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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010: Off With A *BANG*

I have Bronchitis.
We had to spend $700.00 on the truck.
The temperatures were near Zero for a week.
My Mom's pipes froze, burst and she is on Day 9 of NO WATER.

I'll be back when things suck less.

Hopefully, that will be sooner than later. 


  1. My goodness, you hit the jackpot on bad luck so far this year! I hope things turn around very soon. Get well soon, too!

  2. I know how you are feeling. We had our pipes burst for the second time yesterday. Hubs is going under the house today to fix. Life has got to get better

  3. Oh No! So sorry for all the bad luck, things will get better. Take care and come back when you can. WE do miss you!! Get Well Soon!

  4. :-( Suckful. However those cuties in your header? Totally not suckful!

  5. shara - i just stopped over to catch up - and i'm sorry to read about your current woes:( hang in there...one foot in front of the other and this, too, shall pass.


  6. Audria in Franklin, TN11:25 AM

    I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it. Things will get better, I promise. I'm saying a little prayer for you & your family. :)

  7. ooohhh not a good start to the year. BLECH. BLECH. BLECH. Hope you feel better soon and all is rosy.
    (love the banner!)

  8. Good News! Bad things come in threes. You should be in good shape for a while! Feel better, warm up, run a hose to your mama's, and know your truck will start when you turn the key!


  9. Up to your eyeballs in problems, indeed. Hope the un-sucking starts PRONTO!

  10. Feel better, dear. It's been a rough start for me too! That just means the best is yet to come. :) Thanks for all of your help with the Winter White swap, you ran that sucker by yourself! xoxoxo

  11. EBOR... EBOR... EBOR...
    you're paying the price now, positive will soon be on the horizon!!

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