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, February 03, 2006

Bargains at Wal-Mart

If you have a Wal-Mart near you, you might want to check out the toy aisle for markdowns. They always markdwon lots of toys around the first of February. My son had always gotten very nice Valentine's Day gifts due to this. DH and I were there Wednesday and the lady was scanning and marking things while we shopped. We were the only ones on the aisle and had our pick of everything. We got a LeapFrog
I-Quest which was $64.99 for $8.00. We got two cartridges for it for $5.00 each. They were $14.99 each. This is so you can download your child's actual textbook and it will quiz him and review him on material from his book. The cartridges are good for 6th - 8th grades. He's only in 4th grade - but it still has lots of random spelling games, science quizes and social study questions. It also has a calculator, agenda, calendar, appointment schedule, etc. in it. (He entered his Valentine's Day party with an alarm to go off just in case we forget about it - Not like I haven't been planning for it and getting ready for it for weeks!) He can use the cartridges when he is in the appropriate grade.

I also bought him a Plug-In Play Frogger game (from the good old 1980's) for $3.00. I think it was about $19.99 at Christmas time. This is tucked away in the closet for a "You Did Good" or a "It'll Get Better" spur of the moment gift. I got a friend some Power Ranger Sound Gloves (**Swoosh**Crash**Kaboom!**) for $1.50 that were $9.99. By friend, I mean his freind. My friends are not into Power Rangers. Well, some of them are...

Hint of the Day: Buy toys and games NOW while they are cheap! Save them for birthday gifts for your kids, birthday parties, Christmas gifts, Toys For Tots, etc.

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