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'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!


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


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 -'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!