Monday, March 31, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 428

HappyUP!!! - Petunias

Why it happened - I planted them last weekend

Why it makes me happy - I dashed home for a quick lunch today. The little plants have grown upwards a bit since I put them on the ground. I couldn't help but notice as I drove up just how vibrant they are. Even in this picture with my total lack of photographic skills, look at that purple!

(It's a shame I will need to pull a couple of those. I was at the nursery this weekend and noticed that these babies get to be 5 ft across!! Transplant coming)

HappyUP!!! - the hitchiking guitarist

Why it happened - I had my camera with me and did the best that I could

Why it makes me happy - where is this guy heading? How many worldly possessions does he have? No matter what the answer is, he has the guitar thrown over his back and he is ready to gig for someone....even if it is to himself in a lonely place alongside the road. That guitar IS one of his prized possessions.

HappyUP!!! - cancelled conference call

Why it happened - I have no idea....I just appreciate it

Why it makes me happy - it's like giving me back some life when we don't have a call.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 427

HappyUP!!! - pedicure (see following post)
Why it happened - I have thought about it....took some action
Why it made me happy - I have some smooth doggies.......and I was so light on my feet walking out of that place. I can't wait to tuck into clean sheets! Good sensory vibrations would be a summary for this one

HappyUP!!! - candles
Why it happened - I woke up ridiculously early....3 a.m. ....and I got up
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't burned candles in awhile. I had to do a little candle maintenance (these are the kinds of things you do at 3 in the morning. The house had all kinds of nice aromatherapy going on.

HappyUP!!!! - planting
Why it happened - I bought some plants yesterday
Why it makes me happy - I don't know how much work all this planting is going to be this year.....but the plants are going to be worth it. I have one healthy herb garden going on. I also got last week's strawberry purchase into the ground. I have to stay out in front of this. When the weekend of mid-April hits, the cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, peppers, and squash will all be going down. Spring planting leaves little time for other activities........when the heck did I become a farmer?

If the Man Police come try to get me on foot, I'll be ready.....

I have nowhere to go - on this one. No excuse like I did on the manicure post.

I went and did this one - for the same reason a woman would....too be pampered.

Wait! - I may have a loophole for when the Man Police come looking to de-badge me.

I was doing an investigation - yes, that is what it was all about. I have heard from women that they do this to make their feet look nice and pretty....sometimes even said, "...for their man."

This has nothing to do with pretty feet - see here as the nail technician starts to do a little buff job on my dogs.

Do you see how happy she is - instead of dealing with those women's puppies, she is delighted to be treated to such a fine pair of podiatractic marvels (yes, podiatractic is a word.....I just made it one so take that, Mr Spellchecker).

Yes, she is one happy lady - wouldn't you be if you got to caress this blogger's toes for 45 minutes? Envy is a sin so knock it off. If you want your turn, send me an e-mail. You are going to need to have the tools, though.

I don't know why she even did this step - she said it had something to do with removing some dead skin.

She used a lavender exfoliant - like my lowest extremeties really need any scent enhancement.

Next - it looks like I am on my way to or from the hospital. Don't be alarmed....the Nutster is fine.
A couple of nice, hot, and moist towels - around the freshly exfoliated tree stumps feels really nice.

...and the dogs packaged up like a couple of bags of veggies from the store? - just some nice, hot parafin wax.


And a little - "this little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home," and yours truly has just finished his first pedicure.

I walked out of that place like I was on air - I have a distinct feeling that, as I crawl into clean sheets tonight, I am going to still feel heavenly!

And for my investigation - do not be fooled. Women do this for one spoil themselves. While us guys are out on the golf course driving ourselves crazy, the ladies are taking the sure bet to relaxation.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 426

HappyUP!!! - seeing my tax guy
Why it happened - it's tax time
Why it makes me happy - I didn't get the grimy news today....he needs a few days to calculate. I just like talking to my CPA once a year. We spent almost an hour shooting the breeze.

HappyUP!!! - manicure
Why it happened - ever let three weeks go between fills....a fill becomes a pull
Why it makes me happy - I kind of dig this hand action.....pedi is next....tomorrow?

HappyUP!!! - herbs
Why it happened - I stopped by the nursery
Why it makes me happy - maybe I will become a tea drinker! I am going to do some different herb plantings this year. I actually bought a chocolate herb today...some mint....a's going to be a busy and interesting herb season! I love the smells


Tax gathering
Tax man
Talking with friend
Tax finding
Tire fixed
NCAA tourney

Friday, March 28, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 425

HappyUP!!! - phone meeting
Why it happened - I am on a project
Why it makes me happy - it was great working with these two guys on putting together an upcoming program
We actually are going to put a quality product together...over the phone

HappyUP!!! - chat with one of my direct reports
Why it happened - I talk to my direct reports
Why it makes me happy - she volunteered buy in. She is starting to see my vision for what needs to happen.

HappyUP!!! - my buddy called
Why it happened - I don't know....he was sick at home
Why it makes me happy - always good to hear from him. Haven't chatted in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 424

HappyUP!!! - drink with a recruit
Why it happened - I recruit
Why it makes me happy - this was an interesting one and we had a good meeting

HappyUP!!! - speaking with another recruit
Why it happened - he called me back
Why it makes me happy - it was another positive conversation.

HappyUP!!! - day 4 of my work project
Why it happened - it's a project
Why it makes me happy - we caught some more critical errors from going any further

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 423

HappyUP!!! - a break
Why it happened - a client decided to see things our way
Why it makes me happy - a good chance we will have resolution to a terrible problem

HappyUP!!! - blackberry working again
Why it happened - my admin stayed on it
Why it makes me happy - it makes it a lot easier for me to be away from my laptop

HappyUP!!! - a meeting
Why it happened - some internal partners set it up
Why it makes me happy - I got to spend time with some key business associates....face time. I also probably picked up a new customer.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 422

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it is Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we had a small group...but a good one. I snuck in an icebreaker so that was cool.

HappyUP!!! - good eating
Why it happened - I was busy
Why it makes me happy - a salad and a couple of protein shakes. I am on my way to bringing the weight back in next Sunday.

HappyUP!!! - catching a bad mistake
Why it happened - my new project
Why it makes me happy - someone is not going to suffer needlessly......employees and a customer.

Monday, March 24, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 421

HappyUP!!! - first day of new process
Why it happened - we are fixing a problem
Why it makes me happy - we are on our way to fixing an issue and learning a lot

HappyUP!!! - meeting cancelled
Why it happened - my boss was busy
Why it makes me happy - it gave me time for my project

HappyUP!!! - my info is being used
Why it happened - I found a flagrant violation
Why it makes me happy - this will score me some points in order to get some other things I want done for my people

Sunday, March 23, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 420....

Here we are - The end of the first quarter of the year is just around the corner.

Let's talk about New Year's - "Nutster, you have lost your mind! That's 9 months away." While your first half of that statement may be correct (you could lobby and get a lot of support for your stance....without trying too hard), the second half is not.

We are only 3 months from New Year's - New Year's 2008, that is. You had a feeling perhaps that something was going to be different. For some of you reading this, you have made it happen. For some of the rest of you, things have worked against you. For others, you just plain, flat out haven't done jack about making things any different.

OK, inertia crowd - I am talking to you. If you don't want things to be different, accept it. Just accept it. You are done. You are packed in. You have nothing to prove. You are good enough and won't get any better. There is nothing wrong with that stance.......

....or, is there? - there is a reason for that little voice. What is it? The little voice doesn't need to be followed. There is no requirement. It should be listened to....and heard....and asked, "where are you coming from? Are you what I want?...or are you what I SHOULD want?"

Point of the story - if you have something to do....YOU and only YOU need to is as good a New Year's Day as any. And, no matter what....


HappyUP!!! - no gift delivered
Why it happened - I went to take Robin Eggs to my nephew in the hospital at noon
Why it makes me happy - there was a freshly made bed and no nephew when I got there.

HappyUP!!! - petunia planting
Why it happened - I got off my fanny
Why it makes me happy - a little color in front of the house for days (years?) to come.

HappyUP!!! - seeing my nephew
Why it happened - he had paperwork for me
Why it makes me happy - I started the day expecting to see him in a hospital gown. Instead, he was at my house in a pair of shorts and a band T-shirt. HappyUP!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 419

HappyUP!!! - Wayne my garden guy
Why it happened - I went to the nursery
Why it makes me happy - he is a master gardener. The nursery is only about a mile from my house. I stop in every weekend and do my shopping a couple of items at a time. Why? Wayne is always up to answering the next question that I have concocted.

HappyUP!!! - nephew coming home tomorrow
Why it happened - my nephew was in the hospital again
Why it makes me happy - my nephew is susceptible to infection. He has been since he was born. He is 25 now. I just found out today that he went into the hospital again yesterday. Last time, he was there for two weeks. I went and saw him and found out that he'll be getting out tomorrow. They rushed in and did the surgery this time.

HappyUP!!! - robin eggs
Why it happened - it's Easter
Why it makes me happy - once a year, I get to enjoy Whoppers with a twist. I love Robin Eggs!

Friday, March 21, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 418

HappyUP!!! - catching a thief
Why it happened - I got tipped off
Why it makes me happy - a person was trying to rip the company I work for off....big time. I don't know what will happen from here. I went beyond what was asked of me in the scope of my work.

HappyUP!!! - winner
Why it happened - we showed up
Why it makes me happy - the member from our club in the Toastmaster's speech contest came in second place at the contest tonight. The winner announced that he had pre-booked a vacation for the night of the next level of contest. This puts our club's representative in the contest. It pays to show up. You can not win....and win.

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous day
Why it happened - they do
Why it makes me happy - one word......convertible. Hard to beat on a spring day in Sacramento. I could list this one every day right now....and just might. I appreciate it.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 417

HappyUP!!! - a meeting
Why it happened - we needed a plan
Why it made me happy - we actually came away with one

HappyUP!!! - meeting after a meeting
Why it happened - we needed it
Why it made me happy - we got some more much needed work done in a relaxed environment after the bell

HappyUP!!! - breakfast
Why it happened - one of my managers likes to have breakfast
Why it made me happy - he had a plan......which I found out later during the meeting above that I can do

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 416

HappyUP!!! - new builder
Why it happened - my employees are out there working
Why it makes me happy - it's a little piece of business I didn't see coming

HappyUP!!! - "Let's Go!"
Why it happened - one of my managers "gets it"
Why it makes me happy - buy in....I am about to launch an idea that is easy to back out of. With buy in, we'll drive through the feeling of wanting to go back.

HappyUP!!! - Fixing problems
Why it happened - when you have business, you have problems
Why it makes me happy - I am a problem solver. The people underneath me haven't seen the things I have or learned "the game".....yet. They will. In the meantime, I love helping them.


New builder
Fixing problems
Learning something new
Grabbing a coffee on the run
Meeting with a manager
"Let's Go!"

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 415

HappyUP!!! - met a new recruit
Why it happened - it's an important part of my job
Why it made me happy - we really hit it off

HappyUP!!! - talk with boss
Why it happened - it was scheduled
Why it made me happy - we don't get much time for this. Sometimes there are things to go over

HappyUP!!! - call in from a hot recruit
Why it happened - I think the person is getting nervous about a challenge in the work environment
Why it makes me happy - this is a big ticket player. It would be a big feather in my cap to port this person across.


News on an old adversary
Talk with branch manager
Talk with a person two levels up

Monday, March 17, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 414

HappyUP!!! - a recruiting appointment tonight
Why it happened - I made contact with a guy
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't sure where this guy was at in the process. He is still mighty interested

HappyUP!!! - meeting with client
Why it happened - I called the meeting
Why it makes me happy - it was a delicate subject but we are all on the same page. I wasn't sure that we were.

HappyUP!!! - a definitive statement
Why it happened - my boss went to a meeting an repeated what was said
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't good news but we KNOW where our company stands on the issue. The truth may not be what you want but, once you get it, you can take the necessary action to work with it.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

BONUS HappyUP!!!

It's OK to have more than three! - really!!!

Three is just a nice manageable number - to do every day. You can crank them out in about 5 minutes.

I couldn't leave out the bonus:

HappyUP!!! - weigh in
Why it happened - it is a Sunday staple
Why it makes me happy - I was down three pounds to 168. That is a tie for my yearly low. This came a little unexpectedly because it wasn't a week to brag about eating wise. I hit it pretty hard all day in the garden yesterday. That is a me.

HappyUP!!! Day 413

HappyUP!!! - seeing an old best friend
Why it happened - we were at the same breakfast joing
Why it made me happy - this guy was one of my high school and post college buddies. He got married, had kids, and moved to a nearby town. Different priorities. It was great catching him while he was waiting for breakfast. It seems like he is doing well. He almost has his house paid off which is awesome. House prices are coming down. If you aren't selling, it really doesn't matter

HappyUP!!! - cleaning up the workshop
Why it happened - I was out there today and said, "that's it."
Why it makes me happy - I bought my late father's house from him while he was still alive. I never took on his tool room or the workbench. Oh MY!!! It actually wasn't that bad. I now see some possibilities there.

HappyUP!!! - planting herbs
Why it happened - it's time to plant herbs
Why it makes me happy - I am going to have an herb garden....right in my view. I don't know how pretty it will be. It will be functional and will have everything...whether I use them or not.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 412

HappyUP!!! - smelling strawberries
Why it happened - I was in my garden
Why it makes me happy - I don't even have berries...these were just a few meager blossoms that were putting out about the sweetest aroma YOU, my friend, will ever want to smell

HappyUP!!! - rototilling
Why it happened - the weather was nice
Why it makes me happy - I have good soil. I also threw some amendment on it not too long ago. I just get off on that dirt fluffing all up like powder. This wasn't chunky tilling. It was smooth.

HappyUP!!! - IRS letter
Why it happened - the IRS sends letters
Why it makes me happy - it was official business. I went, "oh audit....or I owe some money." No! This was the letter telling Americans about the economic stimulus package. What a relief!

Smelling strawberries
Getting some plants in the ground
Being sore
Hanging the light
First lawn cut of the year
IRS Letter

Friday, March 14, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 411

HappyUP!!! - transplant
Why it happened - the "babies" outgrew their pods
Why it made me happy - I actually found the right size transplanting pots. The stores had been out of them but
I was able to score about 40. It may be too late for the cherry tom tom's. We'll see. They have a chance

HappyUP!!! - breakfast
Why it happened - it was overdue
Why it made me happen - I got to spend some time with a young man that I think the world of. We had some good conversation. It was a delight.

HappyUP!!! - recruiting
Why it happened - my people are out there doing it
Why it made me happy - we have three second interviews set up for Tuesday.....outtasite!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 410

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - we did lunch out
Why it made me happy - I took my managers to a United Way lunch. I ran into a friend there. It was a nice time.

HappyUP!!! - meeting
Why it happened - I have my managers in once a month
Why it made me happy - today was a little more low key. Everyone just needed to talk a little more than driven.

HappyUP!!! - found kitties
Why it happened - I had a hunch
Why it makes me happy - one cat had been locked in my detached garage for a day or two. My other cat had gotten locked into my tool shed....I don't know for how long but I suspect quite awhile. I don't know how they get in those predicaments!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 409

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - it was my Wed meeting
Why it made me happy - neither I or my regular coffee partner was bought by another friend who happened to be at the shop. No, it wasn't a lot of money but it was a nice gesture.

HappyUP!!! - a great new contact
Why it happened - we got a new recruiter
Why it made me happy - I appreciate all help that is ever extended to me

HappyUP!!! - a tough discussion
Why it happened - one of my employee's got bad news
Why it made me happy - I stepped in immediately and picked up the phone. I handled the issue quickly and correctly. I almost did it another way which would have been the wrong thing to do.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 408

HappyUP!!! - toastmasters
Why it happened - it was Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we had a couple of good speeches and our Toastmaster ran her first meeting. She did a great job.

HappyUP!!! - nephew's birthday
Why it happened - he has one a year
Why it makes me happy - it was a great reason to get together and eat steak!

HappyUP!!! - jury duty
Why it happened - have to do the civic duty
Why it makes me happy - I called in for three panel wasn't called....I'm done for another year without having to go!

Monday, March 10, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 407

HappyUP!!! - meeting legislators
Why it happened - I had to fill in at work
Why it makes me happy - I got to get a first had look at the political process...especially when we have so many issues in my industry.

HappyUP!!! - convertible driving
Why it happened - I picked the right car today
Why it makes me happy - today was a perfect day to be on the freeway for about 20 minutes each way. 70 degrees...nice.

HappyUP!!! - recruiting appointment
Why it happened - recruiting is priority one
Why it makes me happy - I am very interested in this new recruit...and look forward to him joining our team. We have some time between now and then...but there is the hope. This is what it is all about.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 406 ...the Man Police aren't going to like this one

I did it - yes, I finally did it. I am now manicured! I actually went into one of those places. There seemed to be some discrimanatory practices in hiring, however. All of the ladies were VERY Asian....except for the very caucasian girl who greeted customers. We'll call her position...Translator.

I now have someone new "on staff" - yep, the Nutster now has a nail lady. Got my plumber, my garage door guy, my mechanic, my doctor, my dentist, my opthamologist, etc......add Vivian the Nail Lady.

Vivian is from Vietnam - where her parents, two sisters, and brother still are. We didn't get a chance to find out how she got here. That will be next about two weeks....when I go back for my "fill."

OK....this is getting scary- I am a guy....REALLY! I now know exactly what a fill is.

HappyUP!!! - I have a Nail Lady

Why it happened - I have lived with a nasty split in one of my nails for too long now

Why it makes me happy - Vivian did an acrylic overlay...built a little extra nail on top to cover the top of the split....and I am well on my way to having this little issue taken care of. While I was about a manicure.

HappyUP!!! - a manicure
Why it happened - hey, I was there. Why just do the one finger?

Why it makes me happy - I have never had a manicure before. I didn't even go for the full schmear. I just got a basic package. After all, I am just a beginner. Look at what Vivian did to those MANLY forearms......something. I don't know what but it felt good!

(If you are wondering, the answer is, "YES!". There will be a pedicure coming with my next manicure. Oh my goodness.....I am only a blink away from a "Spa Day." What a girl! I got no story when the Man Police show up to get my badge.)

HappyUP!!! - Wayne the Master Gardener

Why it happened - I went to see him

Why it makes me happy - Wayne is a retired guy that works at the local nursery on weekends. I think he kind of likes me. He is giving me all kinds of vegetable tips....especially on tomato growing. He swears that on June 1, I will be eating fresh tomatoes just like he always does. I actually had some on Memorial Day last year but it was luck. I have the secret. It makes sense and I am trying it out. I'll share later but the hint is, "more root... more fruit."

Saturday, March 08, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 405

HappyUP!!! - new friend
Why it happend - my buddy brought his brother
Why it makes me happy - the brother was a cool brother....from Hawaii. Perhaps I will see him on the island sometime soon

HappyUP!!! - golf
Why it happened - I got an invitation
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't my quality of golf. I stunk! But, it was my first time out this year. It was also on a golf course of 7300 yards. That will pucker you. It was just good to be out swinging the sticks.

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous weather
Why it happened - ????
Why it makes me happy - I got a little color in my face. First time this year. Need I say more?

Friday, March 07, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 404

HappyUP!!! - congratulation notes
Why it happened - I had a moment of thoughtfulness
Why it makes me happy - it makes the people in my organization happy

HappyUP!!! - breakfast
Why it happened - I eat with one of my direct reports every couple of weeks
Why it makes me happy - great conversation...delicious with the waitress. What is not to like?

HappyUP!!! - being picked on a team
Why it happened - I'm not sure
Why it makes me happy - the last time me and this guy were paired, it wasn't by choice. The other person made a derogatory joke....all in fun...about being paired with me. This time, he jumped at the chance. He knows that I will make him look good which is what he needs.


Sending out congratulations notes
Being picked on a team
Getting a new assignment
Fun with the waitress

Thursday, March 06, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 403

HappyUP!!! - call from a guy I haven't heard from in 10 yrs
Why it happened - he is looking for a job
Why it makes me happy - he is a good guy. He also is a mutual friend of a childhood pal of mine that I have lost track of. I got to hear about my childhood pal.

HappyUP!!! - loan limit increases
Why it happened - FHA moved
Why it makes me happy - long term, it is going to make life easier for all of my employees

HappyUP!!! - mysterious disappearance reappears
Why it happened - I have no clue
Why it makes me happy - my on line trading account is weird. Cash will mysteriously disappear sometimes. Tonight was one of those occasions. Usually, there is something called a cash sweep that I can find. Still not sure what that cash sweep is. Anyway, after looking for 45 minutes, I went away for 15 minutes. I re-opened my account and the cash was back. This saves me a trip to the account executive's office tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 402

HappyUP!!! - effecting change
Why it happened - I questioned something
Why it makes me happy - it's not a huge thing but it is nice to still have input into the company

HappyUP!!! - a brief conference call
Why it happened - it was quickly realized we didn't have the answers
Why it makes me happy - why drone on? Reconvene when you are ready.

HappyUP!!! - problem solved
Why it happened - we thought differently
Why it makes me happy - we managed to arrange for a training in our office.....and not spending money renting hotel rooms.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 401

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it was Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we had our speech contest today. It was great to see the members stretching

HappyUP!!! - talking to an old friend
Why it happened - I picked up the phone
Why it makes me happy - we hadn't talked in forever. Things had been a bit strained. The person did something that I didn't think was right. Time had to pass. It did.

HappyUP!!! - e-mail from a friend
Why it happened - it was actually a return e-mail
Why it makes me happy - it was pretty darn funny.........I didn't see that coming.

Monday, March 03, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 400

HappyUP!!! -"bump up to 150's"
Why it happened - I was at a meeting
Why it makes me happy - my client, whose meeting I was at, said this at exactly the right time today. It was hysterical. A gutbuster

HappyUP!!! - recruiting call
Why it happened - my boss made it happen
Why it makes me happy - we will begin a training on recruiting. It is always good to pick up skills.

HappyUP!!! - SBS
Why it happened - it's in Brazil
Why it makes me happy - it's my only foreign stock....and it had another good day today....and the only stock in my cache that is working right now. US companies are not the place to be right now. It used to be when the United States sneezed, the world caught a cold. Today, when the US sneezes, the world hands us a hanky!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

HappyUP!!! Day 399

HappyUP!!! - breakfast
Why it happened - I didn't get any brekko on Saturday
Why it makes me happy- I love my pancakes and sausage. I ran into a friend. I got to have some laughs with my favorite waitress.

HappyUP!!! - plant growth
Why it happened - it's the way it is
Why it makes me happy - I may be buying my own plants this year. We'll see. I seem to have had a little confusion in labeling. The point is that my little seedlings are growing

HappyUP!!! - a new book
Why it happened - the marketing got me
Why it makes me happy - it's a new genre of reading for me.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

In election year.....

It's too easy to criticize hope....and, in the end, cynicism is a lousy strategy

Seth nails it again...what else is new?

HappyUP!!! Day 398

HappyUP!!! - birthday party
Why it happened - it was my best friend and his father's birthday
Why it makes me happy - family and food! While a steady diet of this would be counter-productive to the waistline, a little indulgence is good on occasion. A couple of ears of corn, cheeseburger, AND hot dog.... topped off with some cake and ice cream. Yes....I have a "holiday gut" going on as I speak but it was delicious.

HappyUP!!! - meeting a landscape guy
Why it happened - I asked a stranger a question while I was in the nursery
Why it makes me happy - he is a retired local guy that just likes to keep busy. I really didn't want to take on the irrigating of the enlarged garden on my own this year. I HATE numerous trips to the hardware store....only to find out you didn't do it right in the first place. This guy should work out nicely.

HappyUP!!! - seeing friends at a seminar
Why it happened - I went to a short seminar
Why it makes me happy - these are some people in another Toastmaster's Club in town. Good people that I see from time to time.


Meeting the landscape guy
Docking station
Ipod Gizmo
Transplanting pots
Leadership seminar
Seeing friends at seminar
Birthday party
Rum Cake
Birthday cards
Birthday oranges
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