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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday's To Do List

*Wash towels - four loads.  I wait until I have a lot to wash because I find folding towels very therapeutic (and I have an excuse to SIT and watch Ellen while I fold!)

*Find recipe for "the lemon-iest cake ever".  Craving lemon cake - lemony lemon cake with lemon icing.  Yum.
*Bake cake

*Price items to go to the Booth tomorrow
*Contemplate re-opening of the Esty Shop (Haven't sold a thing in months.  This pink file drawer makes me think of re-opening the shop)

*Hit *Refresh* button on My ebay page over and over while hoping to see more bids

*Watch temperature fall throughout the day

*Attempt to locate kitchen table which is rumored to be lurking under mountains of junk, after Christmas sale finds and general stuff......

*Retrievee massive "after holiday" mail load, process and deliver 99.9% of it straight to the Recycle Bin.  (Too many catalogs!)

*Box up Heart to Heart Swap
*Resist urge to get out Valentine Decorations

*Eat lemon-iest cake ever *(Not a chore)

*Dream of winning the Lottery and buying myself a PINK Mini Coopers that I spotted in town the other day.  Cute!

So, what is on your agenda today??????

*Photos of The Bean on a 50 degree Saturday last weekend sandwiched in between two bitterly COLD and snowy weeks.


  1. I want that pink car! CUTE.

    Today: I need to clean out the refrigerator. Hasn't been done since the last presidential administration. You might think I'm joking...I'm not. Shameful.

    But I'd rather have the lemon cake on my list! Yum.

  2. I'd take a slice of that cake and that pink car any day! I'm off to work in the studio on a very gray rainy day - ran errands all morning- now off to work.

  3. Now you are making me want to make lemony cake too. And get that pink car. (ps will you post your recipe?)

  4. The Bean is growing up! My friend has 2 minis but they are not pink. sounds like a good day to me.

  5. I didn't do much of anything today...oh well, tomorrow is another day!


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