I ran out of Mrissa at around 8:00 last night, and I'm not sure I have enough for all of today, either, so if you know where to get more Mrissa, it might be a good birthday present. I don't usually angle for birthday presents, but in this case I'll make an exception.
Things are clearly getting better with Ista, although she's still a lot of work, as puppies are. No one had to clean up after her yesterday, which is clear progress. Also porphyrin and Mike and Roo brought her The Best Toy Ever (So Far), a miniature rawhide shoe. Oh, the chewing and the chewing and the chewing. Happy puppy.
I read a bunch of things yesterday and am now on Mary Gentle's Cartomancy, which starts with a novella from the Ash universe, so okay then; could be worse.
I'm not going to have a birthday cake on my actual birthday. I'm going to want to serve cake at the party on Saturday, and having cake on Tuesday lasting until Saturday to serve to guests is nasty, and I do not have the energy to make two cakes. So no birthday cake for me. If I have time and energy, I will make myself muffins or scones, since I love breakfast things and everyone ought to have something good for their birthday. But I don't know about the time-and-energy thing. We'll see. Some presents have arrived, so there will be birthdaying even without cake and even with the fence man coming and puppyssori inconveniently timed in the evening.