Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Pink Saturday

I had at least a dozen emails today reminding me that it was Christmas in July. I disregarded all of them until I found this plaque while walking in the neighborhood.

I walked by Virginia O'Hanlon's house....Yes, that Virginia, as in "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus..."
I knew there was a real Virginia, but I didn't realize she had lived less than a mile from where I live now. I thought I knew every block in the neighborhood, but there are discoveries still to be made, even after living in the same place for almost twenty-five years. 
This is Virginia's block. A number of the buildings on the block date from the time when Virginia wrote to The New York Sun, asking her famous question.
After my historic discovery I continued to my destinations, Whole Foods/Home Goods/Michaels. I had my eye out for Pink Saturday sights and I found the most pretty in pink juice cart imaginable. 
I didn't stop for one of the smoothies -- another time! -- but I did take a shopping break for frozen yogurt. I went with (mostly) sugar-free strawberry banana and it was also definitely a pretty in pink and delicious snack. 
I'm happy to report that the only forthcoming holiday represented in Michael's was Halloween, and it was only a very small display. I skipped over the pumpkins -- it's July! -- and concentrated on my goal, baby things. But that's a post for another day.
I spent today catching up on errands that got lost in the BlogHer mania. I returned my overdue library books, bought the makings for baby cards and replenished my sadly depleted refrigerator. Next on my agenda for the weekend: visit my blog buddies.
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet weekend!   


The Cranky said...

I absolutely fell in love with your second photo; what a gorgeous wee spot. Sounds like you had a busy and enjoyable day!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, How fun to have discovered Virginia's home. Such a charming neighborhood. Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

bj said...

ooo, I want that cute little pink cart...:)

Melinda said...

I'm doing a "Christmas in July" series next
week just for fun.
Come on by!
Is your yogurt from a self serve place?
We have one here and it is yummy!

M : )

Susie said...

Carol, I like Virginia's house. So interesting that you are still discovering new things to see and do. Blessings for a fun day, xoxo,Susie

Jeannie Marie said...

That is quite a discovery to find so close to home. Virginia is so famous! I lived in the Dayton OH area for 30 years and it still surprises me when I go back to visit.


How exciting to live so close to Virginia O'Hanlon's house. DESSERT looks scrumptious. Seriously delicious.

Linda said...

Christmas in July, a lot of bloggers are doing that. I love the cart, and yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, wink. Have a beautiful Sunday, friend. Blessings

Barb said...

Since I have such a long winter, I make a conscious effort NOT to celebrate Christmas in July! I do love that your found Virginia's street. Looks like a beautiful sunny day in the city.

Ida said...

Where have I been...I seriously did not know there was a real "Virginia" from the movie. - How cool.
Mmmm the yogurt looked yummy. I go every Friday with Coleen for yogurt. This last Firday I mixed Sweet Coconut with Chocolate Caramel Latte and put nuts, coconut flakes & bosenberry syrup on it.