I had all sorts of plans for today, and after morning minyan, abandoned all of the ones that involved going outside or driving far: it is cold and snowy. I watched the birds eating seeds and suet from warm inside.
I cleaned up. I prepared some for shabbos. I baked some almond-flour thin herb crackers. I talked to the cats, and to a good friend whose birthday is soon.
I spent the bulk of the day on line reading emails, writing letters to congressmen, signing petitions.
This has got to stop.
How can it stop, when we're in such a mess?
If I don't stop, I will go nuts.
The country has gone nuts; why should I be any different?
I am ready for shabbos, for directing my mind to a different place for twenty-six whole hours.
What a brilliant way for maintaining sanity in an insane time.
Blessings on us all.
Good night, good shabbos.