Welcome to yet another Monday, my friends … actually, though, it’s the first Monday in the new year and in the new decade, so I guess that makes it a special Monday. Take heart in that there are only 51 more Mondays in the year! There, don’t you feel better now? Anyway, Jolly’s girlfriend, Joyful, is here to help bring joy to this special Monday, so … a special treat! We were all sitting around last night, trying to decide what special treat to offer you guys today. We all agreed that we had just about burned out on cookies, fruitcake, and other holiday treats, so it was Joyful who came up with the idea of … PIZZA!!! It’s a switch from the ordinary, but we made enough variety to please everyone – even our bacon lovers! So, grab a slice or two and let’s just see what we can find to bring a smile to start the week off!
Now … in addition to everything else, this is indeed a special Monday … I would like to take this opportunity to wish a …
… to our young friend Benjamin, who will turn a big 6 years old tomorrow!!! Happy Birthday … Feliz Cumpleaños … Benjamin … We Love You!!!
Now, speaking of Monday …
Several months ago, thanks to our friend Ellen, I signed up to get daily notifications about the “national days”. Some days have numerous events or memorable dates, others only a few, but it’s usually interesting, and often I find myself scratching my head, wondering who the heck came up with that one. Well, today’s is no exception, for today is “National Thank God It’s Monday” Day. No, I am not joking … serious as a dead horse!National Thank God It’s Monday Day encourages us to celebrate the first Monday of the new year with vigor and energy.
Not only does the observance focus on the first Monday in January, but on every Monday throughout the year. Mondays are often full of new beginnings. New jobs often start on Mondays. Couples usually marry on weekends and a Monday represents the first work week of their new lives together. Many federal holidays take place on Mondays and therefore special occasions frequently take place on Mondays throughout the year.
Besides the scheduled events, many random events occur on a Monday. When Monday repeats between 52 and 53 times out of the year, important things will happen. It’s 1/7th of our life. Blaming Monday for our woes (traffic) doesn’t improve our personal track record in life (being late). Stop shaming Monday and look at what Monday has to offer.
- Freshly brewed coffee to keep us perky
- Opportunity for a bright future
- 52 chances to see a beautiful sunrise
- A new week share your talents with the world
- 52 opportunities to teach someone a new skill that will better their lives
- Each Monday offers the potential of meeting new people
Bah humbug, Pollyanna! Give me Friday over Monday any day of the week!
Let it snow???
Over here we call them sweaters, the Brits call ‘em jumpers. Either way, this is a case of a sweater/jumper that cause giant retailer Wal-Mart a bit of a red face.
The product’s description on the Walmart Canada website said:
“We all know how snow works.
It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole.
That’s why Santa really likes to savour the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.”
Wal-Mart quickly took the product off of their website when someone pointed out the error …
“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website.”
A ‘Kissmobile’? Who knew???
Now, we’ve all heard of the Oscar Meyer wiener mobile, but last night I discovered that there is also a Hershey’s Kiss mobile … well, there was a Hershey’s Kiss mobile. Turns out the company had three of them, and they are retiring them all. They will be on display at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania for an unspecified period of time.But, that made me wonder … have other companies utilized similar mobiles to promote their product. Silly me … of course they have!
And every now and then, they all meet up for a cookout!
Okay, folks … how about some fun memes and ‘toons to make you chuckle?
And, of course, if it’s Jolly Monday, we must have a cute animal video, yes?
And on that note, I’m sad to say, it’s time for you guys to head to work or whatever you have on your dockets today, and I have promised Jolly and Joyful a special surprise … I’m going to let them clean out the refrigerator!!! So, please keep those smiles on your faces and share them whenever you can. I think this is likely to be a tough week in more ways than one, so … give a smile, or even a hug to someone each day this week, ‘k? Love and hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!