But, aside from the nonsense in O'Hare (which I really don't consider as part of the trip), I had an unbelievably wonderful time. I spent three days with Wakami-chan, visited some temples and shrines, and just generally had resortative chance to slip into village-paced life. Very refreshing, and full of Japanese practice for me.
All the same, I'm relieved to be home, and kinda glad I won't be missing my birthday. ^^;;; I've spent the last forty eight hours in an almost coma-like state, waking only for food and other bodily needs. But I think I'm starting to feel more human again. *stretches*
*huggles everyone* And I'm so glad to 'see' y'all again! ^___^