I think you are just tired of the busy time you had and have, and that makes you emotional. And you host a birtday party and you make a casserole.
I have deep respect for you how you manage your busy life, but maybe it is time to take time for Jen only?
Enjoy the CON, we do not know the books, but the film is out in the theatres here. Go for it.
A hug from this side of the pond