Sunday, December 24, 2006
A Very Merry Christmas!!
Joyeux Noel, etc., from the little condo on Q Street NW. This Christmas Eve found me scrambling around for last-minute pressies to take to Rachael & Matt's tomorrow and realizing I did NOT have a tree--again. I was quite sure I had an artificial tree in the basement storage area, but non...it was just a tree stand, which requires an actual Christmas tree.
So I went back upstairs and got out the ladder again, wrapped it in lights, dashed to The Sixth Day, a wonderful, accommodating, and ecologically perfect flower shop on the corner of P and 21st that is going out of business next month (thanks to the enormous increases in shop rent here in DC). I bought two gorgeous poinsettias and one cyclamen--the one on the top of the ladder--and installed them on the wee tower of lights.
The result? A joyous celebration of the mundane: a step ladder, three plants, two strings of lights.
Merry Christmas to all!