putting and chipping                               
Why it happened - I work at it
Why it makes me happy - when these are working, it makes up for a lot of other issues. The chip in on 10 was almost telegraphed before I even hit the chip.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4833

HappyUP!!! -  lavendar                              
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -well, if I ever want my entire house to smell differently in a hurry, I KNOW the essential oil that will get it done. It went from nothing to LOVELY in about 2 seconds...everywhere!

HappyUP!!! - Mitz                               
Why it happened - she's my peer
Why it makes me happy -we had a GREAT session today. It was the perfect kind of session. The RTT journey has assisted me in meeting some great people in other places

HappyUP!!! - the guests                               
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -one is going to join. The other is our Area Director who is going to be great. He was nice enough to step up and do a speech.

HappyUP!!! -  The A's                              
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -welcome back to these two. One had been out for a couple of months. She LIT that room up just by walking in! They were great

JollyJottings
Time to consider RTT session
Knowing my pace is MY pace

Monday, July 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4832

HappyUP!!! -  ready for guests                              
Why it happened - I remembered
Why it makes me happy -they are going to be impressed tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - Training                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - great BABP session as well as a masterclass. Just fabulous stuff

HappyUP!!! -   late mowing                             
Why it happened - I procrastinate
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I was racing against the dark. Yet, it seems like that is when I really enjoy running the mower over the yard. It's cool. I have a deadline. Perfect night for it

Sunday, July 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4831

HappyUP!!! -  Soccer                              
Why it happened - big day
Why it makes me happy -great ladies win today....and the men gave it a great shot at Mexico. LOVE high stakes sports

HappyUP!!! - solid back 9                               
Why it happened - I'm coming around
Why it makes me happy -it is probably about a week or two away...just depends if I want to do some range time. It's all about that steady spine angle. Funny thing, it ends up being effortless and the ball goes as far or farther...SHOCKER! (<----any facetious="" golf="" how="" is="" knows="" one="" p="" plays="" statement="" that="">

HappyUP!!! - paperwork done                                
Why it happened - new TM year
Why it makes me happy -just great to be set up for a fantastic year!

HappyUP!!! - hit 3 out of 4 par threes                               
Why it happened - the spine
Why it makes me happy -the par 3's have been an issue as of late. Hit some nice shots there today. Progress

Saturday, July 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4830

HappyUP!!! -  spine angle                              
Why it happened - I did some looking
Why it makes me happy -yep! This is definitely part of the equation. A bit more range time and the issue will be alleviated

HappyUP!!! - golfing going on around me                               
Why it happened - talent
Why it makes me happy - my partner tossed in a 2 under round...gotta love that! Our opponent tossed in a 4 under round....and...you gotta love that too! Lucky to keep the loss at a minimum!

HappyUP!!! - appointment confirmed                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to work with this client. This will be a good one!

HappyUP!!! - hearing from a client                               
Why it happened - I stay in contact
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to hear this feedback. This is a special one. Nice to know all is well with he circumstances

Friday, July 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4829

HappyUP!!! - Cancer Masterclass                                
Why it happened - I needed it
Why it makes me happy -I'm ready to take this on with this information. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - BABP session                               
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy -THIS was exactly what I needed to see today. Great education and motivation

HappyUP!!! -  picking up some speed                              
Why it happened - been practicing
Why it makes me happy -I'm not saying that I am there but I THINK I actually am moving on the fretboard at a higher level of speed. It may have been more of a mental block that I had. All of a sudden, I went, "hey...I don't usually do that." Sweet

HappyUP!!! -  driver/hold off 8 iron                             
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - been struggling but it's nice to see some glimpses of brilliance. I will get back there.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4828

HappyUP!!! -  early golf                              
Why it happened - it's a holiday
Why it makes me happy - DONE before the heat!

HappyUP!!! - Comedians in Cars                               
Why it happened - finished up a little binging
Why it makes me happy - glad that I have only seen a few of these. GREAT thing to have going on in the background while getting some work done

HappyUP!!! - tomatoes                               
Why it happened - I grow them
Why it makes me happy -they are the small ones....but they came in b4 the 4th! Always a benchmark. LOVE those gardens tomatoes

HappyUP!!! -    the 4th                            
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - great celebration tonight! Fun times!


Wednesday, July 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4827

HappyUP!!! - even on the bookends                               
Why it happened - approach shots
Why it makes me happy -IF you have nothing going, it's at least good to play the last holes well. Somehow mustered up the action to save a few geeters

HappyUP!!! -  buddy over for lunch                              
Why it happened - I made the invitation
Why it makes me happy -I made a LOT of bbq...perfect timing to share some of it before golf

HappyUP!!! - bbq dill chicken                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - it is just the BEST chicken ever. Looking forward to some good eating in the ays to come

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4826

HappyUP!!! - Trajectory test run                               
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -the topic has some legs to it. I can polish it a little bit. It's another block to add to the repertoire.

HappyUP!!! - Comedians in Cars                               
Why it happened - it was running in the background
Why it makes me happy - I have seen a couple of episodes. It was just the perfect thing to run in the background while I did some work today

HappyUP!!! - US Wins                               
Why it happened - World Cup
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a close one...well...until the English gal got tossed. Actually, I was OK with that. I had some bad feelings about this one. On to the finals this weekend!


Monday, July 01, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4825

HappyUP!!! - Coco the Tennis Player                               
Why it happened - Wimbledon
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? I caught the end of this match. I think it is to get a glimpse into the future

HappyUP!!! - the artist                               
Why it happened - I returned the email
Why it makes me happy -had a great exchange today with a friend of mine. It's nice to have eclectic friends....makes me feel at home.

HappyUP!!! - PENS!!!                               
Why it happened - I'm a pen freak
Why it makes me happy -THIS is a great set! Perfect for the morning pages

Sunday, June 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4824

HappyUP!!! -  a new friend                              
Why it happened - it's the club
Why it makes me happy -I have met this guy before. Never had a chance to talk with him. Cool dude. I'm going to help him out

HappyUP!!! - golf balls                               
Why it happened - Walmart was stocked
Why it makes me happy -I was there for a few items. The balls? Always a guess on whether they will have them in stock...they did! WINNER! Saved me a trip to somewhere else

HappyUP!!! - Power vs Force                               
Why it happened - I was listening to something
Why it makes me happy -I read this book LONG before the author of the podcast did. It was a great reminder of a couple of things. The biggest one was the book itself and the concepts. Nice res-set.

HappyUP!!! - sandy on 12                             
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - most people don't have THAT shot!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4823

HappyUP!!! -  dropping back                              
Why it happened - it was only right
Why it makes me happy - ya know, you really learn some things about people by the things they do... or don't do. Me? It felt good to do the right thing

HappyUP!!! - the Angster                               
Why it happened - I dropped back
Why it makes me happy - LOVE this guy. He's a smart guy. I like that. He gave me a GREAT tip on something AND some insightful information. 

HappyUP!!! - my kicks                               
Why it happened - I bought some
Why it makes me happy - took them out for their first test amble today. THIS is a great pair of covers for the dogs....and....a big hit!

HappyUP!!! - World Cup                               
Why it happened - it's the thing
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what it is. I love when the men play but, for whatever reason, I am really into this year's women't contest. LOVE an upset...got a couple of them today


Friday, June 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4822

HappyUP!!! - "signs" of a percolation                              
Why it happened - a week off?
Why it makes me happy - putted outrageously well (made 4 putts that you just don't make...and about 4 more that you miss), the bunker game was solid (2 sandies), and hit 4 shots that were of EXTREMELY high quality (not just talking outcome). Yeah...I kind of topped about 4 shots too ...but I drove it a little better. Perhaps my "time in the weeds" (it has been a bit) is coming to an end

HappyUP!!! -World Cup                                
Why it happened - they do that
Why it makes me happy -it's amazing how nasty some people get when you talk about women's soccer. To soccer purists...the ones that are glued to the "whatever" leagues they play in Europe...I get it. Yet, David Beckham was at a game yesterday and cheering...so...he trumps the snobs. It's a sport being played at it's highest level on a world stage. It seems that should be enough. Then, there are those that say, "there is no scoring,"...and these guys will watch a baseball yawnfest for 3.5 hrs.
Nope...I really don't get any of those people. Just happy I am not one of them. 

HappyUP!!! - getting the paperwork submitted                               
Why it happened - there was a deadline
Why it makes me happy - we NEED to do this better! Yet...we got it done. The new fiscal year is looking good

HappyUP!!! - Marianne Williamson being ridiculed                               
Why it happened - people are so small
Why it makes me happy -Marianne can take it. The close-mindedness of the medial is just comical. No, she isn't going to be a serious candidate...but...she is in touch with more people than given credit for. Will her fan base vote for her? Hey, my vote in California doesn't matter but, if it were tomorrow, that is EXACTLY where my vote would go.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4821

HappyUP!!! - meeting with a vendor                               
Why it happened - needed to do some updating
Why it makes me happy - learned some things...and how to control a few other thing...nice collaboration

HappyUP!!! - a compliment                                
Why it happened - it was who it came from and the insight
Why it makes me happy - I can run with that gas in that tank for awhile

HappyUP!!! - absolutely gorgeous day                               
Why it happened - it is weather
Why it makes me happy - if the beginning of summer is indicative of the entire season, I will LOVE it! OK...I will figure out a way to love the heat too...but....today was the perfect summer day..that concluded with that wonderful Delta Breeze. I have missed the Delta Breeze the last few years

HappyUP!!! - a playful older cat                               
Why it happened - she is being inspired
Why it makes me happy - my skitty kitty is taking some cues from her little brother. He is showing her that, if she wants attention, she needs to make herself available to it. It's slow...but I am seeing changes in her behavior. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4820

HappyUP!!! -   reviewing a submission                             
Why it happened - learning
Why it makes me happy -the video looked more like I recall it being than how I was told it was. I wasn't as far off as I was told

HappyUP!!! - picking up a "no ID" call                               
Why it happened - I really don't know
Why it makes me happy - "no ID"...who picks up a phone call that says that? Apparently, I do. I don't usually. I am soooo thankful. This was an important one

HappyUP!!! - the garden                               
Why it happened - I have one
Why it makes me happy - well, I don't know about the yields just yet...but they look OK...at least on some of the plants. I'll take a better inventory tomorrow. The cakes are spreading like crazy...don't usually grow those. The new system is making "the juice worth the squeeze."

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4819

HappyUP!!! - Justin Guitar                               
Why it happened - I dug deeper
Why it makes me happy -I have seen this guy's YouTube...and LOVED how he teaches. I never saw his entire channel. This is a dude I can learn from. Cool

HappyUP!!! - band together again                                
Why it happened - I asked Evan
Why it makes me happy -I could see myself doing this again. I'm not sure that it will happen but, if it does, my attitude has changed a bit around that. 

HappyUP!!! - The Dominator & Wife                               
Why it happened - Downtown Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -GORGEOUS evening....PERFECT outside. Great to see my old friend. It had been longer than I thought.

HappyUP!!! - mentor time                               
Why it happened - it is what I do
Why it makes me happy -I am committed to helping this lady. Her speech today was great. She is going to be fabulous!

Monday, June 24, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4818

HappyUP!!! - Park progress                               
Why it happened - my city does that
Why it makes me happy -well, IF they HAD to spend all of that money they did, I guess they might has well have done it right! None of the bridges are open yet but it's an impressive amount of passages they have going down to the park. It will be cool when the bike trail punches through as well. Less than a month to go

HappyUP!!! - US Women's Soccer                               
Why it happened - it's World Cup
Why it makes me happy -they won!!!....BARELY!!!...but...they won. If they lose to France Friday, it won't be a shocker. Today SHOULD have been an upset

HappyUP!!! - the Fifth Agreement                               
Why it happened - an add on was needed
Why it makes me happy - I used to use the Four Agreements when conducting meetings as well as my own life. I got a nice little refresher course in the basic four. I like the 5th one....be skeptical but learn to listen.  This is especially helpful as you hear all of the politics that continue to get ginned up.

HappyUP!!! - invitation                               
Why it happened - my buddy is in town
Why it makes me happy - it is going to be great hearing this guy do a little jamming tomorrow night. Good excuse to get outside on a cooler night