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!