Today we said good-bye to an old friend. A fluffy, comfy, but a little frayed around the edges friend. This friend was a perfect fit to us for many years, but you know how friendships can change, become worn out...when you've spent too much time together, you just get a little tired of one another. And yet...when a friend has been around so long, you are almost molded to one another...you may even find you look a little alike....and as you've aged, you both have your sags...your lumps and bumps in a variety of places...but you love one another all the same.
Good-bye old friend. We knew you well. We used you and abused you. We shared many a good time, and a few bumps and bruises. You kept our secrets, including helping us hide our money, our kitty's favorite toys, and even a crumb or two, or three....and for all those nights you cradled our asses, we thank you.
And so we welcome a new friend to the home. A little brighter, a little hipper, a little fresher and ready to take on new challenges, but still humble enough to continue to cradle our asses and serve as a special retreat for those afternoon naps.
New memories await us my firm well framed friend. And with your grown-up price tag, I expect you to stick around a very long time.
Oh, and I solemnly swear...no eating in your presence...at least until we get used to one another.