🎄 Holly, Jolly Monday 🎅🏾

Good Monday morn, friends!  Less than two weeks now until Christmas … I’ve done all my shopping online this year, as I’ve not been well enough to go out shopping, and the girls are doing all my wrapping, as well as the holiday baking.  I’m determined to roast a turkey with all the trimmings for us to share with our dear friends the al-Dabbaghs on Christmas, but more and more I think that may be an unreasonable goal to set for myself.  Well, I’ve got two weeks to whip myself into shape, so we’ll see.  But for today, Jolly ‘n Joyful and I have some fun things to help you start this week with a smile, or perhaps even a chuckle or a giggle!  So, grab a snack and a cuppa something warm to drink and let’s find some fun, shall we?

What say we start the morning with a few ‘toons?

Joyful found a few cute animal pics to share with you …

And Jolly went in search of some funny signs …

My contribution is a few memes that made me chuckle …

And last, but not least, a new cute animal video that I think you’ll enjoy!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Jolly Monday and that we helped start your week off with a bit of a smile.  Speaking of smiles … please share that beautiful smile you are wearing with others this week … remember that for many the holiday season is not necessarily filled with joy and goodwill.  Have a great week, keep safe and stay warm!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!

Jolly Monday … On Tuesday!

Good Monday Tuesday morning, friends!  Come in out of the cold heat and make yourselves comfortable.  Sorry Jolly Monday is a day late, but Jolly, Joyful and I took some much-needed “me time” Sunday and yesterday … rather a mental health break.  I hope those of you in the U.S. had a peaceful and enjoyable three-day weekend.  I have no idea what Joyful has been cooking up this morning, but let’s go see, shall we?

It appears that David already helped himself to the BFG!

Grab a snack of your choice, and let’s find something to kick off this week with a grin, a smile, or maybe even a chuckle!

What say we start out with some funny ‘toons?

Jolly found some signs here ‘n there that are sure to make you roll your eyes or outright laugh …

And Joyful helped me pick out some memes that we both found humorous …

Now what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal video, right?  You’re gonna love these birds!  I had no idea birds had so much personality … and rhythm!!!

And just in case our friend Hugh is able to drop in …

Well, my friends, the time has come for us to get on with the business of the day, I’m sad to say.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and please … remember to share those smiles with everyone you meet!  You just never know how much your smile may mean to someone else.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!


Jolly Monday — Cliff Notes Version

Good Monday morning, my friends.  Jolly, Joyful and I are … a) recuperating from Hallowe’en, and b) preparing for tomorrow night.  I was in favour of skipping Jolly Monday this week, but I was outnumbered by the other two, so agreed to a compromise … no humorous stories, only a few treats, but plenty of ‘toons, memes, funny signs, and a cute animal video!  We hope to be back in full swing next week … depending, I suppose, on what happens between now and then.  So, grab a cookie or something and come see the cartoons!

Lots o’ TOONS!!!


A few funny signs …


Some humorous memes …


The other day, I was looking out the front window wondering why there were sunflower seeds all over our tiny front yard, when Miss Goose noticed a squirrel sitting atop the tallest sunflower (now drooping) eating the seeds and spitting out the shells on the ground!  It was just the cutest thing … we stood at the window watching for a good half-hour … most fun I had all week!  Here are a few of the pictures …

So, when I started looking for a cute animal video for Jolly Monday, of course I thought of squirrels.  I think this one fit the bill perfectly!

Well, folks, I hope you found something to smile about, and we apologize for the rather abbreviated version of Jolly Monday.  My wish for my U.S. friends is that you are able to hang on to some of your sanity in the week ahead.  And please, whatever you do, remember to share those smiles with all you encounter.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

It’s Another … Jolly Monday!

Good Jolly Morning, my friends!  Yes, it’s Monday, and yes, it’s cold and there’s snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be jolly, now does it?  And yes, I am so faking all this upbeat stuff, but hey … you guys have to go out there and do stuff, like go to work, shovel snow, feed the cows … and all I have to do is stay in where it’s (relatively) warm, wash a few loads of laundry, find 32 missing socks, and write this blog!  So, I have much to be thankful for, including great friends like all of you.  As usual, treats are over there on the table and once you’re settled, we’ll see if we can find a bit of humour to start this week out right.

Now, as we all know from our friend Hugh, Minnesota has been particularly hard hit with frigid, sub-zero temperatures and snow measured in feet, rather than inches.  So, of course the people in Jordan, Minnesota, were concerned when they saw this man standing outdoors, coatless, and holding a pillow. Mike-LindellNot quite sure of his mental condition under these circumstances, they were none too eager to get close, but after all, the temperature was -4° (F) or -20° (C), so they did the sensible thing and called the police.

From the Jordan PD Facebook page …

Jordan (MN) Police Department

***Call Of The Day – a little humor for everyone***

Jordan-MN-FacebookOfficers were called to check on the welfare of an adult male in one of our local neighborhoods standing motionless outside and near a home wearing no coat in the cold and hugging a pillow.

Upon arriving on-scene, Officers discovered the adult male in need of possible assistance was actually a cardboard cutout of MyPillow CEO and inventor Mike Lindell. Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance and the caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow; always better to call the police.

As for the lingering question:  WHY? … I have no answer.  Advertising gimmick? Or perhaps Mr. Lindell is a bit eccentric?

The waiters at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all – they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers.  The cafe, opened by IT company E-Szoftverfejlesztő (don’t even think about asking me to say this word!) in the Hungarian capital, has a unique wait staff … they are all robots!robot-waiter.pngThe robot waiters follow fixed paths to deliver food and drink orders to customers, who are asked to keep out of the robots’ way.  Others serve up entertainment, such as Pepper, a “receptionist” robot that can hold a conversation and also dance with customers.

Developed by Japanese company Softbank, Pepper needed to be modified to be able to hear customers in the noisy environment of a cafe, owner Tibor Csizmadia says.  Despite fears that increasing automation and artificial intelligence will take away employment from humans, Enjoy Budapest Cafe’s robots aren’t putting anyone out of a job yet.

“We actually employ twice as many people as before, because to operate 16 to 20 robots from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. we need to have IT specialists in the background.”budapest-cafe.pngI’m not sure, though … how much should they be tipped, and in what currency?  A can of WD-40?

I stumbled across this commercial from the 2016 Super Bowl a few days ago, and I found it made me smile, so I thought you all might enjoy it too!





And what would Jolly Monday be without a funny animal video?  I think it’s time for one with animals playing in the snow, don’t you?  Just watch …

Well, folks, it seems it’s been a short visit together, but I know you have lots to do this morning, so I will bid you adieu and start counting down the days until we can do this again next Monday!  Remember, please, to share those beautiful smiles you’re wearing, and have a safe and happy week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and, of course, Jolly!