I wasn't even aware how stressed out I was over the Alabama Senate race until Doug Jones won last night. On Facebook I wrote, "I had not even dared to hope. Maybe it's time to start hoping again." And I'd like that to be true. I felt last night's victory was the first cause I'd had to hope since November 8th, 2016. I'm clinging to it. If Alabama can be won, an awful lot of other states can be flipped to blue.
We found our Christmas tree yesterday, in the garden department at a Lowes in Cranston. I'm glad we didn't give up. It's another symbol of hope and normalcy that I need right now.
I'm almost finished Cormac MCCarthy's The Orchard Keeper, and yesterday I read "Burrowing in Lystrosaurus: preadaptation to a postextinction environment?" Winter's Day began in GW2, so there was gaming, as well.
2:20 a.m. (this morning)