Just Past Midnight

Nick returned from Indianapolis on his birthday — well, that was the plan. Due to rain and wind, his flight was delayed out of Philadelphia and he didn’t arrive in State College until almost 1 a.m.

I spent the night cleaning and baking and watching The West Wing. Fortunately, it took a good two hours to prepare Nick’s birthday cake. I made a crazy devil’s food cake with peanut butter icing and decorated it with milk chocolate chips.

I left for the airport earlier than I needed to — with balloons in hand. And although it was officially no longer September 26, I still sang “Happy Birthday” when we got home.

Hopefully I never again miss Nick’s birthday!

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