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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Today I bought a brand new washing machine.

I am very excited over this. 

And, that makes me a little bit sad. 

It should really take something BIG to make me this excited.



Not a washing machine.


I guess it's true.  I really am a Stay at Home MOM.

With loads and loads of smelly Breadman laundry.

Oh wellz.

**The old one was 19 years old, but still running like a charm.  Just time to get a bigger one that actually matches the dryer we bought last year.

Back tomorrow with an adventure that lead to the FIRST YARD SALE OF 2011.  (And it was sort of a bust, but that's okay.)


  1. Hey, if you are going to spend BIG $$ on something NEW - glad you can get excited over it!!! - 'ENJOY' ;-)
    Can't wait to hear about an actual YARD SALE!!!! (I would like to just 'see' a YARD (ie: grass !!)

  2. Enjoy! It makes a BIG difference having a big washer-I got super excited when we got ours and I still love it every time I use it!!

    I'm sooo jealous that you have yard sales already!! How fun!!!

  3. annabel528:20 AM

    If you gotta do laundry, you might as well enjoy it.
    Yard sale? Please tell me you are kidding. I am so jealous!!!

  4. I got excited when I was able to get the LG Steam washer and dryer, so I completely understand, lol. There was a garage sale in my neighborhood yesterday also, but unfortunately it was a lot of plastic containers which I do NOT need anymore of!

  5. Oh girl, I'm not a stay at home mom and I'd LOVE a new washer! One of those fancy front loader types. Yeah, in RED. Oh yeah, that's the stuff. ;)

    Love your moving sale adventure. the New Yorker in me would have given them the finger. Just kidding. Maybe.

    PS - I have one of those Irmi mobiles, so stinkin' cute!


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