Tuesday, May 17, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 17. Tues

 HappyUP!!! - the guacamole speech

Why it happened -it's toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -great presentation by JS! Can you think of a better way to start your day than with some freshly made (right in front of your eyes) guacamole? I think it's hard to beat! YES....it was heavily sampled1

HappyUP!!! - my omelette
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a great one. I didn't get the flip perfect (I never do) but I was closer!

HappyUP!!! - putting on the pounds
Why it happened -shhh....it's a secret
Why it makes me happy -weight is always an interesting thing. No, I'm not happy when I go up a bit. Yet, when I know why, I know they will be off tomorrow. I know why. I have great anticipation. Knowing the body is a blessing

Monday, May 16, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 16. Monday

 HappyUP!!! - Stinger Tourney

Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -a lot of fun. Playing with my bro and friends. All for a good cause. No winners here in our group but we had a great time. The food and beverage were great. Super event

HappyUP!!! - a dilly bar
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -when was the last time you had one? Do I even NEED to explain the happiness? OK, I do. Besides the delectable little treat that it is, it does have a bit of nostalgia for some of us "experienced" people. This one goes back to childhood

HappyUP!!! - Opening 7 iron on the clock
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - first man up was me. It was a "speed hole." I striped this baby within 8 feet of the pin. A great start is always a HappyUP!!! Ya just feel good

Sunday, May 15, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 15. Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -Plants categorized

Why it happened -I garden
Why it makes me happy -it's GREAT to have records to see what ends up working

HappyUP!!! - Surviving the first "hottish" day
Why it happened -weather is coming
Why it makes me happy - it's kind of nice to "ease into" what I know is going to be another hot summer. I even walked out in it

HappyUP!!! - RE joining us
Why it happened -we needed a fill in
Why it makes me happy -great having this young man join us on occasion

Saturday, May 14, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 14 Saturday

HappyUP!!! - doing some investigating
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - I like solving problems...especially when it could be something that is being ignored. I learn a lot of stuff

HappyUP!!! -offer of service
Why it happened -I heard of a possible need
Why it makes me happy -I'd do the work gratis/ pro bono if my friend needs it. It would also be a very interesting case for me.  The idea excites me

HappyUP!!! - Golf on the Road
Why it happened -my buddy called me
Why it makes me happy -7:40 tee time on a Saturday away isn't my idea of a sane Tee Time. Yet, when this offer was made?...jumped at the opportunity. This person is worth it. Had a fabulous time. Course was magnificent. Weather was great. The dudes we were paired with were nice too. Great day!

Friday, May 13, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 13 Friday

 HappyUP!!! - largos

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - those were 3 crazy little wedges I put within the flagstick today. It creates a feeling of skillfulness

HappyUP!!! - opponent best round ever
Why it happened -who knows...putting helped
Why it makes me happy -it's a special time when a guy breaks certain barriers. The gentleman I played with today is in his mid-60's. For the first time, he broke 80. It meant something. He was on the 18th tee, a challenging par 5, and was saying, "I just need to make a par."  He easily did.  It was lovely to see that kind of boyish enthusiasm.

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened -it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it will only be a matter of time until the dreaded summer comes. Today was supposed to be pretty warm but it turned out to be absolutely perfect. I really felt it into my cells. I was dressed for very hot weather so it seemed cooler

Thursday, May 12, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 12 Thursday

 HappyUP!!! -golf invite

Why it happened -my buddy wants to play
Why it makes me happy -haven't seen this guy in awhile. I have something to look forward to very soon

HappyUP!!! - client follow up
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I always love the 21 day check in. My client is doing very well. The person may not have been doing as poorly as thought when he/she started the process. The important thing? He/she is doing BETTER! It fulfills me

HappyUP!!! - dropping off the FedEx
Why it happened -I had a return
Why it makes me happy -it was so convenient! More importantly, the dude at the register had a personality. It was a great transaction

HappyUP!!! -new workout stuff
Why it happened -my dude is more educated
Why it makes me happy -OK!...Yeah, I felt that. I don't think I will feel it tomorrow though. And THAT is why I work with this guy. I just keep getting more and more mobile. This has some wonderful carryovers


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 11. Wed

 HappyUP!!! -birdie on 5

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the tees were up top. You just don't know what to hit there. Today? It was the sweetest little 5 iron that landed nice and soft. When you catch it like that, it's just the best

HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 8
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - this iron game might be coming back. I was going weeks, if not months, without hitting a shot like this (and the aforementioned 5 iron).  It's a properly struck ball and it's just so good to feel it when it's been gone so long

HappyUP!!! - nailing down the partnership
Why it happened -my prospect called
Why it makes me happy -this issue is settled. We are going to have a good time putting this one together.

HappyUP!!! -weeding
Why it happened - I have a garden
Why it makes me happy - it doesn't usually. The soil was so nice when I was getting into it with the agitator. The smell of the dirt was just what I needed this morning

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 10 Tuesday

 HappyUP!!! - results

Why it happened -I got screened
Why it makes me happy -all clear....no issues....and NOW I don't have to do it again for FIVE years! THAT is exciting to me!

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -I invited her
Why it makes me happy -she came, she participated, she loved it, and she is going to join! Our club is all about increasing the size of the tribe. This person will be a great addition

HappyUP!!! - a client loved something
Why it happened -I got creative
Why it makes me happy -a little wordplay on "amazing" was an EXACT fit for this person. This is something the client will carry around even if the client does not fully realize it. It was a great positive seed that got planted.  

Monday, May 09, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 9 Monday

 HappyUP!!! - a substitute

Why it happened -Kaiser was prepared
Why it makes me happy - weird when you are on the table and they say that your surgeon is out today. Hey, they had a relief pitcher! Otherwise, I would have been doing the prep all over again. 

HappyUP!!! - my driver
Why it happened -I got peeps
Why it makes me happy -loved getting a little help from the kid. Grabbed a nice bite after the procedure. Appreciative to not have to put someone out too much and that they are there for me

HappyUP!!! - that Giuseppi on sweet
Why it happened -I was HUNGRY
Why it makes me happy - THIS is EXACTLY what you want post-surgery! I don't have many of these anymore but I DESERVED it today

HappyUP!!! - Window Cleaners and Hailstorm
Why it happened -it was part of my paint job
Why it makes me happy -glad these guys made it over. They were so cool and nice. Glad they weren't doing this for that surprise hail we got. That was awesome as well. These things give me joy

Sunday, May 08, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 8 Sunday

 HappyUP!!! -driving the ball

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - not a great score today. Windy and cold. BUT, 13 out of 14 of my drives were in the fairway!....in the wind

HappyUP!!! - Hail Abated
Why it happened -who knows...it's weather
Why it makes me happy -it happened on the 9th green. We were close to the clubhouse. We took a 10 minute break. By the time we went to the 10th tee, the sun was out!!! Crazy. Tremendously lucky timing for our group

HappyUP!!! - the PREP
Why it happened -surgery tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -I have experience...and I used it. I learn something new every time. Now that I'm "good to go" I'll be ready to go in the morning

HappyUP!!! -  Fasting
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't so bad. I was busy golfing most of the day. No access to food/snack. This might be something to incorporate once a week. Always learning

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

HappyUP!!! May 4 Wednesday

 HappyUP!!! -6 iron on 17

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - THAT was precisely how a proper iron is struck. It has a tactile feeling that is incredible. It also came at a perfect time to get us a victory

HappyUP!!! - HOPE speech
Why it happened -its Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I really like this speech. It requires some more work tho. (which includes taking the bad joke out of it as well as a slight political reference).  It was well received

HappyUP!!! - filing a tax thing
Why it happened -I'm the treasurer
Why it makes me happy -perhaps I missed something from 2019? Hard to believe as I am good at that. No matter, I have great records so it took very little time at all.