I think post-election I was running on auto-pilot a bit with teaching and grading and household stuff that needed to be done, because today, I got the kids and in-laws to Target for needed errands, came home intending to cook — and then just collapsed into my bed for four hours. TV, Facebook, etc. Chilled and exhausted — I turned on my electric mattress warmer. Made more tea.
I think I’ve gotten a second wind now — have come downstairs, loaded the dishwasher, supervised Kavya making pumpkin muffins for tomorrow, and am just about ready to start my own cooking. But oof. It was like a sledgehammer knocked my legs out from under me as soon as I had permission to just…pause for a moment.

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