I just realized that this is what the month of November looked like:
First week: US elections, and all the work and emotional whipsaw that entailed.
Second week: The Israel-Gaza war, and all the work and emotional whipsaw that entailed.
Third week: Continuation of the war and then the ceasefire, and all the work and emotional whipsaw those entailed + Thanksgiving (which I love, but I did spend 24 hours cooking).
Fourth week: United Nations General Assembly vote to upgrade the status of Palestine to “nonmember observer state” + Israel’s announcement of enormous settlement construction plans, and all the work and emotional whipsaw those entailed.
Weekend of November 30/December 1: Drive to Wisconsin for one overnight birthday gathering, and then drive back straight back to another party (for which I did a portion of the cooking) the next evening.
And I wonder why I can’t think straight on December 4.