All's well that ends well.
Neither meeting was quite as bad as I had feared and the pace at work is finally easing up. Middle needed the car so I lucked out of bowling on the very same evening Season 3 of Transparent was released on Amazon Prime. Did a super-easy dinner then binge-watched the whole damned season with my knitting. A real pleasure.
Y'know what else is a pleasure? Staying up late on a Friday night but doing it _sober_.