Years ago, before there was even a hint of a gaggle, we lived in Arizona. One of my baseball friends had me over one day and she had a new drink in her fridge. I am not a fan of anything cherry, but I really didn't want water so I gave it a go.
And it was awesome.
I fell in love with Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. That is until we came home to Kentucky for the off season and they didn't sell it here.
But I put on my big girl panties and got over it, because after all, it was just a drink.
Fast forward about five years and three children later, we're in Buffalo. I put regular old Diet Dr. Pepper on the grocery list for my hubby and he accidentally grabs
Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper.
I knew that this would just be a summer crush. A short term thing. It couldn't possibly last forever, because there's always an off season. The end of the end. (Does anyone else feel like breakin' into Grease's Summer Lovin? Anybody? Alrighty, must have just been me.)
When the girls and I packed up to come home this season, I just threw the half a twelve pack in the van that I had left without even thinking about stocking up. I like to break up quickly, it's less painful.
My mother-in-law, Lesley, saw it in our fridge a few days after we got back. She asked about it and I said
If you EVER see this in any store, anywhere, BUY IT.
Apparently she took me seriously. I don't know if it was how loud I stated my demands or the crazy look in my eye, but she heard me.
And she became a woman on a mission.
A few weeks later, my birthday rolled around. I'm not one of those hide-your-age (33) kinda gals, but I'm also not the person who's all
So I was thankful for a quiet morning of resting and showering before 10 am, breakfast in bed (thanks babe) and later that day a great dinner at my sister-in-law's house. (Who, by the way is my husband's favorite cook. No, that doesn't hurt my feelings. She's my favorite cook too.)
I found it a little odd when Lesley asked Andy to help carry my gift in. She's great about getting my favorite scent from Yankee Candle or a book I've been dying to get my hands on. But a heavy box? What in the world?
And then I opened it. And I squealed like a 13 year old girl.
She found it. She took her mission straight to the top.
The woman called Dr. Pepper.
She called Dr. Pepper! Hello, why didn't I think of that?
Apparently she sat on hold for quite some time, argued with an automated machine that wanted to help her find Diet Berries and Cream Dr. Pepper (blech!) and finally reached someone who could help her.
She then drove almost sixty miles (one way!) to a Kroger that carries it.
And a little bit crazy.
And I am so thankful that she took the time to do something so special for me!
I'm also wondering if there is anyone in Shelbyville, KY that would like to become my supplier? Anyone?
Anyhoo, little did we know how much this mama was going to need that caffeinated deliciousness. Because starting that very evening..........
My next post may contain words like poop and vomit. Also a possibility are phrases such as "oh crap", "not AGAIN", "help us, Jesus" and "where did you put the carpet cleaner?". Consider yourself warned, and have a pleasant day.