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, November 02, 2007

Back To Normal - Hopefully

The Bean had his CT yesterday. The ultasound had come back okay as well as his bloodwork, so I didn't really think they would find anything major. But, then I got all freaked out and worried about the big "C" or something equally horrifying. Finally, I heard from the docor's office about 3:00 today adn they said that the CT came back okay. He did and does still have an ulcer, but it is on the mend and healing well. The medicine is working wonders. So, hopefully, knock wood, this time it's for keepers. Thanks for everyone for their well wished for me and The Bean. ;o)


My Sister Swap partner's Halloween package arrived earlier this week. I am late in posting, but it has been a long week. ;o)

My partner is Laura at Beelicious. She sent me lots of fun goodies.

She posted these cute crocheted cupcakes on her blog and I secretly wished for one. My wish came true! Thanks Laura!
The leaves are beginning to really get pretty. This was just a small tree in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A the other day. The Bean and I plan on taking a road trip tomorrow to see the colors. The Breadman is working/napping/attending a football game, so we are sans Daddy.

We took the metal detector out in the yard today and made a mess of the yard digging in random places. Our major "find" was a dime from 1966 - my birth year. You'd be surprised what sort of things are out in your yard just under the surface. We found a door latch, a rusty spring, several old pop tops from cans, a steel can, some fishing weights and nails and screws. I doubt we'll ever find anything of value, but it's fun to play with it. We are taking it on our roadtrip tomorrow. I want to find a creekbed or somewhere to do a little treasure hunting. I detect and The Bean digs. We are easily entertained!

Have a good weekend!


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Glad the Bean is back in action. Take the metal detector to the bleachers at the high school. See if you can find anything there.

  2. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I am also glad that the Bean is feeling better. Koonsie is right about the bleachers, also try parks and benches.

  3. Glad to hear it's not the c- word for Bean! I hope he continues to improve!

    Great Swap package--love everything in it!

  4. Anonymous1:46 PM

    So glad Bean is doing better! Easy entertainment is usually the best kind. Have fun!

  5. HI sweetie, so sorry about all the drama with the Bean. I hope he is feeling better soon. Sounds like maybe you're right and he just needs the medicine a little longer. My Dad had ulcers for awhile and it took some time to heal.

    Thank you again for those fabulous jewels! They made teh cutest ornaments. Putting together a little surprise for you and The Bean this week.



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