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, January 12, 2007

Vanilla Ice Ain't Got Nothin' On Me

Baby, it's cold outside. Well, actually, it isn't cold outside. It is 55 degrees. But, it's supposed to be 30 degrees by 5:00 and then going, going, going down to 10 or 12. Holy Mackarolly. Oh, but wait, it gets better! I mean, worse. It's going to start raining this afternoon. And what happens to rain when it is 10 or 12 freaking degrees? Yeppers - ICE, ICE, baby. Slippin' and a slidin'. For pity's sake, I wore my capri jeans on Wednesday. Now I need some thermal undies! Now, this really doesn't even affect me as I will come straight home after school and stay home until the good old sun comes out wether that is in a day or a week. DH, on the other hand, will have to get out in that big old antiquated bread truck and go out to hillbilly hollar and deliver three loaves of bread so the hillfolk can "a have thems a sanwich". I went shopping on Wednesday and bought more than enough for a regular week, not to mention getting ready for an ice storm. So, DS and I will at home safe and warm looking for a cookie recipe or something fun and warm to do together.

Here's our forecast:

Friday - Heavy rain and falling temperatures
Saturday - Rain, Sleet and Ice
Sunday- Significant Ice accumulation (1" - 2")
Monday - Snow - just a little
Not above freezing until NEXT SATURDAY - High of about 21 all week.

Now, mind you, this is Arkansas and it is uphill either way you go around here. Snow is one thing, but ice is another. Downed power lines, broken trees, eh gads.

Stay safe and warm out there!


  1. I am curious to see what we will get out of this front in Tx. I live centrally so we don't get as cold or icy as the north parts.

    Something screwy IS going on with blogger, b/c I tried posting earlier and it didn't go through, now my name appears in the identity and I haven't changed a blooming thing.

  2. Anonymous7:33 PM

    Hope your husband stays safe if he has to drive in the bad weather.

  3. Heh, do you live near me? That is what we are having right now as well. We were without power for a long while, and I am expecting it to be out again here soon. Sigh.


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