Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Just as You Are

One of the very best things about having one of your very best friends in the universe visit you for the weekend is that you can be yourself. Like you can be a neurotic spaz and she'll just look at you and let you be. Because she loves you, just as you are. And when she's being a total space cadet, you'll just look at her with slight exasperation and a glint of humor in your eye and let her be. Because you love her, just as she is.

After 17 years of friendship, Jenny Two Times and I know each other like family. We can spend Friday night hanging out in my apartment over two bottles of wine, a homemade meal and hours of conversation. We can shop until we drop but then go visit my nephew for a couple of hours. We can stay up rehashing the nuances of budding romantic love verses the life of the singleton. It truly is a beautiful thing, this connection we have. I feel so lucky to have a friend like her.

And I am beat. Dead tired. Can I have another weekend? Like right now?

14 comments:

sue said...

This sounds like it was JUST what you needed. I envy you your friendship... what a neat thing. :)

Jenny said...

we're both lucky :)

Mrs. Ca said...

Friends like that are the best! If you find a way to get another weekend happening sooner than planned, let me in on the secret, please. I really don't want to be back at work yet.

inky said...

I'm quite envious of your friendship. I have friends I've known just as long but none measure up to what you both have. Treasure it forever. It's rare.

Becky said...

Sounds like a blast and just what you needed. I love getting together with my comfort friends -- I just wish it could be more often.

Lushy said...

Amen to that! Friendships like that should always be celebrated.

gorillabuns said...

friends like this are hard to find!

snackiepoo said...

Yeah for having Jenny Two Times and her very Bridget Jones-like ways!

Bone said...

Nothing like a weekend with a longtime friend to pick you up and ground you all at the same time.

I'm tired, too. We should just make our own weekend Wednesday and Thursday. I won't tell if you don't.

Krisco said...

Congratulations. That sounds great.

Nihilistic said...

I want a 3 day weekend please!

JustRun said...

I hear ya, sister! I am exhausted.

Glad you had a good time... friends like that are SO great!

alissa said...

The title of this post reminds me of Bridget Jones' Diary :)

Yay! I'm so glad you got some quality time with your girl!

Kerry said...

That is so nice... I miss my best friend. We live so far apart and rarely get to see one another. You two look so fun!