That's what years of this business will do, at least to me: it makes short story submissions a process that seems divorced from short story sales. Sending out stories with no particular hope of selling them seems reasonable after all this. It's the particular that's the important word there: I still hope to sell stories. But I don't fixate on one market or another, and it works better that way.
I have been doing the first readthrough on MSS this morning, and I'm about a third of the way through, and it seems like it might be okay so far. I suspect I do not have to go jump in the river, which is good, because I had other things to do today. Not all of them fun, but still. More fun than jumping in the river, I expect.