Jolly Monday … P.W. Edition!

Good {yawn} Monday morning, my friends!  Sometimes it’s hard {yawn} to get back into the groove after a {yawn} long weekend, isn’t it?  What’s that you say?  It wasn’t a long weekend?  Maybe not for you, but for me it was.  First, on Friday afternoon a water main at the top of our street burst and we were without water for about 12 years hours.  Then on Saturday, granddaughter Natasha and I had to go for the first jab of our coronavirus vaccine.  That turned out to be no big deal at all, but I had spent days and sleepless nights dreading it.  And then Sunday was the day I’ve dreaded for the last 20 years … my 70th birthday.  My gorgeous girls and a two very special friends across the pond, David & Yvonne, went all out to make it a special day and indeed it was!  However, no matter how much fun, how much delicious food and absolutely delightful gifts, ultimately enough celebrating is enough and it’s time to return to the daily grind.  Hence, after these past three days, I am exhausted and feel like I could sleep for at least a week!  Now that I’ve told you about mine … how was your weekend?

But now it is time for us to begin a brand new week, so let’s see if we can kick it off with a smile, shall we?  Grab a snack and a cuppa something from the table and we’ll go in search of a laugh or two.


I put Jolly in charge of finding the ‘toons this week, so let’s see what he’s come up with …

And we have just a few funny signs …

And a few memes to make you laugh, or at least chuckle …

And of course we cannot let you go out into that cold, cruel world without first warming your heart with a cute animal video!  This is one I stumbled across a week or so ago and I’ve been saving it to share with you today … it’s guaranteed to make you laugh!  You’re going to just love Moya!

Well, my friends, the time has come … I have a load of Goose’s clothes in the washer and a basket full of dirty towels waiting in the wings, so I really must get to it!  I hope you all have a wonderful (or at least tolerable) week ahead and remember … share those smiles, and if you run out, there’s a basketful by the door!!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

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  1. I admit … I didn’t read your entire post and just skipped right down to the cartoons. Shame on me.

    Soooo … happy belated!! And don’t give two thoughts to being 70 … just consider that there are some of us who have been around a few (or more) years longer than you.

    P.S. I’m a day late because I was sick on Monday. Yuk!

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    • I think most people skim over my little ditty and head straight for either the food or the ‘toons!

      Thank you, Nan, for the birthday wishes! Now c’mon … I know you’re not older than me!

      Sorry you were sick Monday, but I hope all is well now!


  2. Happy Birthday- I’m not far behind you. I remember quite a few years ago saying I can’t believe I have just been to a friend’s seventieth birthday party – then a few years ago saying I can’t believe I have been to a friend’s eightieth birthday… The other day my daughter said ‘I’ll be forty next year’ and I replied ‘but you’re not 39 yet ( November ) don’t look that far ahead! Love the elephant video, nothing like a baby elephant to make you feel young and keep you on your toes.


    • Thank you, Janet! Age is relative! I remember when I was in my 20s, we had a neighbor who was celebrating her 50th birthday, which at the time I considered to be ancient! I said to her, thinking nothing of it, “Wow, Pauline, you’re very well preserved for your age!” Fortunately she laughed and we remained friends until she moved to Mexico a few years later! And now … my own daughter just turned 50 last October, so see … your daughter is still a spring chicken! I’m glad you enjoyed Jolly Monday and the baby elephant! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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    • Thanks, Emily! Are you back at the office now, then? I thought you were still working from home. Well, I’m glad you found something to smile about on Jolly Monday! Hugs!


  4. Jill, happy birthday, my friend. You got vaccinated for your birthday. That is a nice present, though a sticky one. I am glad you spent it with your darling daughters. Keith

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  5. Why did I not know about your birthday my dear?? LOL! Sooo glad that you had a wonderful time! You deserve it! ❤ and hugs!
    Ugh on power being out so long!

    I am doing my best to stay awake until 7 and then I can go home and crash in bed! Yay! Worked night shift.
    Thanks for yoir cheery post to help me stay awake! 🙂

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    • You did not know because I generally don’t announce my birthday, that way people don’t need to feel obligated to say something nice!

      No, not the power, just the water. Water is bad enough, but one time we were without power for 3-4 days, as was the entire town! Now that was miserable!

      I don’t know how you do it … a different shift all the time! I’m glad Jolly Monday helped keep you cheery and awake, though, and I hope you’ve gotten some good sleep since then! ❤

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      • Well Happy Belated Birthday but the wishes still mean the same! Sooo glad I know you and can call you a friend! ❤ Love ya! Wishing you a WONDERFUL Year and yay on the vaccine. Hope you don't have any problems with the 2nd one. I was sick with the second one but not real bad and it only lasted 12-24 hours.
        OH glad it was only the water. Sorry, half awake when I read that. LOL! I can't do more than 2 night shifts a week, that is my limit!

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        • Thank you so much, my friend! I feel the same and am so happy to have gotten to know you, thanks to our mutual friend!

          Almost everyone I’ve talked to has said they didn’t feel well for a day or two after the 2nd one … sigh. Ah well, I’m a tough ol’ biddy, so maybe I’ll be fine!

          I don’t blame you! I used to love evening shift (3-11) but an overnight shift … I’d be asleep by the midpoint!


      • No, I meant Eat Here Get Gas and Worms which appeared as the last one to me, then as I commented, the others arrived. I found the elephant one quite sad as it’s been allowed to grow destructive and that’s a trait it could be difficult to lose.

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        • Oh, I see now! I looked at the last one of the dog salivating over the sky raisins, I was confused, so I thought perhaps you meant the video. I suppose you’re right about that … I hadn’t considered that, only thought the baby elephant was so cute I wanted to hug him!

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  6. Belated happy birthday. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Now into my 2nd week without internet. My ISP Orange promised reconnection at 09:00 this morning. It didn’t happen, surprising no one, no where.

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