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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

6th Grade - Day Two

Well, as I suspected, DS had a great day at school and came bounding out of the building all smiles. He was jaw-jacking a hundred miles an hour about his teachers, his classes, who he ate lunch with and what they did in PE (stacking cups, if you are interested). This teacher has a snake, this one has a lizard, that one has an entire shrine to the Kansas Jayhawks (we are from KS and come from a long line of Jayhawks fanatics). Another teacher haI amon with the same name as DS, so she immediately deemed him, "My favorite student". So, all is well.....Whew.

I appreciate everyone's kind words about my boy. I know he is growing up and, yes, that is a sign of a 'stache, but no one is to mention that or he dives under the coffee table in shame. I am an only child and so is DH, so we raised him the way we were raised. If he can't go, we don't go. So, we are always together. No parties or going out for Mom and Dad, we'd rather be with the kiddo. That might make for an awkward time when he moves out. Of couse, hat won't happen until he's at least 40! My Ramen Noodles are just too tasty to leave! ;o)

So, life is back to normal and all is well. I think I deserve a trip to the thrift! I'd probably be quite a drinker or smoker if I had those vices. But when stress hits - , I thrift! I'm not a junkie - I'm a junker!


  1. Anonymous3:27 PM

    You deserve to go thrifting! Sounds like a well adjusted young man to me!


  2. When my obf's comment on my thrifting habit, my response is..

    "I don't drink,smoke or gamble, so dammit I thrift shop." I may just have to borrow the junkie/junker line from ya, it's a goodie.

    p.s. I have been back at school 2 whole days, only 185 to go.

  3. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Shara, I a so glad that he had a great day at school. It sounds like his school is full of wonderful people. Just looking at him I can see his sweet soul. I certainly hope that nothing ever squashes his little sweet heart. We have too many broken hearted kids in this world. We need more of the sweet natured ones like your son. We don't seem to have many like him out here where I live in So CA. Or perhaps I am hardened after working with the troubled kids over the years. Keep him close to you and love him.

    Yard Sale Princess


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