Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Weirdness

Christmas 1972. Did I not have the most amazing fashion sense even then? I mean what stylish girl DIDN'T wear gogo boots and an Indian headdress? Kind of a precursor to Spice Girls meet the Village People, n'est-pas? Such a trend setter. Ah well, enough of that shocking trip down memory lane...



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This is PURE weirdness. Christmas Day in Pennsylvania hit the 50s. I was walking around on concrete, outside, in bare feet...comfortably. Now I've been known to scamper out to the mailbox in a light snow with no shoes but that's not the same as strolling about aimlessly. It's December in the northern hemisphere! It should not be warm enough to do this on Christmas Day!


I used to give my kids a new tie dyed shirt every Christmas. They finally organized in revolt against that tradition so it stopped a couple years ago. This year my stepmother, bless her heart, ASKED specifically for tie dyed shirts. I was all too happy to provide her with some of my handiwork.


After the "Monty Python toilet paper debacle of Christmas '05" I told Mr. Lime I expected something that showed a wee tad more thought and effort, specifying that it did not mean I expected him to go to huge expense. I understand the concept of 'budgetary constraints' but a roll of joke toilet paper does not exactly express sweet devotion. This year I am proud to commend him for his efforts. I got a 49 square foot crossword puzzle with over 28,000 clues. He complains I do them too quickly. I think this should keep me quite occupied for a long time.

Mr. Lime also gave me a gift card showing he was thinking ahead to our golden years. It said, 'for our retirement' and was attached to the above deed for one square metre of land in Queensland, Australia. I'm an absentee landowner in the land down under! I can't even tell you how hard I laughed when I opened that one. By crikey, I've got some work to do if I'm gonna have land in Oz! There is slang to be learned, pub etiquette to be mastered, vegemite to acquire a taste for....Alright, mate...I'm off then Avagoodone!

44 comments:

Tommy said...

Oy! And don't forget about throwin' some shrimp on the barbie! So do we start calling you Sheila now? I love it! But I love the headdress and go-go boots even more. Looks like a tryout for "Laugh In." Lol. Have a goodun Sheila.
TG

Anonymous said...

VEGEMITE!!!? Sacrilege. Marmite is the original and far tastier commestible. Damned Aussies no nothing about food or beer. I mean..Fosters!!!

Anonymous said...

Feel free to take me with you!

All I need is my guitar!

Anonymous said...

Lime,
You have to understand that Mr. Lime has quite a dilemma on his hands. What can you POSSIBLY get the woman who has everything? In view of the circumstances, he has done quite well.
Crossword Freak eh?(secret code between you and me)
Roman road...
Double helix...
23 to Pliny...

RennyBA said...

Great to see your bare feet and sooo glad it wasn't snow (as it should have been snow right now - don't you think:-) but then again you would have frozen your butt off!

Breazy said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas ! We did as well . I love tie dyed shirts ! As far as the weather goes here, it was pretty cold and a bit rainy. Hope you have a great day!

kevian said...

Tiedye shirts for christmas..hahaha.. poor kids!!.lol Merry christmas michelle!!!

jillie said...

I remember trying to make tiedye's...what a MESS! Love the boots and head dress...who says they don't match. WOW...way down under I guess that means we're all just a bunch of blokes now...lol

Seamus said...

I am a firm believer in a bi-hemispheric life - the endless summer!!! All that's needed is the wings of the Arctic Tern! ;)

Anonymous said...

(Hypersonic not on his computer in the Hypersonic-Cave and can't be arsed to log in)

Sorry, that should be "know nothing". See how the insidious Aussie brainwave scramblers work?

Logophile said...

Aw, that Mr. Lime is a true romantic.
Love the tie dye, madam, your step mother is a sweetie.
Mwah,
G'day!

Nancy Drew said...

Lime, you are absolute coolness itself! Pure Pennsylvania coolness!!!

So says ND!!!

snavy said...

LMAO @ 'Spice Girls meet the Village People'!!

I love the tie dye spiral shirt! I'd wear it!! Proudly.

m said...

49 square foot jigsaw puzzle? Pickles! That is huge!

m said...

ps the land in Australia may come in handy...if you ever get toilet paper again, you can run off to the Outback and find an Aussie cowboy.

Anonymous said...

You've got orange toes by the way. Is that some kind of Pennsylvania thang?

Blither said...

Wow... Your Christmas leaves me speechless. I wish I would have sent you a strapping lad.

Hugs Bella!

Anonymous said...

I'm coming to visit!

Phain said...

OMG I would PAY you to make me some tie die shirts for The Pixies!! I have tried and tried and I suck and I suck...

lecram sinun said...

A square meter... dang!

barefoot_mistress said...

Ok well he did surpass the toilet paper year, I do remember that well!

A square meter? Wow, you might even be able to sit down on a piece of land that large while playing a digereedoo!!

I am in Goa! Hurray!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that I will know someone to visit in Australia in my "golden years." I promise to not take up too much of the meter......

:)

DaMasta said...

Hehe.. I just reread the part where it says ''meter''.. wow! maybe you could.. like.. put a chair there.. and uh.. sit around.. and uh.. look around.. and stuff. ;)

Merry Holidays, Limerz!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, carnival and Christmas in one day! That's the way to do it.

ttfootball said...

Lime yuh know I never understand that o-so-american (in my opinion) tie-dye thing...what's up with that?
and like u kinda too trini yuh know...I well come in the cybercafe today to read some trini tuesday but like yuh take Boxing day off ;-)

KFarmer said...

The kids and I used to make tie-dye all the time. Loved it then, love it now. Maybe I should break out the rubber bands... I'm in need just looking at the colors :) Good day!

SeaRabbit said...

Australia seems to be a nice place for retiering... ;-)) I wish it will be on more that one square meter... ;-))) but puzzles??? Arghhhh!!! I'm glad you like them... because I wouldn't do any... even with the promise of a full farm with land in anywhere in the world... ;-)))
Happy HNT!! and Happy New Year!

Fred said...

Weird, but fun. Happy New Year, Lime!

~TVS said...

Have a merry new year!

Anonymous said...

You going to build a tiny bungalow on that piece of land down there in Oz?

Anonymous said...

Lime, you look absolutely adorable in that photo!

Let's see ... you posted this Wednesday. Today is Friday. Are you done with the crossword puzzle yet? ;)

steve said...

I love that picture from 72:-}

Anonymous said...

Nobody ever mentions the good side of global warming. Just think, you'll be able to go barefoot every day of the year. :)

Chickadee said...

That looks similiar to the off the wall stuff that I wore as a kid. Hehe.

And those tie dyed shirts are beautiful! You made those??? I want one!

And land in Australia...ohhhhh. Australia is one of my dream places to visit. Maybe one day...

Seamus said...

If we don't see you before Monday, have a happy and safe New Years!

Top cat said...

what a cutie!

walking barefoot on cold surfaces can give you hemmorhoids..I think.

Those shirts look awesome lime, very cool.

Land down under?..did the dingo eat your baby?

tc

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas memories

Jodes said...

great stuff. happy new year.

Sheri said...

Happy New Year~ I love the shirts. You are so talented.

Australia? A sq. meter? You rock!

Galen said...

Shlubing around in your jammies?...Me Too!!

Happy New Year Michelle!

Boysenberry said...

Lime, need some help getting used to Australian English (also known as Strine or Orstrayan)? :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Cootera said...

Happy New Year, Lime!! Hope it's a good one for you!!

Top cat said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR LIME!
tc