Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Monkey Monday

Since I've retired Mondays are generally much more pleasant than they were when I was working. But this Monday has been rainy, (mostly) sunless and a lot colder than the last week. Despite getting more than enough sleep I wasn't my most perky self and of course when I turn on the news it seems even grayer. I'm stepping back from reality and inviting everyone to Buttercupland for Monkey Monday. I can't promise a change in the world, but I hope you'll enjoy the visit and leave with a smile.

I found these three wise guys -- in the best sense -- at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. It's my local (very fancy) mall. It's only three blocks from my gym and I'm a regular at the Whole Foods in the basement. 

This cute little monkey was part of the group at Monkey Island. 

I found this Easter collection while walking in the East Village. It's not often I find a gorilla (in clothes!) in an Easter window, but I knew he would be just right for Monkey Monday. 
My favorite Monkee, Pepe, will not be appearing today, as he has his own Monkey Monday post next week, which he is very excited about. Of course, Pepe thinks every day is his day.  
Just looking at my monkey friends has pepped me up, and I hope if you needed a little cheer, this visit has provided it.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care!


Terra Hangen said...

Thank you for the happy monkey post and I look forward to hearing what Pepe is up to. How nice your gym and the Whole Foods and mall are conveniently located.

Nellie said...

You seem to have everything you need close by! I love the little lambs in the grouping.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog, and for the smiles I got when I returned the favour.
I hope the rest of your week is lovely.

Melinda said...

We had a dreary weekend too.
Sure makes it hard to be perky.
Love the monkeys.

See you on Facebook too.

M :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We all need a little cheer these days. Thank you for giving us some.

I agree, the best thing about retirement is Monday.

Pondside said...

Well, it worked for me! Happy Monday!

Simply Linda said...

{{{giggling}}} Loved the post and can't wait to see what Pepe has to say, friend.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I have never seen the Easter Gorilla before. Maybe not as famous as the Easter Bunny, but she's got novelty on her side!

Maggid said...

Shenanigans Galore going on in your world.
Love This.

Love You!

Mimi said...

A little envy of all you have close by. If I walked the same distances as you, I'd still be in a pasture.

Love this post.