Sunday, October 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5617

 HappyUP!!! -BIG RAIN!

Why it happened -A Bomb Cyclone
Why it makes me happy -we need rain...and,  boy, did we get it! A record for 24 hours. It was awesome to be inside and just watch it rain to pour all day long! This will put a little dent in the drought

HappyUP!!! - The Raiders
Why it happened -they do that
Why it makes me happy -two straight wins since Gruden left. Perhaps that little issue is just the catalyst they need this year!

HappyUP!!! - finding a jacket
Why it happened -I did a deeper dive
Why it makes me happy -yeah, it's a little od but it is the perfect weight and texture for our climate. I thought I had lost it


Saturday, October 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5616

HappyUP!!! -entering Member/Member
Why it happened -my nephew has the week off
Why it makes me happy -looking forward to spending a day with my buddy

HappyUP!!! - Wild Horses
Why it happened -I saw a video
Why it makes me happy -enjoyed noodling around with this classic. It's not as hard as I thought (well, it's not hard to play it crappy like I do...LOL)

HappyUP!!! -getting Xmas going
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -I can't believe how far ahead I got today....and it's October. What will I do in December? Relax?

Friday, October 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5615

HappyUP!!! -7 iron recovery 15
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - there was NO WAY to get that anywhere but on the far left of the green. I put a little cut spin on it. Low and behold, it was perfect and ended up 2 feet from the pin

HappyUP!!! - getting to golf
Why it happened -the weather cleared
Why it makes me happy - I had written it off. It was raining all morning. The guys said, "let's do it." The weather report changed to "clear." Great to get out in the fresh, clean air

HappyUP!!! - partnering with the Doc
Why it happened -it worked out that way
Why it makes me happy -this is only the third time we were matched up all year. Just love playing with this guy


Thursday, October 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5614

 HappyUP!!! -Kohls Amazon Return

Why it happened -I researched
Why it makes me happy -how easy and smooth is this? Didn't even need a separate box!

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I needed DMV work
Why it makes me happy -in and out in 10 minutes. Try THAT at DMV...I don't think so!

HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -I had to do some driving in it.....and I LOVED it. We so need the rain. I'm really looking forward to the weekend!


Friday, September 10, 2021

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2021

                                         


Days Predicted:  25 -30
Days to Date:  41


The DAYS  (as reported by Weather.com for Roseville, CA 95678)

1) 6/1...105 2) 6/2...101  3) 6/3...102  4) 6/17...109  5) 6/18...110  7) 6/19...107  8) 6/20...105  9) 6/26...103  10) 6/27...101 11) 6/28...102  12) 6/29...102  13) 7/8...105. 14) 7/9...111 15) 7/10...113 16) 7/11...110 17) 7/12...101  18) 7/17...100  19) 7/18...103.  20) 7/19....103.  21) 7/22....100  22) 7/23...104 23) 7/24...103 24) 7/25...103 25) 8/1...101 26) 8/3...103  27) 8/4...100. 28) 8/9...100   29) 8/10...103 
30) 8/11...106  31) 8/14...105.   32) 8/16...103   33) 8/28...101   34) 8/29...105  35) 8/30....104  36) 9/5....101  37) 9/6...104 38)  9/7...106   39). 9/8...107 40) 9/9...103  9/14...100

9/10 UPDATE -  WE DID IT!!! 40 days over 100 from June 1!!! Yesterday added a little surprise so I just had to congratulate all of us....IF we had anything to do with this unprecedented number of triple digit days!

9/9 Update - my usual methodology is to start keeping track of days over 100 as of June 1. I know, not the official start to summer. I then go to the official END date of summer (around 9/22, depending on the year).  We have a bit of a cooling spell coming in after we just receive 4 COOKING days in a row. While I am not rooting for one more day over 100, it appears we will fall one day short of 40 days.  Now, keep in mind, we had a few days over 100 back on the last 3 days of May. Those don't fall under my methodology. They are worthy to acknowledge though they don't "count" as I use May as a PREDICTIVE  month and not for statistical purposes. 


9/7 Update -  the smoke from the fires gave us a little time off from the high temps...till it didn't. This might be the hottest summer yet. I KNOW...summer starts June 22 or so and goes to Sept 22 or so. Me? As long as it is still hot, it's summer.  We'll add another 100+ for today when it's published.  We could get to 40 days (See y 7/24 update below).  

8/22 Update - August is likely to "flame out" as we have hit a "cool spell" due to the constant overcast of smoke.  Temperatures have dropped to below average temperatures. 

8/11 Update - August is definitely "stepping up."  With the forecast for the upcoming week, we are going to push it to 34 or so.  I was thinking it would be tough to get to 40. It may require tossing in a few September days!

8/3 Update -  August is disappointing me. No hundies in the 7 day forecast. While I LOVE THAT for living and existing, I think we really need 40 days to get people's attention to our water problem. The hotter it is, the more evaporation.  Having water involves rainfall (DUH)...but it also involves evaporation of what we have.  Let your lawns die here in Cali, people. Grass is weed.

7/24 update to the below - it's not even the end of July....and I say, "let it burn! Let's get some attention. Let's make people get thirsty re: how serious this is."  I think we can hit 40 days over 100!

If you typed an average high for Roseville, CA into Google, it would tell you 94 for July. I always wondered , "how far are they averaging back?"...so, I started keeping my own stats.  The last 3 years? It averaged 96....and those were HOT years.  This July so far?....100

6/1/2021......Here we go again! - back for another year of "spot on" predictions about the weather for my community regarding the heat of the summer. Climate change can no longer be ignored and this year will have adjustments made for it. 

This year - with a scorching end of May, including the key Memorial Day weekend that saw blistering temps, we have to "bump it up" this year.  Usually, we would make a call for "over 20 days" of 100 or above. It's time to refine it this year.

As much as I HATE to say this - it is going to be a brutal summer......25-30 days at 100 plus.

Quite frankly? - it wouldn't surprise me to see us test 40 days this year. We did 36 last year and it's already been hotter going into this summer



2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted - 36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 Actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5589

 HappyUP!!! -some lifting

Why it happened -time to upgrade
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I will probably be a touch sore tomorrow but it felt pretty good

HappyUP!!! -haircut
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -it had been awhile.....sorely needed!!!

HappyUP!!! -hitting some balls
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -with my training as of late, it appears I shall need to do some range time. OK! Today was a start

HappyUP!!! - a little birthday surprise
Why it happened -it was my birthday
Why it makes me happy -I'll just leave this at that



Monday, August 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5588

 HappyUP!!! - Gooseport

Why it happened -set up an appointment
Why it makes me happy -food and company were both great. Enjoyable evening outside

HappyUP!!! - smashburger protein style
Why it happened -I had some Kobe beef
Why it makes me happy -hadn't had this in awhile....absolutely delicious...especially with the Wasabi paste

HappyUP!!! - neighbor visit
Why it happened - it was overdue
Why it makes me happy -it was great getting all caught up with this person. Been too long


Sunday, August 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5587

 HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 18

Why it happened -some extension going back
Why it makes me happy -after some VERY dodgy iron play, it was awesome to catch one on the final hole. The thing had height. It was actually hit like a golf shot

HappyUP!!! - sushi
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -just decided to make a quick stop on the way home. Hey, it's my birthday week. I deserve a treat!

HappyUP!!! - little tasks done in the morning
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -you know. Those little things that lay around that you SHOULD do? I usually don't. Yet, with a bit of time this morning? I did


Saturday, August 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5586

 HappyUP!!! -Seaweed salad

Why it happened -my grocer had some
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE seaweed salad. I hadn't had it forever. It turns out there might even be some health benefits

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron into 14
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -my irons have been OFF!!! WAY OFFF! Not this one. I even knocked the 5 footer in for birdie!

HappyUP!!! - coastal weather and my windbreaker
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -it's August...but it was COLD! Weird!!! Thank goodness for that windbreaker that was in my bag. It had NO business being there in August


Friday, August 20, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5585

 HappyUP!!! - kitchen clean

Why it happened -I got off my butt
Why it makes me happy -kinda let some accumulation happen. Glad I spent the morning tidying up. It was very pleasing to come home to after golf

HappyUP!!! - walking 18
Why it happened -it was cooler today
Why it makes me happy -I love to walk. Been riding a lot due to heat. The smoke high above kept the heat down

HappyUP!!! - coming back with the nephew
Why it happened -we played better on the back
Why it makes me happy - it was ALMOST a win! A couple of putts by either of us and we HAD it. Yet, we turned a disaster into a near push


Thursday, August 19, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5584

 HappyUP!!! -getting instruction

Why it happened -I NEEDED IT
Why it makes me happy -OK, a follow up to two weeks ago. NOTHING had "stuck" yet. Rather than ingrain bad habits, it was time for some review. Solid work done

HappyUP!!! - "Did you look?"
Why it happened - thoughtfulness
Why it makes me happy - I am thrilled with our new President's initiative!

HappyUP!!! - HIO Nutrition
Why it happened -it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -I am learning a few things. I have already installed the water piece. There were some other great learnings!



Wednesday, August 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5583

HappyUP!!! - The eye roll
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I love something subtle that cracks me up. I'm not sure the one member even knew she had done it. It was deserved!

HappyUP!!! -appointment reschedule
Why it happened -my man had a morning commitment for tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -THIS is going to work out PERFECTLY!!!

HappyUP!!! -my buddy's 50th
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy -glad I got to play some golf with him on this MOMENTOUS occasion. A lot of fun!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5576

 HappyUP!!! -birdie on 14

Why it happened -a nice wedge
Why it makes me happy -it was a STRUGGLE TODAY! This came in right when we needed it.  It led to the birdie on 15 which involved NO GD SHOTS!

HappyUP!!! -turning the match around
Why it happened -(see birdies above)
Why it makes me happy -we were getting our fanny's handed to us through 9 holes. Usually, you are playing the back 9 at that point as damage control. Me and the Captain walked out of there with $$$

HappyUP!!! - runing Table Topics
Why it happened -Feck Perfuction
Why it makes me happy -glad to get two days out of the same TT's and they be so well recieved!


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5575

 HappyUP!!! - Feck Perfuction

Why it happened -I found it laying around
Why it makes me happy -This is a great little book. I read it a long time ago. It provided for fabulous Table Topics

HappyUP!!! - Great Meeting
Why it happened - all good...some stand out
Why it makes me happy - 3 speeches, 3 evaluations, and 5 Table Topics. All done in an hour and 10 minutes. THAT is productive and EVERYONE was solid today

HappyUP!!! -chat with our VP Membership
Why it happened - she wants to step up
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE some initiative


Monday, August 09, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5574

HappyUP!!! - scorecard with Adam
Why it happened -I am a jokester
Why it makes me happy -we both got a BIG laugh

HappyUP!!! - Time for a fill up
Why it happened - I ran early
Why it makes me happy - glad to slide this in BEFORE my appointment...cuz I didn't have time afterward

HappyUP!!! - chat with PK
Why it happened -we both had a question
Why it makes me happy -it was just really great to get caught up


 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5485

 HappyUP!!! - the Roakster joined

Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -it was great to have a full group today! We could have played short but who wants to

HappyUP!!! - nephew start
Why it happened -he had it going on
Why it makes me happy -there is a term, "early to ripe, early to rot," in golf. Unfortunately, it rang true today. Yet, for awhile, my nephew had it going on!

HappyUP!!! - fabulous weather
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -this was one of those that just felt GREAT to be alive all day! 


Saturday, April 17, 2021

HappyUP!!! 5484

 HappyUP!!! -weedeater fix

Why it happened -I did some grinding
Why it makes me happy -I NEEDED to get this done so I could tend to issues."arisen." The fix was easier than I thought

HappyUP!!! -great ball striking
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I controlled the ball well today. Pulled off some very specific shots as well as some great pitches and putts.

HappyUP!!! - partner play
Why it happened -JG had it going on
Why it makes me happy - what a round to watch! He even bogeyed the last hole (which actually was a good thing)


Friday, April 16, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5483

 HappyUP!!! -calling off golf

Why it happened -weird feeling
Why it makes me happy - it made me happy to NOT BE unhappy

HappyUP!!! -equilibrium recovery
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - I have a condition that is hard to describe. It can flare up at any time. It was on display this morning.  Was glad that it resolved

HappyUP!!! - late night walk
Why it happened -I needed to move
Why it makes me happy -I was sooooooo happy to get up and around tonight...and proud of myself to do it

Thursday, April 15, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5482

HappyUP!!! -Smash Burger
Why it happened -Im a griddler
Why it makes me happy - these babies are SOOO DANG good....IF you get the sear on right! And I got the sear on right today. It takes a little patience

HappyUP!!! - referral from a friend
Why it happened - I am known
Why it makes me happy -it is the most fantastic thing to be looked an as a trusted expert

HappyUP!!! - tending to Covid friend
Why it happened -people get a reaction to that 2nd shot
Why it makes me happy -it was great to be able to minister to my buddy in distress. It is part of my purpose. 


 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5481

 HappyUP!!! -ASICS came in

Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -what a GREAT pair of shoes! Cant wait to get them out to the course. Sooo comfy

HappyUP!!! - delivery of driver/3 wood
Why it happened -my assistant pro is thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - he KNEW that I would want them. On the 15th hole, here he comes with them all set up. How cool is that?

HappyUP!!! - time with 3 high school buddies
Why it happened -we have a fire pit
Why it makes me happy -it was great getting caught up on people's lives in such a relaxed situation.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5480

 HappyUP!!! -Michael the Aerator

Why it happened -he showed up
Why it makes me happy -he was gone last year. I wondered what had happened. He had to move for a bit. Lovely to see him back

HappyUP!!! - J9 Ed minute
Why it happened -Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it was all about getting to know each other better. Just lovely

HappyUP!!! - great texts with RT
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy - love this guy and his company. It fascinates me

Monday, April 12, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5479

 HappyUP!!! -Tony and Ezekiel    

Why it happened -a buddy sent it to me
Why it makes me happy -this was probably one of the funniest videos I have ever seen. It is the ULTIMATE in guy humor. 

HappyUP!!! - sharing the above
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -lots of people send funnies....I only send the funniest. The reactions from people were priceless. 

HappyUP!!! - getting out for a walk
Why it happened -it almost didn't
Why it makes me happy - really glad to squeeze this one end. It was so perfect out. I was afraid it wasn't going to happen

Sunday, April 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5478

 HappyUP!!! -"hold off" Approach wedges

Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - when "between yardages," you have to modify the swing. It's very easy to pull this shot into the next county. Made two birdies (one a gimme) and hit another one tight...all from that awkward 100 yard distance). It's a thrilling feeling when that shot comes off the face right

HappyUP!!! -driver leant to me
Why it happened -my assistant pro is the best
Why it makes me happy -until my new one comes in, it is hard to play with the old one. It was nice of him

HappyUP!!! -sandy par on 7
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -THAT bunker is a downfall for me (and others). It was an exceptional shot I hit today. Skillful

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

JollyJottings

Saturday, April 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5477

 HappyUP!!! -Whistling Pig

Why it happened -my buddy is generous
Why it makes me happy -we like a little "par 3 shot" when we play. THIS was the good stuff

HappyUP!!! - 6 birdies against me
Why it happened -my buddy had it going
Why it makes me happy -WOW! That is about as many as I have seen. I know I have had 5 but I don't think 6. Fantastic! Maybe it was his Whistling Pig generosity

HappyUP!!! - even par on backside
Why it happened -I show up sometimes
Why it makes me happy -it's been awhile since I had an even par 9. Borrowed another guys driver.... hmmm...might be time for a change

Friday, April 09, 2021

HappyUP!! Day 5476

 HappyUP!!! -my partner

Why it happened -I set him up 
Why it makes me happy -I totally deserved being the butt end of one of the best needles I have gotten on a golf course, "uh....I think you got some room for a few circles on YOUR golf card." Absolutely hysterical

HappyUP!!! -dues emails
Why it happened -it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - got it all done for this round of collection

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron on 17
Why it happened -I do it sometimes
Why it makes me happy -we had a STRONG wind today. There weren't many hitting that green. The bullet I put out there was a piercer! Picked up the greenie


Thursday, April 08, 2021

HappyUP Day 5475

 HappyUP!!! - Driver Fitting

Why it happened -I needed it
Why it makes me happy -it was nice to hit it so consistently well. Made the fitting efficient and effective

HappyUP!!! - my tree guy
Why it happened -I set it up
Why it makes me happy - made some quick decision that was BIGGER than before

HappyUP!!! - great teaching
Why it happened - I tune in
Why it makes me happy -I was really thrilled by today's session. This will help my clients

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5474

 HappyUP!!! -Partner's 15 dots

Why it happened -he had it going on
Why it makes me happy - I was the beneficiary of his fine play

HappyUP!!! -Covid Shot
Why it happenedI'm responsible
Why it makes me happy -I did this for YOU!!! I'm perfectly good with avoiding people. I've done a stellar job of it so far! It was easy in and out at the pharmacy

HappyUP!!! -Late mowing
Why it happened -I was motivated
Why it makes me happy -there is something about mowing at dusk that I love. It makes me hustle a bit more than usual. It also gives me a jump on tomorrow

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5473

 HappyUP!!! -Put it on the Timer

Why it happened -my buddy had a deadline
Why it makes me happy -we had a cool and time disciplined meeting today. The timer was in full view. It's a good way to run a meeting

HappyUP!!! -errands
Why it happened -I do those
Why it makes me happy -bunched a lot of them together today...and every one of them was BAM!

HappyUP!!! - washing the truck
Why it happened -it doesn't happen often
Why it makes me happy -after months of sitting out, "Ol Betsy" appreciated getting some sprucing up. I did too. She's been a great truck for a long time


Monday, April 05, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5472

 HappyUP!!! -A better Covid Option

Why it happened -my buddy had my back
Why it makes me happy -a day sooner and virtually ZERO drive? WHAAAAT? Got to love that

HappyUP!!! - Apple Store
Why it happened -they are open
Why it makes me happy -I made an appointment. I was in and out. I was there a little longer because the dude really wanted to make sure he got the repair right. Nice job! Glad I made that appointment. DO NOT try to "drop in" at the Apple Store!

HappyUP!!! - Triple A
Why it happened -I needed some DMV stuff
Why it makes me happy -this was a GREAT walk in. Hey, I appreciate ANYTHING right now that used to be in and out...and has become it again.


Sunday, April 04, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5471

 HappyUP!!! - early drive to Marysville

Why it happened -needed to pick up an item
Why it makes me happy -it's not my favorite drive. On an early Sunday morning, however, it was quite nice

HappyUP!!! - RTT continuing ed
Why it happened -windshield time
Why it makes me happy -what great information!

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron to 17
Why it happened - once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - hadn't hit a PURE one in a few rounds. This baby was striped at just the right time!

HappyUP!!! - Covid appointment made
Why it happened - I was paying attention
Why it makes me happy - while not thrilled about things, Im being socially responsible. I'll even take a bit of a drive to get it. 

Saturday, April 03, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5470

 HappyUP!!! -locating my laser

Why it happened -I am a good finder
Why it makes me happy - it's going to cost me some time...but I will be saving some money

HappyUP!!! -UCLA/GONZAGA
Why it happened - the final four
Why it makes me happy -what a game!!! Maybe one of the greatest NCAA tournament games in final four ever

HappyUP!!! -Women's Amateur tournament
Why it happened -they play
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a great tournament to watch. 

Friday, April 02, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5469

 HappyUP!!! -road trip

Why it happened -our course got aerated
Why it makes me happy - haven't played away in. a loooooong time. It's been even longer than the pandemic. Great to be on another course

HappyUP!!! - up and down on 3
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy -this was an IMPOSSIBLE up and down. Under the tree, into the bank next to the trap from a lie that wasn't the best. WOW!!!

HappyUP!!! - FABULOUS PLAY from my partner
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I was having the TOUGHEST of days. I haven't see him hit it like this in YEARS! Ended up winning some dough

HappyUP!!! - bathroom
Why it happened -I knew where it was
Why it makes me happy - "situation" avoided!

JollyJottings

Thursday, April 01, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5468

 HappyUP!!! -chatting with RM

Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -great conversation and idea exchange

HappyUP!!! -tree guy
Why it happened -I need some work done
Why it makes me happy -I'm not going to do it!!!

HappyUP!!! -setting up some painting
Why it happened -it needed too
Why it makes me happy - if he can do it, I don't have too


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5467

 HappyUP!!! -greatest comeback ever

Why it happened -we picked it up on the back
Why it makes me happy -when you are getting kicked as hard as we were so far into the round...and then you come back...it's the best!!!

HappyUP!!! - delivering
Why it happened -I was "in" Canada
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE delivering a speech that people receive so well

HappyUP!!! -TM meeting
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -tonights meeting had the perfect balance. It was ran well. The other speeches and the evaluations were spot on. GREAT!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5466

 HappyUP!!! - Mow and trim

Why it happened -fixed my equipment
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE this part of yardwork. It's just the right amount!

HappyUP!!! -2 great speeches
Why it happened -its Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE one GREAT speech. Both members stepped it up today!

HappyUP!!! -after meeting chat
Why it happened -we had things to discuss
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE a GREAT conversation...especially with this guy

Monday, March 29, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5465

 HappyUP!!! -opening statements

Why it happened -we got a big trial going on
Why it makes me happy - the day is finally here so we can get this resolved. It was interesting to watch the court process in a major case for our country

HappyUP!!! -Blackstone stuff came
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -LOVE my griddle...and now I have some needed "stuff." OK, maybe not NEEDED but nice to have

HappyUP!!! - a couple of old tunes
Why it happened -I was on the net
Why it makes me happy -I THOUGHT I knew these songs but there was more to them than I thought

Sunday, March 28, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5464

HappyUP!!! -big win
Why it happened -mostly my partner
Why it makes me happy -hey, what's better? Winning or losing? There you go!

HappyUP!!! -Partner 74
Why it happened -it was his day
Why it makes me happy -THIS is not a guy you would expect a 74 from. It was magical to watch. He was happy and that makes me happy (especially that he was on my team)

HappyUP!!! - contributing
Why it happened -I found some stuff
Why it makes me happy - a birdie...a couple of near birdies coming down the line. Hey, my job today was to look pretty and stay out of the way. Nice to toss something in


Saturday, March 27, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5463

 HappyUP!!! -10 miler

Why it happened -it's an occasion
Why it makes me happy - great to get out for a long one today. Good for the body and soul

HappyUP!!! - my buddy's jokes
Why it happened -he's funny
Why it makes me happy -a GREAT joke? Are you kidding me? More than one? even better! Hysterical

HappyUP!!! - testing with TD
Why it happened -I needed to check in
Why it makes me happy -gotta get together with this friend soon. Great to catch up

Friday, March 26, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5462

 HappyUP!!! -29 putts

Why it happened -its a skil
Why it makes me happy -they don't always go in...but all of the ones that were SUPPOSED to did today

HappyUP!!! - Sandy/Bullet 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - THAT bunker shot could have just as easily ended up in the parking lot. It was IMPOSSIBLE! When you do something above your pay grade, it's still a thrill

HappyUP!!! - two birdies
Why it happened -see HU 1 (and add in some shots)
Why it makes me happy -birdies are a bit rare these days. 2 in one round gets my attention. It's the name of the game

Thursday, March 25, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5461

 HappyUP!!! - club fitting

Why it happened -I was overdue
Why it makes me happy -looking forward to some new sticks. My numbers on the Trackman were pretty strong

HappyUP!!! -Thursday golf
Why it happened -I was out there
Why it makes me happy -the crew needed a guy. It was nice to "shelve my responsibilities" and help them out. Even got a win out of it

HappyUP!!! -3 dots on 14
Why it happened -it was tricky
Why it makes me happy -it is hard to do that on a par 4. First, you hit it in a bunker. Second, hit it from that bunker to another bunker. Third, hit it to 10 feet and make the putt. It's a rare feat!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5460

HappyUP!!! - Partner bailing me out
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy -pars with a stroke on 9/18 gave us a nice little win....on a day I didn't deserve one

HappyUP!!! - birdie 15
Why it happened -fabulous wedge
Why it makes me happy -when one is struggling, a birdie is like a drink of water in the desert

HappyUP!!! -Table Topics Evaluator win
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I've never performed this function. It's nice to know I am decent at it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5459

 HappyUP!!! -Knitting speech

Why it happened -I was up this time
Why it makes me happy - it was amazing what I could pull up....and I don't knit!!!

HappyUP!!! - cancel a fitting
Why it happened -windy
Why it makes me happy -I would love to get this done but NOT in that mess.

HappyUP!!! - being home
Why it happened -windy
Why it makes me happy - had a bit of a health emergency (not that big). Glad I was at my house

Monday, March 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5458

 HappyUP!!! -getting the speech idea done

Why It Happened -I let myself create
Why It Makes Me Happy - I love a speech that has a message. THIS is a particularly good one because it is a great thing to do that I am talking about.....but I don't do it. I am just going to make a logical case for it....with an emotional twist.

HappyUP!!! - coming up with some great material
Why It Happened -more time to create
Why It Makes Me Happy -it's great to have some back stock of quality stuff if I am called upon. Discovered great stuff...and amended it today 

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Tourney
Why It Happened -I have a VCR
Why It Makes Me Happy -LOVE not having to watch all of the early rounds live. A blowout just doesn't do it for me anymore! Such a time saver. All the thrills...and efficiency

HappyUP!!! - Great walk
Why it happened - I do thatt
Why it makes me happy - waited a bit today. I was a touch lazy. I was proud I banged it out there. I'm still on program. Just keep pushing!



Sunday, March 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5457

 HappyUP!!! -finishing strong

Why It Happened -I gutted it up
Why It Makes Me Happy -tough day for me...but I brought it home on the last 4 holes. The impossible bunker shot on the last hole?...that I made possible?...for the net birdie that made all the difference? OH YEAH....that makes me very happy

HappyUP!!! - we got into the playoff
Why It Happened -mainly my partner's fine play
Why It Makes Me Happy - we did what we set out to do. We gave ourselves a chance. We won the chip off to get into the shootout. We had an excellent shot to move on. It didn't happen this time. Oh well. We were just glad to be there. I had a great partner this weekend!!! Proud of my nephew and his partner for winning the whole thing

HappyUP!!! - finding stuff
Why It Happened -I am good at that
Why It Makes Me Happy - why did I lose these things? Because I was "out of process." Weird things happened that were not normal and out of my control. The nice thing? As soon as I realized the things were missing (two different occasions), I KNEW exactly where to go. When I found them, it's that feeling I have described before....RELIEF and JOY!!!



Saturday, March 20, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5456

 HappyUP!!! -The Kaseberg

Why It Happened -it's a tradition
Why It Makes Me Happy -things always take on a different tone on tournament day. This MIGHT be the last time we go off the front and back. The shotgun starts are always a bit more fun. ALL the guys were out today! Great to see

HappyUP!!! - decent play
Why It Happened -we were good partners
Why It Makes Me Happy -we had 3 mistakes today and got NOTHING handed to us...still only 2 shots out. THAT is pretty sweet

HappyUP!!! - chipping and some 6 irons
Why It Happened -I still have a few skills
Why It Makes Me Happy -that 6 iron on 12 was a gem. My chipping ended up being spot on...knocked at least 3 up for tap ins. Snuck a wedge into 14 for a fantastic birdie look. No 3 putts. Very solid stuff today.
Our playing partners were a lot of fun!

JollyJottings

Friday, March 19, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5455

 HappyUP!!! -doing a buddy a favor

Why It Happened -I'm thoughtful
Why It Makes Me Happy -I know that I bailed my buddy out a little. He didn't even ask. I was just aware of a piece of help he needed.

HappyUP!!! - a downpour
Why It Happened -who knows
Why It Makes Me Happy -NOBODY saw this coming! It was soooo cool to be off the golf course and under the tent when it let loose. Outside, warm, cozy, and covered. We got done just in time

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why It Happened -nice shots...stellar putts
Why It Makes Me Happy -it's a GREAT place to come from heading into the weekend tournament. Peaking at the correct time? We will see when the gun goes off in the morning. Optimism is a great thing

Thursday, March 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5454

 HappyUP!!! -chat with client/friend

Why It Happened - I was needed
Why It Makes Me Happy -OK...nobody jumping off a cliff tonight! LOL..not that bad. Yet, there was distress. Sometimes, a friend just needs someone to talk to. Great to be there

HappyUP!!! - connecting with a former Toastmaster
Why It Happened -I reached out
Why It Makes Me Happy -I think he will come back for a visit! It would be awesome!!! 

HappyUP!!! - talk with an old friend
Why It Happened - it needed to
Why It Makes Me Happy -been giving this person space. The person KNOWS that if they call, I will pick up. Sooo happy to get the 411 tonight



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5453

 


HappyUP!!! -seeing an old friend

Why It Happened -I invited him out for golf
Why It Makes Me Happy -LOVE golfing with this guy. I even wrangled an invitation to his place

HappyUP!!! -winning money
Why It Happened -who knows
Why It Makes Me Happy -I bogeyed the last 3 holes. Some decent play on the front gave us some cushion. It's been a tough year! Felt good to wet the beak!

HappyUP!!! - my mentee
Why It Happened -she is coachable
Why It Makes Me Happy -she wins at the next level. She was SOOOO MUCH better than before. A night and day improvement. I'm soooo proud!



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5452


HappyUP!!! -Whole Foods
Why It Happened -I needed some stuff
Why It Makes Me Happy -such a treat to go to this store. I don't make a habit of it. I always find something new and interesting

HappyUP!!! - lighting tips
Why It Happened -I have a photographer friend
Why It Makes Me Happy -I hadn't even thought of a couple of things that he mentioned. GREAT tips!!!

HappyUP!!! - speaking seminar
Why It Happened -I was invited
Why It Makes Me Happy -great to hear from my old mentor and brush up on some things that I learned long ago. 





Monday, March 15, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5451

 

HappyUP!!! -finishing the changes

Why It Happened -today was the deadline
Why It Makes Me Happy -WOW! I should have done this sooner. No matter. It felt GREAT to turn this speech into something

HappyUP!!! -speech contest
Why It Happened -I had qualified
Why It Makes Me Happy -I delivered as well as I could. Really happy with it. Of course, there was that pesky little disqualification thing for going over time! LOL  Been doing this forever. You never learn all that you need to

HappyUP!!! -guest confirmed 
Why It Happened -I reached out
Why It Makes Me Happy -can't wait to see this old buddy on Wednesday

JollyJottings




Sunday, March 14, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5450

  HappyUP!!! -testing testing testing

Why It Happened -need some new equipment
Why It Makes Me Happy -the 50 gram shaft with the Speed head may not be the one for me...but it may not have been the arrow. This one is a possibility

HappyUP!!! - finding stuff out after the round
Why It Happened -I wanted to give that driver a few swings on the range
Why It Makes Me Happy - I was coming out of my posture a bit. The assistant pro then gave me permission to change my address position into something I am VERY comfortable with. NICE WORK here

HappyUP!!! - great group today. 
Why It Happened -2 regulars were out
Why It Makes Me Happy -but 2 jumped in. Russ an I did our best. Hard to beat that gross 69 by nephew Nick with 5 birdies. We held our own and came out with minor loss


Saturday, March 13, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5449

 HappyUP!!! -got in a 10 miler

Why It Happened -my friend was a bachelor
Why It Makes Me Happy - it felt great to go a little farther today. It's been awhile

HappyUP!!! - Jamie the dog
Why It Happened -my buddy has a dog
Why It Makes Me Happy -she is just the best walker. Walking is more fun with a dog

HappyUP!!! - great stretching
Why It Happened -see the above
Why It Makes Me Happy -I might have sat a bit too soon today. It felt absolutely fantastic to get the kinks worked out.




Friday, March 12, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5448

 HappyUP!!! - easy set up

Why it happened -I bought the right stuff
Why it makes me happy -I love it when something complicated doesn't have to be! Thrilled it was delivered so quickly

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened -great partner...and I was no slouch myself
Why it makes me happy - we both tossed in a couple of 76's from the back tee. Mine could have been even better with some putts dropping

HappyUP!!! - a couple of birdies
Why it happened -some skills
Why it makes me happy -that low drawing hybrid in the wind was a thing of beauty. I made a nice solid putt on 15 as well. Good stuff today





Thursday, March 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5447

 HappyUP!!! - Happy Birthday

Why it happened -no, it wasn't mine
Why it makes me happy -great hanging with the family celebrating my nephew's birthday. Oopsie!...I ate too much! It was awfully good though

HappyUP!!! - getting my irons checked
Why it happened -my man was available
Why it makes me happy - we didn't get it totally figured out. We will do that next week. I did get a potential little band aid though!

HappyUP!!! - deal on cat food
Why it happened -store is closing
Why it makes me happy - I'm not happy about the store closing. Nope. Not one bit. I did help them clear out a lot of inventory and saved 20% though. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5446

 

HappyUP!!! - Dr Nicole LePera
Why it happened -I listen to things
Why it makes me happy -everything this noted psychologist mentioned fell right in line with what my Rapid Transformational Therapy mentor, Marisa Peer, had already taught me. Dr LePera has a new book out...with things I have scholarly knowledge about. I feel smart!

HappyUP!!! -great errands run
Why it happened -I was thinking
Why it makes me happy -I got them all done in one parking lot...and right when the stores opened. In and out....bam bam bam. I LOVE efficiency!

HappyUP!!! - our speech champion
Why it happened -she practiced at another club
Why it makes me happy -she "walked" (it's virtual) into a room of strangers and NAILED IT! She has been taking the coaching she is being given to heart. I heard this speech for the second time yesterday. Our members and myself gave her more feedback. She RAN with it. I LOVE to watch our members grow. In some ways, I feel like a bit of a gardener. She's got a good chance to WIN at the next level. 

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5445

 


HappyUP!!! - Great morning wake up
Why it happened -I was being tremendously intentional
Why it makes me happy -WOW! I may have gone a bit overboard. That's OK. If you want to make a change, sometimes you have to go too far. It felt great

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -3 great speeches...3 great Table Topics...2 evaluations and a group evaluation. We landed the plane right at the allotted time. Super morning

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -the thing I suspected that I was doing wrong was wrong. Optimistic



Monday, March 08, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5444

 HappyUP!!! - my Hygenist

Why it happened - I do oral maintenance
Why it makes me happy -love this little gal! She's the best! I always enjoy my visits. Today, she didn't have to work too hard. I must be doing a great job too!

HappyUP!!! - paperwork
Why it happened -I had some time
Why it makes me happy -this isn't my favorite thing to do. Yet, today, it seemed effortless. 

HappyUP!!! - the bank
Why it happened -I needed to do some of that
Why it makes me happy -NO LINE!!! This is NOT a given. I was there for a LONG time the last time! So glad to be in and out!!!

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -I snuck it in
Why it makes me happy - I almost shined it. Then, I put my eyes on the prize! Breezed through a fast session. I even handled some business while I was doing it



Sunday, March 07, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5443

 HappyUP!!! - Zep

Why it happened - I saw it on internet
Why it makes me happy -I have had a rather embarrassing stain on the bottom of the toilet. You know, the part right where the water leaves. I had tried a lot of things...but not everything, apparently. This stuff works like a champ. It made my crapper look brand new!

HappyUP!!! -chip in 17
Why it happened -been working on it
Why it makes me happy -I struck that thing just the way I wanted to. There is nothing better than hearing your opponent go, "uh oh'" and then watch it disappear into the cup!

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened -I'm doing a thang
Why it makes me happy - OK...it's not where I want to be. Yet, it is better than it has been in quite some time. Great momentum to build off of

Saturday, March 06, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5442

 HappyUP!!! - getting out of golf

Why it happened -another guy cancelled
Why it makes me happy -don't get me wrong, I love golf. I'm just trying to cut back a bit and let my elbow rest between rounds. When someone else ducked out today, I was no longer needed to fill in. I got my day back!

HappyUP!!! - consult
Why it happened -I take those in
Why it makes me happy -what a GREAT client this guy is going to be!! I can't wait to help out one of our first responders. An honor

HappyUP!!! - Mason B-Day party
Why it happened -he turned 5
Why it makes me happy -such a cute little guy! Plus, it was another family gathering. I can't get enough of those!

Friday, March 05, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5441

 HappyUP!!! - chicken mushroom gravy leftover

Why it happened -I did some cooking yesterday
Why it makes me happy -LOVE my outdoor griddle. This was a LITTLE involved to make. It was great doing it with stuff I had laying around. It was even better the next day

HappyUP!!! - helping our winner
Why it happened -she reached out
Why it makes me happy - it was fun to give her permission to "up her game" a little bit. She is already really good. She just needs a little something else to get her through to the next round

HappyUP!!! - taxes received
Why it happened -it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy -if I have this read correctly, I am getting a substantial refund this year!!! Do I need to comment any further?

Thursday, March 04, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5440

 HappyUP!!! - photo booth fix

Why it happened -I looked it up
Why it makes me happy -a fix that seemed crazy working on the first try? Are you kidding me? THAT rarely happens

HappyUP!!! - filled the trash
Why it happened -I'm picking away at it
Why it makes me happy -this is kind of a goal from here on through spring. I don't have THAT much "stuff". I have more "stuff" than I need. Sure, I will do some donating when appropriate. Most of the things I have need to just GO!

HappyUP!!! - great kitchen progress
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -I'm not there...yet. It will probably get nailed down tomorrow. Just some much needed reorganization

HappyUP!!! -helping my buddy with his course
Why it happened -he looks to me
Why it makes me happy -we are helping a few. It is giving me some ideas to help others



Wednesday, March 03, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5439

 HappyUP!!! - found my mask

Why it happened -I was vacuuming
Why it makes me happy -a mask is no big deal. I had wondered where this one had gone. The big deal was that it had my "mask manager" attached to it. GREAT finding it

HappyUP!!! - pitch on 14
Why it happened -I still got it
Why it makes me happy - been a little "iffy" with the short game lately. This little pitch up the hill with a bit of spin on it yielded a gimme

HappyUP!!! - referral from a client
Why it happened -I'm good?
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't just a referral, it was a brother referring a brother. LOVE the idea of helping anyone in this great clients' family

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5438

 HappyUP!!! - no dilation

Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - I love my annual eye check. It's the aftermath of the dilation I could do without. Today, my optical specialist was able to see what he needed to see without the extra step. This was a HUGE HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -it's March
Why it makes me happy -great weather. The trail wasn't too crowded...but enough people to keep it interesting. Great time

HappyUP!!! - instant jokemaster
Why it happened -another member bailed
Why it makes me happy -glad that I am ready to do that at a moment's notice...and still cracked them up

Monday, March 01, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5437

 HappyUP!!! - Chinese Food

Why it happened -family dinner
Why it makes me happy -so happy to get this invite today! I was soooo ready for some home made Asian grub. Delicious and great family time

HappyUP!!! - sushi
Why it happened -lunch
Why it makes me happy - what a nice treat! Glad my grocery makes it fresh on-site. Fabulous

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -it's March
Why it makes me happy -today is the day to get to work for the next 90 days! Great start!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5436

 HappyUP!!! - BBQ

Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -it was outside. Most of the guests had been vaccinated. I kept decent distance. It was just LOVELY to be around friends in a social situation again.

HappyUP!!! - given an extension
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -I kind of had something sprung on me. The CEO understood and gave me some time. I am very grateful

HappyUP!!! - chat with a friend
Why it happened -I was at the BBQ
Why it makes me happy - I learned some things I hadn't even thought of re: Amazon Web Services. Wow! Yeah, I think there is some inherent evil being built into that organization. I love to learn things. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5435

 HappyUP!!! - brunch...inside...at a restaurant

Why it happened -things are loosening up
Why it makes me happy -it's been nearly a year since I have been allowed to do this. It was nice to be served hot food....on a plate and not a styrofoam container

HappyUP!!! - my "staff"
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -it was so WONDERFUL getting together with my former admin assistants. I just LOVE these ladies! I haven't laughed like this for so long and so hard in forever!

HappyUP!!! - flowers
Why it happened -I had them delivered to brunch
Why it makes me happy -it brought such smiles to my ladies. It brought some attention from around us as well. These two SHOULD feel special!

HappyUP!!! - gift from a neighbor
Why it happened -she is sweet
Why it makes me happy -I've been taking oranges to our local co-op. She has been enjoying them. Nice of her to drop a little special something off for me. 


Friday, February 26, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5434

 HappyUP!!! - 7 iron largo 10

Why it happened -a bit of luck
Why it makes me happy -the first two shots did NOT look like a birdie opportunity. The third shot was a bit on the low side. It was very straight though and snuck a birdie out of a bad situation

HappyUP!!! - hitting a bunch of greens
Why it happened -skillz? 
Why it makes me happy -went to the back tees today...and survived!

HappyUP!!! - absolutely stunning weather
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -great to be out there in temps that were not quite shorts...but short sleeves... until the very last hole. It was the kind of day that keeps one "on their toes."  Just a bit more than a bit under "perfect" which is great for this time of year. SOOOOO thankful I get to spend so much time out in it.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5433

 HappyUP!!! - chat with RM

Why it happened -I needed some info
Why it makes me happy -he shot it to me straight. His input cut to the bone. He was also on-point. THAT is exactly what was needed.

HappyUP!!! - catching an interview my buddy did
Why it happened -I am supportive
Why it makes me happy -this was a great one. The subject was pretty darn amazing

HappyUP!!! - knocking out a revision
Why it happened -I forced myself to
Why it makes me happy -been putting this one off. When will I learn that the e"putting off" is worse than the "doing"? I KNOW this to be true! At the same time, it's a good reminder at times

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5432

 HappyUP!!! - Mowing

Why it happened -it was time
Why it makes me happy -my first mow of the year!!! Yeah, might have been a week late. Who cares? It wasn't THAT bad. Just felt great to cut some grass again

HappyUP!!! -coffee talk
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -great to talk through some confusion I was having on an issue. This guy is my perfect sounding board

HappyUP!!! - delivering a talk
Why it happened -it's contest season
Why it makes me happy -NOPE!...not my best. Better than the last time I gave it, though. It was also good enough for second to put me through to the next round. I will KILL it next time

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5431

 HappyUP!!! - meeting with my financial department

Why it happened -we do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy -everything seems to be on track. We came up with some go forward ideas

HappyUP!!! - meeting with my tax department
Why it happened -we do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy -2020 looks fairly solid! I like what we did. Nice to get this and the first HappyUP!!! (above) knocked out on the same day

HappyUP!!! - TM meeting
Why it happened -we do that on Tuesday's 
Why it makes me happy -this was a GREAT one. Our guest showed up and participated. Great news there! Love growth!

Monday, February 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5430

 HappyUP!!! - guest reach out

Why it happened -TI provides leads
Why it makes me happy -looks like a new visitor tomorrow. LOVE that

HappyUP!!! - helping a client
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - we did some FANTASTIC work today. Feeling fulfilled

HappyUP!!! - last minute drop-off
Why it happened -I got some mail
Why it makes me happy -great to get this to the CPA before our meeting tomorrow

Sunday, February 21, 2021

HappyUP!!!! Day 5429

 

HappyUP!!! - Cindy H chat
Why it happened -I was thinking of her
Why it makes me happy -so great to get caught up with this old friend. It saddens me a bit that they moved away but they did it for the right reasons

HappyUP!!! -Mac chat
Why it happened -I shot him some pics
Why it makes me happy -what a great catch up this was! 

HappyUP!!! - A turnaround
Why it happened -blitzed the back 9
Why it makes me happy - when you are 13 down at the turn and end up 13 up? Yeah, that is HUGE...and a HUGE HappyUP!!! We hung in. Usually, when down that much half way through, you are toast!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5428

 

HappyUP!!! - finding a treasure
Why it happened -I wasn't looking
Why it makes me happy -I was merely cleaning up. I came across the brochure sent after our 7 year high school reunion. Yep, they did an "after reunion" album. What great work!

HappyUP!!! - helping my neighbor
Why it happened -he needed a hand
Why it makes me happy -hey, he's done it for me a bunch. Thrilled that I got to do some payback. Sharing is caring

HappyUP!!! - oranges to the table
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I love sharing my bounty with the community. Those oranges get SNAPPED up too!

Friday, February 19, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5427

 

HappyUP!!! - not golfing
Why it happened -I didn't like the weather report
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a good call. It didn't rain long...but long and hard enough for me to be glad I wasn't out there

HappyUP!!! - referral of Mish
Why it happened -I'm good
Why it makes me happy -love it when clients keep sending me business. Makes it easier on me

HappyUP!!! - great professional article
Why it happened -I look for this kind of stuff
Why it makes me happy -this one is REALLY going to benefit my clients in my practice

Thursday, February 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5426

 HappyUP!!! - consult call

Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy -this will be an exciting case for me to take on! I can't wait

HappyUP!!! -Wolfie Van Halen
Why it happened -I saw him on T
Wvhy it makes me happy -what a great tribute he did to his late father....so touching

HappyUP!!! - picking up the above tune
Why it happened -I was paying attention
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE a simple song that needs just a touch of nuance. This one had the chords that just hit my ear perfectly

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5425

 HappyUP!!! - windy golf

Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -OK, I do not like to golf in high winds. Usually, I cancel. It was actually kind of fun today. It requires a different skill set

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood on 17
Why it happened -wind
Why it makes me happy - this hole is usually a 5-7 iron. Today, it was a 3-wood. Yep, that is how windy it was. I hit the most beautiful draw into the wind to pin high that it almost made me cry.

HappyUP!!! - Wed Night Contest
Why it happened -it's contest season
Why it makes me happy - I came in second but I delivered better than I did in the other contest. Second place moves me on. This is going to be a lot better at the area contest. WAY BETTER!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5424

 HappyUP!!! - Delivering

Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't at my best but I made it a contest with my talk. I'm better for having delivered it.

HappyUP!!! -JG winning
Why it happened -she was the best
Why it makes me happy -THRILLED that she will get this learning opportunity

HappyUP!!! - client referral
Why it happened -I'm good at what I do
Why it makes me happy -it's always a sacred privilege to be invited into another's mind. It is particularly gratifying when it comes from someone so happy with what I have done


Monday, February 15, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5423

 HappyUP!!! - Final Zoom check down

Why it happened -we have a contest tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -everything went well. I got some great help from our members. It feels good to be "good to go".

HappyUP!!! -Rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -it was weird. It wasn't a lot. It was something though. It had it's moments. I LOVE the rain

HappyUP!!! - chat with JS
Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy -yeah, text works well for a lot of things. A phone call is often overlooked as the best in a situation

Sunday, February 14, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5422

 HappyUP!!! - Smash Burger

Why it happened -I do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy -these are getting better all the time. Less is more sometimes...but a little more is good too

HappyUP!!! -Bill helping me out
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -he was absolutely great. We have our first VIRTUAL contest coming up

HappyUP!!! - Putting
Why it happened -I have skillz
Why it makes me happy -knocked in about 5 unlikely putts today. I was really putting a nice roll on the rock today

Saturday, February 13, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5421

 HappyUP!!! - Valentines Cards

Why it happened -I have Valentines
Why it makes me happy -any time you get a nice note in your mailbox, it's always a smile. It's especially joyful when you get a nice sentiment inside

HappyUP!!! - N.O. call
Why it happened -he needed some clarity
Why it makes me happy -glad to be useful...helpful...and change the world a little bit

HappyUP!!! - Exchange with L.O.
Why it happened - she needed some assistance
Why it makes me happy -see the above. Blessed today

HappyUP!!! -guitar lick
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -LOVE picking up a little something on the guitar. Nice little move


Friday, February 12, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5420

 HappyUP!!! - shorts weather

Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -so stormy yesterday...shorts and sunshine today! It was amazing how clean everything smells after some sunshine hits the wet ground

HappyUP!!! - chicken fried rice
Why it happened -I griddle
Why it makes me happy - this is an AWESOME dish to make on the griddle. Add a little mozzarella cheese to make it stick together for easier eating? Perfection

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened -skillz 
Why it makes me happy - birdies are the name of the game....especially knocking one in on 18. THAT is called, " The Daggar!"

Thursday, February 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5419

 HappyUP!!! - treatment

Why it happened -I called
Why it makes me happy - HOPE is always a happy thing to have. We will see what happens.

HappyUP!!! -awesome rain
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -we have had so little rain, let alone a dumper like this. LOVE watching it out my window

HappyUP!!! - L.O. hitting me up
Why it happened -I have friends
Why it makes me happy -this is a favor that I am really HAPPY to do!!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5418

 HappyUP!!! - Birdiee 6

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - nothing better than a PURE iron and a solid putt. Brings me joy

HappyUP!!! - Partner hole out 17
Why it happened -he's good
Why it makes me happy -we SORELY needed that shot out of the bunker. I was in 8 of them today and not nearly as successful

HappyUP!!! - intelligence report
Why it happened -I got people
Why it makes me happy -VERY interesting news that stimulated my thinking

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5417

HappyUP!!! -great texting
Why it happened -it's how we do it
Why it makes me happy -very productive info exchanged today. It's giving me great insight. I will be able to make some plans

HappyUP!!! - Stoppit
Why it happened -I needed to send it
Why it makes me happy -I hadn't watched this video in forever! It just NEVER gets old

HappyUP!!! -Death Game
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -me and a buddy have a slightly morbid game. I won't explain it. It does keep us in touch...without being too much in touch. We were back at it big time today



Monday, February 08, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5416

 HappyUP!!! - SmashBurger

Why it happened -I have an outdoor griddle
Why it makes me happy -I don't do many burgers anymore. I HAD to try this technique though. Man, that was one great burger

HappyUP!!! - A Retort
Why it happened -a troll
Why it makes me happy -I'm really not into social media debate. It happens on occasion. SHUT that one down today that could not be responded to

HappyUP!!! - Putting the Wed agenda together
Why it happened - see above re:Super Bowl
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE it when I operate ahead. It is something I fail at constantly (didn't used to) THIS is a GREAT reminder to notice...and a reason to do a HappyUP!!!

Sunday, February 07, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5415

 HappyUP!!! - 7 iron 17

Why it happened -put a move on it
Why it makes me happy - THAT was the purest iron I have hit in weeks! Maybe I can hit these irons

HappyUP!!! - SuperBowl
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -watched ZERO pre-game. It ended up being a yawner. The happy part? Once halftime was over, I could turn it off and get back to life!!!

HappyUP!!! - a bet
Why it happened - my nephew egged me on
Why it makes me happy -after not winning a dime or coming close in the pools, at least I won something!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5414

 HappyUP!!! - Same day appointment

Why it happened -she had room
Why it makes me happy -it's not that easy to see this lady. Glad to get this recovery under way

HappyUP!!! -Smart N Final wait
Why it happened -I mistimed things
Why it makes me happy -I have waited in a line that long in forever. It makes me happy to reacquaint myself with my "waiting skills." Yep...still have them! Nope! I still don't want to use them but I was really cool about it

HappyUP!!! - weight 
Why it happened -a few things
Why it makes me happy -got things back in check. I have a bit to go but this was good news

Friday, February 05, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5413

 HappyUP!!! - losing 2 rolls

Why it happened -sometimes it does
Why it makes me happy -I have no problem being the host....and the resources. It's fun to lose sometimes

HappyUP!!! -birdies on 1
Why it happened -a couple of unlikely putts
Why it makes me happy -my partner knocks it in from across the green.  I then knock in a 20 foot right to left curler! It's great entertainment to spank your opponents right out of the gate

HappyUP!!! - Oks reply
Why it happened -I extended myself
Why it makes me happy -wonderful feeling to make someone's day

Thursday, February 04, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5412

 HappyUP!!! - Lume response

Why it happened -great customer service
Why it makes me happy -if I have another problem, they are going to take care of me....and FAST! I LOVE it when a company goes out of their way to take care of a customer

HappyUP!!! - speaking class
Why it happened -I was helping a brother out
Why it makes me happy - it started out as a favor...but I learned something!....many things! Imagine that! I love to learn

HappyUP!!! - finding my credit card
Why it happened -I was resourceful
Why it makes me happy -sometimes, in the COVID thing, you get out of sorts. I did when I was loading stuff between stops.  I thought I was going to have to go through the hassle of changing my card. No big deal....except it is the card that all of my auto-pays are attached to! You KNOW that moment when you find something valuable?...that feeling you get? Yeah

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5411

 HappyUP!!! - Zoom Learning

Why it happened -we can all get better
Why it makes me happy -figured out how to moderate the screen share feature more robustly. It was pretty easy too! 

HappyUP!!! - filling in last minute
Why it happened -we had a no show
Why it makes me happy -so happy to be READY for the opportunity!!! Being useful!

HappyUP!!! - "Mr Trump"
Why it happened -political BS
Why it makes me happy - NBC was being snarky. Hey, I aint a fan of the dude...obviously they are haters and always have been. Yet, show some respect. At least I am a LOT classier than some people that should be.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5410

 HappyUP!!! - Getting an update

Why it happened -I asked for the 411
Why it makes me happy -our CEO is great at getting back to me when I need something

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened -I needed to
Why it makes me happy - worked out a few things. It was great catching DD on the range.

HappyUP!!! - a visitor
Why it happened - WiFi problems
Why it makes me happy -glad to be set up to help a brother out in a last minute pinch!

Monday, February 01, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5409

 HappyUP!!! - out on the trail

Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -been slacking a bit. Good to get out on a gorgeous day

HappyUP!!! - Lume Cube
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -good lighting...FINALLY!!!

HappyUP!!! - JS CALL
Why it happened -he needed some info
Why it makes me happy -so happy to be able to pass along the info

Sunday, January 31, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5408

 HappyUP!!! - Griddle set up

Why it happened -initiative
Why it makes me happy -got the new adapter and the bigger propane tank...easy breezy! Hey, it could have been more difficult. I'm good to go!!!

HappyUP!!! - new little chip
Why it happened -my buddy reminded me
Why it makes me happy -I used to use this little gem on occasion...forgot about it. What a nice little tool to have!

HappyUP!!! - chicken tomatillo 
Why it happened -I was ambitious
Why it makes me happy -haven't made this one in forever! Going to be great leftovers

Saturday, January 30, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5407

 HappyUP!!! - hitting balls

Why it happened -I needed practice
Why it makes me happy -it went pretty well....just need to get my hands a little lower. THAT was my find of the day

HappyUP!!! - catching up with my buddies
Why it happened -they had finished golfing
Why it makes me happy -LOVE hanging with those guys for a bit. Glad I took the time

HappyUP!!! -  sushi ans Sprouts
Why it happened -I made a trip
Why it makes me happy - not only did I get some sushi dinner tonight....I found some flank steak I couldn't find at the other store yesterday.  Fajitas coming!!!

Friday, January 29, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5406

 HappyUP!!! - Smash Burger

Why it happened -I have a griddle
Why it makes me happy -oh man! I don't eat a lot of burgers...but I just might (without buns, of course). This is soooooo much better than the barbecue! Crispy...but juicy

HappyUP!!! -ordering needed stuff
Why it happened -I got around to it
Why it makes me happy -I was able to get everything I needed. I don't do a lot of shopping..it's just not my thing. Knocked a backlog off today!

HappyUP!!! - the Griddle Guys
Why it happened -I own a griddle
Why it makes me happy -I got some AWESOME ideas to make my outdoor griddle even better! (see SmashBurger above)


Thursday, January 28, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5405

 HappyUP!!! - driving by an old haunt

Why it happened -I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy -WOW!...the shopping center across the street is gone...it's a church. The corner Deli was torn down and replaced with a liquor store....and the house I lived in had been MAJORLY remodeled! Amazing

HappyUP!!! - trip to Windustrial
Why it happened -I needed a part
Why it makes me happy -my buddies hooked me up in record time. The traffic was OK. Longest trip I have made in the "new car"....it did well in the weather.....and I got a new beanie!!!

HappyUP!!! - plumber
Why it happened -somebody needed to put that in
Why it makes me happy -love my plumber! Yeah, not the cheapest guy, but he is dependable and skillful. He even threw in a little something extra!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5404

 HappyUP!!! - friends in the business

Why it happened -I needed a plumbing part
Why it makes me happy - it's great to know someone in wholesale!...and knowledgeable. A serious problem occurred today....but it will be fixed by tomorrow....ahhhh.....relief!

HappyUP!!! - Cod
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -man, I put the right stuff on it tonight! LOVE my griddle!!! So fast...so easy....sooooooo gooooood!

HappyUP!!! - stock market
Why it happened -my buddy told me about it
Why it makes me happy -fascinating story brewing! I TOTALLY get it! It also inspired me to off-load some stuff I have been meaning to


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5403

 HappyUP!!! - Delivering "The Space Between"

Why it happened - it was time to speak
Why it makes me happy -I think I gave some great information today. I delivered well. 

HappyUP!!! - cutting the walk short
Why it happened -I was under layered
Why it makes me happy -no need for me to be out in those winds....and COLD! I thought about pushing on...NOPE!

HappyUP!!! - the storm coming in 
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it isn't quite here...but it will be tonight later. This is going to be a doozy. It's one of those ones that will keep you awake! We haven't had one of those in forever. It was cool to watch it coming in this evening


Monday, January 25, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5402

 HappyUP!!! - figuring out the breakout room

Why it happened -I did the research
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't that complicated! I LOVE that! We really need this functionality for our upcoming contest

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened -the weather was nice
Why it makes me happy -it had been a bit since I got out. Awesome time today on the hike

HappyUP!!! - speech written
Why it happened -it is my turn
Why it makes me happy -it is always a relief when I put together a good one....THIS is going to be a great one!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5401

 HappyUP!!! - R&B meeting

Why it happened -B needed help
Why it makes me happy -no, it's not Rhythm and Blues. It's a couple of my co-members. So glad to be able to provide guidance and calm the panic

HappyUP!!! -bet with my nephew
Why it happened -needed to spice up a game
Why it makes me happy -the banter and negotiation was hysterical!...even though it cost me a handy!

HappyUP!!! - championship football
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy -I got no skin in this. I don't think I have seen more than a couple NFL games all year. Championship Sunday is usually the best day of the year. No disappointments here. Super Bowl?...meh

Saturday, January 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5400

 HappyUP!!! - chat with sis

Why it happened -I had a question
Why it makes me happy -it's always great when she gives me some help

HappyUP!!! - nephew stopping by
Why it happened -he needed something
Why it makes me happy -I love to help out when I can

HappyUP!!! - Remembering Billy
Why it happened -something reminded me
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't just my imagination. It made a lasting impression on my brother as well. I just wish I knew what happened to that kid

Friday, January 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5399

 

HappyUP!!! - cancelling due to rain
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I could have played....but....why? There are enough nice days. 

HappyUP!!! - text with my NY buddy
Why it happened -we do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy -awesome pictures (she's a photographer)...but I sure as heck wouldn't want to live there!

HappyUP!!! - a great workout
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - starting back up.....AGAIN....didn't do a lot. Hey, who wants to wake up feeling like you are in a body cast?

Thursday, January 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5398

 

HappyUP!!! - my friend's new YouTube channel
Why it happened -he put it out there
Why it makes me happy -glad to see him stretching himself....nice job!

HappyUP!!! - great phone call
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy -I could tell the person needed some assistance.....and I was just the guy to provide it

HappyUP!!! - the car wash
Why it happened -it was needed
Why it makes me happy -you KNOW that feeling! I need to do it more often.....maybe come next Spring!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5397

 

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 8
Why it happened -stellar iron
Why it makes me happy -for whatever reason, this hole plays really easy or really tough for me. I MUCH prefer easy and I LOVE birdies

HappyUP!!! - a late add to tee sheet
Why it happened - his appointment was done
Why it makes me happy -this is a two-fer. My brother joined us....AND...he is vaccinated!

HappyUP!!! - GM walked out and joined in
Why it happened - he freed up after all
Why it makes me happy -LOVE playing with this guy

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5396

 HappyUP!!! - Punta Vida

Why it happened -a speech
Why it makes me happy -one of the best this person has given! Very entertaining! Put some "Punta Vida" into your life

HappyUP!!! - testing equipment
Why it happened -my buddy helped me
Why it makes me happy - it's good to get some honest feedback. I also got some great ideas!

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -I ran it easily...no hiccups....everybody did a great job. Hysterical

Monday, January 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5395

 HappyUP!!! - GF Talk

Why it happened -he had a question
Why it makes me happy -started to text.....way easier to pick up the phone

HappyUP!!! - NN talk
Why it happened -he had a question
Why it makes me happy -started to text...way easier to talk

HappyUP!!! - putting the meeting together
Why it happened -It was my turn
Why it makes me happy -Oopsie!...I had forgotten! I was a little late but all my players came through and confirmed!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5394

 HappyUP!!! - The Buccaneers advance

Why it happened -someone has to
Why it makes me happy - Tom Brady moving on will surely make for news stories! Interesting to watch him do it

HappyUP!!! -cutting our losses
Why it happened -we ran into a buzz saw
Why it makes me happy -sometimes a loss is a win...especially how badly we were getting it put to us through 14 holes!

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 17
Why it happened -I do it on occasion
Why it makes me happy -THAT was why we play the game. FLUSH!!!! Three greenies.

HappyUP!!! - opponent golf
Why it happened -he had it going
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a pretty impressive performance from the back tees. His pitch in on 9 was INSANE!!!


Saturday, January 16, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5393

 HappyUP!!! - Bills Win

Why it happened -somebody had to
Why it makes me happy -I've got a die hard Bills fan for a friend living out here in Cali! ...ever since I have known her.  I don't care much about football but I was thrilled for her

HappyUP!!! - speech written
Why it happened -I had some time
Why it makes me happy -hey, look at me, getting the speech done ....LONG before my deadline! OK...it still needs some tweaks but the heavy lifting is done

HappyUP!!! - tidying up
Why it happened -no golf
Why it makes me happy - put a HUGE dent in some needed chores around the house. Look at that kitchen!

Friday, January 15, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5392

 HappyUP!!! - Finding Q-ball

Why it happened - I had a hunch
Why it makes me happy -lil bugger snuck out last night! So relieved to recover him.

HappyUP!!! - GREAT BALL STRIKING
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I haven't hit the ball like that in ages! Proper golf!

HappyUP!!! - 34 on the front 9
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -it could have been a 32...easily! 


Thursday, January 14, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5391

 HappyUP!!! - salmon

Why it happened -fired up the griddle
Why it makes me happy - WOW!....the best...and no stink111

HappyUP!!! - GREAT walk
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -stepped it up hard today ....felt GREAT!!!

HappyUP!!! - TM training
Why it happened -it's required
Why it makes me happy -I actually learned some fantastic stuff to put to immediate use!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5390

 


HappyUP!!! - Cowichan
Why it happened -I go there (virtually)
Why it makes me happy -I had "light duty" tonight.....and got to enjoy a VERY lively meeting!

HappyUP!!! - meeting cancellation
Why it happened -too busy
Why it makes me happy - I always appreciate getting some of my life being given back to me. We'll catch up next week

HappyUP!!! - that iron on 8
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -once in awhile, you just catch one "flush."  Better players do it all the time. My irons have been less than stellar as of late. This one told me, "it's in there."

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5389

 


HappyUP!!! - J9 chat
Why it happened -she had a question
Why it makes me happy -I was thrilled to be able to assist!

HappyUP!!! - TM training
Why it happened -we do it twice a year
Why it makes me happy - it was really good....and it was on ZOOM! ...I didn't have to drive somewhere!!!

HappyUP!!! - sneaking in an errand
Why it happened -I was up against it tonight
Why it makes me happy - glad to not have to do this tomorrow.....and I was on time to training!

Monday, January 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5388

 


HappyUP!!! - forgetting NCAA Championship game
Why it happened -I really don't know
Why it makes me happy -glad I didn't waste hours of my time on this blowout!

HappyUP!!! - texting with an old buddy
Why it happened -I hit her up
Why it makes me happy -great to get caught up on the move back to the mid-west that was made...and other things

HappyUP!!! - S & Q
Why it happened -they like to play
Why it makes me happy -this one makes me happy everyday.....but they were VERY animated today. They are definitely good for each other

Sunday, January 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5387

 


HappyUP!!! - Putt on 18

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - there is little better than coming through in the clutch!...damn near made that snake!

HappyUP!!! -eggs on the griddle
Why it happened -I tried it out
Why it makes me happy - I have some refinement to do but those scrambled babies were easy and a GREAT consistency. This new device is going to work!

HappyUP!!! - TC's sharing
Why it happened -he was thoughtful
Why it makes me happy -nice to have a little "Covid cup" occasionally!

Saturday, January 09, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5386

 HappyUP!!! - Walk to grocery

Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I could have taken the car....but I threw the backpack over the shoulder. I spared some carbon today. Yep...that is real

HappyUP!!! - Text with SS
Why it happened -I did it
Why it makes me happy -we SOOOOO are disparate on political views...but are still friends on important stuff. Hey...he may disagree...but that's OK

HappyUP!!! - idiots on Facebook
Why it happened -I go there occasionally
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE to watch people! Hey, in lockdown, how else can you

Friday, January 08, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5385

 

HappyUP!!! - a reverse "bad beat"
Why it happened -luck of the roll
Why it makes me happy - it looked bad....especially when I had just gotten my great hand usurped by my buddy. Everyone laughed...."dude, that was a BAD BEAT"...meaning...I was very unlucky to lose. So...it came down to the last flop. I kept a 6....my buddy had a Full House......oh? What?....I rolled 3 sixes to go along with the one I kept? THAT is a BAD BEAT

HappyUP!!! - fire pit time with 2 members
Why it happened - I was on that end of the pit
Why it makes me happy -these guys don't play with us...but I know them both. It was an AWESOME conversation that we had that went beyond the usual BS of my buddies

HappyUP!!! - that bunker shot on 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - back of trap...downhill lie....a LOT that could go wrong here. Somehow, I generated enough speed and spin, used the break.....rolled it up to a gimme! AMAZING shot

Thursday, January 07, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5384

 

HappyUP!!! - Burnt peace with my buddy
Why it happened -I needed to offer it
Why it makes me happy - there was some SERIOUS shade thrown at me last night in text. We got it worked out

HappyUP!!! -my cat video
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a good one...sent to some....posted to the website

HappyUP!!! - videos of the Capitol
Why it happened -we had a little issue yesterday
Why it makes me happy -I'm SOOOOO glad that happened when I was golfing. IF I had been home, I'm pretty sure I would have watched the LIVE feeds.....and....on this one...I'm glad I caught the replay

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5383

 

HappyUP!!! - the rain was short
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -we KNEW we were taking a chance on the back 9....but the squall that came in was as RANDOM as it comes. We only played about one hole in the rain......and then we got brilliant sunshine....after the previous holes were a touch cold and cloudy....weird!

HappyUP!!! - staying off Facebook
Why it happened -intentional
Why it makes me happy -I can only imagine what people are posting there today with the Capitol situation

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened -my buddy is swamped
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE my weekly appointment....but I also appreciate the time! I'm also glad he's back teaching again

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5382

 

HappyUP!!! - WE ARE BACK
Why it happened -it's a New Year
Why it makes me happy -I missed my TM buddies!!! We ended up with a little more time off this year due to Covid!

HappyUP!!! - cat stories and pics
Why it happened -I got a buddy
Why it makes me happy -it was charming to "visit" with my upstate NY friend and share our mutual catification

HappyUP!!! - salad
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a GREAT ONE....I through the kitchen sink at it. FABULOUS!!!

Monday, January 04, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5381

 

HappyUP!!! - lunch with the nephew
Why it happened -he stopped by
Why it makes me happy -glad I had a lasagna in the over....and  a salad I had made....delicious and great chat

HappyUP!!! -rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -Cali is getting to "that time" again...wondering about rain. It's not our rainy season yet but I am sure we are behind already. We will LOVE getting what we get

HappyUP!!! - texts on subjects
Why it happened -I shot some things out
Why it makes me happy -I have some VERY intelligent friends

Sunday, January 03, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5380

 

HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies!!!
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - first birdies of the year! Hey, I won't be getting skunked!!!

HappyUP!!! - finishing
Why it happened -everyone was hustling today
Why it makes me happy -we were the last ones off that golf course today. It was a bit dark...but manageable. We had a rare late tee time. Glad to get it in!!! 

HappyUP!!! - a car wash
Why it happened -it NEEDED it
Why it makes me happy -I snuck this deal in before golf. I LOVE when I squeeze in a quick errand. It feels like "I stole something!"

Saturday, January 02, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5379

 

HappyUP!!! - 9.5 miles
Why it happened -a buddy called me
Why it makes me happy -no issues.....and we got it done fast...great conversations

HappyUP!!! - avoiding the rain
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -this squall was NOT predicted...even this morning on the news. We would NOT have been ready for THAT rain out on the trail!

HappyUP!!! - nothing changes on NY Day
Why it happened -it was long ago
Why it makes me happy -I don't know...I see things on line...I see things on TV. U2 hit with that song back in my youth and, though the song has more to do with politics, I have always enjoyed the folly that is New Years



Friday, January 01, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5378 HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

HappyUP!!! - the Nutter  Cup
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -...that we have the ability to do this tradition. Nope, not everyNew Year Day. We didn't do that last year due to a medical thing...which made us realize how precious this time is. Yep, me and the bro lost today....it's not the point

HappyUP!!! - new strings
Why it happened -I challenged my buddy
Why it makes me happy -NOTHING better than new strings on the guitar....and I goaded my buddy into changing his overdue ones as well

HappyUP!!! - B and Bullet
Why it happened -he was thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - he put that bottle on the first tee today....and that was AWESOME!