The Jolly Monday That Almost Wasn’t

Good Monday morning friends!  Y’know … sometimes Jolly is really hard to find.  I was just about to give up on even posting a Jolly Monday, but I finally found Jolly and Joyful hiding in the clothes hamper upstairs!  I dragged them back downstairs and reminded them just how important it is, especially in these very trying times, to help our friends start their week with a smile, or perhaps even a chuckle.  And so, we all rallied to the cause and hope we can help start the week on a happy note for you all.  Now, Joyful is still a bit on the sad side, so I told her to keep the buffet simple this morning, but she insisted she was in the mood for comfort food.  Grab a plate … er, a bowl … and let’s find some things to smile about, shall we?

I made dis one on account of it’s Pride Month!!!


Jolly was over at Phil’s Phun looking for some ‘toons when he called me and said, “Gwammie … come quick … you jus’ gotta see dis”.  So, I hopped on my broomstick and rode over to Phil’s where Jolly showed me some funny music-themed puns that Phil had.  Well, naturally I had to bring a few home to share with you guys …


Hi … it’s me, Jolly!  Yeah … me ‘n Joyful wuz hiding ’cause we didn’t feel vewy Jolly or Joyful, but Gwammie reminded us that we have a duty to you guys … and we luv you lots, so we’re doin’ our best to make you smile.  Anyway, Gwammie gave me “cartoon duty” and dis is what I came up with … I hope dey make you smile …



In the mood for some funny animal-themed memes?


And of course we cannot conclude Jolly Monday without a cute critter video, now can we?  Lotsa love in this one …


And so begins another week.  I don’t know what dramas and traumas this week will bring for us all, but at least we started it out on the right foot and hopefully with smiles and chuckles.  Keep safe and have a good week, and please, my friends, remember to share those gorgeous smiles I see on your faces … we all need as many smiles as we can get!  In case you run out … there’s a basketful of smiles at the door … feel free to drop in any time and grab a few.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Father’s Day Monday!

Good Monday Morning and a Happy Day-After-Father’s-Day to all the great dads out there!  Yes, yes … I know that Father’s Day was yesterday, but I wanted to be ‘fashionably late’, as they say.  And anyway, I thought that rather than some droll retelling of the history of the day, it would be more fun to dedicate an entire Jolly Monday to dads, ‘cause most of the ones I know appreciate a bit of humour (not to mention bacon).  And since this Jolly Monday is dedicated to Father’s Day, you will find ‘dad-foods’ on the buffet this morning!  So, grab a snack and let’s have some dad-type humour to start our week with a smile or a chuckle.



Gwammie put me in charge of findin’ some ‘toons an’ memes about dads ‘n stuff, so here’s what I came up with … I hope you likes ‘em …


I went in search of some dad-related jokes …

  • I asked my dad to help me with a math problem. He said: “Don’t worry; this is a piece of cake.” I said: “No, it’s a math problem.”

  • Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.

  • Dad: You’ll never amount to anything because you procrastinate. Son: Oh yeah? Just you wait!

  • Dad Wisdom: I know what I’m getting for Father’s Day. Last night my daughter asked me what size aftershave I wear.

  • Dad: Hi, Sweetie, how was school today? Daughter: You can read all about it on my Facebook, Dad!

  • Dear Dad, $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you. Love, Your $on
    • Dear Son, I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. Love, Dad

  • Dad Wisdom: Why, in a country of free speech, are there phone bills?

  • Dad: Let me see your report card. Son: I don’t have it. Dad: Why not? Son: My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents.

And … we even found a special critter video of a tiger cub meeting her father for the first time …


I hope all you dads had a wonderful day yesterday yesterday and that you enjoyed our efforts on this Jolly Monday!  Keep safe and have a good week ahead!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly {HOT} Monday!

Good Monday morning, friends!  I have lived in this area for about 35 years, and in all that time I have never known of the temperatures to go beyond 92° (F) and those days are rare, maybe 3 or 4 of them in a year.  But this coming week, it is predicted to reach 98° two days — I think Tuesday and Wednesday — and just the thought of it has left me gasping for air.  But, guess what else?  Go on, you can probably guess quite easily.  Yep, last Thursday our air-conditioning stopped working!  We live in a townhouse apartment complex, so we immediately called maintenance, they came, thought they had fixed it, but by Thursday night it was not working.  Long story short, they have been here four times now, have recharged the heat pump, replaced a part or two, and it still isn’t working.  Now, since I have a heart problem and severe asthma (no comments about me being a heavy smoker, please) the combination of the heat and broken a/c is a disaster for me.  The maintenance dude promised yesterday that he will be back today and “get this #ucker working, one way or another” … fingers crossed!  Why is it always the hottest or coldest day of the year that the a/c or heat goes out?  Kismet?  Sigh.  Anyway, it’s Monday and we’re determined to bring a smile to your face to start out the week!  Since it is so hot, Joyful didn’t want to add to the heat by cooking, so she pulled together some cold finger food type snacks for you, and Jolly went to Starbucks for your coffee!  So, grab a plate and let’s find some laughs, shall we?



Jolly helped me find some funny signs this weekend that we thought you would get a kick out of …


And we have ‘toons, ‘toons, ‘toons to make you smile!


And just a few fun memes …

Talk about poetic justice!!!


And last, but never least, how ’bout a cute critter video?


Well, friends, I’m sad to say that the time has come for each of us to get on with our Monday, whether it be to a job, blogging, or writing the great American novel!  For me, it will be waiting for the maintenance dude with fingers crossed!  We hope you have a safe and happy week, and remember to share those beautiful smiles I see on your faces!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday … With BACON!

Good Monday morn, my friends.  The first Monday in June.  My darling daughter reminded me this past weekend that we are almost half the way back to Christmas.  I told her to shut up.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you’re all revived and refreshed, ready to start another fun week at work!  Well, Jolly and Joyful have been working all weekend on gathering fun ‘toons, memes, and more for your Monday morning dose of humour to start the week out with a grin, a smile, or maybe even a chuckle.  And Joyful has a few treats, so let’s go find out what she’s made this week, and then we’ll head off to find some fun!


First, I came across these memes that seem to have been made just for our bacon lovers, so while you’re munching your crispy slices this morning, take a look at these, Larry, David, Emily, and the rest …


And now on to some ‘toons and memes!


We have a bit of toilet humour we found over at … where else, Phil’s Phun!


And a bit of giffie humour


And I daresn’t end Jolly Monday without a fun critter video …


Well, my friends, I’ve really enjoyed having you come for a visit and Jolly, Joyful and I do hope you found some humour to start your week off on the right foot!  Please remember to share those gorgeous smiles I see on your faces this week, for some people might really need one … you just never know.  Have a safe and wonderful week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!!!

It’s A Jolly ‘N Joyful Sort Of Monday

Good Monday morning dear friends and welcome to another episode of … JOLLY MONDAY, featuring yours truly, and Jolly who is the cartoon/sign/meme-finder, and Joyful, the best cook in the world!  It is our mission to bring smiles to your faces and laughter to your hearts to start the week out on the right foot!  We cannot take responsibility for the rest of the week, but we do our best to start it out with happiness and smiles.  So, grab a snack and a cuppa something and let’s see what sort of fun we have in stock for you today, ‘k?

Help yourselves, folks … I hope there’s enough bacon to go ’round


Hi, it’s me, Jolly!  I thought you might like dese cute pictures I been findin’ … Gwammie fell in love wid da sloths an’ now she wants one!  I’m not sure how da kitties would like dat …


And we’ve got all sorts of ‘toons ‘n memes to make you smile …


Dese signs is funny, don’t you think?

Well, it IS Fox after all …


Today’s cute critter video is sure to bring a smile to your face.  After last week, I think we could all use a dose of love, and these guys’ hearts are filled with love … take a look …


Well, friends, we’re so sad that our time is over, for we always look forward to having you visit us on Monday mornings and the time we have together seems far too short, but alas … we all have things we must do.  Have a safe and happy week out there, my friends, and stop back by if you find yourself needing a hug or an extra slice of bacon!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!

Jolly ‘n Joyful Monday!!!

Good Monday morn, my friends, and welcome to Jolly Monday!  Joyful has been in the kitchen for hours preparing some treats for you this morning, and Jolly just got back with a fresh batch of ‘toons to bring about a few laughs.  So, grab a snack and let’s see just how many grins ‘n giggles we can see this morning!


Hi fwiends!  So, I found some funny ‘toons … Gwammie made me put one back, ‘cuz she said it wasn’t propriate for a mixed audience, whatever dat means!  Anyway, I hope you likes da ‘toons!


And we’ve got some funny memes …


And a few fun facts I saw recently …

Well THAT certainly explains some things!!!


And by popular demand, there simply must be a cute critter video to round out Jolly Monday, right?  This one is slightly longer than most I post, but I think you’ll agree that it’s worth it.


Well, folks, we’re so glad you came to spend Jolly Monday with us and we’ve really enjoyed your company.  We hope you have a good week ahead, keep safe, and please do share those smiles, and maybe even a kind word with people you meet.  Times are tough and we could all use a smile and a bit of kindness.  Love ‘n hugs to you all from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!!!

Jolly Monday, Evermore

Hi … it’s me, Jolly!  Gwammie will be here in a minute … she’s having a bit of twouble waking up dis morning.  GWAMMIE!!!  Huwwy … our fwiends are here!

Huh?  Wha-wha-who-how???  {yawn}  Oh … heh heh … hi everyone!  Sorry I’m a little late to the party!  These sleepless nights are taking a toll.  So, it’s Monday again already, huh?  Jolly … did you pull together some fun to make our friends smile this morning?  Ohhhhh … what is that I smell?  Something smells really yummy and it’s making my tummy grumble … let’s go see what Joyful has cooked up this morning, shall we?

Since da bacon lovers whinged last week, I made extra this week!


Well, now that we’ve all got a bit of breakfast or snack, Jolly tells me he popped over to Phil’s Phun this morning and found some ‘toons to make us laugh …


Some memes, just in case the ‘toons weren’t enough to make you chuckle …


And we found some funny signs …


This one isn’t funny, but I saw it over at Phil’s and … I just think it says it all … if everyone had this philosophy, the world would be a much nicer place …


And to round out Jolly Monday, naturally we have a cute animal video!  Meet Peaches & Skippy …


Well, friends, that’s a wrap for this Jolly Monday.  We’re so sad to see you leave, but we know you have things to do, places to go, and people to see, so we hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Keep safe, be happy, and please share those gorgeous smiles!!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful

Jolly Monday Is Baaaaaaaaaacccccckkkk!

Good Monday morning (is that an oxymoron, or what?) my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to do something fun.  Since last Thursday was el Cinco de Mayo, Joyful cooked up a whole bunch of yummy Mexican dishes and she made sure to cook enough for our Jolly Monday snack table, too!  So, dig in and then we’ll see if we can find something to start this week with a smile!

  I’ll take some chips with guacamole and some churros please, Joyful!


We apologize for skipping out on Jolly Monday last week … Jolly had found some great ‘toons, but Joyful and I just didn’t feel quite up to par, couldn’t seem to get our game on.  So, this week lets jump straight into some ‘toons, shall we?

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Since you all love the Pickles comic strip, we culled a few of the best from the past week or two …


And a few fun memes …


Just for laughs, we found a few funny signs …

WHOA!!! Rather a mixed bag, don’t you think?


And naturally, we must finish Jolly Monday with a cute critter video!  I first thought this one was about a baby kangaroo, but turns out it’s a puppy born with no front legs.  You will fall in love with this resilient little guy, aptly named Joey!


Well, friends, it’s time to plunge into yet another week of … who-knows-what!  I hope you can carry the smiles I see on your gorgeous faces with you for the entire week!  But, in case you can’t, there will be a basket of smiles at the door for you to replenish your own and take a few extras to share with people who seem to need one this week!  Have a safe and happy week ahead, dear friends.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — Fun & Pizza To Start Your Week!

Good Monday morning, dear friends!  Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  Mine was alright.  Daughter Chris took a vacation day on Friday (She has something like 500 hours of vacay time built up) and after she spent about 4 hours at the vet’s office with our cat, Pandi (more on that later), we went to Barnes & Noble bookstore for the first time since March 2020 when pandemic lockdowns first started.  There was a time when we went every Saturday, but it’s been so long that I had actually forgotten how to get there!  It was nice, but not the same as it used to be.  Comfortable seating was gone, there was far more open space and only about half the number of books they once had, plus none of the old staff members I remembered were there.  It’ll take time to get used to it again, I suppose.  It did help, though, that between us, Miss Goose and I had a collective $200 worth of gift cards!!!

Our Pandi was operated on and the vet removed four tumours and one of her ovaries.  We will have the biopsy results in about a week, we are told.  She is very unhappy and unable to do much more than sleep right now, but today she did eat a little tuna and drank some water we spoon-fed her, so hopefully each day will be just a little better.  She hates the cone, but when we tried taking it off, she immediately started licking her belly, so the cone went back on!  To pay me back, she peed on one of my shirts!

Well … enough of that!  Let’s get this week off on the right (or left) foot with some good food and a few laughs, shall we?  I heard Joyful in the kitchen screeching at Jolly to “Get out, get out, get out!!! bright and early this morning, so I imagine she’s prepared us something yummy … I think I smell … PIZZA!!!!  Let’s go see …

Yep, my sniffer was right … and there’s even some just for the bacon-lovers!  As you can see, I’m taking a slice of that first one … the one with pineapple!  Yummmmmmmmmmmmm


I think we have a bucketful of fun cartoons for your Monday morning enjoyment …


Lately, I’ve been finding a number of short gifs, video clips, over at Phil’s Phun and I thought I’d share some with you …


Jolly brought a few memes to the party … 


And to top off the morning, get your week off to a really good start, how ‘bout a video of Whisper & Stuart, two baby Stoats that were rescued and are ever-so-adorable!


Well, my friends, it’s time to get on with the day, do chores, keep appointments, go to work, or just go back to bed!  I hope you all have a safe and wonderful week ahead, and please do share your smiles with those who seem to have lost their own!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!


Jolly Monday … ALREADY???

Wh-wha-what???  It’s Monday again already???  H-how did that happen?  Where did the weekend go?  It was here just a minute ago … I know it was!  Sigh.  Okay, well … good Monday morning friends.  Forgive my disheveled state … I really thought it was Saturday morning and … and … I was going back to sleep when Jolly came in, jumped on the bed 5 or 6 times, and told me you guys were here!  Hopefully Joyful is better prepared than I am this morning and has put out some yummy things for us to snack on … let’s go see!


Well, now that you’ve got something yummy to munch on, let’s get down to the business of finding a smile or two to start the week off right, shall we?  First, just a few cute critter pics to make you go “Awwwwww …”


And Jolly tells me he has a stash of funny ‘toons ‘n memes, so … I turn the floor over to Jolly!


How ‘bout just a bit of ‘toilet humour’ from over at Phil’s Phun?


And let’s end the morning with a super-smile-inducing animal video!


We hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and that those smiles I see will last you ‘til at least Wednesday!  Remember to share the smiles, ‘cause some people lost theirs and need a new one!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!