Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2965

HappyUP!!! - New York New Year
Why it happened - Fox aired it Pacific time
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE getting to bed at a reasonable hour on New Years Eve.  I'm not into driving around on this night. Amateur hour

HappyUP!!! - a greenie
Why it happened - one good shot
Why it makes me happy - a fairly crappy round.....but I did get half of my investment in the big game back by knocking this one stiffy!

HappyUP!!! - NY Dinner
Why it happened - I put a little extra effort in
Why it makes me happy - Goodbye 2013!.....you were a great one in many, many ways. 2014 is going to have some work to do to pass you


A greenie
An unexpected year end round
NY Eve dinner
NY Ball drop

Monday, December 30, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2964

HappyUP!!! - starting the process for grieving friend
Why it happened - I made a call
Why it makes me happy - I am going to keep this one "close to the vest."  This was an easy call NOT to make....glad I made it

HappyUP!!! - beautiful weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I was SOOOO lucky to be able to go out and get a great walk in today...in shirt sleeves

HappyUP!!! - great reading
Why it happened - I picked up a new and old
Why it makes me happy - just FABULOUS information!


Starting the process for grieving friend
Beautiful weather

Sunday, December 29, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2963

HappyUP!!! - Niners win
Why it happened - gutted it out
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't pretty....but the momentum continues

HappyUP!!! - window clean
Why it happened - I was pretty aggressive
Why it makes me happy - I have tried in the past....little different technique this time....WOW!!! What a difference

HappyUP!!! - house back in order
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - Christmas is over......and I am all squared up before New Year! NICE!!!


Niners win
Connecting with an old connection
Romaine tacos
Window clean
Getting the house in order
UNDERSTANDING a sitch...and being appropriate
Shadow time
Niners win
TJ's cashier

Saturday, December 28, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2962

HappyUP!!! - PostUP
Why it happened - the pro grabbed me
Why it makes me happy - it was a great little warm up in the backroom....and a great little move to work on.

HappyUP!!! - Gran
Why it happened - cabin fever
Why it makes me happy - our buddy got a little shoulder surgery before Christmas. It was GREAT that he came out and walked the back 9 with us and got some fresh air

Why it happened - decent golf by all
Why it makes me happy - we went all day without a "press"....that is a rarity.  It means things were NIP and TUCK all day long


Frost delay
Keeping warm
GREAT match....no presses...came down to last putts
Gran coming out
Sandy bullet 17.....well played 18.....striped 7 iron 1....great pitch 2....drive/4 iron/wedge/putt 4....drive/pitch/putt/WIN on 6...6 iron 8....7 iron recovery 9.....3 wood/wedge 10.....3 wood 11...bunker shot 12....6 iron cut 13....4 iron/wedge 14....8 iron RIPPED on 15
Sat Nite Live ReRun

Friday, December 27, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2961

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 12
Why it happened - skill and luck
Why it makes me happy - this shot was impossible!!! Ball below feet in the trap....green slanting violently away....best that could be hoped for was a 10 foot putt coming back up the hill. THIS little gem I pulled off came out high, soft, and above the hole.  Then....it nearly stopped...but it just kept tumbling...tumbling....tumbling down the slope.......and.....GUESS WHAT?.....the hole got in the way! BirdieUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Bob-O
Why it happened - he called
Why it makes me happy - don't get to play much with the Bobster.  Was glad he called and came out. We had a great match on a lovely day

HappyUP!!! - frittata
Why it happened - needed morning protien
Why it makes me happy - this has been one of my favorite discoveries of the year.  Just a wonderful way to get the eggs before golfing.  Today, I put some taco meat into it....DEEEELICIOUS!

Bunker shot 12

Thursday, December 26, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2960

HappyUP!!! - 2 skins
Why it happened - a few birdies
Why it makes me happy - we don't often play a skins game with the big group.  It was nice to clean up and offset other losses during the day

HappyUP - Coconut Oil
Why it happened - I do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE how this stuff works....especially in the winter when conditions are a bit dry.  WONDERFUL product

HappyUP!!! - old buddies
Why it happened - Christmas week
Why it makes me happy - great to have a couple of old pals out as guests on this lazy, post-Christmas Day Thursday

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - it's how we roll here
Why it makes me happy - yes, we are facing a drought (which will make NO ONE happy)....but...might as well enjoy the weather before we possibly suffer for it

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2959 Christmas 2013

HappyUP!!! - "He Gave Us a Dump Run"
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - when my nephew got a peek at the present for him and his siblings, THAT comment MADE my entire holiday season.  I was in tears laughing

HappyUP!!! - Morning coffee
Why it happened - Starbucks was open
Why it makes me happy - nice little break with my buddy amidst all  of the holiday hustle and bustle

HappyUP!!! - FOOD
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - I had two winning meals put before me today.....with ALL of family and then some involved.....what a BLESSING today was!

HappyUP!!! - present from the great Northwest
Why it happened - I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - cute present and great communication from my Seattle friends.....waaaay unexpected....which makes it all the better


Xmas coffee
Presents received
"He gave us a dump run"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2958

Christmas is getting there.....LOL

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters Brekko
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - great food....better fellowship....fun gift exchange.....just a great time

HappyUP!!! - RC Willey
Why it happened - I was in the area
Why it makes me happy - they were just GREAT about giving me a box I needed to make this holiday work

HappyUP!!! - Setting Up the Gag
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - great Bro time as we put the kids annual present together.  He was getting into it as much as I was.  We were cracking up

TM Brekko
Fridge box
Setting up the gag
Hobby Lobby
Bro Time

Monday, December 23, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2957

HappyUP!!! - a night time delivery
Why it happened - I got Santa'd
Why it makes me happy - some nice snacks and other goodies!

HappyUP!!! - Glasses adjustment
Why it happened - new glasses
Why it makes me happy - my gal got it done.....office was on my way to the next venue on a busy day...perfect

HappyUP!!! - Jimboys
Why it happened - it was near my venue
Why it makes me happy - I don't do much "junk food".....actually, I'm not thinking one can call Jimboy's junk food anyway.  THAT breakfast taco was DA BOMB!

HappyUP!!! - finding last minute treasures
Why it happened - stumbled upon
Why it makes me happy - the smallest things can be the most fun.....THESE items will definitely qualify. I was stoked when I came across them

Glasses adjustment
Trip to the Hobby Lobby
Finding a last minute trinket or two
Wrapping paper

Sunday, December 22, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2956

How good does THAT look?

HappyUP!!! - Better Foods Deli
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - love dropping by and seeing Joey to pick up the annual gift certificates. I know recipients will use the gift and that Joey appreciates the business.  Feels good

HappyUP!!! - getting my wrap on
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - LOTS of wrapping to do this year. I feel like I got ahead of the curve today

HappyUP!!! - carmel from the neighbor
Why it happened - it's Christmas
Why it makes me happy - who wouldn't love a plate of carmel...on cream cheese....with some apple slices


Mentally deranged bike rider
Better Foods Deli
Getting my wrapping on
Getting my scripting on
Gorgeous weather
A little trip o the mall....interesting place when crowds are lite
Xmas carmels from the neighbor
Poultice...hope it works

Saturday, December 21, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2955

HappyUP!!! - CandleUP!!!
Why it happened - Winter Solstice
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE when the season formally changes...my house smells soooo good because of it. I was a fire hazard tonight

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 7
Why it happened - fab decision and execution
Why it makes me happy - 7 is a tough hole...drive not in best of positions...but not the worst...."do I take it upstairs and go over the tree...or downstairs underneath for a low LONG running hook?"...I went with the safer latter shot...and got a birdie out of it...booyah

HappyUP!!! - stuffin it
Why it happened - I got skillz
Why it makes me happy - I put it inside the flagstick on 1 an 6...and almost on 11...had great stuff goin on today

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - partners
Why it makes me happy - I carried us though 13.....then my partner woke up and took it from there...LOVE the good Dr G-mac as a partner on any day!!!!

HappyUP!!! - Shawshank Redemption
Why it happened - channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - this movie ALWAYS traps me on a day like today....just doing a scan...draws me in ....and always makes me feel good. Probably my fave movie of all time. Who doesn't like it when EVIL is defeated?

Friday, December 20, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2954

HappyUP!!! - my city
Why it happened - road work
Why it makes me happy - after hal a year of a massive repaving project....they had to come back and cut around a manhole to do some work in front of my house.  They didn't finish so they had to put one of those big metal plates and do a temporary asphalt around it. BAM! BAM! BAM!....every time a car went by (not sure why people wouldn't swerve around it).  SOOOOOOOO thankful they came back today, finished up, and sealed off their workd

HappyUP!!! - new glasses
Why it happened - it's an annual thing
Why it makes me happy - a new outlook on life

-HappyUP!!! STUFFED it on 18
Why it happened - I got skillz
Why it makes me happy - when you can toss a 5 iron in....from 180...when it is all on the line...to within 2 feet of the pin....yeah...that is a good way to finish up the day

HappyUP!!! - It's a Wonderful Life
Why it happened - they run it
Why it makes me happy - got to check that one off the list for the holiday season. Great perspective reminder.....and...always amazed on how the peeps that made that film "got it" ...timeless


5 iron STUFFED on 18....nasty opponent making a long putt on 18 that he thought meant something but meant nothing

New glasses
Great little errands run
Shorts in Dec
Getting a little battery time on the P
It's a Wonderful Live

Thursday, December 19, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2953

HappyUP!!! - tamales
Why it happened - got a friend
Why it makes me happy - if you have NEVER had a homemade tamale...from a hispanic family...you are missing out! LOVE this little annual delivery

HappyUP!!! - north wind
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to be out in it....but I enjoyed it....bye bye last of leaves on my trees! EZ rake this year

HappyUP!!! - market moves
Why it happened - lots of reasons
Why it makes me happy - got my interest up....positive momentum....time to make some year end moves

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2952

HappyUP!!! - great surgery news
Why it happened - got a buddy
Why it makes me happy - the experimental surgery seemed to go well

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 10
Why it happened - 4 good shots
Why it makes me happy - THAT was a hell of a putt

HappyUP!!! - 2 putt on 9
Why it happened - I take chances
Why it makes me happy - when you put your second shot on the top shelf with the pin on the bottom shelf....and you really need a two putt....it ain't gonna happen that often....UNLESS you take the risk of leaving it on the top shelf....got it down and saved some dough

HappyUP!!! - 18
Why it happened - me and bro were down
Why it makes me happy - bro damn near holed the birdie from back of the green.....and I managed to clean up the rest to save us some dough! GREAT MATCH today with bro as partner


Great surgery news
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1....pitch 2....drive/hybrid/birdie look on tough 3...punch 7 on 4...beat that 8 on 5....drive/wedge 6....drive/pitch 7....5 iron/greenie 8....drive/2 putt 9.....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 10....drive/7 iron/birdie look 11...pitch 12....8 iron 13....hybrid/wedge/lip out birdie 14....drive/bunker shot 15...wedge/putt 16....flop shot 17....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt 18

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2951

HappyUP!!! - Luke's speech
Why it happened - TM
Why it makes me happy- THAT creation needs to be written and be in a magazine...yeah...I cried (go away Man Police)...he nailed it

HappyUP!!! - Oreo Balls
Why it happened - Kathy R brought them
Why it makes me happy - I don't do sweets...but...on advice of a co-Toastmaster...I had to give it a shot......Oh MY FREAK! Stupid good...my waistline is glad those weren't hanging around in abundance

HappyUP!!! - home improvement
Why it happened - overdue
Why it makes me happy - great job done...old issue resolved.....perfect

Monday, December 16, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2950

Horrible Picture!!!.....I'll try to do better
when I heat up the leftovers tomorrow.....
...and I will be eating the leftovers tomorrow!  All
I can say is....if it looks good to you like this....oh man....wait
until you make it in person!!!

HappyUP!!! Alfred Portale's Tagliatelli with Bay Scallops, Ruby Shrimp and Squid
Why it happened - I had some TV going on in the background
Why it makes me happy - when I heard the name, Alfred Portale, I tuned in....in a hurry. Nope...this isn't a cheap dish...it's a special one for the holidays. BUT....if you like scallops, shrimp, and calamari/squid.......OH MY FREAK!....and...to think...most pastas are actually better when re-heated! Looking forward to tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - The Fresh Market
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE this store. I don't go there enough.  They had everything I needed...they even went into the back to get me the squid I needed that wasn't in the meat case!

HappyUP!!! - great med experience
Why it happened - minor stuff
Why it makes me happy - got to visit 2 of my providers.....and everything is on the improvement. No knives involved in the short term!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2949

HappyUP!!! - being an Ambassador
Why it happened - there was an opening
Why it makes me happy - got to play with a prospective member. Nice guy. Hope he joins!

HappyUP!!! - the rest of the group
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - got to play with a new member I hadn't played with....a Board Member buddy...and Da Judge.....a very congenial group on a LOVELY day

HappyUP!!! - squirrel chip
Why it happened - I was defending the turf
Why it makes me happy - I NEVER would be cruel to an animal...got that????  This squirrel showed up on the tee of the driving range and started digging.  He was about 60 feet from me. I hit a soft little chip over in his direction. First try, it bounced up and gave him a little bump.....OFF HE WENT!  Great shooting.....humane shooting...on my part!


5 iron/wedge 1....cut 6 iron 2....drive/hybrid 3....9 iron 5....driver/wedge 6....drive/pitch 7...bunker shot 8....cute lob pitch 9....3 wood/bunker shot 10...hybrid/pitch 11...drive 13...drive/wedge 14...pitch/putt/incredible par 15....putt 16....pitch/putt 17....drive/3 wood/8 iron 18

Playing with new member....potential member...B.O.D....and da judge
Squirrel chip

Saturday, December 14, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2948

HappyUP!!! - ministry time
Why it happened - a buddy was having a challenge
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to tell him anything.....ya just talk, listen, and sometimes they come around to what they need to do....and they are then one step closer to doing it. SACRED PRIVILEGE!

HappyUP!!! - frost delay
Why it happened - baby...it's cold outside
Why it makes me happy - great opportunity for some brekko and early morning fellowship

HappyUP!!! - homemade tacos
Why it happened - I had a hankerin
Why it makes me happy - I don't make them very often....but....when I do....I make em the way I LOVE them!!!.....and....yeah.....I hammered down that extra one I probably didn't need tonite!

Brekko sandwich
Brekko tim
6 iron 17...6 iron 2....3 wood 3...3 wood...8 iron 4....bunker shot 5....drive/9 iron/ putt 6...hybrid 7....drive 10.....wedge 11....putt 12...drive/wedge 13....9 iron 14....9 iron 15

Ministry time
Weather warmed up
Homemade Tacos

Friday, December 13, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2947

HappyUP!!! - present in the mail
Why it happened - I'm a client
Why it makes me happy - looks like a GREAT book! Can't wait to dive in!!!

HappyUP!!! - 12 greens hit
Why it happened - made a few changes lately
Why it makes me happy - one of my better ball striking days of the last couple of years

HappyUP!!! - Da Judge
Why it happened - he joined our big group
Why it makes me happy - hadn't got a chance to play with him.....and I got partnered with him today....which was profitable!  Great guy and a welcome addition to the group


Present in the mail
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1...drive/7 iron 2...drive/ybrid 3...drive/hybrid/wedge 4....7 iron/greenie 5....drive/9 iron 6....hybrid/pitch 7....hybrid/greenie 8....drive/7 iron/LARGO 9....3 wood/7 iron 10...pitch 11....4 iron/2 putt/gGREENIE 12.....hybrid/wedge/putt 14....HUGE drive/wedge 15....5 iron 17...drive/6 iron/putt/ 18
Great partner

Thursday, December 12, 2013

HappyUP!!!! Day 2946

HappyUP!!! - Bob's Tires
Why it happened - I needed a couple
Why it makes me happy - good to have a good friend in that business

HappyUP!!! - Hobby Lobby
Why it happened - Xmas
Why it makes me happy - ANOTHER great Xmas is secured with my latest plan due to securing what I needed today

HappyUP!!! - gratitude
Why it happened - I extended
Why it make me happy - a bud is going through a life change. Sooooo grateful I am in position to offer my help. I probably won't need to do anything....ready if I have to...just glad to be in position to do whatever is needed.

HappyUP!!! - request granted
Why it happened - silly stuff
Why it makes me happy - it was all requested long in advance....petulant people decide it's not appropriate...thank goodness for higher powers that do a "no brainer." It's a shame that people get blindly led to spend good money on something that obviously didn't need to happen. Man....that money could have been directed in SOOOO much better directions.....like Washington DC

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2945

HappyUP!!! - Xmas brekko meeting
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - GREAT fellowship....wonderful idea about a 1 minute "go around" regarding appreciation

HappyUP!!! - 34 on the front nine
Why it happened - I have enlisted a little outside coaching
Why it makes me happy - the front is the tough side at our course. Two under is pretty darn good this time of year due to conditions. NOPE....couldn't bring it home for "complete round"...but I like where I am going with the new coaching

HappyUP!!! - fun with brother
Why it happened - sometimes he is my opponent
Why it makes me happy - I was getting his money on the front 9.........but our team faded on the back....drinks on me.  I am just blessed for the quality time. I ALWAYS appreciate something I have got going on that very few have.  GOLF....greatest game of all


Gift exchange
Wonderful fellowship
Great exercise on appreciating the person next to you
Putt/Birdie 1....drive/7 iron/putt/near birdie 2....drive/3 wood/pitch/putt/BULLET 3...drive/3 wood chance to put it on the par 5 in 2 on 4....9 iron/BIRDIE GREENIE 5....drive/6 iron 7....5 iron/BIRDIE 8...drive/7 iron 9.....34 on front side......drive/hybrid 10....drive/bunker shot 11....drive 13...drive 14...punch shot 15....fabulous par 17...nice little shot out of the canal on 18
Great match today
Golfing with brother
Warm weather in the afternoon in midst of cold snap

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2944

HappyUP!!! - work scheduled
Why it happened - I put in an order
Why it makes me happy - THIS one will be a life changer when I get it done....ahhhhhhhhhh!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's a Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - this meeting was OFF THE HOOK good.  That says a lot from someone that can be a bit of a tough critic

HappyUP!!! - Evaluation portion of the meeting
Why it happened - Carissa led it
Why it makes me happy - evaluation is the HEART of the meeting. The evaluators were great. The General Evaluator did a TEXTBOOK leading of this portion of the meeting....as good as ANYONE with experience could have done. Tremendous.  I just LOVE to see the growth!!!


Evaluators...especially Bill
TT participants
Anthony getting caught.....Lyle speech....Leo speech

Monday, December 09, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2943

HappyUP!!! - birthday dinner
Why it happened - a new addition to the b-day dinner rotation
Why it makes me happy - I have a new neice-in-law....which means....another family dinner celebration. THAT was some of the best prime rib and taters I have ever had....forget about being homemade....I am talking...as GOOD as it gets!

HappyUP!!! - new great neice
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - she just RAN to me....and everyone said, "yeah...she was excited to know you would be here tonite!"  Yeah....she is a little heart melter!

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - I did it yesterday
Why it makes me happy - LOVE the feeling today

HappyUP!!! - tire help
Why it happened - I got friends in the business
Why it makes me happy - LOVE it when I can set up do business with a buddy of mine.

HappyUP!!! - vision
Why it happened - had to clear something up
Why it makes me happy - EZ fix...so easy...too easy

Sunday, December 08, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2942

HappyUP!!! - my fireplace
Why it happened - cold snap
Why it makes me happy - so glad I made the switch a few years back. It is so charming...so efficient in times like this....just perfect

HappyUP!!! - Carolina's
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - I'm not much of a fast food person....not sure if this place even qualifies....just because they have a drive thru. Same Mex food you get at a sit down. Had not had it in forever...and.....yeah...it hit the spot

HappyUP!!! - snow bowl
Why it happened - people live on the east coast
Why it makes me happy - I sure wouldn't wanted to have been there....but it was very entertaining to watch Philly and Detroit play in 8 inches of snow on the field

HappyUP!!! - Niners victory
Why it happened - overall good play...and Frank Gore
Why it makes me happy - LOVED the clock management at the end of the game....a lot of trust in the kicker to get the job done....but...it was a perfect win against the cocky SeaCocks!


Finding a little deal
Watching that Philadelphia snow bowl
Niners victory
My fireplace

Saturday, December 07, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2941

HappyUP!!! - Pearl Harbor Day
Why it happened - Empire building attempt
Why it makes me happy - GREAT day to honor that we wish never happened

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - a great putt
Why it makes me happy - my partner had already made a great putt for birdie....I slapped one on as well. THAT is a great start!!!

HappyUP!!! - partner birdie on 18
Why it happened - the dude stood up
Why it makes me happy - he made a BAD mistake on 17....something a player of his caliber would rarely do...I KNOW he felt bad about it...but he did not let that effect him.....and he just stood up and knocked that birdie putt in on 18....a thing of beauty...and a bacon saver!


Hybrid/8 iron/putt/BIRDIE 1...pitch/putt 2...hybrid/pitch/putt 3...drive/hybrid 4....putt 5...drive/bunker shot/putt/SANDIE 7...4 iron 8...pitch shot 9....5 iron 12...pitch 13...hybrid/9 iron/putt 14...drive/wedge 15....drive 16....6 iron 17....hybrid/wedge 18

Not THAT cold
Auburn football game
Partner birdie on 18
Everyone played OK

Friday, December 06, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2940

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - the club
Why it makes me happy - while I LOVED it....I think this was my first meal in a week that didn't involve turkey!

HappyUP!!! - appreciation nite at the pro shop
Why it happened - it's an annual event
Why it makes me happy - great food...camaradarie....good deals....it Christmas time!!!

HappyUP!!! - warming up
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - it looked like it would be freezing by day end....but it actually got a bit warmer as we finished


Brekko sandwich
Drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/BIRDIE1.....drive/7 iron/chutt 2....3 wood/chutt 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....8 iron 5 (thought...MAYBE)....pitch 6....drive/pitch 7....putt/bullett 8.....pitch from slope 9...drive/hybrid/wedge/pargo 10.....hybrid 11....7 iron/chutt/putt 12....drive/8 iron 13....3 wood/wedge 14....drive/wedge 15.....drive/wedge 16...
Weather got warmer later in day
Member appreciation night

Thursday, December 05, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2939

HappyUP!!! - Mandela
Why it happened - we all have to die at some point
Why it makes me happy - the guy was sick for a long time. I'm glad he has moved on. NOW...it is time for the world to have a renewed appreciation for what THIS man really did.  He has always been a WOW factor!

HappyUP!!! - Sound of Music
Why it happened - epic special
Why it makes me happy - a night by the fire...the re-creation...it was great...well...at least the first hour of it was.....on a cold night....it lovingly put me to sleep aside the said fire....ahhhhhh

HappyUP!!! - great order
Why it happened - Xmas is coming
Why it makes me happy - cuz it will make someone else happy

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2938

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - it usually does
Why it makes me happy - a visitor....a bit of extra time...nice discussion

HappyUP!!! - turkey soup
Why it happened - I made it yesterday
Why it makes me happy - it made me think of my mom...squeezed every ounce out of that bird. Never made this before...got to share it.  It was delicious.  HappyUPUPUP!!!!

HappyUP!!! - golf with nephew
Why it happened - he comes out
Why it makes me happy - we were on top for awhile......but I faded.....so....I covered him in the end. Glad to be able to do that


Turkey Soup
Golf with Russ
Birdie 2....Sandie 8...bullet 10.....covering the loss

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2937

HappyUP!!! - Carissa
Why it happened - TM
Why it makes me happy - WOW!....it just jazzes me to no end to see some go from "there"....to "here" in just a few speeches.  She will knock this presentation out of the park when she does it for her class

HappyUP!!! - Sherri
Why it happened - TM
Why it makes me happy - expected so much more from her talent level....and the experience she went through...and her talent level.....BUT....STILL......it was a TREMENDOUSLY entertaining speech. Can't wait until she tightens it all up a bit and breaks this one down for some future presentations

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics
Why it happenned - Kathy C
Why it makes me happy - GREAT idea today for table topics.  I got a lot of "crap" for my presentation.....but I got the W as best today...LOL.  FUN!!!

Monday, December 02, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2936

HappyUP!!! - serendiptiy
Why it happened - Xmas is coming
Why it makes me happy - I was just shopping....didn't know I would score that "Cyper Monday" deal. I'll take it

HappyUP!!! - picking up my package
Why it happened - travellers
Why it makes me happy - all on time....seamless....and fun!!!

HappyUP!!! - hearing the stories
Why it happened - travellers
Why it makes me happy - warms the heart to hear the joyful fun of all of their explorations


Cyber Monday Serendipity
A little trip to the airport
Hearing the stories
Good Housekeeper seal of approval

Sunday, December 01, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2935

HappyUP!!! - nature
Why it happened - animals get hungry
Why it makes me happy - nobody likes a life lost....but every piece of beef/chicken/fish/etc involves that....and not in a natural way.  The hawk was hungry....the squirrel was out of place...and nature happenned as it does.  Well done, Mr Hawk! Bon Apetit

HappyUP!!! - Wonderful reading
Why it happened - dug up an old tome
Why it makes me happy - it's hitting me again......right where I need it....WONDERFUL

HappyUP!!! - GREAT sunshine
Why it happened - it's Dec?
Why it makes me happy - my goodness...Dec 1....and THIS kind of weather?!?!?....so blessed to live in this part of the country. Easy to be complacent about it....not me


Fabulous Sunshine and pooch watching
Wonderful reading....soul enriching