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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Week in Numbers

Number of trucks towed from my house:  1

Times I went to the Casino:  1

Dollars I won at the Casino:  200 :o)

Dollars needed to fix truck:  600 :o(

Number of Thrift Visits: 0

Number of Yard Sales:  0

Years worth of old paperwork I shredded today:  5

Bags of Trash Tossed:  2

Bags of Donations Gathered:  2

Flea Market Items Priced:  40

Etsy Items Listed:  22

Etsy Items Sold:  13

Number of Family Members coming to visit this weekend:  2

Number of Yard Sales I hope to hit tomorrow:  1

So, there you have it.  My week in numbers.  Maybe next week I'll have some actual words to say!~


  1. Interesting way to sum up the week...so it added up to a decent week? (except for the truck?)

  2. I agree not a bad week except for the truck!!

  3. not so bad at all but I would be so shakey from not thrifting I would need a drink of .....my wonderful sweet tea ha!

  4. I 'think' you conveniently forgot one 'little' number in there... perhaps?? (tee hee)

    Sorry, couldn't resist - 'tis the month ya know!


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