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, March 24, 2010

Free Wednesday Take Two

Free Wednesday was cancelled today due to an annual event that the family looks forward to every year when our Income Tax refund is deposited into our account. 

It's pretty exciting. 

You will be jealous.

Are you ready?

Here goes.

We all bought new socks and underwear.

I know!

If you have bought new socks and underwear for an entire family you will know that this certainly did not qualify under the terms of my newly implemented "Free Wednesdays". 

**The Breadman deemed it "No fair" that I got bras too and he only got socks and underwear.  I'm really not completely sure what to make of that comment.

Come back next week to see is we pulled off a Free Wednesday or not.....


  1. Underwear buying is a big thing here too. Usually only happens once a year around Christmas. You should of offered to let the breadman pick out a bra too... lol For you to wear, of course! :D


  2. I choose to believe that he wanted you to go 'without', not that HE wanted some too!!!!! 8-)

  3. Super Exciting :) We bought socks with our return. That was about a month ago and I have no idea where all of the kids socks are???

  4. I do the annual undies haul during Christmas sales. My stepson just loves (not) getting a huge box under the tree that has a year's supply of socks and undies in it. The rest of the household thinks it's fabulous. And it makes me feel so spoiled and pampered to have ALL NEW STUFF!

  5. That is hilarious. Bloggers everywhere may start a new tradition. Underwear sales across the globe will go up in March and April.

  6. My MIL always did the socks/underwear for Christmas gifts too. What was even worse was she'd split up a giant industrial size pack of socks among FIL and her sons. At least they all got their own pack of underwear!
    Shara, I think you should tell the Breadman that if he is "jealous" because you get to buy bras, I'll bet he is not jealous of you at mammogram time! ;)

  7. Too funny :) Tell him to pick one out for himself then!

  8. That is great!! cracking up!


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