Saturday: Kinda tired and grouchy. Foolishly volunteered to bring dessert to parents' place (since we were celebrating all of our birthdays), which led to shopping around for it in multiple places where there were humans.
Delicious roast beef by Mom, though, and the dense chocolate cake was tasty. We met their new dog!
Sunday: Very grouchy; hid away from the world for a while and felt a lot better. Dinner at Pam's Kitchen with Wim's dad and stepmom, resulting in stacks of gifts as usual. Great food as always; the nice owner/waiter who knows us has almost the same birthday as me, and got us free cake and singing, too.
Monday: Moody but okay until almost time to go out. Cried BUCKETS over new MLP episode; if there was any doubt in my mind that it's a show about grad school, that doubt is gone. Then broke a glass as I was getting ready to go out, cried again, scaled down the going out, and repudiated the chocolate cake as the cause of all my woes. (Probably true, this was all migraine prodrome territory, and aspirin and butterbur helped.)
Pub dinner with m-pig was good, even though someone was getting emergency medical care in there at the time. And then we got to see Whisper of the Heart
and The Cat Returns
, one of my favorites and the quasi-sequel I think I'd only seen once before. We got in on volunteer tickets, which was an awkward moment as I didn't quite know how much to cover for that fact. And I got my picture taken with Totoro!
(That's the amazing umbrella from Kanazawa that comes out in maple leaves when it gets wet. Best umbrella ever, even better than the clear one with goldfish on.)