Tuesday, March 31, 2020

HappyUP!! Day 5102

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

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

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

Monday, March 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5101

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

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

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5100

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

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

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5099

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

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

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5098

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

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

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5097

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5096

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5095

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

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

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

Monday, March 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5094

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5093

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

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

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

Saturday, March 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5092

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

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

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

Friday, March 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5091

HappyUP!!! - Carded to get INTO the grocery store
Why it happened -Whole Foods is the bomb
Why it makes me happy - yep....I qualified to get into the store an hour early....but I did have to prove it! Gladly did!

HappyUP!!! -my Pr. Reg friend 
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -what a nice person! Interesting back story. I will be adding Malaysia to places I have reached out

HappyUP!!! - trip to the bank
Why it happened -I forced myself
Why it makes me happy -hey...I am PROUDLY on lockdown! I did pride myself to notice the blue painters tape "X's" on the floor......unlike others! (grrrrrr). Yeah...I "get" stuff! "Lady! Keep your distance!" (nah...I didn't say it)

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


Thursday, March 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5090

HappyUP!!! - Alanna Shaikh
Why it happened -corona
Why it makes me happy - great YouTube session from a researcher in the field. I learned a lot about how this one is different....as well as how past epidemics have been dealt with

HappyUP!!! - "What Do I Want....?"
Why it happened - doing continuing ed
Why it makes me happy -great TedX talk from Rita Wilson. This is really going to help me with my clients......hmmmmm.....maybe I should become one of my clients!

HappyUP!!! - Tim Ferros
Why it happened -continuing ed
Why it makes me happy - define your fears rather than your goals.....powerful concept. Once again, my clients got a big boost today.  I liked the portion on stoicism

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5089

HappyUP!!! - Act Like You Have It
Why it happened -its a corona thing
Why it makes me happy -I have made a decision...it is a blanket one. It will save me time on other decisions.

HappyUP!!! - Business is Good
Why it happened -I made that recommendation last night
Why it makes me happy -my friend has client's all through the weekend....as long as they show up. This covid19 sitch is fluid

HappyUP!!! - texting with the bro
Why it happened -we have something to deal with
Why it makes me happy - it led to me taking some overdue action. Great to get it off my plate

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5088

HappyUP!!! - Grocery store
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -OK...I wasn't happy with what I saw or what the weevils that I call my fellow Americans had done......but I was thrilled to chat with my favorite cashier and get the scoop. Plus....I may not have gotten the things I wanted...but I feel great that I don't contribute to the problem

HappyUP!!! - Virtual Meeting
Why it happened -corona thing
Why it makes me happy -first time we have ever done this! It is going to work!!!

HappyUP!!! -encouraged someone to open a new business
Why it happened -who knows....I am an encourager!
Why it makes me happy - she immediately had a client for tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - GT and LW chats
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy -now that we are virtual, we can add members who may have dropped due to geography!


Monday, March 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5087

HappyUP!!! - great FB posting
Why it happened -I am helpful
Why it makes me happy -I had a wonderful idea today....and followed through....and offered a public service. Keeping people healthy during the C-Virus

HappyUP!!! - great conference call with Malaysia
Why it happened -I do meetings
Why it makes me happy -great to be in contact with this person. This will be an awesome person to work with. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - offer of help from the mothership
Why it happened -they care
Why it makes me happy - while I won't be able to take advantage of it, the offer was extremely thoughtful and caring. Top notch organization I am hooked in with

HappyUP!!! - my TM club
Why it happened -I held a web conference call
Why it makes me happy -I am getting excited. They are getting excited. There will be some bumps and bruises...but we are going to be able to do this!  Great times!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5086

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -we just need it. It is coming late this year....but it is coming. Jan and Feb were bone dry. I LOVE watching a nice pour

HappyUP!!! - new equipment
Why it happened - CoronaVirus
Why it makes me happy -we are going VIRTUAL! To do so, I needed some extra "stuff." I got it quickly tonight (just under the bell), brought it home, installed it, and it appears to be working as a "plug-n-play." Hey, trust me, technology doesn't always work like that

HappyUP!!! -ZZ Top
Why it happened - Netflix
Why it makes me happy -glad I caught this title as it flashed on the screen. GREAT to hear the back story of one of my favorite bands. Interesting!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5085

HappyUP!!! - Cioppino Feed
Why it happened -it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy -almost didn't go with all the c-virus hysteria going on. HAD to support the bro and sis, though. What a great time! Food, friends...people I don't always get to see. Great night

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -great to catch the boys after they "washed up in the lounge" due to getting rained out for the back nine. Lovely time

HappyUP!!! - Corona Virus strategy
Why it happened -we been warned
Why it makes me happy - this "social distancing" thing.....yeah.....I can do that! I may have one of the best personal policies going forward. I'm not scared...at all!

Friday, March 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5084

HappyUP!!! - buddy digging the car
Why it happened -he saw me in parking lot
Why it makes me happy -he just bought a different car and said, "yep, I told the wife if she didn't get what she got, we were getting one of these."  He's an analytical dude....did more research than I did. Great piece of validation there on the purchase

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 10
Why it happened -skills?
Why it makes me happy - from a bit over 155 yards, I knocked it inside of a foot. Gimmie birdie...NICE!

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 17
Why it happened -a lucky putt
Why it makes me happy - my opponent had just dumped a 60 footer with about 6 feet of break in it on me on hole 15. It was nice to return the favor with this unlikely dunk from 35 from off the green. Payback is oh so lovely

Thursday, March 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5083

HappyUP!!! - test drive with the nephew
Why it happened -he stopped by
Why it makes me happy -great spending time with him....and slipping him my old irons

HappyUP!!! - Green Acres
Why it happened -I was hustling
Why it makes me happy -I looked up....saw how late it was...went, "dang it, I really wanted to go there." THEN, I found out I had just enough time. I darted up, slipped in and slipped out SOOOOO easily. Entire trip less than 20 minutes

HappyUP!!! - laying the manure
Why it happened -I was hustling
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what it is about me and late "beat the nightfall" yard work...but I am VERY efficient late in the day for that kind of stuff. I was maniacal in the speed I worked! Just in time before the rains come to leech it in

HappyUP!!! - my alley neighbor
Why it happened -I was in the yard
Why it makes me happy -LOVE it when this guy stops by. We had a fabulous chat. He's a handy dude!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5082

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened -great wedge shot
Why it makes me happy -I was getting creamed. This wasn't the final hole today due to the shotgun start....but it started a comeback. Yeah...the comeback failed at the end of the day but, for awhile there, I was back in it. Hope! Optimism! Fighting back! LOVE it

HappyUP!!! - showing off the ride
Why it happened -I drove it on over
Why it makes me happy -c'mon...you know what it's like when you get a new car. People were digging on it. Nope, I don't need it but everyone seems to love it so far

HappyUP!!! - playing early
Why it happened -there was a tournament in the afternoon
Why it makes me happy -this worked out great today. Got a bunch of stuff done that probably would not have happened had I played later.

HappyUP!!! Day 5081

HappyUP!!! - an offer to assist
Why it happened -I saw the need
Why it makes me happy -I can't WAIT to offer an ear....and encouragement....and permission to see things differently to this dear person

HappyUP!!! - optometrist office
Why it happened - I needed a re-exam
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't crazy. We had to fine tune some things, change the new prescription, and tweak some alignment. We will get this right. While in the process, I ordered golf specific specs....THAT is exciting

HappyUP!!! - car started...car fixed
Why it happened -I trickle charged
Why it makes me happy -I needed this to happen to get it to the shop. Everything fired up like a charm. The fix was easy so I could.....

HappyUP!!! -...GET ME SOME NEW WHEELS! (and I'm not talking tires)
Why it happened -I have been overdue
Why it makes me happy -OMG!!! Creature comforts! The sales guy was new...and great. The guy handling paperwork was funny (he new he couldn't BS me). The situation/opportunity was perfect. The trade I got was fair (HATE trading and bringing that into equation).  The car? I was fine with it at the time but hadn't driven anything else. I had some reservations...but I needed the situation fixed. LOVED the car driving it around tonight!!!

Monday, March 09, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5080

HappyUP!!! - meeting with my dude
Why it happened -we schedule that
Why it makes me happy -we were slightly off page....now we are on page. Great information gathered

HappyUP!!! - Filet O Fish
Why it happened -hungry
Why it makes me happy -OK...I don't stop at Mickey Dee's but a couple, three times a year. When I do, I grab this tasty morsel. Just 380 calories...not that bad (YES, I skipped the fries). A delicious TREAT for me. Yep, I actually remember when fast food was a treat

HappyUP!!! - Podcast with Dr David Nutt
Why it happened -drive time
Why it makes me happy - a very interesting view on alcohol was discussed. It is one that I can definitely work into my practice toward assisting people

HappyUP!!! - yardwork
Why it happened - it needed it
Why it makes me happy - WOW! This weather has turned things up in a hurry...especially those weeds. Made a nice initial run at it. The equipment was all working perfectly. The weather was spectacular. Awesome afternoon!!!

Sunday, March 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5079

HappyUP!!! - the BF
Why it happened - they come along to events
Why it makes me happy -really like this guy. Another great chat.

HappyUP!!! - Shania Twain
Why it happened -I saw her in an interview
Why it makes me happy -I knew a lot of her backstory. Always liked her music...but it was great to hear the entire back story. Some people have a LOT of determination and "come-backery/overcomery" (yeah...both words ...cuz I said so) ....she has it in spades.  Maybe I will pop down to Vegas and see her show?

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies coming in
Why it happened -some amazing shots
Why it makes me happy -playing with the bro and the nephew....getting KILLED through 14 holes. Then....a UNICORN must have appeared. BAM...great drive and the cutest little hold off wedge to make the 4 footer (no gimme for me today, trust me!) on 15. On 16....BAM..another great drive and a solid pitching wedge that never left the stick....knocked that 9 footer in.  On 18....113 yards away...from the trees....a pitched 7 iron that was about as amazing as you are going to do from there to 10 feet.....and that goes in too!  You kidding me? Cut my losses by more than half to a very tidy little number. Some times in life, as in golf, a loss is a win!

HappyUP!!! - Birthday party
Why it happened - my bro and sis do that
Why it makes me happy - always great to have the nephew, his friends, and the family around. It's the absolute best!

Saturday, March 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5078

HappyUP!!! - shrimp
Why it happened -I got some the other day
Why it makes me happy - perfect eating for a "lay low" day

HappyUP!!! - Laying Low
Why it happened - was feeling iffy
Why it makes me happy -that fatigue thing yesterday led to a full night's sleep. Yet, still not myself. The Coronavirus talk is all around. Not worried about that but it did make me think, "what's going on....cold? allergy? flu setting in?.  I did what I do when that comes up....I pack it in.  It doesn't take much to get me to do a couch day. Felt a lot better tonight.

HappyUP!!! -Puss N Boots
Why it happened -I was watching TV
Why it makes me happy -this girl band inspired me to pick up my guitar for a possible Tom Petty song. I went, "who is that singer?".....it was Norah Jones!!!!  There is a name I had lost track of. It's strange to see a big solo person like that not get a feature billing....even if it is a side project. I like that!

Friday, March 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5077

HappyUP!!! - partner play
Why it happened -he's good
Why it makes me happy -nice to see him finding form again. His shots had that tight little draw like they used to.......and when that 7 iron went in for eagle....then a birdie....and another birdie....to close things out and save my sorry butt......ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened -Coronavirus
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't quite scheduled for a gig (but highly likely). While I COULD have gotten it done in a couple of weeks, this project would have been all consuming....and, quite frankly, I don't like the idea of hopping on a plane at the moment

HappyUP!!! -new sticks have arrived
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy - didn't get to try them out today, but I will on Sunday. Can't wait

HappyUP!!! - honoring a commitment
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I had to leave early but, for whatever reason, I was fatigued today. THAT is so not like me. I could have easily blown the evening thing off....but....I was on the agenda. Bad form in my book to not show up.  Didn't deliver that well....but I competed.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5075

HappyUP!!! - stop at the barbershop
Why it happened -I was taking a walk
Why it makes me happy -nope...not because I was getting a haircut. I just wanted to meet the owner of the shop (who I know)....in his shop! He's got quite the operation going on!

HappyUP!!! - Boost Box
Why it happened -I plan ahead
Why it makes me happy -yep....the battery went dead....while I was picking my car up at the shop. Sure, I could have had them jump it (it was in the shop for another reason)...but I had the tool on board. Great to not put anyone out

HappyUP!!! - confirmation call
Why it happened -I have an appointment
Why it makes me happy -glad to hear from this lady.....and make her day! It's fun when we do that. It should be a goal we have every day.....make someone's day

HappyUP!!! - car offer
Why it happened -a guy stopped by
Why it makes me happy - he's done it before. I found it annoying. I got to the bottom of it today. I got him to come clean on his "gig." He's just being an entrepreneur.  I can't blame a guy for hustling a bit....it's the car biz!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5074

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - new driver...better swing
Why it makes me happy - getting the ball in play.....and a lot further? In golf, that just adds to lower scores. Will it happen every day? Of course not.....but I have not had a day like this in years! Potential and Hope are great things

HappyUP!!! - possible gig
Why it happened -I got friends...and a cancellation
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I would have to stretch a bit to land this one. It would be nice to have more time....but it's within my wheelhouse and mindset.

HappyUP!!! - a possible solution to a vexing problem
Why it happened -I got a recommendation
Why it makes me happy - THIS could be exactly what I am trying to do.....and the price is reasonable. I like it!

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5073

HappyUP!!! - driver fitting
Why it happened -I set it up
Why it makes me happy -it didn't take long because 1)R-man knows what he is doing and 2) I was swinging very well and consistently.  Best of all, he had the combo IN STOCK....no waiting! Sweet!

HappyUP!!! - chat with the Gord
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy -interesting dude....he's down should I decide to do my project

HappyUP!!! - J-Rom
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -GREAT group of TableTopics she put together today. Fantastically creative!!!

Monday, March 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5072

HappyUP!!! - writing the tax checks
Why it happened - it's that time
Why it makes me happy -hey, nobody LOVES writing a check to the government...but I actually have a bit of affinity toward it. I'm doing OK.

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes
Why it happened -I needed some stuff
Why it makes me happy -it was packed. I usually try to go at a time to avoid that. Yet, I was thrilled with their "bacterial wipe" initiative today. NOPE...not a guy that usually does that but, considering what is going on and the number of people that were there, I am glad they gave me that option.

HappyUP!!! - scheduling my client
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -THIS client is of TREMENDOUS interest to me...on MANY levels. I can't wait to offer some assistance. It's about being useful.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5071

HappyUP!!! - rain pants
Why it happened -I had them on board
Why it makes me happy -who knew it was going to be THAT chilly today! Thank goodness I had something to toss over my shorts!

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies
Why it happened -it's becoming common place
Why it makes me happy -that is 16 birdies in my last 4 rounds....yep, you did the math....averaging 4 a round. To put that in perspective, I am lucky to average ONE a round!  I'll take it. It sure makes golf more fun

HappyUP!!! - great group
Why it happened -we have great guys
Why it makes me happy -between my bro, nephew, the Captain, and Brock, we had a VERY competitive game today! Yeah....I came up on the short end but we were going at it all day!

HappyUP!!! -TC and family
Why it happened -they were in town
Why it makes me happy -despite nearly getting beaned when they were playing behind us, it was nice visiting time after the round. Good people!