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.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Call An Attendant

Not to brag, but just so you won't think that all I do is share bad news and be a general Debbie Downer...........

Thursday I needed a mental health day, so I went on a ride through the country, out by the lake, over to the next county then across the line of Oklahoma and stopped in at the casino.  I had a free meal ticket and a $5 Free Play - so why not.  I spent my $5 Free play - doubled that to $10, but then lost that and the extra $100 I had brought in with me.  The Bean was with me and I asked him to loan me a $20 until we got to the car.  Then I suggested we go into the HIGH ROLLER Room and each play $10, then leave.  Crazy talk from a crazy woman.  

I put my first five in and won $60!  Then I played again and I had $120!  The Bean turned his $10 into $120 too!  Whoop!

He cashed out my ticket and I gave him $100 to hold and while he cashed out his ticket, I went to the back of the room.  I saw a $10 Mr. Moneybags machine.  I sat down and said, "Mr. Moneybags, You've always been my favorite.  Be good to me, please?"  I closed my eyes and hit the button.  I won $70!  I decided to hit it one more time, then go home with my $60.00.  

You can guess where this is going, right???

I hit the button and got a red screen - a red screen means you get a free spin and it will be a winner - usually one to ten times your bet.  So, I thought I was going to maybe win $100.  Whoop!  

But, then, the screen went purple!  

And it said.......

And then it said........

Things got a little blurry after that, but I know for sure I screamed, "CHRISTOPHER!!!! GET OVER HERE!"  And he came running.  

One minute, I had no money, then I had $3200 and still had $60 on the machine and The Bean reminded me that I had given him money to hold too.  I was confused.  But, happy!!

It was very exciting.  VERY.

I pad the taxes on the spot and walked away with $2400.00.  

Not bad for a mental health day, right????

Let's do that again!!!!!


  1. Wow - that is awesome. I'm so happy for you. I never win any money at the casino.

    1. Me neither! I don't go very often, but I usually put my money in and leave!

  2. Great Win Girl!!!! My Roommate & I will try our Luck soon at our Local Indian Casino, Haven't been in a while!!! Hoping for some of your luck to come our way!!!!!

    1. Sending you lots of LUCK! Play Mr. Moneybags!!!!!

  3. You deserve some good luck with all that has been happening! So excited for you and your win!!!

  4. Wendy2:57 PM

    Yippee!! Good for you!!

  5. All the good things you have been doing for your family...good karma has got you. Congratulations!!! As my dad used to say, don't spend it all in the same place.

    1. I took that money and RAN! I ordered a pizza for $20, but that's it so far. Hanging on to it for sure!

  6. Congratulations!!!!! What a great day you had. Now, if you could send me some of that luck I'd appreciate it! :)

    1. Sending lots of luck your way!!!!!!

  7. Congratulations! I got goose bumps reading this!

  8. You lucky duck! Happy St. Pats to you!

  9. That is just crazy awesome!!!!! OMG - WHAT are you going to do?!? You are so creative - I can't wait to hear.

    I'm in a pool at work the the lottery. I know we'll never win but it's fun to dream for a minute.

    I went to my favorite "boutique" and I asked the volunteer putting out stuff if there were any more totes of stuff to be put out and he said, yes, but it doesn't look very interesting, just some dried flowers and misc. I said OK no worries - you can save to put out tomorrow. But bless his heart - he pulled the cart out and O M G I couldn't get the very very shiny turquoise Cinderella Amish Butterprint large bowl into my cart fast enough! The best part is that it was less than 3$!!!!!!!!!! Woot! And bonus - a red and gold Pyrex casserole and another Pyrex small bowl. I'm still a little high from that.

    You go Ms. Moneybags!!!


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