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, December 25, 2009

Wii Wish You a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wii are having a good Christmas - hope you are TOO!

This was the scene outside out front door last night. Sleet and drizzle followed by snow. We decided to postpone Christmas Eve with my Mom and Step-Dad until this weekend due to hazardous driving. The three of us had a quiet little Christmas Eve of a few gifts and some good food and sweet treats. I was feeling rather sad about the change of events - snow, ice, no family, etc. But, then I heard The Bean sort of sigh as he looked out the window and said, "I've never had a White Christmas before" and BAM that knocked me back to reality. He was happy - he was making a memory. For the first Christmas in his entire life he gets to stay home, play that new Wii all day and be with his family and his cats in his own house. He is happy as a clam making a memory he will always remember He loves our normal Christmas festivities, but I know he will always remember this one because it was a little different. I am happy that at the age of 14 he is still happy to be here and enjoy us and his first White Christmas.

Until we can see the street again - we'll be inside our warm cozy house bowling and playing tennis and golf. Wii are going to have a fun day!

Merry Christmas!


  1. WOW! You have more snow than we do, how unusual.

    The Wii over here is already going to drive me insane I think, lol.

  2. Wii don't have a Wii, wish I did though.

  3. No Wii here either! No snow either! Woo hoo! Merry Chriistmas and don't hurt yourself with the Wii!


  4. Sometimes it is nice to have a big snow to make one slow down and have that special Christmas...something magical about the white stuff as it falls from the sky. Am sure The Bean will remember it forever....enjoy the family time (and that Wii)

  5. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Happy Christmas to you and yours. Wii are having a snowy Christmas at home as well! Always enjoy your blog.


  6. Merry Christmas...enjoy those moments with your 14 year old...boy do they grow up fast! My grown kids are all coming tomorrow and I'm very excited. We haven't all be together at the same time in a year! No snow and no Wii here.

  7. I live here in snowy CO and STILL the snow just makes Christmas extra special. :) I can only imagine how it must be in a place that doesn't normally see the white stuff--what FUN! Sorry your original plans got changed, but I hope the day was wonderful for you all! :)

  8. Merry Christmas!! So glad you had fun!


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