Friday, July 10, 2020

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2020



Days Predicted:  17-22
Days to Date:  11 

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

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


7/10 UPDATE - Tossed 3 more on in the last 11 days.....and 3 more AT LEAST coming BAM BAM BAM.  June had more 100 degree days than last year BUT the average high and low for the day were about a degree less than last year....so ....well.....that's something!

6/29 UPDATE - OK....8 days through the end of June. WE only had 5 through the end of June last year when we ended up with 23 days. It looks like we will be in the clear for at least the first week of July. July is always the brutal month.

5/30/2020 - It's Almanac time again! Yep, as WORTHLESS as it's been for the last four years, I am STILL going to do it again.

This year - I think there just has to be a calibration for the fact that we may be having some Global Warming.

I didn't say it was "man made" - that can be a bit subjective (nope...I trust scientists about as much as politicians)

That said  - if it is "man made" one would think things might cool down a little this year too. All of us are staying inside, not driving as much, not as much manufacturing. So, I gotta figure that in as well.

Factoring all that in.....The Almanac is going to call for 17-22 days of 100 degrees or more as reported by Weather.com

2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 Actual
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

HappyUP!!! Day 5203

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron/birdie 14
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -somehow in the midst of the mess that today was, I stuck this gem to 5 feet and made the putt! My partner and I were needing that!

HappyUP!!! - my partner on 9
Why it happened -two of the best back to back's I have ever seen him hit
Why it makes me happy -a Gimmie birdie on 9? You don't KNOW how big that is! A little unlkely too! Saved my fandango!!!

HappyUP!!! - keeping it cool
Why it happened -we all rode
Why it makes me happy -today had the potential to be one of those oppressive days. We played fast and kept it in the shade.  Not my favorite time in Sac Valley

Thursday, July 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5202

HappyUP!!! - meeting with neighbor
Why it happened -he knows stuff
Why it makes me happy -I think I might be able to get this done!...myself!!!

HappyUP!!! -so many chats
Why it happened -I made some calls
Why it makes me happy - Carol, B, Sharls, the Landman, ....just GREAT and informative convos.

HappyUP!!! - solid emailing
Why it happened -I am doing some planning
Why it makes me happy -more great info with some great people. Very helpful!!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5201

HappyUP!!! - Cowichan TM
Why it happened -I'm a member now
Why it makes me happy -what a fun little group to hang with on a Wed night!  A couple of great speeches. Lots of Table Topics time. Good stuff

HappyUP!!! -delivering the joke
Why it happened -I was asked
Why it makes me happy -I NAILED it...and I customized it to their theme

HappyUP!!! - splitting it up...and still getting the win
Why it happened -a guy had to leave
Why it makes me happy -so happy we started with 5....it allowed us to finish with 4. Flexibility is a good thing!!!

HappyUP!!! Day 5200

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Butter bunting
Why it happened -I had it lying around
Why it makes me happy -I think I have the greatest Zoom background ever!!!

HappyUP!!! - don't chat at the meeting
Why it happened -it's become an issue
Why it makes me happy -...and it will be very easy to fix!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with VP Membership
Why it happened - one thing led to another
Why it makes me happy -just love this lady! Great to hear how much she gets from our group!!!

Monday, July 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5199

HappyUP!!! - morning walk
Why it happened -my buddy hit me up
Why it makes me happy -THIS would be a great summer habit. Hit the trail at 6:30 for an hour and a half or two. Great time...and good for ya

HappyUP!!! -just KILLING the errands
Why it happened -I was on it
Why it makes me happy -yep....it was hot. I was undeterred. I must have made 6 stops and got it all done in no more than 2 hours

HappyUP!!! - Bullett Bourbon
Why it happened - I scooped some up today
Why it makes me happy - not my usual "home drink" but it was a nice little change of pace tonight





Sunday, July 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5198

HappyUP!!! - Pete K
Why it happened -it was a special match
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this guy. He plays in a different group. Great to mix it up and talk about the greens committee. He's probably going to shoot his age this year....and THAT is impressive

HappyUP!!! - BK and the business
Why it happened -I'm curious
Why it makes me happy -I never would have thought of these kinds of things....and how vast this insurance company is

HappyUP!!! - another walk completed
Why it happened -I gutted it out
Why it makes me happy -3 days walking in a row....as it is heating up!!! But...I can still do it

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous 100 yard uphill wedge to 16
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - this is definitely a "tweener" usually....not this time. It was an "exacter"




Saturday, July 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5197

HappyUP!!! - Fourth of July
Why it happened -the family
Why it makes me happy -fireworks for the young ones....some tri-tip...the other usual delicious side dishes....family time.

HappyUP!!! - a cold Coors light
Why it happened -I had a mule
Why it makes me happy -I don't drink much beer anymore...BUT.....if you stick one in someone's ice chest and POP IT on a hot day on about hole 11?...REFRESHING as it gets!!!

HappyUP!!! - greenie 9 iron on 5
Why it happened -still got some skills
Why it makes me happy - starting to have a much better mentality about this hole!!!

HappyUP!!! - leftover pizza
Why it happened -I asked last night
Why it makes me happy -what a PERFECT little lunch to tide me over!!!




Friday, July 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5196

HappyUP!!! - a free mask
Why it happened -I hinted
Why it makes me happy -I am hell bent on not having to BUY a mask if I don't need to. With that goal, it is good to know a seamstress or two!!!

HappyUP!!! - evening fun
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -nice to sit outside with the couples people. Lovely home and setting

HappyUP!!! - 8 live bets going into 18
Why it happened -tight match
Why it makes me happy -that is about as MANY as you can have. You have to have a LOT of back and forth going on to set up that scenario. Excitement






Thursday, July 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5195

HappyUP!!! - Boom Boom Shrimp
Why it happened -the club employee mis-heard me
Why it makes me happy -I ended up with 2 dinners last night (not one). PERFECT for an unexpected delicious lunch today!!!

HappyUP!!! -my friend passed
Why it happened -she had a good session
Why it makes me happy -I was glad to help...and get her over the hump. OUTSTANDING!!!

HappyUP!!! - canned food
Why it happened -I may be converting
Why it makes me happy -those kitties came RUNNING to dinner. Part of this is that I don't "free feed" anymore...but...they LOVED this treat

HappyUP!!! -big sleep
Why it happened -tired?
Why it makes me happy - I almost got in 8 last night!!! I'm more of a 6.5 hour guy. It felt pretty darn good!!!




Wednesday, July 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5194

HappyUP!!! - putting
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - it is the only thing I can really count on lately. Glad it was there today or it could have been ugly

HappyUP!!! - the Mc's
Why it happened - he was invited
Why it makes me happy -haven't seen one of them in a long time. The other is a great guy as well. Nice to have guest BJ play too! Great day

HappyUP!!! - visiting with J and G
Why it happened -they were playing behind us
Why it makes me happy -just great to do a little catching up and finding out the latest skinny

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5193

HappyUP!!! - I'm a dual club member
Why it happened -we did a "prisoner exchange"
Why it makes me happy -it is going to help us get to the number we need

HappyUP!!! -....getting to the number we needed
Why it happened - lots of horse trading and creativity
Why it makes me happy -we QUALIFIED...despite moving to Zoom...and what the virus did to us. We are a club that is in some pretty rare air

HappyUP!!! - birthday party
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -too bad I was a little late...but it was nice visiting with my neighbor

Monday, June 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5192

HappyUP!!! - paying my partner
Why it happened - we won
Why it makes me happy -great to walk over to his business....and deliver the do-re-mi! Another celebration

HappyUP!!! - commitment from DG
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -hope this member comes back....he did pay the freight!

HappyUP!!! - CPD approved
Why it happened -I did the work
Why it makes me happy -it's just one more thing to get off my plate

HappyUP!!! -RTT session
Why it happened -a friend needed help
Why it makes me happy -we did some good work. I always wonder what happens to the client when they come out of trance....and...it's pretty much always, "that was amazing."  This person has been in therapy before...a lot. He had never had this revelation or experience before




Sunday, June 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5191

HappyUP!!! - our clubhouse manager
Why it happened -he came up and chatted
Why it makes me happy -it was great spending some time with him. He even grabbed me (not literally) to give me an update later. I was so happy to get the real skinny about what it takes to stay open. It has been a blessing. It is NO TIME to let our guard down!

HappyUP!!! - LW says he is IN
Why it happened -I did some arm twisting
Why it makes me happy -we WILL reach our goal by June 30. I can feel it and taste it now!

HappyUP!!! - our playing partners
Why it happened -we were paired with them
Why it makes me happy -it was SOOO MUCH fun playing with this guy and his dad. I had not met them before. The son has a cool job. Great family!

HappyUP!!! - greatest break ever AND bringing it home
Why it happened -just gutting it out
Why it makes me happy -after the worst individual start I have had (big thanks to my partner for keeping us in there), I drilled a hybrid into the trees left of 7. SOMEHOW the ball ended up 18 feet from the pin.....and I buried that putt. That was good for $200 in the skins game. I managed to par the last 4 holes of the back 9 with some chipping and putting to get us into a card off to get paid in the tournament as well! WINNERS!!!





Saturday, June 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5190

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts sushi
Why it happened -picked some up this morning
Why it makes me happy - WOW!!! Usually, what you get in the grocery store? NOT that great. This stuff was absolutely the best!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 4
Why it happened -great wedge and solid putt
Why it makes me happy -it's tournament day 1. We needed to get something going. Hopes flying high at this point

HappyUP!!! - stiffing it on 10
Why it happened -a wedge to 4 feeet
Why it makes me happy - sure, I missed the putt (uggggh)...but when I hit it and saw where it was...I was thinking, "here we go!"

HappyUP!!! - staying home
Why it happened -I'm like that
Why it makes me happy - as tempting as the good time would have been, I have to stick to my Covid principles. Basically....grocery, family, and personal/medical care. THAT is pretty much my life through Dec.  I'm proud that I can pass up a good time for a bit! NOT NEEDY!




Friday, June 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5189

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened -I'm putting things back together
Why it makes me happy -it's all about the birdies. Hit 7 greens and you get some chances. Nothing lucky or flukey about these. Some killer wedge and 9 iron play and solid putts

HappyUP!!! - partner tossing down a 33 on the back
Why it happened -he's that good
Why it makes me happy -with me holding up my end and him "bringing it home," the win was assured. Better than that, just great to see him bust out. It was a very quiet 3 under par

HappyUP!!! - Prime Rib
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy - haven't had this in awhile. A LOVELY Friday night treat!!!

HappyUP!!! -FB playing with us
Why it happened -he is in town
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this guy. I hardly ever get to play with him. Just so much fun!!!




Thursday, June 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5188

HappyUP!!! - getting treated
Why it happened -helping out a friend
Why it makes me happy -I am a tough one to treat. She did a great job. If she wants, this one will get it done for her!

HappyUP!!! -Zucchini claimed...AGAIN
Why it happened -we have a co-op
Why it makes me happy -I have a bad habit of not picking these until they get big. BUT...I guess people LIKE it that way.

HappyUP!!! - learnings about cats
Why it happened -I keep reading
Why it makes me happy - owned them forever....but...there really is more into it than I have ever thought. My fur balls need more ME. I'm good with that!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5187

HappyUP!!! - winning in another country
Why it happened -I visited Victoria
Why it makes me happy -nice to see these lovely people again. Their reverse meeting was a HOOT! Glad I did it in reverse as I am not sure I would have seen much fault in this great speech

HappyUP!!! - recovering
Why it happened - I needed some AC
Why it makes me happy -after 18 holes walking...and finishing at 2:30...before it really got hot...I was wiped OUT!!! 15 minutes in the AC, I was much better. I almost took a nap behind the 18 green

HappyUP!!! - a couple of birdies
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -the putt on 6 was just dreamy....and that wedge on 10? LOVELY would be the way to describe it

HappyUP!!! - playing with the doc
Why it happened -he had today off and it's Covid
Why it makes me happy -so glad he can join us. He can't pursue his usual Wednesday hobby due to things being closed. Nice to have him with us




Tuesday, June 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5186

HappyUP!!! - recruiting with the Prez
Why it happened -we got work to do
Why it makes me happy -we got two unexpected. With those, we have a shot at getting this done!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - meeting...then meeting after the meeting....it was starting to heat up out there.....but I hit it. Anything is possible with a bit of water!

HappyUP!!! - a past member jumped in to help
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - this was a BIG LIFT at the end of the day!

Monday, June 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5185

HappyUP!!! - JS walk
Why it happened -he made the suggestion
Why it makes me happy -nearly 6 miles of chatting with a buddy I love? ...on a peaceful trail? What's not to like?

HappyUP!!! -trekking poles
Why it happened -I had an REI dividend
Why it makes me happy -the old guy that sold these to me is a LEGEND. I got the full training on how to use them. NOW....it's all on me to get out there

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT stuff today that I can't wait to try. LOVE this little store

Sunday, June 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5184

HappyUP!!! - Bringing the NUTTER CUP HOME!!!
Why it happened -last hole heroics
Why it makes me happy -the kids had us going into 18. We were 1 down...they both hit prodigious drives in front of us. Yet....."old guy guile" prevailed and we wrestled the cup away. Fun family times

HappyUP!!! -35 on the back 9
Why it happened -ball striking
Why it makes me happy -hit 8 out of 9 greens on the back. The one I missed? The ball rolled through. I'm not known as a ball striker. Glad I handled it well. Best 9 hole stretch since I started playing again

HappyUP!!! - Fathers Day
Why it happened -the pool kids put it on
Why it makes me happy -a burger...a pool...family....splashing...chatting with the B-man...great day




Saturday, June 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5183

HappyUP!!! - early car wash
Why it happened -I am ON IT
Why it makes me happy -who washes their car before 7 in the morning....just in time to get to the golf course? THIS GUY! Great move

HappyUP!!! -salmon salad
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - salad does WONDERFUL things for me...and the salmon is good too

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a rally
Why it makes me happy -there are days when a tie really is a win!!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5182

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened -great drive, nice wedge, fantastic putt
Why it makes me happy - it was my first one in about FOUR rounds!!! THAT is a drought...and it's great to break it

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a bit of us...more of them
Why it makes me happy -we were getting creamed....18 was the turning point. 9 helped too. This could have been a bloodbath

HappyUP!!! - package delivered
Why it happened -I ordered things
Why it makes me happy -the kitties LOVED the stuff I got. I have a lot of work to do with them. My perspective has totally changed from cat owner to cat GUARDIAN

HappyUP!!! - Firepit time
Why it happened - we were done golfing
Why it makes me happy - nope...no fire going on....just some great time outside in the shade on a hot day. We LOVE being outside. This has been a plus from the Covid thing. We would have been inside last year.



Thursday, June 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5181

HappyUP!!! - cat fountain
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -it's cool looking! Easy to assemble. Q-ball is digging it. Trust me, a cat that doesn't drink enough is a problem waiting to happen. Whatever Q-ball wants, he gets. He is the BEST!!!

HappyUP!!! - the dentist
Why it happened -I had an issue
Why it makes me happy - I called them over a month ago. They were closed. My deal wasn't an emergency during these virus times. I kinda got used to it. I thought maybe I had imagined the problem. NOPE!!! Looks like I am headed toward my first cap since I was a kid! Happy I have a GREAT dentist

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened - it was on the way
Why it makes me happy -I don't know why people make fun of Walmart shoppers. Is it because they save money? I'm good with saving some money when they have what I need. EASY in and out today!

HappyUP!!! -I get to play tomorrow
Why it happened -the cap found a time
Why it makes me happy - we were out of luck as of this morning. I think things are coming around so I am sooooo down with this. Looking forward to it!

J

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5180

HappyUP!!! - 18th hole
Why it happened -downwind...and coming around
Why it makes me happy -tees were back...driver....3 wood...55 yd wedge in. All shots were perfect. The birdie putt? Pure...sweet....and it SHOULD have gone in. It was a nice finish!

HappyUP!!! - SawShaw SQUEEKERS
Why it happened - we have changes going on
Why it makes me happy - from rescuing her....to her coming to her buddy who was sitting in the window (long story ....extremely compelling) to me isolating with her overnight. If my plan doesn't work, Plan B will be workable. Things are definitely different around here. Hey, being a cat guardian isn't always easy

HappyUP!!! - seeing the Captain again
Why it happened -he did some scheduling
Why it makes me happy -can't even remember the last time we played together. It may have contributed to me hitting the ball a bit better

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5179

HappyUP!!! - Smog Pass
Why it happened -it is registration time
Why it makes me happy - NEVER take this one for granted! I KNOW I don't. It's a win every time even if it was the "easy" vehicle this time

HappyUP!!! - bike ride
Why it happened -didn't want to wait at Smog Shop
Why it makes me happy - it had been awhile. I will be back on soon. I may not go far. That isn't important. It is about getting the heart rate up in spurts with low impact on the joints. Who knows where this MIGHT go?

HappyUP!!! - my mechanic friends
Why it happened - I got an issue
Why it makes me happy - just happy that I have resources that are so willing to help me!

Monday, June 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5178

HappyUP!!! - Jackson Galaxy
Why it happened -I got a situation
Why it makes me happy -I was TOTALLY unaware of this guy. I did a Google for a problem I am having. I saw this guy come up. A cat whisperer? I have never heard of such a thing. I watches some shows and......

HappyUP!!! -....ordered stuff
Why it happened -I got a situation
Why it makes me happy -well, who knows if it will work. I know this...the current strategy is NOT! I am cool with putting in some work

HappyUP!!! - Cat Guardian...as opposed to Cat Owner
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy - my mindset is different now. It is a BIG shift. I think this actually COULD be fun! It will be a lot more fun than the decision I was going to have to make!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5177

HappyUP!!! - a beer
Why it happened -a thoughtful friend
Why it makes me happy -I was struggling out on the course today....BAD! Just hacking. On the 11th hole, knowing I don't really drink much beer, my buddy said, "here, take this," as he reached into his ice chest. Not sure it helped my golf game...but it sure made me feel better!

HappyUP!!! - full house
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - started out with 3...and....at last minute....ended up with 5! Well...actually 6 if you count.......

HappyUP!!! - ....MASON!!!
Why it happened -his dad brought him along
Why it makes me happy - he went 18 holes. Sure, he was in the cart. Sure, he had his iPad-like tablet to keep him busy. Yet, he was soooooooooo good. 5 hours out there is a LONG time for a 4 year old. What a champ! Love that little kid!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5176

HappyUP!!! - winning
Why it happened -my partner
Why it makes me happy -OK...I have stunk worse lately....but I smelled today out on the links. Thankfully, I had a solid partner and a couple of opponents who stunk it up worse than me.

HappyUP!!! - incredible wedge work
Why it happened -I still have some skills
Why it makes me happy - a flop shop gimme on 8 and an OUTRAGEOUSLY good wedge on 9 sealed the deal! Hey, something was going right!

HappyUP!!! - Carolinas leftovers
Why it happened -I had some restraint last night
Why it makes me happy -PERFECT morning snack!

HappyUP!!! - a drink with the Buddy
Why it happened -hanging out after golf
Why it makes me happy - wished I could have taken his invitation for the evening....couldn't make it...DANG! Nice to be invited!!!


Friday, June 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5175

HappyUP!!! - wedge/ putt on 4
Why it happened -still got some skills
Why it makes me happy - nice to grab a birdie on a day ball striking was questionable

HappyUP!!! - near ace on 8
Why it happened -fluke
Why it makes me happy - would have been the BEST ace! I hit it SOOO Terrible. I would have LOVED to have flukey hole-in-0ne. Easy tap in birdie!!!

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - I was glad to have just walked off the course when this happened. It wasn't predicted.....and there were a LOT of people who were in shorts and sleeves just getting pounded!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5174

HappyUP!!! - Lost Item FOUND
Why it happened -I was looking for something else
Why it makes me happy - you KNOW what this feeling is? Gave up on looking for an item...then...out of the blue....."hey, there it is?"...yeah....you know that feeling.

HappyUP!!! - early walk
Why it happened -I saw the weather report
Why it makes me happy -if I had waited till afternoon, this would NOT have happened! I would NOT have wanted to miss this walk

HappyUP!!! - conversations on the trail
Why it happened - smiling faces
Why it makes me happy -you don't strike up many convos with strangers out there. Well, at least, I don't. I figure people are out there to "get it done." Charming happenstance encounters!


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! DAY 5173

HappyUP!!! - Boom Boom Shrimp
Why it happened -the club offered it
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? How is it that I have NEVER had this dish? This had to be one of the BEST things I have ever eaten

HappyUP!!! - dodging a fee
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't a lot of money..but...it was something. The bill could have explained things better. The vendor was smart for offering

HappyUP!!! - chat with a collaborator
Why it happened - she stopped by
Why it makes me happy - well, I don't look forward to WHY this project is going to have to take place. Yet, I have the skills to make an unfortunate situation better


Tuesday, June 09, 2020

HAPPYUP!!! DAY 5172

HappyUP!!! - texts with JJ
Why it happened - the times
Why it makes me happy -great to reacquaint with this old buddy of mine. Also great to get his unique perspective regarding the times we are living in.

HappyUP!!! - wonderful returning guests B and H
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - Ya never know....we might get another couple of members!!!

HappyUP!!! - fun drive today
Why it happened -I just wanted to go
Why it makes me happy - it was just KICK BUTT to get the new car out going ALMOST nowhere. Still so many places closed but GREAT to get some roadside lunch. And, NO!!! I did not eat IN the new car.  THAT isn't happening.......YET! LOL

Monday, June 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5171

HappyUP!!! - chatting with our VP
Why it happened -I needed some info
Why it makes me happy -we just had the most pleasant of phone calls. Sooo nice to get to do a little visiting with this charming person

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my finance team
Why it happened -I'm thinking of some changes
Why it makes me happy -they were both on board with my idea...no downside to it

HappyUP!!! - texting with my old police pal
Why it happened -the times
Why it makes me happy -I'm glad he is doing well as we speak. It is going to be a rough time ahead for that occupation

Sunday, June 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5170

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 18
Why it happened -I think I just "muscled up"
Why it makes me happy - this was probably the first PURE shot I have hit with the new sticks. So, maybe it really is the Indian and not the arrow? There is hope. THAT shot was MAGNIFICENT in every way. A nice high draw? Yep

HappyUP!!! - getting a bit of intel
Why it happened -I was texting
Why it makes me happy -THIS piece of information regarding ....hmmmm....I better not say, raises some possibilities/opportunities

HappyUP!!! - 70 degrees in June
Why it happened -who the heck knows
Why it makes me happy -wasn't I just saying it was 102 yesterday? Yeah, I was. Give me 70 as a high ANY day of the year....but....in June? Oh, come on now! Heaven

Saturday, June 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5169

HappyUP!!! - HAIRCUT
Why it happened -we are reopening
Why it makes me happy -oh...you don't know how bad I needed this!!!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with LC
Why it happened -we got together
Why it makes me happy -great catching up on all of the things we have been missing out on! We have even more to do!

HappyUP!!! - stuffed a wedge on 7
Why it happened -still have skills
Why it makes me happy -it was a rough day. This was a TOUGH shot. When things are going rough, things don't usually go well when facing something tough. Yet, BAM!!!...the thing finished a couple inches from the hole from about 70 yards

HappyUP!!! -playing with Missy
Why it happened -I'm playful
Why it makes me happy -I cracked up my little Ohio friend today....for sure! It's always a HappyUP when you make someone laugh



Friday, June 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5168

HappyUP!!! - B-hurst
Why it happened -he filled in
Why it makes me happy - save ME from having to do a 3-way "numbers game"....would have been a DISASTER!!!

HappyUP!!! - keeping all the "losings"
Why it happened -everyone left
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I lost....he gave me the losings to buy the winners drinks with. This left me to match his losings and toss into the pot.  Then, both the winners split. Though I "lost", I now had my partner's losing "in hand." Per the rules, all losses go toward drinks...and I couldn't break the rules!!!  Sometimes, you win when you lose!

HappyUP!!! - 102 and cool
Why it happened -beats me
Why it makes me happy -OK...it's too soon for that kind of heat! Yet, I walked today...and it didn't seem that bad. Hey, I am not a huge fan of triple digits...but, though I was in the thick of it for 4 hours today, it was just fine!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5167

HappyUP!!! - a golf re-arrange
Why it happened - an opportunity arose
Why it makes me happy -NOW...I can keep that haircut appointment!!!!

HappyUP!!! - lite eating today
Why it happened - it's a good idea any day
Why it makes me happy - pretty much did salads....and it was fine. I'm putting a program together

HappyUP!!! - George Floyd 4 perspective
Why it happened -it was on TV today
Why it makes me happy - I don't agree with everything going on. I did hear a few things today where I may need to adjust my attitude a bit.  I picked up some knowledge today

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5166

HappyUP!!! - a hair cut appointment
Why it happened -we are opening up
Why it makes me happy - oh.....do I EVEN have to tell you why? It's been awhile

HappyUP!!! - Caribbean Flank Steak
Why it happened -I support my club
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE helping out my club.....and.....when the food is soooo good! Nope, not something I would normally order but it was fantastic

HappyUP!!! - Squeekers is in the clear
Why it happened - time goes by
Why it makes me happy - I shouldn't have to worry about the stitches coming open anymore

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5165

HappyUP!!! - Dallas Toastmasters
Why it happened -I decided to make a visit
Why it makes me happy -very interesting to see how other clubs operate. Always picking up tips

HappyUP!!! - Weather speech
Why it happened -we have an expert
Why it makes me happy -it was great to learn more about this from a farmer friend of mine in his presentation

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the president
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -great to get caught up on some stuff. Interesting thing he is proposing

Monday, June 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5164

HappyUP!!! - chicken chorizo
Why it happened -I try stuff
Why it makes me happy -I'm not saying this is "healthy" but it is "healthier"....and pretty darn good. I could toss this into some recipes

HappyUP!!! - 7/11
Why it happened - I had an early craving
Why it makes me happy -OK...out of character for me to go here for supplies....that early in the morning......but I needed some brekko supplies...EARLY

HappyUP!!! - some more rain
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it's June.....and it is raining!!!  I HATE the last rain of the season...but...I love when it comes late. Less time until next year

Sunday, May 31, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5163

HappyUP!!! - turning a bad round into something
Why it happened -chipping and putting like crazy
Why it makes me happy -this comeback is going to be a little rough. Good to know my putting skills didn't leave!

HappyUP!!! - nutrition bars
Why it happened -I packed them
Why it makes me happy -I didn't have time or the goods to eat. It wasn't a bad day to go low on the calories

HappyUP!!! - all Nutters and TC
Why it happened -people freed up
Why it makes me happy -I can't think of a better group to play with. Lots of fun today

Saturday, May 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5162

HappyUP!!! - booked a key appointment
Why it happened -I was forced
Why it makes me happy -so glad I can get this done on Monday! I got bailed out

HappyUP!!! - SpaceX Dragon
Why it happened -technology
Why it makes me happy - it was absolutely THRILLING to see that take off the launch pad LIVE. So happy it went off perfectly

HappyUP!!! - Late rain and mowing
Why it happened -weather and initiative
Why it makes me happy - it is going to be AWESOME to see that freshly mowed yard that I snuck in with the unexpected rain. It was just smoking hot 3 days ago. LOVE the variety!

Friday, May 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5161

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Cup
Why it happened -we got the gang together
Why it makes me happy - this is the first time we all got to slap it around this year. Nope, we weren't competitive (my fault) but it was fun

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 9
Why it happened -I "striped" a thin 6 iron
Why it makes me happy -we SOOOOO needed that birdie to keep from being slaughtered

HappyUP!!! - hanging with Mr and Mrs H
Why it happened -they hung around
Why it makes me happy -we just had the most lovely visit outside.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5160

HappyUP!!! - the unfolding of "events"
Why it happened -George Floyd
Why it makes me happy - THIS thing is going to force some change. I do NOT like what is going on at the moment. It was inevitable. We are going to need to buckle down and understand

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened -I grabbed some takeout last night
Why it makes me happy - RESTRAINT from last night gave me two rounds of deliciousness. TRUST me, it wasn't that easy last night

HappyUP!!! - catching up around the house
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I can let things slide a bit....and when I take the time to catch up, it thrills me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5159

HappyUP!!! - record heat
Why it happened -it's the weather
Why it makes me happy - it was too HOT today!!! Yet, hey, it might as well be a record!!! It was kind of interesting to be out in.

HappyUP!!! - Old vs New Testament
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -I got a different understanding of the difference today. It wasn't even that complicated. Glad to know my old knowledge is fairly common mis-information.

HappyUP!!! - not golfing
Why it happened -record heat
Why it makes me happy - it was a LOVELY day to stay inside!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5158

HappyUP!!! -  delivering a great speech
Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -this was a debatable one....glad I chose this one. I overcame an issue on Zoom...quickly

HappyUP!!! - GUESTS
Why it happened -WE invite
Why it makes me happy -super to see people from all over the place at our meetings now

HappyUP!!! - evaluation forms
Why it happened -reminders
Why it makes me happy -good to see everyone participating in the new format






Monday, May 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5157

HappyUP!!! - the Angster
Why it happened -he signed up
Why it makes me happy -wasn't sure this dude would be there.....but, when it came time to tee off, there he was.  I learned all about specificity as it applies to virus testing. Yep, hang around smart people and you get a little smarter

HappyUP!!! - winning
Why it happened -we persisted
Why it makes me happy -the nephew and I were getting a beat down all day.....until the last hole... when it was ALL on the line.  I hit a miracle shot...he stuffs it and makes a birdie....."PAY US NOW PLEASE!" is what we were saying on our way to the refreshment station!!!

HappyUP!!! - lunch outside
Why it happened -we were hungry and the club was serving
Why it makes me happy -who doesn't love a little bbq try-tip under the shade of a stately oak on a holiday weekend

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the prez
Why it happened -he called me
Why it makes me happy -great to go over some stuff. Looks like we have a BIG meeting in the morning

Sunday, May 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5156

HappyUP!!! - golf was a go
Why it happened -my nephew said so
Why it makes me happy -we don't normally play as a two-some on a crowded Sunday morning. All our golf buddies were playing in a tournament earlier. This would normally mean that, as just a pair, we would have to wait a loooooooong time between shots.  NOPE! We actually played in a pleasant 3.5 hours.......and my nephew ended up paying me a few samoleans for the effort! LOVE THAT!

HappyUP!!! - drinks with the crew
Why it happened -they hung around
Why it makes me happy - great to spend some quality time outside in the shade with a cool drink with my buddies

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I had it thawed
Why it makes me happy - LOVE a bit of grilled red-fish!!!....on this holiday weekend. So easy...so delicious....and so good for me!!!

HappyUP!!! - neighborly advice
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - I am just soooooooooo lucky to have great neighbors....in every direction!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5155

HappyUP!!! - a late 4 miler
Why it happened - had to get out there
Why it makes me happy - what a perfect time and temp. Squeezed it in just before dark. Just an awesome time. It was so great....I went farther than planned. LOVE my route

HappyUP!!! - Squeekers re-indocrinated
Why it happened - I supervised
Why it makes me happy - she came back from surgery the other day and, as expected, I had to quarantine her. Her buddy here at the house was sure to hiss at her. He gave her a little hiss at first but they are back to being pals. It will still be awhile until I let them frolic but they can be company.

HappyUP!!! - trading great texts with a couple of buds
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - besides providing entertainment with some crazy licks I was playing, I got brought up to speed on the Cowboy Junkies. I had heard of them but, for whatever reason, never listened. I liked the groove

HappyUP!!! - Miriam Makeba
Why it happened -I'm curious
Why it makes me happy - this lady's name hit my radar due to Fred Willard's passing. I caught a podcast he was on that was replayed due to his death. He mentioned having opened for this singer. A controversial lady for sure.....but someone that lived a BIG life....and had a HELL of a lot more scary moments and tragedy that I would want. What a voice!!!


Friday, May 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5154

HappyUP!!! - being a model
Why it happened -I stepped up
Why it makes me happy -I'm a bit farther along than my classmates. I recognize this so I allow them most of the speaking in the sessions. Eventually, however, I get called on...and, when I do, I deliver. Even the instructor said, "man, I want a transformational recording from you."  Me: aw, shucks mam...it was nothing.

HappyUP!!! -learning even more about transformational recordings
Why it happened -I train and I listen
Why it makes me happy -I think this has been a strength of my practice. It's just going to get better. PLUS, I learned a new technique for organizing my session notes that is going to be VERY helpful to improving my client's experience even more

HappyUP!!! - Golfing
Why it happened - I caught a break
Why it makes me happy -I was SO happy that training got changed around a little. It let me get back out there with what HAS to be my favorite group to play with....or one of them. Love all my guys. This group was fantastic

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened -pretty cute knock down shot
Why it makes me happy - my new irons have been sketchy....it was nice to manipulate this little hold off with the wind blowing.....and then make the putt!


Thursday, May 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5153

HappyUP!!! - the POWER of Emotional Language
Why it happened -training
Why it makes me happy -yep....I KNOW this....but got the GREATEST reminder today. Also realized why my peers are hesitant to use the language....THAT was the biggest AHA moment I have had in awhile. I brought it up....and got a fantastic acknowledgement for the observation

HappyUP!!! -helping my teacher
Why it happened -she has new kittens
Why it makes me happy -glad to share a bit of expertise that she was unaware of!

HappyUP!!! - Voice Recorder App
Why it happened - it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -oh...this is going to stop a MAJOR piece of "clunk" while I am helping my clients with their therapy....and shorten the session as well! THAT is good for everyone!!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5152

HappyUP!!! - first in line
Why it happened -I ducked out of training for a moment
Why it makes me happy -I kept this errand to 15 minutes....exactly the time I had planned. Hey, this was dependent upon the staff at the vet so it was out of my control. Things don't always go that smoothly or meet expectation.  You MUST notice these things when they happen

HappyUP!!! - day one of training
Why it happened -I signed up
Why it makes me happy -the organization I am affiliated with did NOT have to do this. They are a world class bunch and, even while living under ThisThing, this was a tremendous learning venue and setup. We even finished 15 minutes early....LOVE THAT!!!

HappyUP!!! - Tell Your Mind a Better Lie
Why it happened -I was at training
Why it makes me happy -I will be taking this one to the bank!....like throughout my training days. It is SUCH a simple concept!

HappyUP!!! - all goes well at the Vet
Why it happened -they are a good outfit
Why it makes me happy - Squeeks came through with flying colors. She is purring. Yep, time for me to be a bit of a nurse for awhile...but that's OK.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5151

HappyUP!!! - consulting with a friend
Why it happened -he called
Why it makes me happy -glad to be sought out for having a degree of knowledge! Hope I helped

HappyUP!!! - settling my mental dilemma
Why it happened -I relied on an old mantra of mine
Why it makes me happy - glad to put this thing away, make a decision, and move forward...and look forward...BAM!...Let's Do This!!!

HappyUP!!! - a couple of great speeches
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy - so proud of these two. They made the meeting!

HappyUP!!! - a 3.5 miler
Why it happened -I snuck it in
Why it makes me happy -great to get out there and do some road work! It had been awhile. The pace was excellent!!!




Monday, May 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5150

HappyUP!!! - dropping a few
Why it happened - making adjustments
Why it makes me happy -I was treading the "high side" pretty hard. It's OK...wake up call noticed.

HappyUP!!! -getting an appointment ....FAST
Why it happened -I got a vet
Why it makes me happy - Squeekers needs to have some plumbing removed...STAT! Thrilled I can get this done so soon. Yeah, gonna have to pay up but ThisThing we are living under has created a backlog at the cheap clinics. They couldn't perform spaying during the lockdown. Not sure how THAT wasn't considered an essential service!

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy -I'm REALLY trying to avoid the store. Sometimes, though, you can only stretch so far. Glad I could make a late night run to a sparsely attended grocery.

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

Sunday, May 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5149

HappyUP!!! - my buddy's best week ever
Why it happened -the rules got lifted
Why it makes me happy - he was in a world of hurt potentially when ThisThing broke out. I am happy for him personally (so much) but also happy for hope!

HappyUP!!! - counseling my friend
Why it happened -he reached out
Why it makes me happy -this is a person with a skill set....and a struggle. Thrilled I could lend some expertise

HappyUP!!! - repair tool advice 
Why it happened -I reached out...I know people
Why it makes me happy - this saved me SO MUCH time deciding. It's great to get the advice from a pro! Ordered the perfect solution for me





Saturday, May 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5148

HappyUP!!! - tuna salad
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -swapped some things around on this classic. I hadn't had this in forever. Hit the spot!!!

HappyUP!!! - weeding
Why it happened -I garden
Why it makes me happy - I'm all set for a bit ahead of the rain

HappyUP!!! - car washing
Why it happened -others were doing it
Why it makes me happy -I thought about it.......but it's going to rain. Glad I wasn't doing it!



Friday, May 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5147

HappyUP!!! - flank steak
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - the club did it again. Great stopping by and giving support

HappyUP!!! - chatting with an old buddy
Why it happened -he was there
Why it makes me happy -great to get caught up on stuff. We don't always see things the same way.... but close enough. Bright dude!

HappyUP!!! - gardening
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - nice to turn a little dirt today...just a little. Nice to be outside

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -it was late...and rain is coming
Why it makes me happy - I just love how I just all of a sudden "get stuff done." Yeah, I'd like to be "planned out" a bit more....but ....hey....it got done!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5146

HappyUP!!! - card from "mom"
Why it happened -she is a sweetie
Why it makes me happy - just one of the nicest ladies I know. So heartwarming

HappyUP!!! - base tracks to work over
Why it happened -my buddy and I do that
Why it makes me happy - it was great to get the electric out again.....and the sound it was making. Just another Tequilla Sunrise

HappyUP!!! - bro golfing 
Why it happened - he's better
Why it makes me happy - I thought he'd be laid up for a bit. Not even an apparent setback







Wednesday, May 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5145

HappyUP!!! - a mask in the mail
Why it happened - a gift from a friend
Why it makes me happy - my bandana's have been working fine. That said, it's actually kinda nice having something a bit more less "rag tag." .....and...I was thought of

HappyUP!!! - great Zoom
Why it happened -its how we meet now
Why it makes me happy - one of the more interesting and fun chats I have had with my buddy!

HappyUP!!! - confirming training
Why it happened -I am committed
Why it makes me happy -I can't wait to do a little refreshing and possibly catching up with some old friends. All kinds of new stuff.



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5144

HappyUP!!! - planning meeting
Why it happened -I called for a meeting
Why it makes me happy - OK....I got a route to get done what I want to

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my client
Why it happened - we needed to catch up
Why it makes me happy - LOVE catching up with this person. Got some great insights and glad to hear how well she is doing

HappyUP!!! - TM work
Why it happened - we had a meeting
Why it makes me happy - no procrastination here. We had the meeting.....and got things done! BAM! All cleaned up

Monday, May 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5143

HappyUP!!! - texts with the prez
Why it happened -we got a day planned
Why it makes me happy - we could have a record breaking day for guests! We are ready!

HappyUP!!! - Quesidilla
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -put a HELL of a twist on it today.....FANTASTIC!!!

HappyUP!!! - string change
Why it happened - breakage
Why it makes me happy - I got RIGHT on this one.....and changed them all.....BAM!!!...and my baby is sounding sweet!!!

HappyUP!!! -Last Dance
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy - ESPN just keeps drawing me....and SO MANY others in. Absolutely fantastic  work

Sunday, May 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5142

HappyUP!!! - Mothers Dau
Why it happened - its a thing we all do
Why it makes me happy - great to have recollection...share with bro...and KNOW...mom still lives...on my grounds and in my heart

HappyUP!!! - a sneaky tradition
Why it happened -its a thing I do
Why it makes me happy -she is gonna love it. Yep...takes a bit of effort..but it always comes back in spades....a little nocturnal drop off.   (OH....HEY.....SPOILER ALERT...it doesn't have to be Mothers Day...or to a woman....did ya know...you can leave something great on anyone's porch...anytime? Its even better if they have a surveillance cam....DANCE in front of it...give them them a gift and a show

HappyUP!!! -  wedge to 14
Why it happened - I dunno...a bit of skills recollection
Why it makes me happy - it was too much club...but I don't play anymore....somehow...I "clubbed up"....and could take enough off it...to nearly jar it and got the birdie given to me. It was a damn great shot

HappyUP!!! -stellar pitching coming in
Why it happened - I put the ball further up in my stance
Why it makes me happy - I still "got it"....I just forget sometimes....those were some good up and downs I made on 16 and 17

Saturday, May 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5141

HappyUP!!! - dodging the heat
Why it happened -cuz I can say no
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE saying NO...to stupid invitations....no reason for me to be out in this...in MAY!!! If desperate in the summer....maybe

HappyUP!!! - RVing going well
Why it happened -I checked in
Why it makes me happy -OH...HELL NO!!! I'm not getting sucked into the "hobby of the bored"... but I'm glad my friends are liking it

HappyUP!!! - ducking out
Why it happened -someone else did
Why it makes me happy -Im glad I didn't interrupt the mix. OK...don't get me wrong...I don't want to ever disrupt the mix...somebody else did it first...so...the second disruption caused no disruption...allowing me to go about my happy way


Friday, May 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5140

HappyUP!!! - Walmart...early
Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy - people make fun of Walmart...I don't go there often...its not my route...but I ALWAYS make fun of the people that make fun of Walmart shoppers...cuz they have NEVER been there when the "Walmart Shopper" they make fun of isn't there. There is so much BAD imbedded in what I just wrote...and none of it "my bad." It cracks me up

HappyUP!!! - a nice win
Why it happened -I get it done
Why it makes me happy -I don't want to play golf...but...I might as well win money when I do. That birdie putt on 16 was daaaamn sweet

HappyUP!!! - neighbor
Why it happened -I'm so lucky
Why it makes me happy - dude knows I garden...he dropped some seedlings on me...how good is that?


HappyUP!!! Day 5139

HappyUP!!! - found items
Why it happened -I misplace things...which makes me a great finder
Why it makes me happy -it's just nice, in that moment when something is found, to KNOW you don't have to replace the thing. C'mon...you know that feeling. OK, you organized people don't.

HappyUP!!! - tire fix
Why it happened -a buddy said he rode his bike today
Why it makes me happy -THAT was all it took for me to GET ON IT! Rode last week for first time in a LOOOOONG time only to see the back tire was flat the next day (delayed HappyUP!!! there...glad it didn't go out ON the ride).  Patched that REAR wheel up in less than 20 minutes in the evening when I wouldn't have done anything productive

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -playing tomorrow....weather was gorgeous....ran into an old friend (who appears to have joined the club).....just a lovely way to spend an evening.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5138

HappyUP!!! - shrimp fajitas
Why it happened -the club was serving
Why it makes me happy -LOVE to support the club during these times.....and get some great food. Even got to do a little visiting with my buddies while waiting

HappyUP!!! - no traffic at 4 a.m.
Why it happened -I was on the hunt
Why it makes me happy - people that know me know I don't do sugar. Yet, I woke up today at 3:30 with a MAD HANKERING for some ice cream.  I thought, "hmmm....I will yield to this." You can always count on 7/11. I felt like driving around to see what the city was like in these times early in the morning. GHOST TOWN!

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -the weather, pretty much
Why it makes me happy -after getting a bunch of stuff done, just had to stretch out the legs. It was the most wonderful 4.5 miles. I'm due for another long one soon



Tuesday, May 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5137

HappyUP!!! - RING doorbell
Why it happened -I have one
Why it makes me happy -I was able to see that, while I was outback, my neighbor was letting me know Q-ball was OUTSIDE and on the prowl ("Bad Q-BAll!!!"...he's really a good boy). Anyway, it was good he didn't go far

HappyUP!!! - TM meeting
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -two guests...including one from Minnesota! Game Changer, there. Our attendance was 100%. The virtual meetings are working out great

HappyUP!!! - Face Tie with PS
Why it happened -I didn't understand his text
Why it makes me happy -we got to swap some guitar secrets visually.....and do some home touring! Fun with my buddy!







Monday, May 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5136

HappyUP!!! - text from the nephew
Why it happened - he was being thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - it just. great to feel connection and appreciation. It doesn't take much

HappyUP!!! - final planting
Why it happened -I do it in shifts
Why it makes me happy -I think I am good to go for this year. Sure, I may add a couple more here and there but the garden is exciting this year! NEW STUFF

HappyUP!!! - great video 
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy - Gabor Mate spoke on the Corona virus. What a FASCINATING perspective about what we COULD learn from this....but....we won't. Nice to know we could, however. I KNOW, at least, I will.







Sunday, May 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5135

HappyUP!!! - bro and his new laser
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - what a funny story! I was cracking up later that night

HappyUP!!! - golfing
Why it happened -I was overdue
Why it makes me happy -bro, nephews, and TC....glorious weather....some nice putting, sand play, and driving. Not a great score but far from the S**t show it can be after a layoff. Just a wonderful afternoon

HappyUP!!! - Ace Hardware
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - RAN over there just before close. They, once again, had everything I was looking for....even one rather obscure piece of hardware.  Time to get busy!





Saturday, May 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5134

HappyUP!!! - pick the club up
Why it happened -I was hitting balls
Why it makes me happy -just did a little drill....and it made all of the difference in the world with my wedge.....and possibly my driver!

HappyUP!!! - driving range mates
Why it happened -they were grinding too
Why it makes me happy -great chats with PK and MA. It's good to have a little something to go to rather than just crack balls

HappyUP!!! - signed up for a time
Why it happened -it's time
Why it makes me happy - I'm just going to have me some fun tomorrow.





Friday, May 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5133

HappyUP!!! - RotoTilling
Why it happened -I do that occasionally
Why it makes me happy - LOVE the smell of dirt. Also, managed to take down a "weedy pile" and basically turn it to compost. Cleaned up the plot nicely

HappyUP!!! - RotoTiller
Why it happened -it's a trusty old beast
Why it makes me happy - not sure when this guy was last started. At least a year ago...maybe two. He started on the second pull! After that, non-stop BEAST mode!

HappyUP!!! - Discovery Call training
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -what a nice way to frame the consultation call. I will listen to this again


Thursday, April 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5132

HappyUP!!! - a ride
Why it happened -had to drop off car
Why it makes me happy - it was great to get out on the road. It had been a long time...a real long time. My "engine" isn't where I would love it to be...but...it's OK

HappyUP!!! -a ride
Why it happened -I had to get the car
Why it makes me happy -rather than overdoing it (which I am known to do), I acquiesced and let a buddy do me a favor!

HappyUP!!! - late night mowing
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what it is...but I just love mowing at dusk! I just do!!! The fertilizer I laid down the other day seems to already be doing some work

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5131

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts!
Why it happened -I needed some groceries
Why it makes me happy-no crowds at this specialty store. I was able to get some items I usually buy at a discount as well. I LOVE how this store is handling "these times."

HappyUP!!! - a call from my dealer
Why it happened -I needed a fix
Why it makes me happy - no, I'm not some kind of junkie! It's about my car.  The part is in and I am scheduled to get things taken care of in the morning!

HappyUP!!! - more plants in the ground
Why it happened -I garden
Why it makes me happy - I think one more run to the nursery and I will have "put in" all I need to "put in" for this year.  Now, just add water!


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5130

HappyUP!!! - Squeekers CAPTURED
Why it happened -I set a trap
Why it makes me happy- I KNEW she was on the premises. I got an animal trap. I put a blanket over it so it looked like a cave (a smart person gave me that advice). I got up early. I saw the trap had been "sprung."  Come on......can you imagine the joy that overcame me when I peeled back the blanket to find that it was MY MISSING KITTEN!!! Hey, a neighbor cat had been hanging around the trap last night!  This was a SUPERHappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - RTT session
Why it happened -I help clients
Why it makes me happy - I did some quality work for this lady. I have little to no question that this person will follow through and make things happen!

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -we invited
Why it makes me happy - we had our first guest since starting our meetings virtually. She was impressed and wants to return. YES!!! We can recruit people using this format!


Monday, April 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5129

HappyUP!!! - A Squeekers sighting
Why it happened -I pulled my truck out
Why it makes me happy-I had to laugh. Probably 5 miles roaming all of the neighborhood alleys.....and she was probably hidden up inside my truck the entire time.

HappyUP!!! -neighbors helping with the above
Why it happened -they are so nice
Why it makes me happy -I now KNOW where that little kitty is...underneath another car. Couldn't coax her out but I am confident she is on the property. She will probably come out tonight and experience......

HappyUP!!! - an animal trap
Why it happened -Harbor Freight on a friend's recommendation
Why it makes me happy -I'm hoping to add "trapper" to my resume tonight.....and I can get that little kitty back inside where she belongs. I'm hopeful!

JollyJottings
A long walk
Great learnings
My car dealership
Chatting with the bro
Paying no attention to the "Virus TV"
Using Q-ball as bait (didn't work)
My other neighbors
Sending out testimonials and reviews for friends of mine
Talking with guests for tomorrow's meeting...including one I used to know

Sunday, April 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5128

HappyUP!!! - crab cake
Why it happened -the store had them
Why it makes me happy-I LOVE a good crab cake! This one wasn't the GREATEST I ever had...but it was up there. What a nice treat!

HappyUP!!! - Last Dance Twice
Why it happened -ESPN has it going on
Why it makes me happy -what a great idea it was for someone to get unlimited footage for that final season of the Bull's run. This is some fascinating TV....even to a non-fan, I would think

HappyUP!!! - jamming with the neighbor
Why it happened -it just did
Why it makes me happy -we can play together...probably not sing....he's got me on that. It is really cool to be able to toss some lead in there. I hit one little riff that was particularly sweet!





Saturday, April 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5127

HappyUP!!! - fertilizing
Why it happened -I got the supplies
Why it makes me happy - I am FAR from being a lawn freak.....but....I do like a little greenery

HappyUP!!! - organizing
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - it's how I roll. I let things build up....and then ATTACK. Didn't quite finish. THAT is why they make tomorrow. Things are looking GOOD!

HappyUP!!! - After Life
Why it happened - I was home
Why it makes me happy - THIS is not for everyone. You have to enjoy two things....British humor and Ricky Gervais.  It's Ricky Gervais doing Doc Martin. Man....the quick humor....and the drama... takes you to both places. Fantastic casting!....especially the dog!





Friday, April 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5126 Fri

HappyUP!!! - alley chat
Why it happened -I was heading for the garden
Why it makes me happy - always love talking with this guy....and got a chance to talk to the other alley neighbor that I haven't chatted with before. I have GREAT neighbors!

HappyUP!!! - Putting IN
Why it happened - I got those plants
Why it makes me happy - got all I had in during one session. Now, I just have to plan my next trip to get some more!

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - decided it was time
Why it makes me happy - I don't usually enjoy weights....it is why I can go awhile without doing them. Today was different. I think I can make a nice little habit out of this. Nope...nothing big...but enough.





Thursday, April 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5125

HappyUP!!! - plant acquisition
Why it happened -I got up early
Why it makes me happy - hey, this was a bigger deal than it seems. It took me three tries before I figured it out

HappyUP!!! - Queen of Cuba
Why it happened -I listen to podcasts
Why it makes me happy -this was a FASCINATING listen while on my walk. Gladwell held my attention the entire time

HappyUP!!! - a visit from the local authorities
Why it happened -apparently, a problem happened in the hood
Why it makes me happy - while a little shocking to get that knock on the door, I KNEW they weren't coming to get me!!! It's also good to know that they are on it and I was able to help. It also sparked some conversations with the neighbors that was helpful. Action taken.





Wednesday, April 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5124

HappyUP!!! - New Specs
Why it happened -I made a trip
Why it makes me happy - probably not an "essential" trip...the old ones worked fine...but....they'd been sitting there long enough. I dig em! BOTH pair!

HappyUP!!! -Master Class
Why it happened -I keep learning
Why it makes me happy - this was a fascinating one!

HappyUP!!! - virtual coffee
Why it happened -we keep to our schedule
Why it makes me happy -still GREAT to check in. Even got some GREAT news!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5123

HappyUP!!! - another great route
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - LOVING my walks more than ever right now. I think it has to be the times

HappyUP!!! - Chris D'Ilea special
Why it happened -Netflix
Why it makes me happy - I have always liked this guy. When he popped up with a new show, it was a treat. After watching it, even more of a treat. The comedic mind is something I really appreciate. I really don't KNOW (but I have a suspicion) of how they come up with fresh material

HappyUP!!! - speech 
Why it happened -I do those
Why it makes me happy - I wish that I had more time....but, when you need to condense, sometimes less is even more. My new technology worked great. I also learned something about sound.



Monday, April 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5122

HappyUP!!! - RTT session
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy- THIS was a great one. I received a LOT of clarity today. Time to build on it. STOKED!

HappyUP!!! -6 miler
Why it happened -I needed to get out
Why it makes me happy - been sitting a bit much. It was FUN to take this route today. Just gorgeous too.

HappyUP!!! - speech prep
Why it happened -deadline
Why it makes me happy - I'm locked and loaded for my venue!


Sunday, April 19, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5121

HappyUP!!! - shop vac!!!
Why it happened - had an incident
Why it makes me happy - THIS would have been a pain in the tushy to take care of. I didn't even thing the Shop Vac I own could do it. Worked like a champ!!!

HappyUP!!! - patio concert
Why it happened -I just felt like it
Why it makes me happy - I will play on my porch....but usually quietly.  After weeks indoors, I decided to LET IT RIP! Hey, I got some applause!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the bro
Why it happened -he called me
Why it makes me happy -great getting caught up. With all that is going on, I have fallen a bit out of the loop!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5120

HappyUP!!! - Garden Beds
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - easy earth turn....looking good....nice and clean.  Ready for planting

HappyUP!!! - Global Concert
Why it happened -people do that
Why it makes me happy - interesting technology and choices by some of the artists. I also learned, without production, some of the people aren't that good (or...as good, I should say).  Interesting format.

HappyUP!!! - TC invite
Why it happened -he thought of me
Why it makes me happy -always nice to be thought of



Friday, April 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5119

HappyUP!!! - music from D.C.
Why it happened -I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - so cool to hear an old friend jam some things out. Sure, it made me realize how far behind him I am....all cool.  Just great to hear him play

HappyUP!!! - Incredible Pets
Why it happened - them cats get hungry
Why it makes me happy - really had a pleasant experience from the clerk interaction, them having what I wanted, and soooo easy in and out of there during these times. I appreciate that

HappyUP!!! - Post Office
Why it happened -I needed to mail some things
Why it makes me happy - good to get this off my desk!.......the line was a bit too long to handle all I wanted to.....but that is OK



Thursday, April 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5118

HappyUP!!! - guitar tone
Why it happened -who knows (well...I do)
Why it makes me happy - I had put the electric away for awhile. Never "dialed in" the attenuator. I busted it out today....and BAM.....that exact sound I wanted was there

HappyUP!!! - a reggae rhythm
Why it happened -a friend sent it
Why it makes me happy -so much fun to jam over the top of it and return it quick and easy

HappyUP!!! - rice cooker
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - this little workhorse had been sitting around. I didn't want to go to the store...so I got creative. GREAT job for making rice and "rice-like" items ahead of time....but...I can see for other things as well.....QUICKLY


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5117

HappyUP!!! - NOT TAX DAY
Why it happened - coronavirus
Why it makes me happy- hey.....who wants to send a check when they don't have to! Deferral is always good!

HappyUP!!! -microphone arrives
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't supposed to get here until next month! I was stoked when I found it had arrived

HappyUP!!! - microphone works!
Why it happened -a bit of fiddling
Why it makes me happy -oh.....there is some cool stuff I can do with this wireless technology



Tuesday, April 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5116

HappyUP!!! - microphone showed up
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy- it wasn't supposed to be hear until next month.....but there it was today...and I figured it out

HappyUP!!! -a concept
Why it happened -see microphone above
Why it makes me happy -OH....I have SUCH the idea for a shctick!

HappyUP!!! - TM meeting
Why it happened -we do it virtually
Why it makes me happy - we did it the best ever today....time to invite a ton of guests and blow this deal up! The world is our oyster now!  JG brought it from the backseat....AWESOME!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5115

HappyUP!!! - dropping off the bracket
Why it happened -I'm a good friend
Why it makes me happy - I like doing a good turn for someone

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -its what I do
Why it makes me happy - did a favor....and got in 4 miles...and other stuff....out in the sun. LOVED it today

HappyUP!!! - "Keep Me In Your Heart For Awhile
Why it happened -I Spotify
Why it makes me happy - what an outstanding tune! An old one...that had slipped by me totally.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5114

HappyUP!!! - long walker/jogger
Why it happened -gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy - this is farther than I have taken the trail in years. Awesome day out there

HappyUP!!! - Easter
Why it happened -it's a holiday thing
Why it makes me happy -nope...no observation of it this year for me.....but OUTSTANDING to get so many personal reminders!

HappyUP!!! - Warren Zevon
Why it happened -he came up
Why it makes me happy -great to listen to some of his stuff I didn't know. A bit grimy to learn of some details of his life....but that's OK. I'm a big boy

Saturday, April 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5113

HappyUP!!! - good sore
Why it happened -I ran Thursday
Why it makes me happy - my body....right on time. Not sore yesterday....but just the right amount of sore today

HappyUP!!! - hard driving
Why it happened -it was early
Why it makes me happy - definitely did a little acceleration and handling test of the new car in the "wee hours" today. All in safety. The new beast passed the test. What a blast!

HappyUP!!! - Kaui friend
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy -not happy about the situation....but very good to connect with this old friend today.  Islands are a great place to be stranded on

Friday, April 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5112

HappyUP!!! - miscellaneous chat
Why it happened -weird
Why it makes me happy - this one is trippy. To trippy to describe. I talked to someone on the phone that there was NO REASON for us to chat.....and it was the loveliest of conversations

HappyUP!!! - blue tooth order
Why it happened -I looked something up
Why it makes me happy -it will be awhile....but ...if this works...game changer

HappyUP!!! - Macan paperwork
Why it happened -it's part of the deal
Why it makes me happy -glad to know the mail works...and received this info.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5111

HappyUP!!! - a jog
Why it happened -something came upon me
Why it makes me happy -as I was doing my walk...I said, "dude ...step it up." I cut it shorter than I wanted to (yeah...I know...it's gonna hurt tomorrow). It is a start to something bigger

HappyUP!!! -RiteAid
Why it happened -I needed something
Why it makes me happy - NOBODY was there...and, in these times, I notice stuff like that...and I appreciate it

HappyUP!!! - JUST GORGEOUS weather
Why it happened -its weather
Why it makes me happy -yep...it's a stretch during isolation...but I noticed. I went out in it. Fabulous

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5110

HappyUP!!! - Ex-TM call
Why it happened -it was her birthday
Why it makes me happy -it was SUCH a nice chat to have with this lovely lady and business contact today. Can't wait for ThisThing we are under to lift so we can get together

HappyUP!!! - leftover meat loaf
Why it happened -I had restraint yesterday
Why it makes me happy -I made that one meal last to two. Pretty good for a pre-made meal.

HappyUP!!! - chat with the Prez
Why it happened -I was checking in
Why it makes me happy -great call....club biz discussed....we keep moving forward in these times

HappyUP!!! - helping out a buddy
Why it happened -I have a skillset
Why it makes me happy -anytime I can help someone, I am all over it!

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5109

HappyUP!!! - long walk
Why it happened -I just kept going
Why it makes me happy -only meant to do a shorty but it just felt sooooo good today.

HappyUP!!! - Kindle discovery
Why it happened -I said, "there's got to be a better way"
Why it makes me happy -OMG!!! This may be the highlight of my year so far. I was absolutely AMAZED at how you can organize your highlights. The Kindle still has some drawbacks but THIS strength alone FAR EXCEEDS the benefits of a regular book.

HappyUP!!! - the numbers are turning
Why it happened -vigilance
Why it makes me happy -I'm SOOOOO proud of my fellow Californians (it's not something I can usually say) for physical distancing. We seem to have OVERPREPARED for this pandemic... and I am good with that.  We got a ways to go but my spirits were buoyed today.

HappyUP!!! - TM meeting
Why it happened -we keep doing them
Why it makes me happy -we can make them better but our virtual meetings are going SO WELL. I am tremendously proud of our groupW!


Monday, April 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5108

HappyUP!!! - "I'm trying on a Monday"
Why it happened -I was on a walk
Why it makes me happy -I asked a walker across the street how he was doing...and I knew EXACTLY what he meant. ThisThing we are all living under has some dark cloudiness to it. I said, "I hear ya brotha." It's good to be together

HappyUP!!! - weightlifter in the park
Why it happened -I was on a walk
Why it makes me happy -I could not believe the rig this guy had brought down to the basketball court to get in his reps.  The effort to drag his weights out of his car would have been a bigger workout than I could have done

HappyUP!!! - vegetable boxes
Why it happened -my club is great
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to support my club and dive into the vegetables!

Sunday, April 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5107

HappyUP!!! - grocery store trips
Why it happened -I was depleted
Why it makes me happy -I had a bit of in trepidation due to these Covid times. While my caution was warranted, the mitigation and behaviors I am seeing by my fellow Californians buy

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HappyUP!!! - Incredible Pets
Why it happened -the storms abated
Why it makes me happy -this probably makes the cats happier than me....they were getting hungry! Just kidding....but it would not have been more days!

HappyUP!!! - THUNDERSTORMS
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -I can't remember it coming down THAT hard for as long as it did. It was cool to watch while knowing any flooding would just be streets. Man, it literally was a gully washer. I saw the drain across the street become a fountain spewing up. I can't recall seeing that. I LOVE being inside watching that kind of action

Saturday, April 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5106

HappyUP!!! - Tiger King
Why it happened -I caved
Why it makes me happy -I SWORE I would not watch this show. Today, with iffy weather, I "dipped my toe in"......and watched the whole thing.  Creepy, great entertainment.

HappyUP!!! - ribs
Why it happened -I cook
Why it makes me happy - it had been awhile since I put these together....and, man, where they delicious

HappyUP!!! -scarves
Why it happened -Covid
Why it makes me happy -glad I have some.....and have learned how to fashion them into some nice fashion.....over my nose and mouth!

Friday, April 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5105

HappyUP!!! - Forbidden Rice
Why it happened -I found some in the pantry
Why it makes me happy -I don't know why I don't eat this wonderful side dish more often

HappyUP!!! - podcast re: nutrition
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I got some education...in a key area

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened -I had to get out
Why it makes me happy - I had been a little slacking the last few days. Chose a GREAT route!

Thursday, April 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5104

HappyUP!!! - zooming with LE
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great conversation this morning...got the background I needed...time for e to go to work

HappyUP!!! - zooming with Duluth
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great to see this dude. Not going to be able to jam through the technology...at least at this point. It was fabulous to catch up.

HappyUP!!! - texting with some buddies
Why it happened -ThisThing we are under
Why it makes me happy - it was nice to take the opportunity this time provides to do a bit of checking in.

HappyUP!!! -KD texting
Why it happened - I hit him up
Why it makes me happy -great to hear his ideas!


Wednesday, April 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5103

HappyUP!!! - one day closer to putting ThisThing behind us
Why it happened -the 30 day announcement
Why it makes me happy -after a couple of weeks apart, the idea of 30 more days and all of the consequences is daunting. Yet, I know a month passes SOOOOO quickly. We will get through it

HappyUP!!! - Zoom with my buddy
Why it happened -we can't meet in person
Why it makes me happy -nice to get together again...even if the situation is a little different

HappyUP!!! - Schure microphone learnings
Why it happened -Sweetwater is the BEST!
Why it makes me happy -it was fantastic to learn a little about the difference between my mics. I got the concept of recording and why certain mics are for certain things

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

HappyUP!! Day 5102

HappyUP!!! - AB made it to the meeting
Why it happened -he persevered
Why it makes me happy - GREAT to see this member again on our virtual situation!

HappyUP!!! - phone with the Big G
Why it happened -we have a situation
Why it makes me happy -glad to be on the same page with this dude

HappyUP!!! - dinner with my friend
Why it happened -I had extra
Why it makes me happy -OK...a bit of violation of physical distancing....but that's OK. Great meal!

Monday, March 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5101

HappyUP!!! - AD stepping up
Why it happened -we have great members
Why it makes me happy -LOVED seeing this guy takeover today

HappyUP!!! - Berries
Why it happened -I have friends
Why it makes me happy -what's better than a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries arriving at your door?.....not a lot!...especially in Covid times

HappyUP!!! -sharing the berries
Why it happened -I can't (well..I COULD) eat a dozen
Why it makes me happy -it was nice to be able to share with my neighbors

Sunday, March 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5100

HappyUP!!! - filling in for golf
Why it happened -the guys were short handed
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to get back out there!

HappyUP!!! - physical distance measures
Why it happened -I played golf
Why it makes me happy -it's controversial that some courses are open. I witnessed the mitigation efforts first hand today.  While I am going to be out for awhile, I see no harm in the activity.

HappyUP!!! - a roll of the dice
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy - I got out of THAT in a hurry!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5099

HappyUP!!! - Zoomin with DP
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -so cool to be able to teach some technology to someone that knows technology.....and to catch up with him.....and do a little banging with him

HappyUP!!! - my Duluth connection
Why it happened -an open Saturday
Why it makes me happy -great swapping some tunes

HappyUP!!! - South Carolina buddy
Why it happened -she made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy -I'm sooooo looking forward to doing some work with this old friend


Friday, March 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5098

HappyUP!!! - RTT Zoom call
Why it happened -great support
Why it makes me happy -what a wonderful little shot in the arm. GREAT call!

HappyUP!!! - great sleep
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I sleep fairly well, in general. Last night was a REALLY good one. Hey, sleep is a drug!

HappyUP!!! -"Yep...that's fixable...fairly easily"
Why it happened -education
Why it makes me happy - it's not just a line...it's the confidence to deliver it...with NO BS!....Yep, this one encapsulates what I do.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5097

HappyUP!!! - the long walk
Why it happened -gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy -easy for me to stay cooped up in these Covid times. Headed out to the trail today. It was wondrous to see so many people (spaced appropriately) doing one thing that is allowed....hit our local trail by the creek. Awesome time today

HappyUP!!! - web call 
Why it happened -my peeps put those on
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT info today! Very educational

HappyUP!!! - texting
Why it happened -homebound
Why it makes me happy - reached out to some people in various methods....because they needed to hear from me (OK...I admit it....I wanted to hear from them as well)

HappyUP!!! - the virus numbers increase
Why it happened -it's part of the deal...testing?
Why it makes me happy - it's got to get worse before it gets better. The numbers weren't reflecting worse though....today....things started kicking into overdrive. It's got to work its way through the system.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5096

HappyUP!!! - loaning out the equipment
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -  I feel good...when I share. Its that simple. It makes me feel good

HappyUP!!! - test driving
Why it happened -my friend stopped by
Why it makes me happy -we agreed that we could violate "social distancing" and my buddy got behind the wheel of my new spaceship and put it through the paces. It was good for me because I got to fiddle with stuff and learn it while someone else was at the helm

HappyUP!!! - key insights
Why it happened -my continued studies
Why it makes me happy -I shared some of my thoughts today with trusted friends. They probably won't respond...and that is OK. They didn't ask for the info. It helped me codify my thinking...and embed my learning. Cool

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened - crossed wires
Why it makes me happy -we got time. There is a better time to do this. Tonight was sub-optimal


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5095

HappyUP!!! - virtual meeting
Why it happened -social distancing
Why it makes me happy -NOPE.....not perfect...far from it! I so screwed up something but I was happy to figure out the error and get the meeting started, albeit late. Everyone understands and is learning something new

HappyUP!!! - loaning stuff
Why it happened -my friend was in need
Why it makes me happy -glad I had what he needed. I hope it works out for him. I did some testing. It is going to be a good solution.

HappyUP!!! - Gobor Mate'
Why it happened -continuing education
Why it makes me happy -I REALLY got an education today about a lot of things. This dude has "walked the talk" and what he shares aligns with another modality that I work in.

Monday, March 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5094

HappyUP!!! - Census
Why it happened -it's a government thing
Why it makes me happy -it's a weird little document that we do. I know it means a lot. This, I think, might have been the first time I did it on line. Easy peasy

HappyUP!!! - ZOOMing
Why it happened - we live virtually now
Why it makes me happy -took a training call....and then conducted a training call. Picking up some new skills. Answered calls from a couple of our members too. Look at me...I'm an expert!!! (not... shhhh....don't tell anyone)

HappyUP!!! - the cats
Why it happened -they were being cats
Why it makes me happy -at least twice today, they just randomly knocked crap off a counter. Nope, not to play with it....just to be mischievous (OK....I say, "hey...that was really an a-hole thing to do)....so....yeah....."mischievous" is a "cleaned up" phrase....their a-holes!...and I love that about them.

HappyUP!!! - a long walk
Why it happened -I was overdue
Why it makes me happy -I GOT to get this back into my daily rotation! I've been catching a bit too much of corona news! It can really suck you in! (I know better)


Sunday, March 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5093

HappyUP!!! - neighbors texting
Why it happened -I started it
Why it makes me happy - just some fun stuff going back and forth. I can't visit them on their porch

HappyUP!!! - fabulous weather
Why it happened -its weather
Why it makes me happy - we are about to get a little turn. It was nice to get outside and do a few things around the yard.....in the most glorious sunshine

HappyUP!!! - Zoom chatter
Why it happened -I showed a friend
Why it makes me happy -yep...our prez is really digging on the system. He'll be better at it than I will

Saturday, March 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5092

HappyUP!!! - brainstorming with a friend
Why it happened -corona
Why it makes me happy - his business was thriving a couple of weeks ago....it is basically kaput now. It was a sacred privilege that he reached out to me.

HappyUP!!! - late night mowing
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE sneaking in that yard work as the sun goes down. I still have a lot more hustle in me than I think

HappyUP!!! - texting with my Florida friend
Why it happened -we had stuff on our minds
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this lady! Do we always agree? Oh, hell no! Most of the time we do, however. Interesting perspective she has.