Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1955

I don't really need to explain why this
is such a happy little I?

HappyUP!!! - family time
Why it happened - celebration time
Why it makes me happy - niece birthday and's ENTIRE family got to be there due to some fortuitous last minute schedule changes.  Sooooooo much fun out to dinner!

HappyUP!!! - scallops
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - it was the PERFECT entree choice for my hunger level.....and delicious

HappyUP!!! - the stinger
Why it happened - swinging better
Why it makes me happy - if I can get this little shot down for 13-16, look out boys!!! It showed a LOT of promise today.  May start hitting it on 7 as well.  It's a very controlled shot that flat out shoots out there with some nice roll.

HappyUP!!! - quality chipping/pitching
Why it happened - been working on it....and gaining education
Why it makes me happy - saved myself a shot on 2.....12....17.....18.......and 3 of those 4 were from EXTREMELY difficult situations.  This area used to be my bread and butter. If I can get that back, low numbers will be soon to follow


Toastmasters speeches
Brother Birthday Golf
5 iron/wedge 1......9 iron/chip 2....driver off deck/wedge 4......2 putt 6.....punch shot 7.....5 iron 8.....wedge iron 11.....flop shot 12....9 iron/2 putt 13....stinger 14.....stinger/punch 15.....stinger/wedge 16......pitch shot 17.....chip 18
Unexpected additional dinner guest
Birthday dinner with the ENTIRE family

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1954

HappyUP!!! - Bob's speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - what a FABULOUS dramatic speech.....gorgeous pictures painted purely with words. Love hearing this guy talk.

HappyUP!!! - taking the A-train
Why it happened - he needed a ride
Why it makes me happy - always love giving this guy a lift to school when he needs it. Highlight of my day

HappyUP!!! - finishing well
Why it happened - found a little something
Why it makes me happy - yeah, it was too late to save our team today but it was good to bring it home and save a little face

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - our club GOT IT ON and outdid itself today. GREAT spread!!!


Bob's speech
Leading tabletopics
Gorgeous weather
Washing the machine
Taking the A-train...building the relationship
Putt 4...9 iron 5....wedge 10....break 11....7 iron/putt 12....wedge wood/wedge 18.....5 iron/9 iron iron/putt 2

Monday, May 28, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1953 Mon Memorial Day

HappyUP!!! - Memorial Day
Why it happened - it's a nice tradition we have
Why it makes me happy - great thoughts about my late father today....and the opportunity to do a re-post about the heroics that, while he never took credit for, he displayed in WW2.

HappyUP!!! - filling in for bonus golf
Why it happened - the new guys had room
Why it made me happy - hadn't planned on playing today......turned in another solid round

HappyUP!!! - seeing my nephew
Why it happened - he was my bro's guest
Why it makes me happy - great to hang a bit at the club with him.....wished we could have played together but my group was right behind so it was all good

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 11
Why it happened - MONSTER drive and a nice gap wedge
Why it makes me happy - this came at a great time. It also made me appreciate how easy this hole is from where some of my counterparts get to play it.


Rousting the A-train
Drive/4 iron/wedge iron 2.....4 iron/chip iron/wedge 4.....2 putt 5....9 iron 6....pitch/putt 7.....6 iron 9....bunker shot wedge/putt/birdie 11....8 iron/bunker shot 12....5 iron 13.....9 iron 14.....chip/putt 15....hybrid/9 iron 16....wedge/putt 17....wedge 18

Hero?....You Want A Hero? HappyUP!!! Memorial Day

(A Special Post for SundayScribblings originally published 11/19/2006)

I'll give you one - and I mean that sincerely. But first, a stearn word of warning:


After all, isn't that what real heroes are all about? - they inspire us to be more than who we are.

So, who is the hero that I will give to you? - well, "give" is a bit much because there is no way that I would give this treasure away. I will "share" this hero with you. You can draw from his power should you ever get down.

The hero? - well, let's set the stage. It's May 28, 1944. A young about to go up for his 30th bombing run. His long tour of duty is almost over. The amount of planes in the air this day...friendly and unfriendly is more than he has ever seen.

By the time they drop their payload on Germany - the B-17 is badly damaged. The entire 10 man crew is huddled up near the cockpit as it is the only spot in the plane that now has oxygen. The crew knows that they will have to ditch the plane as it is too damaged to land.

Can they just make it to the English Channel - so they can bail out over friendly ground?

"Fire...Fire..jump!" - shouts the pilot. Two airman leap from the plane as the pilot holds the craft steady for the crew. Those are the only two that get to jump as the plane explodes.

Our navigator - has never jumped from a plane before. Sure, they told him how to do it down on the ground but he has never free fallen from a plane. He only knows that, to avoid capture, he is to delay opening his parachute until the last moment.

He plummets from 17,000 feet - down to 2500 and pulls the rip chord.......but nothing happens. Frantically, he reaches into his front pack and pulls on a handful of silk. It was just enough to get the chute to respond...though, when it does, the force of the braking is so hard that it feels like our young airman has broken every bone in his body.

He hits the ground - hard. What awaits him in Germany? A bunch of farmers...with clubs and pitchforks. They aren't too thrilled with this young American flyboy that just moments before had been bombing their motherland. They begin to beat him to death....

Until a German Officer on a bicycle - rides up and restores order. He captures his prisoner. Later, the airman will be brought back to this identify the bodies of what, just moments before, had been his crew memebers.

This includes that pilot - who held that plane true to the very end so his crew could escape.

Our navigator is taken into a stalag - and he remains there in deplorable conditions until an evening in January of 1945. All of the prisoners are awoken in the middle of the night. They are rousted and told to start marching.

You see - the allied forces were getting close to liberating these prisoners. The Germans now had to move the prisoners farther into Nazi territory.

Have you ever been to Germany in January? - neither have I. It ain't the tropics. Thousands of men are thrown out into a blizzard....many with only cardboard for shoe bottoms. Freezing temperatures. No NorthFace or Patagonia outerwear. Old French greatcoats were de riguer.

Thousands of malnourished men - just putting one foot in front of the other in fresh fallen Bavarian snow. Over one third of the men laid down .....and it was the last rest they ever took. They were shot or left to die all in the name of Hitler's philosophies.

Not our airman....our navigator.....our Hero - he kept marching...marching....moving. They went in cattlecars, flea infested factories, abandoned buildings.....but always walking. He kept up for 5 months until he and the rest of the prisoners were finally liberated.

So, the next time you think that you have something tough in front of you - remember our Hero....who happens to be my father. If he can survive in those conditions, I think that I....and you....can put up with some of the minor inconveniences that we go through every day.

...and, the next time you think a hero is someone - that gets their name stitched on to a pair of basketball shoes, could you do me a favor? .......

.........Don't even come near me with that load of crap unless you want to learn about real heroes.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1952

HappyUP!!! - Indy 500
Why it happened - once a year
Why it makes me happy - finished golfing just in time to catch the last 14 laps.....the best part of the race. No disappointment this year.....excitement!!!

HappyUP!!! - day in the hills
Why it happened - we planned it
Why it makes me happy - a little tourism.....some hiking....a river.....sandwiches.....great family day with LOVELY weather.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 17
Why it happened - a solid 7 iron and a nice putt
Why it makes me happy - it's ALWAYS good to make a birdie on the way to da house

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 18
Why it happened - I nipped that puppy
Why it makes me happy - saved myself a stroke....would have been easy to give up the way I had made a mess out of the hole....escaped with a nice bogey.


Drive/4iron/wedge iron putt wood/chip/putt birdie 4..... 9 iron 5....driver/wedge 6.....4 iron recovery 9......9 iron/putt 11....5 iron 13 iron 15....putt 16...7 iron/putt/birdie 17.....bunker shot 18
-being a tourist
-Camp Lotus brochures
-Sunday afternoon drive
-chipping improving
-river visit
-Indy 500

Saturday, May 26, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1951

HappyUP!!! - ReadUP!!!
Why it happened - evening quiet time
Why it makes me happy - after all the hoopla of the birthday party, it was time for some relaxation. I knocked the above out in about an hour and a half.  There definitely is a reason why Hemingway has always been held in such high regard as a writer.  The story in this book says it all about the human condition and what is GOOD about it......determination, loyalty, using skill, heartbreak, honor

HappyUP!!! - ChickenUP!!!
Why it happened - grillmaster time
Why it makes me happy - chicken is always a little tricky to grill. Oh sure, you can easily be safe and cook it too long and let it be a little dry. Who wants that? If you go to short, you end up with blood and you could get sick......NOBODY wants that.  You also have the skin to contend with.  Tonight.....I put the good turn on the bird to everyone's delight

HappyUP!!! - solid round of golf
Why it happened - finding a little something
Why it makes me happy - it was just a few days ago that I was displaying ineptness.  Now, it looks like I'm heading in the good direction

HappyUP!!! - "hobo camp"
Why it happened - birthday party "leftovers"
Why it makes me happy - I took off early to tee it up today. The boys had stayed up late. It was so funny to make my way over the 5 snoring bodies on the living room floor.  What a crackup!


Solid round
BBQ Chicken
The Old Man and the Sea
HoboCamp and Snores

Friday, May 25, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1950

Now THAT is one HappyGrill!!! Come on over
and I'll toss one on for ya!

HappyUP!!! - GiftUP!!!
Why it happened - I put on the thinking cap
Why it makes me happy - the gift was something that was needed.....AND it fit right into the theme/scheme of the birthday party.  GREAT time had by all with the gift

HappyUP!!! - GrillUP!!!
Why it happened - it was a birthday party
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.........take a look at the picture.  You KNOW a whole lotta happy is goin on!

HappyUP!!! - SwimUP!!!
Why it happened - it was a birthday party
Why it makes me happy - first time in a pool this year. The weather was a little cool....but the water was excellent......and so were all the hijinx with the kids.

HappyUP!!! - TossUP!!!
Why it happened - it was a birthday party
Why it makes me happy - great idea to pick up a special ball to toss around and kill some time before all the guests arrived. Then, once the guests arrived, the tossing increased.  It's hard to be anything but happy when you are chucking a ball around.


Morning quality time
Finding a perfect gift
Grilling it up
Swimming it up
Laughing it up
Tossing the ball around
Taste of my own rotissirie medicine

Delicious food

Thursday, May 24, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1949

HappyUP!!! - helping out
Why it happened - I was available
Why it makes me happy - when work collides with doing the personal biz, who you gonna call?  That's right....ME!!!  I LOVE doing my part for my family

HappyUP!!! - morning visitor
Why it happened - I put out the invite
Why it makes me happy - it's better to hang out here at the crib than in some garage.  Wonderful company

HappyUP!!! - a LOVELY experience
Why it happened - good living
Why it makes me happy - wow.......what a cleansing experience!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1948

HappyUP!!! - 3 Icebreakers
Why it happened - we have new members
Why it makes me happy - whoa!!!! I heard the gamut today. Great life stories.  All of them well delivered....yet plenty of room for improvement.

HappyUP!!! - drive/wedge 18
Why it happened - hitting some good shots
Why it makes me happy - it was far from my best day today......but I put it together on the closing hole to come out unscathed

HappyUP!!! - awards presentation
Why it happened - our members rock
Why it makes me happy - this is the season to get educational awards......and we have a ripe crop in the Wednesday group


Wedge on 1....punch/wedge 4.....7 iron 6.....chip 9....hybrid 11....chip 12....8 iron 13....hybrid/wedge 18
3 Icebreakers
Awards presentation
Good eating

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1947

HappyUP!!! - birthday dinner
Why it happened - birthdays happen
Why it makes me happy - LOVE the family time. Don't you love be around the ones you love?....and the ones that love you?

HappyUP!!! - The Doc's talk
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - his message today was well delivered. It really resonated with me. It was also his 10th speech so he now gets his CC (Competent Communicator) designation

HappyUP!!! - a new guest
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - no question......she is going to join


Dr Don talk
Talking with Don
TM recognition of guest fears
A new guest
Be Careful What You Say
Doing a pickup
Birthday dinner
Convertible driving

Monday, May 21, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1946

HappyUP!!! - Monday "chores"
Why it happened - it's Monday
Why it makes me happy - I love doing all the Monday stuff....just love it

HappyUP!!! - finding my glove
Why it happened - laundry
Why it makes me happy - I had misplaced a golf glove...that I had only used a couple of times. I was thrilled to find it in the pocket of my shorts.

HappyUP!!! - a very special card
Why it happened - a special lady
Why it makes me happy - my Mother's Day thoughtfulness was plenty enough to make me happy. I knew I had made someone's day. I certainly didn't need nor expect the gush I got in the mail today......but it was niiiiiice!

HappyUP!!! - Olate Dogs
Why it happened - I was tube surfing
Why it makes me happy - yeah....I caught some America's Got Talent tonight....I'll admit it.  This dog act was pretty incredible

HappyUP!!! - recovery
Why it happened - time heals
Why it makes me happy - who wants to be sick? I sooooo appreciate being well

HappyUP!!! - talking with a teacher
Why it happend - I had the opportunity
Why it makes me happy - this dude is REALLY making it happen for the kids.


Finding my glove
A very special card
Talking with a teacher
Winning 3 out of 4 slugbug contests
Olate Dogs
Getting a ton of stuff done
On the mend

Sunday, May 20, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1945

HappyUP!!! - a weather report
Why it happened - someone text me
Why it makes me happy - I don't take a weather report a week out as the Holy Grail. It does appear, however, that next weekend is going to be very pleasant.  Next weekend is the one that sets the famous Ol Nutter Almanac for this year. What? You don't know what  that is?  Do a search here on the sight.

HappyUP!!! - annular eclipse
Why it happened - it's an astronomical thing
Why it makes me happy - it was kind of cool. It also gave people something to get excited about. It was great watching people make a big deal about it.....using it as a teaching moment with the kids....FUN!

HappyUP!!! - care packages delivered
Why it happened - I was laying low
Why it makes me happy - it's great to have someone care so much that they bring you stuff when you are sick.


A weather report
Meds delivered
Soda delivered
Just laying low

Saturday, May 19, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1944

HappyUP!!! - chip on 18
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - my chipping used to be my strong's been dodgy...but it's getting better. I needed this tough little up and down. Chipped it down the hill to a gimmie

HappyUP!!! - the greens
Why it happened - greenskeeper
Why it makes me happy - this is a time when the greenskeeper should shine. May is pretty easy on grass. Still, you have to do the right things at the right times. The greens are perfect right now.

HappyUP!!! - a care package
Why it happened - I was a little under the weather
Why it makes me happy - though I didn't want to eat, I needed to. This emergency package was JUST what the doctor ordered!


Wedge 10....pitch 12...8 iron 13....7 iron 14.....wedge 15....chip 17.....hybrid/chip 18......4 iron/wedge 1....chip 3.....flop 6......6 iron 8.....recovery pitch 9
Playing in 3.5 hours
Receiving a delivery

Friday, May 18, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1943

HappyUP!!! - striping the ball
Why it happened - it's getting better
Why it makes me happy - I scored horribly today.....but it's didn't hurt the wallet....and I have a LOT of good things going on with the swing

HappyUP!!! - FANTASTIC evening
Why it happened - found a nearby venue
Why it makes me happy - outside on a perfect evening....catching some BB's music....nice!

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - ate in today
Why it makes me happy - thought I was going out for brekko today.....but got a better one inside


Drop off
Lovely evening out
Striping the ball

Thursday, May 17, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1942

Warning: NEVER feed a dog jalapenos

HappyUP!!! - great morning
Why it happened - some are just exceptional
Why it makes me happy - just very enriching

HappyUP!!! - TM admin work done
Why it happened - I got the necessary info
Why it makes me happy - great to get this VERY important paperwork done

HappyUP!!! - my mailman
Why it happened - he made a comment
Why it makes me happy - he got a special greeting from my guest today. As I was going to correct the oversight, he said, "that's what's she's supposed to do when she sees a stranger coming to the door in a helmet."  Cracked me up.


Welcome home
Great morning
Good cheese
TM admin work done
Mailman comment

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1941

HappyUP - drive thru
Why it happened - I needed sustenance
Why it makes me happy - the service today was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

HappyUP!!! - 2 great icebreakers
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I was ENRICHED by what I heard from a couple of our newest members .....such a privilege to witness

HappyUP!!! - FUN meeting
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - we got a lot done today....and still had some gave me time, as chairman, to do a wrap to the meeting.  I got to do a little bit of teaching.......while putting the audience in stitches.  I LOVE laughter.  Laugh and learn


2 great icebreakers
A fun meeting....time for me to do some educational, but really funny, schtick.....I really had them laughing today
Drive thru
Drive/wedge 9 iron iron/chip putt birdie 10....wedge/putt 11.....9 iron iron 13....hybrid 14.....hybrid/wedge/putt birdie 16......6 iron shot/sand shot 18

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1940

HappyUP!!! - an idiot
Why it happened - some people are
Why it makes me happy - I wish people didn't have to be this way.......but some people just are......and they can't change that.  When they influence your life and you can't escape it, you just have to laugh. I got a GREAT laugh today....even though....the humanity in me also bleeds some sadness for these types

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - two GREAT speeches today. I learned things about knee injuries to girls in sports and exercises for better speaking....both speeches were VERY well delivered

HappyUP!!! - resurrecting an old video
Why it happened - I save....and I search
Why it makes me happy - it was a GREAT thing to find...EXACTLY when it needed to be found


Girls sports and knee issues
Exercises for better speaking
Counseling/ministiring to a potential member
Gorgeous morning
Resurrecting a key document

Monday, May 14, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1939

HappyUP!!! - forgetting an appointmen
Why it happened - I dunno
Why it makes me happy - the other person forgot about it too! If I had remembered, I would have got stood up. It all worked out

HappyUP!!! - using the license
Why it happened - it's Monday
Why it makes me happy - I get to help someone out....which always helps me.....and....get to have sooooooooooooo much fun at the same time.

HappyUP!!! - my nephew
Why it happened - I was at the grocery
Why it makes me happy - my neph saw my car.....went out of his way to say "Hi" when I was in the checkout line.  He also caught up with some other very important people while he was there.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1938 Mothers Day 2012

HappyUP!!! - adding to a couple of mother's Mother's Day
Why it happened - it's Mother's Day
Why it makes me happy - spreading a little holiday sunshine is always a good thing

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf
Why it happened - I play
Why it makes me happy - I WON this week.......but, more importantly, a really nice guy, Matt Kuchar, won this BIG tournament.

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - I got a call
Why it makes me happy - didn't know if/when I would play today....lovely weather...course not and Buddy played in 3 hours....perfect!!!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron on 8
Why it happened - I striped it
Why it makes me happy - 8 was playing close to 200 yards. The group in front was waving us up to play through....they were watching us from the green....and they got a treat to watch. Playing thru in style.

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron on 9
Why it happened - I got it going
Why it makes me happy - the hole was playing long into the wind.....and I hit this one on the button. It's always especially good to hit good shots on 9 and 18

"Hi Mom....nice to see you again this year"

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 18
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I had chopped up this hole. I was over the green lying 5 on this par 5....this was a friggin triple bogey 8 waiting to was an impossible pitch shot...........and I put it in the jar.  Go figure!


6 iron 4.....4 iron 8....5 iron 13....chutt/putt 14.....4 iron/9 iron 15....hybrid/pitch 16...7 iron 17.....chip in on 18

Unexpected golf

Saturday, May 12, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1937

HappyUP!!! - planning ahead
Why it happened - I do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy - glad I picked up a couple of things tonight......less to do tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - bro and Max
Why it happened - they joined
Why it makes me happy - hadn't got to play with these two together since they came over. ALWAYS a great time out in the sunshine with these boys.

HappyUP!!! - punch shot on 2
Why it happened - I was in the trees
Why it makes me happy -'s mostly luck to hit a shot like this so close....but there is a touch of skill involved too.  This 5 iron from about 150 (normally hit it about 180) came out low and had just the right amount of heat on it to be conceded as a birdie

HappyUP!!! - two more birdies
Why it happened - decent shots....great putts
Why it makes me happy - three birdies is a pretty good day for me.....especially when none of them came on the easier par 5 holes


Punch shot to birdie 3....putt to birdie iron 9....wedge 11.....4 iron 12...hybrid/wedge 16.......7 iron/putt to birdie 18
Playing with my bro and Max
Picking up some items for tomorrow
The Players Championship

Friday, May 11, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1936

HappyUP!!! - playing with a new guy...and the new guys
Why it happened - they came over
Why it makes me happy - no matter what my regular crew is doing, it looks like I always have a Friday afternoon game.  Today....I even picked up a fiver

HappyUP!!! - chut on 13
Why it happened - I was just over the green
Why it makes me happy - it was a VERY touchy shot....not many would pull out the "chutter." It was the perfect club...drained for a birdie

HappyUP!!! - Players Tournament
Why it happened - it happens every year
Why it makes me happy - I love major championship golf. While The Players is not technically a major, it is known as the 5th major. GREAT competition on a touch track.


Hybrid iron on 2.....bunker shot/putt 3.....wedge 4....8 iron 5.....wedge 6.....wedge 7....pitch 9.....bunker shot 10....wedge/putt 11.....flop/putt 12....chut 13.....2 putt 14.....4 iron/putt 15....flop shot 16.....7 iron 18

Playing with new guy...and new guys
Great weather
Players Tournament
Great e-mail day

Thursday, May 10, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1935

HappyUP!!! - my partner
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't met George before. While I contributed, he was the anchor for our team today........we got a skin and a couple of golf balls.  Too bad he didn't have a stout partner

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - skills and info
Why it makes me happy - I skunked my drive straight right...had to hit a recover 7 iron well....but it was under some trees. My partner told me about a backboard on the green that I didn't know about. It allowed me to hit a different shot.......and get a gimmie birdie

HappyUP!!! - great dinner
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - Cameron Park put out a GREAT spread....ez to "phone this one in"...but they didn't. Hope our club puts up something on par in a couple of weeks for the next go round


Meeting a new friend
GREAT dinner
Team play
Nice drive
Awesome birdie on 18
Checky tough trap shot on 1
An amazing par
Getting a skin....and two golf balls
New golf hat

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1934

HappyUP!!! - 3 icebreakers
Why it happened - the Wed group
Why it makes me happy - all three did great in their first speech! More importantly, 3 new people means 3 new people.....................but even more importantly........we had 5 guests least.......of which..... most will join........GROWTH!!!! Growth is good!

HappyUP!!! - chip on 18
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - hit a great wedge into idea why it went so far over the green....and put me in a HORRIBLE spot.......I was just chipping has NOT been the bread and butter it's been in the past....but I have been was cool to hit this tough shot perfectly....almost to the spot where it went in....but I got the gimmie for 5....which saved some dough

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 17
Why it happened - it's coming around
Why it makes me happy - my team REALLY needed a spark....and I hit this one ON THE BUTTON.....I hung the birdie putt on the still ended up being a winner.

3 icebreakers
More guests
Some stuff done in the break
drive/4iron/wedge 1....punch 3....wedge/putt 4....8 iron/chutt iron 11....9 iron out of divot 15.....8 iron 16....6 iron/putt 18
Hanging after golf

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1933

HappyUP!!! - Nutterpoops
Why it happened - peeps needed to bake
Why it makes me happy - how many people have an EXTREMELY tasty treat named after them? highly was exquisite!!!

-----yeah....that's a Nutterpoop ready to come atya!

HappyUP!!! - 2 great talks
Why it happened - Toastmasters and Advanced Speakers
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE watching "the kids" go through the process to go toward advanced designations

HappyUP!!! - using the license
Why it happened - peeps need assistance
Why it makes me happy - it's ez service....just calendar planning....and I love to help out

Monday, May 07, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1932

HappyUP!!! - watering
Why it happened - it's heating up
Why it makes me happy - fired up the sprinklers for the first time this year.  No issues.  Doesn't everyone love water upon freshly cut grass?

HappyUP!!! - gas station
Why it happened - an oopsie
Why it makes me happy - I'm pretty good of not letting THAT light come on too often.  Unfortunately, "stuff" happens sometimes.  I had to be close to fumes when I pulled in today. Was thrilled to avoid packing a gas can around today.

HappyUP!!! - Monday
Why it happened - it's comes up once a week
Why it makes me happy - I stayed plenty busy helping out today.......and wrapped it up with a delicious dinner salad.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day1931

HappyUP!!! - birdie
Why it happened - good play
Why it makes me happy - how far did that 4 iron second shot go? good was that little pitch? good was the putt? A great hole

HappyUP!!! - a drink from the victor
Why it happened - class
Why it makes me happy - I lost today. My opponent bought me one afterward. It's a beautiful and classy act

HappyUP!!! - relax time with family
Why it happened - the new club
Why it makes me happy - sooooo great that my family is all in the same place


Relax time with the family
Little wind
Drive 1....Drive/9 iron 4.....4 iron punch 6.....bunker shot 8....par 11...4 iron/putt 12.....4 iron/wedge 14....punch 16.....4 iron 18
Gorgeous weather
Watching the final round

Saturday, May 05, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1930

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - awesome wedge shot
Why it makes me happy - played horribly in the tremendous winds....but...on 18...when the rubber met the road....I got it done....and won my match

HappyUP!!! - hanging early with the guys
Why it happened - helping people
Why it makes me happy - just doing my help the transition easier

HappyUP!!! - hanging in the wind
Why it happened - attidude
Why it makes me happy - nobody is at their best in THAT wind we had today. I hung in at the club championship...and won my match


Great brekko sandwich
Hanging early with the guys
Par on 16....hybrid on 17....birdie on 18
Hanging in the wind

Friday, May 04, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1929

HappyUP!!! - good research
Why it happened - I'm a bulldog
Why it makes me happy - I chased this one down...and came to resolution.....and will remain on the search

HappyUP!!! - time with guys
Why it happened - they moved over
Why it makes me happy - my regular group is out of happy to be ambassasor

HappyUP!!! - morning coffee
Why it happened - it was in front of me
Why it makes me happy - I don't do coffeee by I have's special. Today qualified.


Morning coffee
Finding some research info
Drive/4iron iron 2.....4 iron/wedge 4....9 iron 6.....4 iron 9....bunker shot 11.....4 iron/wedge 14.....hybrid/wedge 15.....wedge 18
Time with the guys

Thursday, May 03, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1928

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous weather
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - I NEVER let a beautiful day slide by

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 9
Why it happened - 3 great shots
Why it makes me happy - there was some wind the was a perfect drive....and a great strike on the 8 iron to get to that back pin....would have been a crime to miss the putt

HappyUP!!!l -great convo
Why it happened - I talk
Why it makes me happy - always great to clear up something with a friend


Drive/4 iron 2.....wedge iron/birdie 9
Gorgeous weather
Great convo
Thumbs up regarding my putter
Getting to do a delivery

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1927

HappyUP!!! - three GREAT speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - besides watching these members become SO good.......I really learned some valuable information today

HappyUP!!! - coffee meeting
Why it happened - I do coffee with friends
Why it makes me happy - great talk with my buddy

HappyUP!!!- golfing with my bro and buds
Why it happened - they joined my club
Why it makes me happy - this was the first time I got a chance to play with my bro since he became a member........we will be doing this a long time

HappyUP!!! - a little help from the pro
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - still working on my looks like a pretty simple fix.


Some early morning inspiration

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 1926

HappyUP!!! - helpful mower assistance
Why it happened - love my mower shop
Why it makes me happy - got my situation no cost....and fast!

HappyUP!!! - fixing a door
Why it happened - I remembered something
Why it makes me happy - in a younger day, I was a carpenter. I had to deal with a big door today....and I remembered an old carpentry trick. Like martial arts, intelligence and leverage can always beat brute weight

HappyUP!!! - time with my nephew
Why it happened - he stopped by
Why it makes me happy - always like getting caught up with the neph

HappyUP!!! - great speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - another TM gets her Competent Communicator designation. This young lady goes home from college now.......and then a fall internship in DC. Sad to see her go....but very pround that our organization helped her get her internship.....and the skills that she got here will help her succeed in the future.


Great speech
Another great speech
Gorgeous weather
Helpful Mower assistance
Seeing my neph
Doing some cleanup
Easy fix on the door....remembering an old carpentry trick