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.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Another Beautiful Saturday Outside

We had another fun beautiful Saturday outside today. There was a Kite Festival out at a very teeny tiny little town near here. We went out and drove up this huge-erific mountain. Once we got up there you could buy a kite for $1.00 and pay $1.00 to fly it. My son got his kite up 1000 feet in the air. He was very proud. His Grandparents were their cheering him on and they won a $5.00 Wal-Mart gift card for the Best Support Team. We spent $3.00 for three kites, $1.00 to fly the kite and 50¢ for a kite raffle. So, $4.50 for a fun day!

On the way home we stopped at Dillon's. They have all these specials for Buy so many of a product get a coupon for so much off your next purchase. I bought 8 Toaster Struedel for $1.99 each. Used 8 50¢ coupons that they doubled to $1.00 each, so they were 99¢ each. Then I got a $3.00 off my next shopping order coupon. So, I basically paid $4.92 for 8 boxes. Not a bad deal. I wanted to treat us to some deli fried chickenbut they were all out. When I asked if they had any more, they replied, "Well.........We'd have to COOK it." Uh, Helloooooo? I'll pass.

Til the next deal time!

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