what happened to my lemons???

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Friday night friends over…
in the invites that I sent out I stated 7pm onwards…

However, at 7pm with no-one in sight, I decided that instead of waiting around, I would be productive…
With the house to myself, I was feeling kinda… responsible I guess… so I pulled out the garden waste bin and did some trimming of one particular bush…

I then cut down some lemons… which gave me an idea.
I placed about 5 lemons on top of my brick letter box… nice and prominent…
With people due to arrive that evening, my thoughts were:
(1) it would kinda stand out as a sign – this is the house!
(2) something out of the ordinary should prompt a reaction from my visitors

But, I forgot all about the lemons… People arrived from 8pm onwards… and totally focused on entertaining and hosting, I didn’t remember to bring up the topic of “What happened to my lemons?” The evening started off with random talking… When it was just Kevin & Dave & me at the start, we were privileged to experience Dave’s musical talent – singing & playing piano! I got the new version of Taboo… which produced a new series of memories and laughter. LOL And then, after most people left, Julz, Deb, Kaiwin & Bebe (not really Michael who was out for a bit there…) played this game: 3 statements/facts – guess which one is not true. Some interesting facts and history about each person was revealed… childhood accidents, etc…

Nothing to do with my lemons.
So – anyway, I have a few lemony questions:
What did happen to them? Did anyone see them? Did anyone take them?

Not that I care… I brought an entire bag full to my aunt’s place Saturday evening… which leads me into my Saturday story. See, I slept around 3am… woke at 10am. Did a washing… yes that’s right – I know how to operate a washing machine… (I’m currently wearing a work shirt that I did wash!!!). For brekky, I felt like pancakes…. so I made the mix from scratch!!! Part of the trick is to leave the mixture stand for about 1hr, so I hung out the washing while I waited…

So, breakfast became brunch at 12pm. I ate 5 pancakes (cooked 9)… rang my neighbour to catch up and see whether he wanted any… ended up eating them for sunday breakfast… In the arvo, I went to Bunnings to buy a power point… ‘cos in moving the cubes around my lounge (a little rearranging tradition) I realised that there was one power¬†point left in the house which was still a single and not double… So, I single-handedly changed it!! And, like the stories shared at Gravitate last night, I too survived… although absolutely NOTHING went wrong. (I turned off the relevant circuit first…) I moved the old power point out into the garage, where an old dodgy one had stopped working…

I then seriously considered playing with computer network cabling my house… I decided against, my argument being that wireless is the better option, and won’t leave holes/blanking plates all around the house.

Saturday night I went to my aunt’s, as pre-arranged. Dinner was all Malaysian Nonya food – something totally new but yummy all the same. With my brother over, the four of us had a game of Mahjong. For the first time ever, I end the night without losing! I won… wait for it… $0.35 That’s right – 35 cents.

sunday was very much a church affair. 10am service. Met up with various people as previously agreed. For lunch/arvo, I had two Movie Passes… to see North Country. I would recommend this film to people who enjoyed movies such as Erin Brokovich (is that how you spell it?). I asked around and did eventually find someone to see it with… The interesting story was that before the movie/lunch, I ran into PETER L!!!! And then, after the movie, I ran into PETER Y!!! Oh, the other unexpected meeting was on Saturday at Bunnings, where a former school mate served me at the cash register…

Gravitate kicked in… I had invited two friends… separately… I believe their first experience of Gravitate was encouraging… both have said they will visit again… yah! Praise God! Dinner with the group was fun… Thanks to Mr Dave for the continual approaches to the waiters RE: the tables… The entire group ended up with three tables (we were at Rock Hung, GW).

I’m hoping one table did order Lemon Chicken, so I can say that we did… and wrap up this blog with a return of lemons. My cousin once used about 50 lemons from our tree to make lemonade… amazing… and so nice and fresh! Our lemons have travelled up to Malaysia/Singapore… been the photographic set for countless occasions… and finally… been used in the Pinewood Chicken Bar salads. The tree was planted by my parents when they moved in, and one of the jokes is that it is my older brother… so there…