It has been lovely being friends with Karen once again. Our back fence has a gate in it so we always used to be able to just run back and forth between our houses to borrow a cup of vodka or to share some news, and we have fallen right back into our old ways. With Röbert gone she has been coming by after the kiddos are in bed and we watch the educational channels on television together.
She has told me quite a bit about her dear friend Renata, and she desperately wanted us to meet, but Renata was hesitant. For some reason Renata thought I had a problem with her and was stalking her last year. A few unfortunate things did happen, but they were all Cari’s doing and I often begged Cari not to target poor Renata in that way. I now see what a cruel bitch Cari is, but at the time she was just my friend and I did what I could to protect Renata from her.
This morning Renata agreed to meet with me. Karen and I went to a new coffee shop in town where they also serve green juices (I got a delicious kale-tomato water-hot sauce cleansing one) and we spent the next hour just laughing our heads off. Renata is in the middle of planning her wedding (to possibly the stupidest man on earth, but that is neither here nor there) and we looked through a few magazines at dresses and flowers. Renata also had some observations about a mutual friend of ours, which I will share another time. All in all it was a fun morning and we are planning a girl’s night out soon!