Yah, quite a subject huh…who ever heard of a hot pink abaya and feeling what burn?
Well, until yesterday I never quite fathomed the possibility of seeing a hot pink abaya here in KSA, until that is, when I rambled into a very, very expensive abaya boutique in a local mall and wandered over to their selection of colored abayaat (of which, I’d been lusting over…LOL) and there I did, indeed spy a HOT PINK ABAYA! I did a double take, mouth dropped and as the sales man rushed over hoping to make a sale, I said something stupid like…”what da heck is that!? nuuuuh, uuuuuuuuuh“, ah, how American my colloquialisms be.
anyway, its a really, really cute abaya and I wanted to take a picture of it, but being that the shop is a chain, I was told…no way, not ever, no way, no how. If it had been on sale OR if I actually wore shades of pink or red, I could have justified the purchase, but no.
But, if anyone really, truly wants a neon, hot pink, traffic stopping abaya…lemme know!
…and I feel like I’m currently roasting in my own juices…my pores are open, I’m nice and sweaty and my fingers are sliding across the keys…(pls pardon any typos…blame the 43c degree heat…YAH IT IS 109F OUT…RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND!)
AND…to add to the insanity, my son INSISTS upon playing outside on the balcony with his friends…which means I can not shut the doors and turn on our super GCC, super sophisticated air conditioners. LOL
But, the heat has snuck up on us, just 2 weeks ago it was topping out at 90-95F. Yesterday evening, as I stepped off the compound shuttle near the post office the heat and humidity hit me, it really hit me and I could not breath for a second and then all of a sudden, I felt like my body was on fire under the intense, bright sun and blue, clear sky. I had on a linen tunic, jeans, sandals (everyone here wears sandals! even women who wear gloves, they do, indeed wear sandals!), black cotton shaylah and my forsan batwing overhead. After going through 4 months of realative coolness, my body had un-adjusted to the “fry an egg on my kitchen floor at 12 noon” temperatures that predominate here in the spring, summer and fall. AND, its become humid. Its gone from fairly mild to warm and very, very dry to hair frizzing, looked like you stepped out of a shower 5 minutes ago, water vapor in the air, your lungs are warm-feeling every time you inhale sort of humidity.
…and it’ll ONLY get hotter and even more humid…ah…the delights that await!