Monday, July 17, 2017

Monkey Monday: Easy Rider


It's been quite a celebration in Buttercupland for the last ten days. Pepe Le Monkee and I share a birthday and there have been lots of celebrating. Pep has been asking for a car for his birthday gift and based on several episodes of monkey business, I vetoed his request for a car. I decided to start with something smaller and found this Build A Bear Workshop motorcycle on eBay. There's one happy monkey in New York City and so far, no furniture has been damaged.

Several people have filed complaints with the Buttercupland Department of Public Safety about the lack of a helmet and the lack of regulations for the use of a motorcycle by a monkey. I am searching for a helmet that will fit Pepe. I've found a (faux) leather jacket, but no helmet seems to be available. We tried aluminum foil -- which meets no safety guidelines -- but Pepe felt like he was a baked potato and that was quickly recycled.

My birthday was as much fun, but didn't involve the purchase of  wheeled vehicles. In my next post I will share photographs of the celebration and my thoughts about turning yes, sixty-seven. I'm also planning to do a giveaway -- one of two this month -- so I hope you will be back again this week. We're going to keep the birthday fun going!

I'm thrilled/relieved/grateful to share my happy news about my MRI. I got an early morning phone message from my neurosurgeon, "There is no evidence of a tumor." Again, thanks for all of your prayers and good wishes!

I spent a lot of the morning clearing out pots and dishes I no longer use and followed this endeavor with a trip to the Salvation Army. Next task is shredding!

As ever, thanks for visiting and wishing you every happiness this Monday afternoon. 

 

13 comments:

Mildred said...

So very thankful for your good news! I look forward to your birthday post. I'll be on the lookout for a tiny helmet! lol

TARYTERRE said...

love the motorcycle. pepe looks great driving. i am happy for you that the mri news was good, indeed.

BJ PUP said...

Pepe looks very cute. Remind him the rules of the road: never fight ieht a bus or truck or anything bigger than you.

I'm glad you got a clean bill.

Melinda said...

Pepe just cracks me up!!
I did some purging myself yesterday.

So, so happy for you getting the good news!!


M : )

Vee said...

"A baked potato" hahahahahaha...

I am sure that Pepe charms the patrons of the library most ably...

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

First of all, I I am so happy to read your good news. It is a another reason to celebrate. Happy Birthday and I wish you many more years of joyful times.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Happy Birthday ! Sounds like you got the best gift ever with the good results of your MRI! It's a blessing to be in good health.

Stephanie said...

Too cute, my friend! Oh, what a JOY to stop in for a visit. I have been absent from blogging due to computer issues and summer activities and it's been WAY TOO LONG since I popped in. I trust you are enjoying your summer, dear one.

Hugs to you!

Joy Nissen said...

I love your monkey and his new ride! So happy about the results of your MRI!! I truly love you blog dear friend!

Theresa said...

Pepe is TOO Cute! Happy that you got a good report! Have a beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, I went back and read your postings since the last one I'd visited--the lobster roll. I'm so relieved to learn from this posting that the MRI revealed no tumor. How wonderful. What a relief for you.

I hope your birthday was filled with friendship and laughter. That's what I enjoyed on my 67th birthday. For my 80th my family threw a party! For this year's birthday--when I turned 81--we met for a lovely lunch.

I personally love birthdays. Not the cake so much as the love that surrounds me and the memories I bring to the table. Life is good. I hope for you too. Peace.

Susie said...

Carol, Happy Birthday to you. Pepe is good about monkeying around. :) Blessings, stay cool, it's hot here. xoxo, Susie

Curtains in My Tree said...

Congratulations on the MRI
Report

Thanks for coming over to my blog in Missouri
I just visit a friend on Long Island