Thursday, November 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4512

HappyUP!!! - Birdie putt on 6
Why it happened - I hit a good one
Why it makes me happy -on a day where I could find nothing on the course (which is way different than what has been going on), I got a nice little gift knocking in this 40 footer

HappyUP!!! - wedging
Why it happened -I found one thing
Why it makes me happy - another ray of sunshine on  a cloudy day. I had some good things going on in this one area I have been working on

HappyUP!!! - books out and ready
Why it happened - I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy - this is a project long put off.......and now....just days from completion. 

HappyUP!!! -gorgeous day
Why it happened - a little break
Why it makes me happy- wasn't sure about the weather today....but it turned out to be a STUNNINGLY beautiful day!

HappyUP!!! Day 4511

HappyUP!!! - Matie Kondo
Why it happened -I took a class
Why it makes me happy - where has this lady been? So happy my classmates turned me on to this dynamic lady. I was already in the midst of doing some work in this lady's area of expertise. Her methods are sooooooo much better than what I had going on. What could have bin a bit of a drudge is now a total project that I am stoked about!

HappyUP!!! - LoAnne
Why it happened - I had stuff to pick up
Why it makes me happy - this gal is just the greatest little tailor to go to. I always look forward to visiting with her.

HappyUP!!! - my chest of drawers
Why it happened - I'm ON IT
Why it makes me happy - the guy I am tonight is NOT the guy I was when I woke up. This is awesome. Things are looking like something from The Gap around here!

HappyUP!!! -"When the wind is at your back, go like hell because, them winds, they change"
Why it happened - I was thinking today
Why it makes me happy- years ago in my triathalon days, I came up with this mantra while I was doing my biking training. It all came back to me today!


Marie Kondo
My chest of drawers
Book project started
Vision and goal for year end...close strong
3 wood 
Chris G apologizing
Downstairs closet
Egg bites made

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4510

HappyUP!!! - bumpin Kaiser a bit
Why it happened - something made no sense
Why it makes me happy - I asked....and I got my way....gee...that was easy

HappyUP!!! - my luthier
Why it happened -time to pick up the kids
Why it makes me happy -great chat with this dude. Super knowledgeable. Great guy to have around as a resource. Plus, I think that I can help him out a bit

HappyUP!!! - making appointments
Why it happened -I'm due
Why it makes me happy -DONE! Not put off any longer. Flag it...just get these things in the calendar.

HappyUP!!! - flu shot
Why it happened -I made it happen
Why it makes me happy-in and out in all of about 5 minutes. No muss, no fuss. Protection1

Flu shot - in and out and fun
Gastro Dept - I asked
My luthier
Tay and SC sound
cheeseburger loaf
Making apps
Sunrise Health
TJs and Incred Pets

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4509

HappyUP!!! - the Claw
Why it happened - my city does that
Why it makes me happy - First...I love this service. Second, though a storm was coming to make another mess, I raked yesterday due to my intuition that the city may swing by here before the next storm. My intuition was spot on

HappyUP!!! - my presentation
Why it happened - I do those
Why it makes me happy - I had a last minute hiccup in putting this together. This made me a bit less prepared than I would have liked. That said, no apologies....just went into delivery mode and did a pretty good job of making all of the loose ends nice and tight at the end

HappyUP!!! - getting the AV to work
Why it happened - at first it didn't
Why it makes me happy - we were struggling with it....but I KNEW the answer was closer than we thought it was. I took over the remote...and....VOILA!...there was the answer right in front of us that had been evasive. OK...we made it evasive. 

Delivering the speech
Getting the AV to work
Bev was back
Karriker call
Blue sphere '
Bookmarks for all
Velcro tabs

Monday, November 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4508

HappyUP!!! - desktop squared away
Why it happened -it had to be done
Why it makes me happy -It is a JOY to have a clutter free workspace. may have been longer than awhile since that has occurred. It's so nice now!

HappyUP!!! - tailor
Why it happened -I had stuff
Why it makes me happy - just love dropping stuff off here. The lady is a nice ray of sunshine!

HappyUP!!! - Keynote 
Why it happened - I have a presentation
Why it makes me happy - been a long time since I made a Powerpoint/Keynote. Had to retrain myself a bit...and....yeah...I messed it up at first. THAT is how an education is acquired. I LOVE the deck I made

HappyUP!!! - scanner
Why it happened - I needed it
Why it makes me happy- my scanner has always been a bit sketchy. I should use it more often but seldom have the need. I was able to "debug it" fairly quickly

Sunday, November 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4507

HappyUP!!! - diads
Why it happened - I found an old lesson
Why it makes me happy - great fun playing around with two string patterns this morning. I smell a new song coming

HappyUP!!! - another stellar round
Why it happened - mental focus
Why it makes me happy - was on the doorstep of fulfilling my Quest on the golf course today...just came up a little short. I know what it will take. I may be running out of time this season...but...that's OK.  27 putts...and only made one putt outside 8 feet.

HappyUP!!! - Ninja sushi
Why it happened - we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - been forever since I had some of the raw fish. Oh how I have missed it!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 8
Why it happened - a super 4 iron
Why it makes me happy- not an easy shot to put within 4 feet of the hole.  Then, my opponent drains a 20 footer for birdie...that made the putt a little longer for me. No worries. Right in the hole...back to even par...and spurred me to get closer to completing.....The Quest!

UT class
Denver Omelette
Eric golf meet
Hip video
Hynosis video

Saturday, November 24, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4506

HappyUP!!! - Energy work and static hip drill
Why it happened - I got an idea
Why it makes me happy - I am going to change a habit. To do that, yep, drills....what could be boring drills! Not this one! Awesome!!!

HappyUP!!! - workout
Why it happened - I forced myself
Why it makes me happy -OK...had gotten off program a beating myself up. Forgot how good that felt. Plus, using my Energy Body, I was able to plank like it was nothing!!! I may even go for the record tomorrow. Didn't want to risk injury before......

HappyUP!!! -...Getting to play some golf
Why it happened - the weather held
Why it makes me happy - rain was in the forecast originally. It was a PERFECT day to be out on the course. Not to warm, not too cold. Just lovely and with a nice group of guys. My chipping and putting were spot on. Turned in a nice round. Getting familiar with the new driver. Easy E is even going to modify my 3 wood to see what kind of help I may get there

HappyUP!!! - Golf fit project done
Why it happened - I got out of my way
Why it makes me happy- when someone asks me to do something, I really want to do it right. Always do your best. The thing is my best can take some time. I had put this off long enough. I unlocked the key to how to do this and will be applying that in the future! Guy was thrilled with my output which makes me happy happy happy!

Friday, November 23, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4505

HappyUP!!! - Hard Shoulder on electric
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -I found a really cool tone for this tune today. It had a fantastic groove to it

HappyUP!!! - iPhoto work
Why it happened - called my tech group
Why it makes me happy - did a little cleaning out (who does that?) and some shuffling. Best of all, I found a neat little feature that I am going to put something together with in the future

HappyUP!!! - RAIN
Why it happened -it's a weather thing
Why it makes me happy - this was a GREAT day to get rained out. For all intense purposes, the season is over. The tournaments are all done. It's time to do some off course work. Getting prepped for that.

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I cooked
Why it makes me happy-Thanksgiving was an away game this leftovers from there. But, I did have some leftovers from something else and it was exactly what I needed!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4504 It's Thanksgiving...AGAIN

LIfe just keeps getting better - look at these two. I think they are thankful for each other. I'm having a smoking great year. Looking forward to closing the rest of it out with some pizazz!

HappyUP!!! - Sleep writing
Why it happened -been doing some energy work
Why it makes me happy -was having some indecision on a topic last night. I slept on it. My subconcious didn't though! Woke up this morning....the pick was obvious....and most of the speech flowed right out of me. That's some cool beans there!

HappyUP!!! - Golf
Why it happened - it didn't rain
Why it makes me happy - got in 9 with the M's and Mr P....then did a little practicing with "bonus time" on the back (it was supposed to be raining)...knocked down a couple of birdies. Loved my....

HappyUP!!! -.....New Driver
Why it happened -It came in
Why it makes me happy -GREAT surprise having it show up this morning. I wasn't expecting it. A little alteration in the shaft is going to make a significant difference to my game

HappyUP!!! - Gmac and family
Why it happened - I ran across him by chance after golf
Why it makes me happy- great to spend some time with him and all of his family. It was so gracious of them to invite me to their home.

The Energy Body

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4503

HappyUP!!! - buddy killin it on the bike
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - I had no idea he had been up to this for awhile. He's going long and fast! It was pretty darn impressive. He's turning times I used to do....30+ years ago...when I was in top shape! Excited for him

HappyUP!!! - copy store and project
Why it happened - I took a chance
Why it makes me happy - the place was open early. They were super helpful. I got my stuff done...was in and out....came home and finished up in record time with some laminating

HappyUP!!! - Jumpin Johnny
Why it happened - I was at the grocery
Why it makes me happy - great running into this dude. I wasn't aware what he had been up to. Super to catch up. I couldn't believe his news!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4502

HappyUP!!! - new microphone
Why it happened - I bought one
Why it makes me happy -I think this little critter is going to work out great at the meetings

HappyUP!!! - the tripod
Why it happened -I found it!
Why it makes me happy - was hiding in plain sight! Never got to use this little puppy much but it worked out great today.  I got up to speed after making some cameraman mistakes

HappyUP!!! - TD speech
Why it happened - she was scheduled
Why it makes me happy -a very nice, solid start for this new member. FUNNY! Can't wait to see the progress 

HappyUP!!! - BM the guest
Why it happened -she was invited
Why it makes me happy- appears she had a great time......and is coming back to join!!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4501 MONSTER MONDAY!!!.....

.....and I mean that in the best of ways. My energy must have been on high to the world because the love was pouring in.....and I was hammering out getting stuff done as well as making some cool discoveries.

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened -I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - peeps can knock this place all they want....but it had everything that I needed....including a receipt checker/greeter who waived me by, "I saw ya pay for it...all good." Glad to get a "thing" crossed off my list here

HappyUP!!! - Roseville Hardware
Why it happened -I needed something in a hurry
Why it makes me happy -GREAT place to get in and out of when you need something mid-project. Even ran into a neighbor there

HappyUP!!! - Guitar
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - Open D tuning discovery...South City Midnight Lady...Hard Shoulder... great stuff

HappyUP!!! - Luthier open for business
Why it happened - my kids needed a dr visit
Why it makes me happy- this dude was closed for awhile as he expanded his shop. Heard great things about him.  Knowledgeable dude...a "band dude" was waiting behind me.. he said, "thank God for this guy...I would have had to go to Los Somewhere-in-the-Bay-Area." THAT is an endorsement!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4500

HappyUP!!! - fixing the dishwasher
Why it happened - I looked on line
Why it makes me happy - I had this same issue long ago. I thought I had someone come out to fix it. It could have been something else. A quick look on line jogged the memory. SUPER easy fix!! No waiting for a service person and spending $80 for this dude! Full use of dw is on NOW!!!

HappyUP!!! - great group today
Why it happened - we went by handicaps
Why it makes me happy -we had a full 12 dudes out there on a Sunday. THAT is INSANE!!! We sometimes struggle to make 4 or 5. My foursome was the low handicaps and it was a competive deal. I got to watch a dude throw a 69 down on me. That's 3 under par, sports fans! My partner and I survived the onslaught and managed a narrow victory!  4 wins in a row...I am rolling on it!

HappyUP!!! - helping TD
Why it happened - I was reached out to
Why it makes me happy - LOVE to be of service to my members. I need to always make sure that they know that. Great giving this person a little bump!

HappyUP!!! - South City Midnight Lady and Open D tuning
Why it happened - I love the tune
Why it makes me happy- not sure why I never looked this gem before. I got a pretty good handle on most of it. Now, singing it? Hmmmmmmm......that's going to take some noodling around with. It also was in a tuning I never have played in.....I think I could do some cool stuff with this setup.

Super group today
Another win
2 birdies....a good score when I was far from my best
South City Midnight Lady
Helping TD with speech
Fixing the dishwasher

Saturday, November 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4499

HappyUP!!! - Loving the Body
Why it happened - just a little mind work
Why it makes me happy - got a great course going on right now. Just loving the deep stuff we are getting into. The practical applications are just endless

HappyUP!!! - food at the club
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - grabbed some great brekko before the round.....then got a little something afterward that was a lite bite and a leftover for later.  Quality and convenience...sign me up!!!

HappyUP!!! - Lots of great stuff on the course
Why it happened - a lot of super mental work
Why it makes me happy - been at this sport for a long time. It can get to you. It has to me and I see it all around me.  I have found a mental groove that is helping me transcend the ups and the downs. It is more of a "BE-ing" with it.  The score will be what the score will be. No thinking, "I got to move this that way and another thing this way..."....whoa! All golfers know that drill. Just having a great time....and a lot of confidence

HappyUP!!! - Cats in the Cradle
Why it happened - they can't help it
Why it makes me happy- I caught them!!! That kitten keeps chipping away. While both curled up in a ball is unlikely, they were pretty close to it today. THAT, my friends, just melts my heart that Portia has a friend when I am not around!

Cats sleeping together
Chicken Quesadilla and restraint
Denver omelette
Layers of clothes
Drive/chip shot/putt/sandie bullett 2..hook hybrid 4...8 iron green 6 (big one)....hybrid and re-hybrid 7...pitch 10...pitch/bullett 11...6 iron iron iron 16...5 iron chip 18
Winning the match
Finding my speaker
Brekko with the boys
I can take UT course again and again!

Friday, November 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4498

HappyUP!!! - bunker shots
Why it happened - lots of opportunities
Why it makes me happy - should have batted 100% on up and downs from the kitty litter today (left a putt 1/4 of a turn short). Great feeling from the beach as of late

HappyUP!!! - clerical error by the shop
Why it happened - arrogance pretty much
Why it makes me happy - first, the guy who would have benefitted questioned me. Second, the guy that made the ruling was wrong. Third, when given the chance to "right his wrong," he was a bit arrogant. Me? I went, "OK, I'll roll with it." The outcome ended up resulting in a big win in my favor!

HappyUP!!! - body awareness
Why it happened - mental work
Why it makes me happy - great day at class today. Discoveries that I was able to take to the streets immediately

HappyUP!!! - partner 69
Why it happened -he's that good
Why it makes me happy- it was just a joy to watch this gentleman tear it up today...especially as my partner!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4497

HappyUP!!! - mousie kitty in
Why it happened - persistence and smarts
Why it makes me happy -the runt sent her favorite toy down into a vent. I had it open...had to use a coat hanger to get it. If you have ever worked with a coat hanger that you have to bend, you know that can be frustrating....especially when a kitten is trying to jump down the hole. THAT would have been a fire department call for sure! All is well....Q-ball and the mouse are reunited

HappyUP!!! - tidyUP!!
Why it happened - kicked in a bit
Why it makes me happy - long way to go but some GREAT progress was made today

HappyUP!!! - cookies to the shop
Why it happened - I made some
Why it makes me happy - I know the young guys...and other golfers...are going to LOVE these little gems I baked. Felt good.

HappyUP!!! -snugglers
Why it happened - progress
Why it makes me happy- I found a cat under the bed. Couldn't find the kitten.  Well, until I made a second pass. Right behind the big girl was the little guy. She was hiding him! LOL  Nope... they are just getting friendlier and friendlier. Whenever I see it, my heart melts a little

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4496

HappyUP!!! - good shooting
Why it happened - physcial and mental work
Why it makes me happy - it's not all put together yet, but I have been playing this game long enough to know when things are coming together. Just need to get the driver straightened out a little bit and I might sneak that GREAT round in before the weather turns

HappyUP!!! - coupons
Why it happened - system and memory
Why it makes me happy - I am less than enamored by my grocery store's rewards program. Unless you are a "coupon clipper," (I am not) it is easy to end up "burnin" these. Not today. Saved myself about $15. NICE!!!

HappyUP!!! - cookie dough delivered
Why it happened - I donated
Why it makes me happy - forgot all about buying these a couple of months ago in a fundraiser for a local school. The little neighbor girl (the student body president) delivered them tonight. I took up the initiative and put a couple of dozen in the oven. Somebody will be very happy tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - pants
Why it happened - I live closeby
Why it makes me happy- it ended up being chilly on the range mid-day. I said, "I don't think it is going to get warmer this afternoon."  A little dash home and my shorts turned into pants and I am glad they did!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4495

HappyUP !!!- JM on the range
Why it happened - he grinds
Why it makes me happy - ...well...I was out there too! Love this guy. Not a lot of people working on it today at dusk. I just had to try something out. Lots of promise here

HappyUP!!! - helping TD
Why it happened - part of our onboarding process
Why it makes me happy - the process seems to be simple to others....once it's explained to them. In a beautiful world, this step won't be necessary.  At the same time, it was good to sit down with a new member and get to know them a little better

HappyUP!!! - The Fig Tree
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy- what a cool little place here in my town. It's the quintessential coffee house like from Friends.  Great addition to the community

Monday, November 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4494

HappyUP!!! - Euphoria week
Why it happened - vision
Why it makes me happy - who wouldn't look forward to a week like that? Now, I just have to make it

HappyUP!!! - timer research
Why it happened -I'm timer tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - a little preparation should be well received! Plus...I learned some cool stuff. Great reading

HappyUP!!! - hip turn animation video
Why it happened - I stumbled into it
Why it makes me happy - what a revelation! I never knew that the hips worked like that!

Euphoria week
Cleaning up
Getting stuff thrown away
Timer research
Two Tickets Lick
Hip turn video

Sunday, November 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4493

HappyUP!!! - awesome transcendence
Why it happened -I work at it
Why it makes me happy - I envisioned some things today that I can only call radically uplifting... and I wasn't even in need of any uplifting. Hey, you don't have to be sick to get better!

HappyUP!!! - morning cats
Why it happened - they are buddies
Why it makes me happy -my heart was so full to see them at it today. I am so lucky that Portia has taken Ampersand (aka: Ampy, Amps, AmpyFIRE, Q-ball) in as her little buddy

HappyUP!!! - Partner's play
Why it happened - 4 birdies helped
Why it makes me happy -nice to see him have a solid, relaxed round. He needed it. 11 putts on the front 9 was insane!

HappyUP!!! - a nice day
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-thought we would be in for another smokefest today. My heart is still breaking for the people of Paradise. It could have been the wind but I was hoping that less smoke today than yesterday means some people in other towns are getting spared.

Kitties battling first thing
Time travelling
Egg bites
Less Smoke
Great thinking on course
78 without A game
8 iron hook punch 18...6 iron 15...fabulous chip from behind 13....6 iron/putt 10...wedge 9...4 iron/putt 8...great chip between trees 7...chip 6...8 iron 3...recovery 4 iron/chip 2
Partner 73...winning
Double D
Natural Woman video for guitar

Saturday, November 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4492

HappyUP!!! - 4 under thru 5....5 under through 10
Why it happened -one man scramble tournament
Why it makes me happy -I was leading this thing at one point....and things came to a grinding halt. Finished one stroke out of the money. Darts! But..hey...I had a great time and am happy how things are going. Great mental game going on

HappyUP!!! - Denver Omelette
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -got out to the club a little early....and they put a nice turn on this set of eggs! Just what I needed to get through my round

HappyUP!!! - getting done before dark
Why it happened - luck
Why it makes me happy - the 4 groups behind us weren't as fortunate. I could barely see the pin on my last shot into 18.  Happy for outerwear as well!

Friday, November 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4491

HappyUP!!! - my rain jacket
Why it happened -it was in my golf bag
Why it makes me happy -what happened to the warm day? It got cold in a hurry when that smoke covered the sky. Sooooo thankful I had this garment!

HappyUP!!! - hall of fame grimey par
Why it happened -I scrap
Why it makes me happy - in a bush on 11....scrape it out with a great shot to the fairway...still a full wedge that I pulled just a touch...downhill slippery green to work with ...and I hit the cutest little soft pitch that DOINKED right into the cup

HappyUP!!! - lending a hand
Why it happened -I am blessed
Why it makes me happy - people are hurting with those fires. I was able to do the ever so small thing today....and glad that I could. Those poor displaced people

Thursday, November 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4490

HappyUP!!! - Ampy during my class
Why it happened - he wanted to see me
Why it makes me happy -I am on-line focusing on a mental exercise. Ampy wants some time (i.e. he was crawling up my leg). I put him on my lap and he actually enhanced this process I was working on.....and he got a petting

HappyUP!!! - Poof the Idea Dude
Why it happened -I was trippin
Why it makes me happy - got a great idea that I sketched out due to my class

HappyUP!!! - Xmas ideas
Why it happened -I was brainstorming
Why it makes me happy - not sure it's going to work...but it has a chance. To get the great idea, you have to cull through lots of not so great ideas. Loving how I operate

HappyUP!!! - Survived Obama...I can Survive Trump
Why it happened - the divide
Why it makes me happy- it isn't enough for me to stay away from the divide. I have to start stepping in to do some bridging for others.  They seem so upset. Nope, not gonna change the world, but I can effect a few. We don't need bonkeritis spreading anymore than it has

Travelling Awareness
Orange Chicken leftover
Ampy during my class
My White Spot cartoon friend
More Xmas Ideas
Survived Obama...I can Survive Trump...I hope others can as well
Portia and Ampy playing
Lost a pound from yesterday

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4489

HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 18
Why it happened -an awesome putt
Why it makes me happy - THAT 20 footer had about a foot and a half of break in it...BAM! That shut down the opposition, won a couple more bets, and added a couple of dots! THE BEST way to head off to the 19th hole

HappyUP!!! - JP
Why it happened - he needed info
Why it makes me happy - happy to pass it along....and...I got some infomation I needed in return. Really like this guy and how this is building

HappyUP!!! -peace in the house
Why it happened - it was coming
Why it makes me happy - it isn't there yet, but Portia and Ampy were playing today (it's taken 4 days) and are on their way to becoming buddies.  Next stop will be the chasing of each other around the house....and stuff that gets knocked down in the process

HappyUP!!! - waking up to a surprise
Why it happened - smart kitten
Why it makes me happy- I woke up early...on my own. What did I find? The sweetest little kitten had worked himself between my neck and shoulder. THAT is one sweet feeling

Present for Trav
S Ed
Unlocking Transcendence
Some very solid iron shots....and...using AWARENESS exercises on the course throughout the round
Birdie on 18!
Xmas idea 

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4488

HappyUP!!! - Salerno
Why it happened - check engine light
Why it makes me happy - nice reset. We will see where it goes from there. It's just nice to have a relationship that lets me do this so easily

HappyUP!!! - truing up the books
Why it happened - I did some work
Why it makes me happy - we have agreement on the closing terms. No angst. No fireworks. Clerical errors made on both sides. All reconciled

HappyUP!!! - Wireless transmitter
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -'s not perfect...yet! The idea is absolutely awesome. When it is good, it is great. It may be as simple as a return if this doesn't true up.

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - members really stepped up
Why it makes me happy- we had some late cancels...but we had a very robust lineup! Quality meeting!

Monday, November 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4487

HappyUP!!! -  Northridge
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to get to try out the new greens and green complexes. WOW! Those were some smooth putting surfaces! Very nicely done. I could see there could be a lot of putts taken on those babies!

HappyUP!!! - Yam and Marty re-strung
Why it happened - I had some time
Why it makes me happy - WOW! What a difference on acoustics 3 and 4! They sound fantastic!

HappyUP!!! - new friend
Why it happened - golf tournament
Why it makes me happy - the guy can not only golf but can do a little pickin. Looking forward to sharing some chops with JG

HappyUP!!! - Portia and Ampy getting closer
Why it happened - I am forcing the issue
Why it makes me happy- all it takes to make my household is some peace...followed by play...from these two. Ampy is awesome!

Sunday, November 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4486

HappyUP!!! - Family Dinner
Why it happened -N turned 40
Why it makes me happy -fun times with the kids and the kids! Mason was really animated..."body slam" (Hmmmm...grandUNC may need to get in a little better shape!) Great food

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - a by product
Why it makes me happy - started that "no sugar" thing just for experiment a week ago. Didn't do anything else....ate a lot...and "bad" stuff.....just no sugar.  5 pounds gone in a week. Hmmm....I wonder about how that works.  BUT....I will take, I mean lose, the 5!

HappyUP!!! - largo birdie 17
Why it happened - pretty sweet little 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - just the prettiest little fade that floated right by the pin. It was an opportune time to knock in that birdie putt. THAT dot made the bets round down!

HappyUP!!! - guitar stuff
Why it happened - I try
Why it makes me happy- not sure if I am on the right path...but learning stuff. The dude mentioned something that I inherently suspected about minor and major scales crossing over during solos when playing in a key.  I need to wrap my head around it but I kinda get it.  Cool Hammond Gamble find too...I do like the blues!

That kitten!...nice little sleeper
Great brekko
Finding the collar
Extra Hour of sleep

Saturday, November 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4485

HappyUP!!! - Celebration of Life
Why it happened - a passing
Why it makes me happy - well, the passing was far from a HappyUP!!! Though known, it still borders on traffic. 61 is too soon. Yet, the event was lovely and I think the surviving spouse felt that he was cloaked in love.

HappyUP!!! - Family Addition?
Why it happened - a friend had something
Why it makes me happy - I get to have a test run! We shall see how Portia deals with what I hope will be a new furry companion.  Ampersand (Ampy) the Cat is so darn cute! What? say I own him because I have named him? may be right!  I had forgotten about the sound of the little safety collar that you put on a kitten so you know where it is. The little jingle is a happy is his little paws scratching on my feet as I write this.

HappyUP!!! - Kindle issue fixed easily
Why it happened - I went on line
Why it makes me happy - wow! The internet does a lot of amazing things. I ordered and paid for a book. It didn't downloaod. What the heck do you do?  Interntet said, "go to Amazon this and this ......."....BAM! There it was and I had some great bedtime reading last night.

HappyUP!!! - Remembering some names
Why it happened - I was cognizant
Why it makes me happy- I have a new old trick. I just have to remember to use it. For some reason, it came back to me yesterday at the gatherings I was at. It works. Now, I need to take it to the next level....and have some fun in the process.

Friday, November 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4484

HappyUP!!! - PRIME
Why it happened -I broke down
Why it makes me happy -yep...I did it. I went to the dark side and got a membership. Let's eschew my feelings about Google/Facebook/Amazon...and the evil that is there. It's an Orwellian thing. Hey, I can get deals at Whole Foods now. I finally just ordered stuff that I had been putting off going to the store for.......and some of it came last night

HappyUP!!! - Microphone
Why it happened - PRIME
Why it makes me happy -this would not have been at the local store. I would have had to order it and wait from a music sight. It's HERE...tonight! On top of that, this is going to be a cool little tool to be able to play with. 

HappyUP!!! - Mac Grill
Why it happened - friend text me
Why it makes me happy - this place is always a solid little was great. Fun night out! 

Thursday, November 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4483

HappyUP!!!  - tossing the last eyeball
Why it happened - I had a discussion
Why it makes me happy - I thought I had given out the last of the chocolate to the late kids last night. One chocolate eyeball survived. Man, those things are so good....well...unless you are in a sugar eradication mode!  I thought, "ahhh, just eat it. You only have one so you can only eat one." Then, I replied, "shut the heck up! Do you know how good things are going right now? Why would you do that?"....and into the trash it went.

HappyUP!!! - The project restarted
Why it happened -bro dropped by
Why it makes me happy - got some rough some rough permit fees...a couple other things to find out before I go to the next pre-development phase. Moving it along

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - no sugar
Why it makes me happy - OK...been around this block before so I am not kidding myself in the weight loss department. I can only say this. In the last 4 days, I am down 6 pounds and all I did was eliminate sugar. Keep in mind...I'm not a big, obese dude. That is kind of a dramatic thing. This weight has not been seen in almost 3 years. Sugar is definitely on MY mind these days... and that is a GREAT thing.  I honestly think I can 

HappyUP!!! - Lower GI
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I am on day 2 of feeling "light as a feather" down THERE. Here's the prior situation there was fine to good. You don't have to be sick to get better.  It's a noticeable difference

HappyUP!!! - City process
Why it happened - I inquired
Why it makes me happy- I found the people there very helpful. I was able to OTC the permit fees and get pointed in some other directions rather simply.