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, March 11, 2008

Meet Reba

There's a new sassy redhead in my house. Bustling around, helping out. She's a peach, I tell ya. She does what needs to be done without being asked, she never talks back and hasn't asked for a dime. I was skeptical at first. I didn't think Reba would do the job. I'm pretty picky about certain aspects of my house and like to do thinkgs my way. But since I now have to educate The Bean on top of my million other household duties, I decided to break down and accept the help that Miss Reba offered.

And, you know what? Miss Reba does things I haven't done in a long time. Like clean under the beds! Wonder! Amazement! You wouldn't believe the things she found under there.

I tried to take a picture of her myself, but I found her in the corner of the bathroom by the litter box working her little heart out. I didn't want to disrupt her cleaning for a photo shoot. So, here's a photo of my new gal Miss Reba:

Oh, Miss Reba the Roomba, how I love thee. You bustle about cleaning up here and there, under the beds, under my desk, behind the litter box, into the closet. And, when you need to be emptied, you just hum a sweet little tune and then go about your business.

*This was a Christmas gift from my Mom. I just opened her up on Sunday and took her for a test drive. Why, oh why did I wait so long?

I love you Reba!


  1. You know, I've always thought those sounded too good to be true. I can't believe it really works! Can it get the corners? I like the pretty red. :)

  2. Ooh a Roomba, how fun! Welcome Reba!


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