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.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

I left a comment for Nicole down in the blog - but I wanted to thank her for reminding me bout Freecycle. I had thought about posting asking for shelves, but hadn't done it yet. So, I did put a post on there Tuesday, had a response Wednesday morning and DH is picking them up this afternoon. They are supposed to be 6' tall, black, wooden and backless - just what I need for the Flea Market. If you haven't checked out Freecycle in your area you really should!

I went to a thrift this morning. I bought a Jesical McClintock formal gown for $5.00, four vintage Wesern Shirts and some misc. stuff for ebay. Got DS some books as usual. I don't normally sell clothes, but these looked like good deals. The dress still has the tag on it- it is really pretty.

Went on to Dillon's to stock up on their $1.00 sale. I bought 15 bags of frozen veggies - Kroger brand is the best. Produce is so expense these days! DS eats cucumber almost every night with his dinner. They are 89¢ right now. If he eats 25 cucumbers a month - that is almost $25.00 a month just to budget CUCUMBERS! (Rant over). He does like carrots, broccoli and salad too. He doesn't eat cooked vegetables at all.

Hint of the Day: Need something? Check Freecycle. Want to get rid of something? Put it on Freecycle!

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