Monday, September 29, 2008

We go together like PB & J

I ran out of coffee about a week ago. My best friend Karina the Russian instantly recognized that this was going to take it's toll on me and insisted that I wake up 10 minutes earlier so that I could come over to her place, which is only 5 minutes from my apartment, for coffee. Last week I came over twice. She made me eggs with sausage and toast made of hotdog buns one of the mornings.
On Friday we had a movie night and sleepover complete with pajamas and facials. After our second glass of wine she confessed that she had sent her 2 kids to stay with her mom for the weekend not because she needed a break, but because she had no food left in her house. That is a truly sad thing to say, but we find it better to laugh about being broke, you never cry about it. So we raided her kitchen and found some Russian cookies that tasted like Animal Crackers and dipped them in some sort of Russian chocolate hazelnut spread. The very last of her food.
On Sunday I needed to go to the store to pick up a few items and decided that Karina and her kids (which she calls "our kids" as in "Summer, your daughter is out of control can you do something about that" or "Honey your children miss you! Where have you been?") needed food more than I did. I bought them some essentials like bread, peanut butter, milk, corn dogs, juice boxes and some Mickey Mouse shaped cheese (yes I do consider fun shaped food an essential). She was completely floored when I showed up with the food. I told her that I just did it so that when I came over there I would have something to eat. We celebrated the new food by sitting on her porch and having a juice box and fresh peaches. With Karina you celebrate everything. It's part of the reason I love her.
This morning I went over for coffee and my amazing Russian friend had gotten up early enough to get herself and the kids ready then made coffee and a peanut butter and home made jelly sandwich for me to take for lunch and one for breakfast as well. I almost cried right then and there.
In this world there are few things more important than friendship. Although Karina and I have only known each other for a year and a half it feels as if we have known each other forever. It's funny though, so many people do not understand friendship. Both Karina and I have dated men who have accused us of being more than friends. Like the only reason to do something nice for someone else is because you have hidden motives of lust. Idiots. They must not have ever had a best friend. Because if they had, they would know that it's just what friends do. Best friends look out for each other, they tell each other that they love them, they lift each other up when they are down and they make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just to show how much they care.


kel said...

You guys must have shopped the hell out of yourselves in Newport Beach. You're both so broke! I promise, when you come visit me, we won't shop. Okay, that's a lie. We won't shop that much.

Anonymous said...

My love! If you would ever know how much i love you ... you probably would think i'm a lesbian.. in a non lesbian way! YOu are my Love, Happiness, Gardian Angel! To have you in my life is a true blessing from ABOVE!
To get to the understanding level that you and i have .. people spend lives! It took us 1 months.. which felt like millions of years! We speak not just "karina" language its Summer and Karina. Which means.. all i have to do is look at you, in your eyes to understand what is really going on in your life!
Honey I love you soooo much! Don't ever forget that!

Sarah Bellum said...

You're lucky to have one another! I have to admit I'm a little jealous.

Latent Image said...

Guys are also insecure, thats why they dont understand your friendship.

The whole no money for food thing takes me back to my childhood.

Salt City Mistress said...

That is a very sweet post to one's best friend! I admit that I too am just a little bit jealous!

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Jenni said...

I totally agree with you on this one. There are just some things you can do with your best friend and not guys. My best friend is great too. She would do anything for me, and often does. Great post, sounds like you had a great weekend.