There will be no shopping in August. No clothes. No makeup. No shoes (small exception for work shoes, because they're required). It may be the longest 31 days ever. I walked through the West Village with my head down today. I didn't want to glance sideways and fall in love with any dresses. I can't even think about Northpark. I am going to have to order my work shoes online. I can do this. I have given up things I love for much longer periods of time.
And when it's over, it will be time for six.