What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Friday, July 14, 2006

DS and I went to get the car ready for our vacation today. We had the oil changed and got new filters in the car so we "good to go." We have a Saturn VUE. I can'tremember if I have ever discussed Saturn on here or not. If you need a wonderfully reliable comfortable new car at a good price - go to Saturn. They are so fair to everyone - same pricing no matter who you are or waht you look like, etc. We got our VUE with no down payment, no trade in and we got 0% financing. And, believe it or not, I acutually had a $1000.00 coupon that they applied to the sticker price.

After we left the Saturn Dealership we went to Hobby Lobby since it is right next door. Right inside the door they had all their 4th of July merchandise for 80% off. I tried to walk by. I tried not to look. But, something caught my eye. I bought a life size stuffed Uncle Sam for $3.98. He was $19.99. He will look great sitting on the bench in the front yard. I also found a gazing ball that is made of mosiac to looklike a flag. It was $17.99 so I only paid $3.58 for it. I like a certain amount of patriotic stuff out all year long. Not Uncle Sam per say, but the gazing ball will work all year long.

I'll be without a computer for most of the next week which is sure to cause withdrawls, I am sure! It seems like hotels would have computers in them by now!

1 comment:

  1. sushay9111:12 AM

    I surfed on over here from the YSQueen website - I LOVE your blog. Also, many hotels have business centers with a couple of computers where guests can get online. I stayed at a Comfort Suites a couple of weeks ago and they had one of these centers, so it may be worth calling ahead to see if your hotel has this.

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