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.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Grumble, grumble, grumble. I still don't have a Title Bar and it is frustrating me immensely!
I have been spending a little time on my very own blog looking at my Guestbook and looking at the Site Meter information.

First - I see on my Guestbook that two people from my High School left me mesages. So, if you are reading this Rosemary and Susan - HI! Susan was my best friend in 1st grade! A hundred years ago!

Second - the Site Meter had some interesting results today. The Duggars must have gone International this weekend because I had multiple hits from all these different countries: Canada, Isreal, Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, India, Maylasia, Bosnia, South Africa, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Australia and the Philippines. I find it fascinating that people all over the world were reading my blog last night. I wonder if they thought I was crazy with my thriftin' and salin'?
Speaking of thriftin' and salin' - I don't have any treasures to report today. (Wah!) It rained all weekend so I didn't get to go to any sales or thrifts. Friday we had 1 1/2", Saturday 1 1/2" and Sunday 2" of rain. So, five inches of rain in three days. The Bean (That's DS, remember?) and I stayed home on Saturday and he drug out all the birthday gifts - lots of DVD's, Playstation Games and CD's - to entertain himself. I got crafty and drug glitter, paper and glue from one end of the kitchen to the other. I actually made Halloween items, which I have never made so early in the season! I hope to list them on Etsy soon. I've never listed on Etsy before - so I will see how that goes for me.
For some odd reason I lost the sound on my computer about six months ago. It really hadn't bothered me except when someone sends me an e-card. The brilliant Bean suggested that my speakers were unplugged. I looked and they were. It's official the 12 year old is smarter than me. So, now I am discovering that a lot of the blogs have music playing in the background. I nearly wet my pants the first time a song blasted out when I was reading about yard sale finds!!! I find it distracting to hear the music while I am reading. But, maybe that's just me.
I have to feed 125 people on a $100.00 budget next week. Yes, I know, nearly impossible. Just a litle pick me up for the teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences. I plan on hitting the Institutional aisle for giant cans of fruit cocktail and buying lots of crackers. I'm thinking of bagged salad too - it's cheap and goes a long way. Any ideas for massive amounts of food for little money?????? I have a few parents willing to bring some things. But, only about 8 parents. That's not much help. Dadgum PTSA anyway.
Well, thanks for reading my rants today! 'Til next time!


  1. Anonymous3:21 PM

    How about a big huge pot of chili and cornbread muffins.
    You don't need much more than that to fill up some folks!

  2. Anonymous3:42 PM

    First, I almost wet my pants laughing thinking about you jumping when the sound came on. I've done that before and my heart almost comes out of my chest.

    I'm sorry you did not get to go to any sales this weekend because of the rain...we would do anything to get rain here in NC. We are under an extreme drought now and it has been weeks since we got any rain. Very unusual for us. The coast got some from the baby huricanne, but most of the state did not.

    Hope the Bean is enjoying school.


  3. If you can see the space for a title, but you just can't get the cursor to click on it you might try hitting the tab key until the cursor gets to the correct spot. I had to deal with that a while back, and I was finally able to get to the title space with the cursor.

    Don't feel bad, all kids are smarter than parents when it comes to the computer - I think that they are born with computer knowledge now.


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