Just Another Jolly Monday

Good Monday morning, friends!  Was your weekend wonderful?  Come in … sit down and tell me what fun things you did?  Mine was laid back, just the way I like it.  Daughter Chris plays the drum in a national Pipes & Drums band, and this is their competition season, so she was gone part of this weekend, and will be gone all weekend for the next several, meaning Miss Goose and I will be left to our own devices.  Typically that means she works on her art while I write, and we try to remember to say “hey” to each other every 2-3 hours!

I tried something new this week … baklava … it’s a greek dessert and ever so yummy, but in case you don’t like that, there are also donuts and cinnamon rolls.  So grab a cuppa (both tea and coffee this morning, rawgod) and a bite and let’s share a few laughs before you all have to go out there and mingle with the rest of the world, eh?

A wedding crasher …waddell-weddingNewlyweds Rusty and Auttumn Waddell were enjoying their wedding May 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Virginia Beach when the bride’s mother noticed an unfamiliar face.  Since it wasn’t a formal wedding, she thought perhaps it was a guest of a guest, but something seemed a bit off, so she snapped a picture of the woman standing in front of the gift table. crasher.jpgA while later the woman was gone … and so were many of the wedding gifts, including envelopes containing cash for the newlyweds!  Since the couple hadn’t yet opened the gifts and there was no list, they are now faced with the embarrassing task of having to ask each guest what gift they brought so they can give the police an accurate accounting of what was stolen.  Police, meanwhile, are asking anybody who knows this woman to contact them.  What a way to start a marriage, and what nerve to crash a wedding to steal the presents!

A rude awakening …

Imagine waking up early one morning to the sounds of people walking around on your roof, the sounds of hammers and crowbars pulling up your roof tiles.  These were the sounds that Pearl Northrup of Lehigh Acres, Florida awakened to one day last week, but they had not ordered a new roof.  Pearl called her landlady, Sarah Fritchey, to ask if she had scheduled roof repairs without her knowledge, but no, no roof repairs had been ordered.

roof.jpgTurns out the men on the roof were roofers employed by Nastar Roofing, and when they set out for their daily duties, they put the wrong address into their GPS!  The owner of the roofing company, L.B. Skaggs, had the men repair the damage and he will be meeting with Misses Northrup and Fritchey in a few days.  The irony, though is that the advertisement for Nastar Roofing claims they are “the roofing company you can trust”, and that “we thrive on integrity, professionalism and attention to the details that matter most to you.” 

It’s the little things …

In March 2017, I wrote a post about the World Happiness Report  that ranks 155 nations by the happiness of their citizens.  The #1 ranking country in 2017 turned out to be Norway.norway.jpgWell, one Norwegian pet supply company, Musti Group, may help explain part of what makes Norway a happy place.  Their new policy is to offer their 1,500 employees three days of paid leave when a new furry critter joins their family.  They call it “pawternity leave”.  Musti Group CEO David Rönnberg says the first few days a puppy is in a new home are vital to getting used to its new owner and environment.pawternity leave

“Depending on the needs of each pet, the first days spent together can be rather intense, and sleepless nights are more than familiar to recent pet parents. A baby animal requires constant attention and unconditional love. Paying attention to a pet’s needs and spending time with them supports their learning, builds trust and helps prevent behavioral disorders in the future.”

Now that, friends, is a company with heart!  A small thing?  Sure, but it’s the little things that make the difference between feeling like you’re important rather than merely a cog in the wheel.

What are the odds?

On Friday, June 1, Trooper Michael Patterson stopped Matthew Bailly for a minor motor vehicle violation in Kingwood Township, New Jersey.  As sometimes happens, the two men began talking, and Bailly revealed that he is a retired police officer from Patterson’s hometown of Piscataway.  One thing led to another, and Bailly eventually related a story about delivering a baby at a home way back when he was a rookie cop in 1991.  As he gave more details and recalled that the parents had named the baby ‘Michael’, a stunned Patterson extended his hand and told Bailly he was the baby the retired officer delivered on Oct. 5, 1991. bailly-patterson

Possession is nine-tenths of the law

There is a line in the movie Homeward Bound where the cat, Sassy, says “Cats rule, dogs drool”.  This short video seems to prove that maxim.

And now, dear friends, while I really love having you here, and wish you could stay all day, you cannot.  You have work to do, I have work to do, and this isn’t getting any of it done.  I hope you found something here to bring a smile to your face … a smile that you can share with others you run into today.  Y’know … a smile is contagious and so is a scowl, so let’s all see if we can spread more smiles than scowls this week, shall we?  Keep safe and have a wonderful week.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!

Last week, I had complaints about my choice of Jambalaya by The Carpenters, and David requested Fats Domino for this week … here you go, my friend …



43 thoughts on “Just Another Jolly Monday

  1. Dear Jill,
    The lady had hutzpah who crashed the wedding reception to grab some of the gifts. Yes, she has this down to a science. This is a warning to other wedding parties to lock up all envelops as that’s where the cash will be found.

    I am a cat lover as well. I just loved watching the cat enjoy the show that the puppy was giving her/ him/ it. The look is all too familiar, ” I am not budging.”

    I loved the cop story. That was fate.

    Ain’t it a shame that we have to put up with President Trump in the White House.

    Thanks for a great belated Tuesday morning.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I’m glad to have brought you a chuckle on this Tuesday (now Wednesday) morning! Yes, I think that lady has done this before. Is nothing safe any more? My neighbor was carrying in her groceries from her car one day, and some kids walking by helped themselves to some soda from her trunk while her back was turned! I yelled, and they tossed it back in the trunk, but what little thugs, eh? Have a great week, my friend!

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  2. Baklava! I am impressed, but will have a cinnamon roll and coffee with…but you know how I like it! Benjamin would like a chocolate honey dipped donut and juice, please. I enjoyed the round up for another Monday morning, just getting back to comment now. Considering that there are hidden cameras almost everywhere, this woman is either desperate or not too bright. Amazing story of the two policemen, it is a small world at times. Benjamin loved the video, he laughed and laughed at that cat not budging. He was not impressed with the music though! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • Ah yes, I do indeed know how you like your coffee, and what juice would young Benjamin like? We have apple, pineapple and … and … oops, never mind … he cannot have that one 🙃. I’m so glad you and Benjamin enjoyed the post and video! No, I don’t imagine a 4-year-old would be too keen on Fats Domino!!! 😀 Have a great week, dear Ellen & Benjamin!!!


  3. I really enjoyed this post. Such different, interesting, funny, surprising stories. Lol. Paternity leave is the cutest! And fancy meeting the man who delivered you, out of the blue!

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    • Awwww …. I am so glad I could start your week off right! Just think of the puppy trying to oust the kittie from its bed when the meetings get boring. It’s always fun to just start grinning for no apparent reason in the middle of a boring meeting! Have a great week … vacation is just around the corner!

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    • Thanks Hugh!!! I love baklava too, and my Syrian neighbors make it for us sometimes … not quite on a diabetic’s diet, but too delicious to pass up! 😉 Have a good week, my friend!


  4. Thanks for the goodies, Jill,
    But what the aitch are you doing up after 3:00 AM in the morning? Go back to bed, sleepyhead. Or Miss Goose is gonna cook you!

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          • She’s young, she has energy to burn. You’re a few years older, so it’s okay to stay up late.
            (Since time goes by faster, you need more of it to do the same amount you used to.) ROTFLTPO.

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            • You are absolutely right that I need more time to accomplish the same amount I used to. I just don’t get it … I move pretty fast for an ol’ biddy my age, not a lazy bone in my body, but still, I can never seem to get done what I used to do. I think somebody has stolen a few hours out of each day from me — that’s what I think! Now the acronym ROTFLTPO. I get the first part “rolling on the floor laughing …” but the TPO has me stumped. “the pants off”? “two party oranges”?


              • Laughing The Pounds Off, for us seniors who have allowed our bodies to blossom a bit…

                And it’s not just you that time is disapparing for, I believe it is a result of old age. I started noticing it when I turned the year I was born (think San Francisco’s football team). Summers went by in a flash, as compared to how long summer vacation lasted while we were in grade school. Then months started to fly by faster, then weeks, then days. Right now it’s hours and minutes. When it gets to seconds I’m throwing away my grange atherosclerosis clock. (I threw away my watch, then my wall clocks years ago!)

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                • Exactly! I remember when it seemed a long time from one Christmas to the next, and nowadays I barely have time to get the decorations put away before it’s time to drag them back out again! And now I know something I did not know before … you are 2 years older than I 😉 I still have clocks everywhere … I somehow always think I need to know precisely what time it is, even though I’m retired and am not going anywhere. But I’ve noticed that the hands are moving too fast these days, so I think I will need to take them all to the repair shop!


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