Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5193

HappyUP!!! - I'm a dual club member
Why it happened -we did a "prisoner exchange"
Why it makes me happy -it is going to help us get to the number we need

HappyUP!!! -....getting to the number we needed
Why it happened - lots of horse trading and creativity
Why it makes me happy -we QUALIFIED...despite moving to Zoom...and what the virus did to us. We are a club that is in some pretty rare air

HappyUP!!! - birthday party
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -too bad I was a little late...but it was nice visiting with my neighbor

Monday, June 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5192

HappyUP!!! - paying my partner
Why it happened - we won
Why it makes me happy -great to walk over to his business....and deliver the do-re-mi! Another celebration

HappyUP!!! - commitment from DG
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -hope this member comes back....he did pay the freight!

HappyUP!!! - CPD approved
Why it happened -I did the work
Why it makes me happy -it's just one more thing to get off my plate

HappyUP!!! -RTT session
Why it happened -a friend needed help
Why it makes me happy -we did some good work. I always wonder what happens to the client when they come out of trance....and...it's pretty much always, "that was amazing."  This person has been in therapy before...a lot. He had never had this revelation or experience before

Sunday, June 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5191

HappyUP!!! - our clubhouse manager
Why it happened -he came up and chatted
Why it makes me happy -it was great spending some time with him. He even grabbed me (not literally) to give me an update later. I was so happy to get the real skinny about what it takes to stay open. It has been a blessing. It is NO TIME to let our guard down!

HappyUP!!! - LW says he is IN
Why it happened -I did some arm twisting
Why it makes me happy -we WILL reach our goal by June 30. I can feel it and taste it now!

HappyUP!!! - our playing partners
Why it happened -we were paired with them
Why it makes me happy -it was SOOO MUCH fun playing with this guy and his dad. I had not met them before. The son has a cool job. Great family!

HappyUP!!! - greatest break ever AND bringing it home
Why it happened -just gutting it out
Why it makes me happy -after the worst individual start I have had (big thanks to my partner for keeping us in there), I drilled a hybrid into the trees left of 7. SOMEHOW the ball ended up 18 feet from the pin.....and I buried that putt. That was good for $200 in the skins game. I managed to par the last 4 holes of the back 9 with some chipping and putting to get us into a card off to get paid in the tournament as well! WINNERS!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5190

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts sushi
Why it happened -picked some up this morning
Why it makes me happy - WOW!!! Usually, what you get in the grocery store? NOT that great. This stuff was absolutely the best!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 4
Why it happened -great wedge and solid putt
Why it makes me happy -it's tournament day 1. We needed to get something going. Hopes flying high at this point

HappyUP!!! - stiffing it on 10
Why it happened -a wedge to 4 feeet
Why it makes me happy - sure, I missed the putt (uggggh)...but when I hit it and saw where it was...I was thinking, "here we go!"

HappyUP!!! - staying home
Why it happened -I'm like that
Why it makes me happy - as tempting as the good time would have been, I have to stick to my Covid principles. Basically....grocery, family, and personal/medical care. THAT is pretty much my life through Dec.  I'm proud that I can pass up a good time for a bit! NOT NEEDY!

Friday, June 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5189

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened -I'm putting things back together
Why it makes me happy -it's all about the birdies. Hit 7 greens and you get some chances. Nothing lucky or flukey about these. Some killer wedge and 9 iron play and solid putts

HappyUP!!! - partner tossing down a 33 on the back
Why it happened -he's that good
Why it makes me happy -with me holding up my end and him "bringing it home," the win was assured. Better than that, just great to see him bust out. It was a very quiet 3 under par

HappyUP!!! - Prime Rib
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy - haven't had this in awhile. A LOVELY Friday night treat!!!

HappyUP!!! -FB playing with us
Why it happened -he is in town
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this guy. I hardly ever get to play with him. Just so much fun!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5188

HappyUP!!! - getting treated
Why it happened -helping out a friend
Why it makes me happy -I am a tough one to treat. She did a great job. If she wants, this one will get it done for her!

HappyUP!!! -Zucchini claimed...AGAIN
Why it happened -we have a co-op
Why it makes me happy -I have a bad habit of not picking these until they get big. BUT...I guess people LIKE it that way.

HappyUP!!! - learnings about cats
Why it happened -I keep reading
Why it makes me happy - owned them forever....but...there really is more into it than I have ever thought. My fur balls need more ME. I'm good with that!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5187

HappyUP!!! - winning in another country
Why it happened -I visited Victoria
Why it makes me happy -nice to see these lovely people again. Their reverse meeting was a HOOT! Glad I did it in reverse as I am not sure I would have seen much fault in this great speech

HappyUP!!! - recovering
Why it happened - I needed some AC
Why it makes me happy -after 18 holes walking...and finishing at 2:30...before it really got hot...I was wiped OUT!!! 15 minutes in the AC, I was much better. I almost took a nap behind the 18 green

HappyUP!!! - a couple of birdies
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -the putt on 6 was just dreamy....and that wedge on 10? LOVELY would be the way to describe it

HappyUP!!! - playing with the doc
Why it happened -he had today off and it's Covid
Why it makes me happy -so glad he can join us. He can't pursue his usual Wednesday hobby due to things being closed. Nice to have him with us

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5186

HappyUP!!! - recruiting with the Prez
Why it happened -we got work to do
Why it makes me happy -we got two unexpected. With those, we have a shot at getting this done!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - meeting...then meeting after the meeting....it was starting to heat up out there.....but I hit it. Anything is possible with a bit of water!

HappyUP!!! - a past member jumped in to help
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - this was a BIG LIFT at the end of the day!

Monday, June 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5185

HappyUP!!! - JS walk
Why it happened -he made the suggestion
Why it makes me happy -nearly 6 miles of chatting with a buddy I love? ...on a peaceful trail? What's not to like?

HappyUP!!! -trekking poles
Why it happened -I had an REI dividend
Why it makes me happy -the old guy that sold these to me is a LEGEND. I got the full training on how to use them. NOW....it's all on me to get out there

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT stuff today that I can't wait to try. LOVE this little store

Sunday, June 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5184

HappyUP!!! - Bringing the NUTTER CUP HOME!!!
Why it happened -last hole heroics
Why it makes me happy -the kids had us going into 18. We were 1 down...they both hit prodigious drives in front of us. Yet....."old guy guile" prevailed and we wrestled the cup away. Fun family times

HappyUP!!! -35 on the back 9
Why it happened -ball striking
Why it makes me happy -hit 8 out of 9 greens on the back. The one I missed? The ball rolled through. I'm not known as a ball striker. Glad I handled it well. Best 9 hole stretch since I started playing again

HappyUP!!! - Fathers Day
Why it happened -the pool kids put it on
Why it makes me happy -a burger...a pool...family....splashing...chatting with the B-man...great day

Saturday, June 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5183

HappyUP!!! - early car wash
Why it happened -I am ON IT
Why it makes me happy -who washes their car before 7 in the morning....just in time to get to the golf course? THIS GUY! Great move

HappyUP!!! -salmon salad
Why it happened -I gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - salad does WONDERFUL things for me...and the salmon is good too

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a rally
Why it makes me happy -there are days when a tie really is a win!!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5182

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened -great drive, nice wedge, fantastic putt
Why it makes me happy - it was my first one in about FOUR rounds!!! THAT is a drought...and it's great to break it

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -a bit of us...more of them
Why it makes me happy -we were getting creamed....18 was the turning point. 9 helped too. This could have been a bloodbath

HappyUP!!! - package delivered
Why it happened -I ordered things
Why it makes me happy -the kitties LOVED the stuff I got. I have a lot of work to do with them. My perspective has totally changed from cat owner to cat GUARDIAN

HappyUP!!! - Firepit time
Why it happened - we were done golfing
Why it makes me happy - nope...no fire going on....just some great time outside in the shade on a hot day. We LOVE being outside. This has been a plus from the Covid thing. We would have been inside last year.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5181

HappyUP!!! - cat fountain
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -it's cool looking! Easy to assemble. Q-ball is digging it. Trust me, a cat that doesn't drink enough is a problem waiting to happen. Whatever Q-ball wants, he gets. He is the BEST!!!

HappyUP!!! - the dentist
Why it happened -I had an issue
Why it makes me happy - I called them over a month ago. They were closed. My deal wasn't an emergency during these virus times. I kinda got used to it. I thought maybe I had imagined the problem. NOPE!!! Looks like I am headed toward my first cap since I was a kid! Happy I have a GREAT dentist

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened - it was on the way
Why it makes me happy -I don't know why people make fun of Walmart shoppers. Is it because they save money? I'm good with saving some money when they have what I need. EASY in and out today!

HappyUP!!! -I get to play tomorrow
Why it happened -the cap found a time
Why it makes me happy - we were out of luck as of this morning. I think things are coming around so I am sooooo down with this. Looking forward to it!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5180

HappyUP!!! - 18th hole
Why it happened -downwind...and coming around
Why it makes me happy -tees were back...driver....3 wood...55 yd wedge in. All shots were perfect. The birdie putt? Pure...sweet....and it SHOULD have gone in. It was a nice finish!

HappyUP!!! - SawShaw SQUEEKERS
Why it happened - we have changes going on
Why it makes me happy - from rescuing her....to her coming to her buddy who was sitting in the window (long story ....extremely compelling) to me isolating with her overnight. If my plan doesn't work, Plan B will be workable. Things are definitely different around here. Hey, being a cat guardian isn't always easy

HappyUP!!! - seeing the Captain again
Why it happened -he did some scheduling
Why it makes me happy -can't even remember the last time we played together. It may have contributed to me hitting the ball a bit better

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5179

HappyUP!!! - Smog Pass
Why it happened -it is registration time
Why it makes me happy - NEVER take this one for granted! I KNOW I don't. It's a win every time even if it was the "easy" vehicle this time

HappyUP!!! - bike ride
Why it happened -didn't want to wait at Smog Shop
Why it makes me happy - it had been awhile. I will be back on soon. I may not go far. That isn't important. It is about getting the heart rate up in spurts with low impact on the joints. Who knows where this MIGHT go?

HappyUP!!! - my mechanic friends
Why it happened - I got an issue
Why it makes me happy - just happy that I have resources that are so willing to help me!

Monday, June 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5178

HappyUP!!! - Jackson Galaxy
Why it happened -I got a situation
Why it makes me happy -I was TOTALLY unaware of this guy. I did a Google for a problem I am having. I saw this guy come up. A cat whisperer? I have never heard of such a thing. I watches some shows and......

HappyUP!!! -....ordered stuff
Why it happened -I got a situation
Why it makes me happy -well, who knows if it will work. I know this...the current strategy is NOT! I am cool with putting in some work

HappyUP!!! - Cat Guardian...as opposed to Cat Owner
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy - my mindset is different now. It is a BIG shift. I think this actually COULD be fun! It will be a lot more fun than the decision I was going to have to make!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5177

HappyUP!!! - a beer
Why it happened -a thoughtful friend
Why it makes me happy -I was struggling out on the course today....BAD! Just hacking. On the 11th hole, knowing I don't really drink much beer, my buddy said, "here, take this," as he reached into his ice chest. Not sure it helped my golf game...but it sure made me feel better!

HappyUP!!! - full house
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - started out with 3...and....at last minute....ended up with 5! Well...actually 6 if you count.......

HappyUP!!! - ....MASON!!!
Why it happened -his dad brought him along
Why it makes me happy - he went 18 holes. Sure, he was in the cart. Sure, he had his iPad-like tablet to keep him busy. Yet, he was soooooooooo good. 5 hours out there is a LONG time for a 4 year old. What a champ! Love that little kid!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5176

HappyUP!!! - winning
Why it happened -my partner
Why it makes me happy -OK...I have stunk worse lately....but I smelled today out on the links. Thankfully, I had a solid partner and a couple of opponents who stunk it up worse than me.

HappyUP!!! - incredible wedge work
Why it happened -I still have some skills
Why it makes me happy - a flop shop gimme on 8 and an OUTRAGEOUSLY good wedge on 9 sealed the deal! Hey, something was going right!

HappyUP!!! - Carolinas leftovers
Why it happened -I had some restraint last night
Why it makes me happy -PERFECT morning snack!

HappyUP!!! - a drink with the Buddy
Why it happened -hanging out after golf
Why it makes me happy - wished I could have taken his invitation for the evening....couldn't make it...DANG! Nice to be invited!!!

Friday, June 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5175

HappyUP!!! - wedge/ putt on 4
Why it happened -still got some skills
Why it makes me happy - nice to grab a birdie on a day ball striking was questionable

HappyUP!!! - near ace on 8
Why it happened -fluke
Why it makes me happy - would have been the BEST ace! I hit it SOOO Terrible. I would have LOVED to have flukey hole-in-0ne. Easy tap in birdie!!!

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - I was glad to have just walked off the course when this happened. It wasn't predicted.....and there were a LOT of people who were in shorts and sleeves just getting pounded!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5174

HappyUP!!! - Lost Item FOUND
Why it happened -I was looking for something else
Why it makes me happy - you KNOW what this feeling is? Gave up on looking for an item...then...out of the blue....."hey, there it is?"...yeah....you know that feeling.

HappyUP!!! - early walk
Why it happened -I saw the weather report
Why it makes me happy -if I had waited till afternoon, this would NOT have happened! I would NOT have wanted to miss this walk

HappyUP!!! - conversations on the trail
Why it happened - smiling faces
Why it makes me happy -you don't strike up many convos with strangers out there. Well, at least, I don't. I figure people are out there to "get it done." Charming happenstance encounters!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! DAY 5173

HappyUP!!! - Boom Boom Shrimp
Why it happened -the club offered it
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? How is it that I have NEVER had this dish? This had to be one of the BEST things I have ever eaten

HappyUP!!! - dodging a fee
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't a lot of money..but...it was something. The bill could have explained things better. The vendor was smart for offering

HappyUP!!! - chat with a collaborator
Why it happened - she stopped by
Why it makes me happy - well, I don't look forward to WHY this project is going to have to take place. Yet, I have the skills to make an unfortunate situation better

Tuesday, June 09, 2020


HappyUP!!! - texts with JJ
Why it happened - the times
Why it makes me happy -great to reacquaint with this old buddy of mine. Also great to get his unique perspective regarding the times we are living in.

HappyUP!!! - wonderful returning guests B and H
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - Ya never know....we might get another couple of members!!!

HappyUP!!! - fun drive today
Why it happened -I just wanted to go
Why it makes me happy - it was just KICK BUTT to get the new car out going ALMOST nowhere. Still so many places closed but GREAT to get some roadside lunch. And, NO!!! I did not eat IN the new car.  THAT isn't happening.......YET! LOL

Monday, June 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5171

HappyUP!!! - chatting with our VP
Why it happened -I needed some info
Why it makes me happy -we just had the most pleasant of phone calls. Sooo nice to get to do a little visiting with this charming person

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my finance team
Why it happened -I'm thinking of some changes
Why it makes me happy -they were both on board with my idea...no downside to it

HappyUP!!! - texting with my old police pal
Why it happened -the times
Why it makes me happy -I'm glad he is doing well as we speak. It is going to be a rough time ahead for that occupation

Sunday, June 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5170

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 18
Why it happened -I think I just "muscled up"
Why it makes me happy - this was probably the first PURE shot I have hit with the new sticks. So, maybe it really is the Indian and not the arrow? There is hope. THAT shot was MAGNIFICENT in every way. A nice high draw? Yep

HappyUP!!! - getting a bit of intel
Why it happened -I was texting
Why it makes me happy -THIS piece of information regarding ....hmmmm....I better not say, raises some possibilities/opportunities

HappyUP!!! - 70 degrees in June
Why it happened -who the heck knows
Why it makes me happy -wasn't I just saying it was 102 yesterday? Yeah, I was. Give me 70 as a high ANY day of the year....but....in June? Oh, come on now! Heaven

Saturday, June 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5169

HappyUP!!! - HAIRCUT
Why it happened -we are reopening
Why it makes me happy -oh...you don't know how bad I needed this!!!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with LC
Why it happened -we got together
Why it makes me happy -great catching up on all of the things we have been missing out on! We have even more to do!

HappyUP!!! - stuffed a wedge on 7
Why it happened -still have skills
Why it makes me happy -it was a rough day. This was a TOUGH shot. When things are going rough, things don't usually go well when facing something tough. Yet, BAM!!!...the thing finished a couple inches from the hole from about 70 yards

HappyUP!!! -playing with Missy
Why it happened -I'm playful
Why it makes me happy -I cracked up my little Ohio friend today....for sure! It's always a HappyUP when you make someone laugh

Friday, June 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5168

HappyUP!!! - B-hurst
Why it happened -he filled in
Why it makes me happy - save ME from having to do a 3-way "numbers game"....would have been a DISASTER!!!

HappyUP!!! - keeping all the "losings"
Why it happened -everyone left
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I lost....he gave me the losings to buy the winners drinks with. This left me to match his losings and toss into the pot.  Then, both the winners split. Though I "lost", I now had my partner's losing "in hand." Per the rules, all losses go toward drinks...and I couldn't break the rules!!!  Sometimes, you win when you lose!

HappyUP!!! - 102 and cool
Why it happened -beats me
Why it makes me happy -OK...it's too soon for that kind of heat! Yet, I walked today...and it didn't seem that bad. Hey, I am not a huge fan of triple digits...but, though I was in the thick of it for 4 hours today, it was just fine!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5167

HappyUP!!! - a golf re-arrange
Why it happened - an opportunity arose
Why it makes me happy -NOW...I can keep that haircut appointment!!!!

HappyUP!!! - lite eating today
Why it happened - it's a good idea any day
Why it makes me happy - pretty much did salads....and it was fine. I'm putting a program together

HappyUP!!! - George Floyd 4 perspective
Why it happened -it was on TV today
Why it makes me happy - I don't agree with everything going on. I did hear a few things today where I may need to adjust my attitude a bit.  I picked up some knowledge today

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5166

HappyUP!!! - a hair cut appointment
Why it happened -we are opening up
Why it makes me happy - oh.....do I EVEN have to tell you why? It's been awhile

HappyUP!!! - Caribbean Flank Steak
Why it happened -I support my club
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE helping out my club.....and.....when the food is soooo good! Nope, not something I would normally order but it was fantastic

HappyUP!!! - Squeekers is in the clear
Why it happened - time goes by
Why it makes me happy - I shouldn't have to worry about the stitches coming open anymore

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5165

HappyUP!!! - Dallas Toastmasters
Why it happened -I decided to make a visit
Why it makes me happy -very interesting to see how other clubs operate. Always picking up tips

HappyUP!!! - Weather speech
Why it happened -we have an expert
Why it makes me happy -it was great to learn more about this from a farmer friend of mine in his presentation

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the president
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -great to get caught up on some stuff. Interesting thing he is proposing

Monday, June 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5164

HappyUP!!! - chicken chorizo
Why it happened -I try stuff
Why it makes me happy -I'm not saying this is "healthy" but it is "healthier"....and pretty darn good. I could toss this into some recipes

HappyUP!!! - 7/11
Why it happened - I had an early craving
Why it makes me happy -OK...out of character for me to go here for supplies....that early in the morning......but I needed some brekko supplies...EARLY

HappyUP!!! - some more rain
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it's June.....and it is raining!!!  I HATE the last rain of the season...but...I love when it comes late. Less time until next year