SchrodingersCat: very true.
GalaGirl: thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately, I can't hand off the Thanksgiving stuff to anyone else, but I will have help from friends, which will be lovely. And a metamour has offered to do occasional babysitting - even a handful of overnights, so I can be with my partner - which is one of the things keeping me sane right now!
This is the first week of my husband being gone, and the adjustment has been difficult, but I know I can do this.
Anneintherain: I am a somewhat-obsessive reader, so this is a great suggestion. I haven't been to the library in a bit, and actually have some overdue books to return, so I will definitely make this a priority. I'm in a major metropolitan area (one of the largest US cities) so I imagine I should be able to hold anything and pick it up without any trouble. My kiddo is a toddler, so library storytime would be perfect. What you said about being a good partner to myself really resonated; that's a perspective I hadn't considered. Many thanks.