Tiny stares out the window early morning at things we don't see, framed by what's left of the Christmas centerpiece. In the spirit of the New England proverbial "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without" befitting these challenging economic times, we've kept it in place atop the dining room table since returning home from Goomp's Down East yuletide celebration last December. It has performed quite remarkably well as a dried arrangement for months but will soon go the way of all flesh cellulose into one of the recycling piles out back as the new Easter centerpiece* rises Christlike to take its place.
*Redundancy alert and news flash to what's left of our brain: We just realized, in clicking over to some of our posts from previous years, that we don't DO floral centerpieces for Easter. Traditionally, we do the giant faux chocolate rabbit on a bed of iridescent excelsior surrounded by colored eggs. The cooked eggs are on deck in the fridge, and the faux rabbit and excelsior are resting atop the dining room table, right next to … the lovely floral centerpiece delivered on schedule by Washington Park Florist yesterday afternoon! Thus the reptilian brain has foiled the best intentions of the grey matter up front to "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Or something.