So, as the world is saying good-bye to the old (2010) and hello to the new (2011), I will be whispering my own little celebratory chant. You see, I will be celebrating the tossing out of CT's old pair of worn out bachaboos.
What are bachaboos? (Side note - the BACH part is pronounced like the composer's last name Johann Sebastian Bach. BACH-A-BOOS.) Bachaboos are slippers, and can be worn indoors or outdoors. CT's outdoor bachaboos are convienently located by the garage door, and are there for an easily slip-on when CT has to go outside for quick things like getting the mail, picking up the newspaper, taking out the garbage, feeding his birds, getting something out of the garage, etc.
|Left: new pair of Bachaboos. Right: old pair of bachaboos.|
Everyone has their favorite "something" that has seen better days and is way past even recycling - be it a favorite shirt (stains and all), a favorite pair of torn jeans, a favorite pair of grungy socks. For CT, it has been his blue outdoor bachaboos. I have been begging CT to throw out these bachaboos for the last few years because, 1) they are so worn out that the toes were starting to wear through at the bottom of the slipper, and 2) well... let's just say that they no longer carry that fresh, new, scent they had five years ago.
Every Christmas for the last three or four years, CT has received a new pair of bachaboos as a gift from either me or someone in my family. Some of the bachaboos have been returned after the Christmas holiday, because, according to CT, they weren't quite "right". Others became new indoor bachaboos. None replaced the old blue pair, until this year. When CT opened the new pair and tried them on, much to my surprise he said, "Ok. I think these will work. I'll toss out my old pair." Wahoo - out with the old, in with the new!
So, I raise my glass (ok, my cup of coffee this morning) and I welcome you to join me in toasting the old, and welcoming in the new! From CT and me, we wish you and your loved ones all the very best for the coming new year. Happy New Year!