when you get old, they don't mean as much, g.
My best friend lost his brother just prior, and smoky was struggling with his hip, so I spent that day helping out. gram sorta forgot that it was my birthday, but she's getting kinda that way anymore. at 92, she's allowed to forget some stuff...
I got well wishes from my long distance friend, and that made up for a lot.
I made a good dinner and spent some time with the moon.
I'm glad you had a good one. and if you keep an open and adventurous spirit, the visit to your grandparents could be a lifelong fun memory.