September 06, 2016

I cannot drink caffeine past six o'clock pm, unless I want to be awake all night. I know this, but now and then I slip up. 

Today was an unbelievably productive one, and this afternoon I decided I deserved a little reward. On my way to the suburbs I drove through McDonald's and ordered a medium Dr. Pepper. I know all their drinks are only a dollar (and ten cents) - I could have had a large Dr. Pepper for the same price, but I only wanted a medium. They gave me a large. I told myself not to finish it. I drank some during my drive, in between a dozen rounds of The Wheels on the Bus - Peter's current favorite car ride distraction. By the time I made it to where I was going, I was nowhere near finishing that drink. It was five o'clock.

About an hour and a half later I was back in the car, headed to find a gas station with one of those massive vacuums. (found it, my car looks awesome right now.) My sweating Dr. Pepper was still in the cup holder, and I didn't think to check the time before I started drinking it again. I never did finish it all, but I finished enough. Enough that here I am at almost three in the morning, typing out my regrets.

Peter will probably wake up any minute for a bottle, and I'm actually so excited to see him! Hopefully trying to get him back to sleep will make me sleepy, too.

...aaand there he is!


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At least you were productive at 3:00 am. Oh, and thanks for the reminder. I just took my last swallow of a glass of DP at 5:54. Six minutes to spare!

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Dear Girl Erin, I think you need to make your blog into a book so I have actual pages to read at night when my screens are finally turned OFF. I LOVE your writing and all your crazy cool funny REAL thoughts about life, motherhood, difficulties, and joys! I LOVE it all...how LUCKY I feel that you grew up in Charleston and I was the Girls Camp director when YOU were a YW. What a GREAT time....Kelsey still reminds me of our matching twin final year at Girls Camp wearing the same tshirts EVERY DAY! I have JUST been called back into that calling here in Arkansas. Truth be told, I'm a little nervous, not because I don't think I can do it, but because I have SUCH a high standard to live up to in my relationships with some of the greatest young women on earth! Not to mention I now work full time! ugh......but remembering the fun times with you all make it exciting! I know NO ONE hardly in the stake...how am I supposed to call assistants??? hahaha .... real world trials no matter where you live and how old you are! I hope all is peachy and that you KEEP WRITING!!! Oh, and by the way, PETER IS MORE THAN ADORABLE!!!!! Love you....Hot Diggity Demers

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