No, it's still hard. But it isn't as hard as it was last year. So, they're right -- whoever they are -- it does get easier.
In the meantime, I needed some distraction/pick-me-up so I won't be so acutely aware of how much I miss Thanksgiving. So I went shopping. For Christmas decorations.
Well, it worked! My moods are lifted (yes, I am predictable) and now I can't wait to get a Christmas tree. I vote for a tall one this year -- our apartment has 11-foot ceilings, so why not?