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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Unexpected Snow Day

The weatherman kept threatening us with several Winter Weather Advisories over the past month. But, nothing came of any of them for may area. Earlier in the week they mentioned a "slight chance" of a "flurry" or maybe a "dusting". But, there wasn't much real mention of a snowstorm. I hadn't even bothered to mention it here!
This morning it started snowing lightly then it got heavier. DH and I made a made dash for the necessities - bread, TP, chocolate chips (yes, that IS a necessity in a winter storm) and milk. Then we heard school was letting out at 1:00, so we got DS, stopped by the library for a few movies then came home to hunker down. I popped popcorn in our new hot air popper (Bought at Walgreen's for $2.25 this weekend -Sorry, couldn't help divulging a deal...), made some hot chocolate and watched it snow. We haven't had any snow this year. It isn't that much yet - not anything like Heidi gets on a weekly basis in CO! But, for Arkansas - this is big. It's still coming down and will all night. They've already cancelled school for Thursday and I don't see them getting anything too cleared off for Friday so I am thinking we are about to get a four day weekend. Yahoooo!


  1. I am so living vicariously through those of you getting snow... I miss it and wish I could feel stuck in doors... and get some stuff done!
    Enjoy the time!

  2. We had a snow day, too....few and far between in the Carolina's. I just posted my tribute. Today is going to be my cookie and hot chocolate day since I didn't get to hunker down the whole day Thursday. I agree with you on the recipe thing! I hate when they exaggerate the outcome of the recipe. Makes 72 pieces, ya right if they are the size of your pinky! Geesh! LOL



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