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Today is Michael’s birthday.
It’s pretty much a national holiday.
And listen to this throw-down celebration we’ve been having here…
Brokaw woke me up at 5:00am, and I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I went ahead and got up, took care of the pets, cleaned the entire apartment, unpacked the suitcase I brought home on, ahem, Wednesday, folded four loads of laundry, and made four lists.
And Michael slept in.
Then I saw an arm move in the bedroom.
The Birthday Boy was awake!
So, we snuggled and talked about General Petraeus and President Obama.
Because we are political geek heads.
Then, I made crescent roll calzones, at the Birthday Boy’s request.
He’s sitting up in the bed, responding to Birthday messages on Facebook, and taking calls.
At some point, I’ll get him up, then head to the store.
I’m making him meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and a Boston Cream cake.
It’s going to be 70 degrees in DC today!
I’m pretty sure that’s God’s birthday gift to Michael.
This may not sound like a grand birthday celebration, but after two years of tons of travel, I don’t think there’s anything we’d rather do that just this. Just live our life. Our normal, boring Saturdays are back.
We are so happy.
Here’s to a great year!
Side note: Several people think Michael is a year younger than he actually is today. I have strongly advised him to go with that!