My defense went swimmingly yesterday and I am a giant step closer to graduating! I passed, as you can tell by that intensely serious baby up there. That was the face I made as I walked out of my advisor’s office. After the hoops that I had to jump through-including my second reader losing the 70+ page portfolio of my work that I left in her mailbox 2 days before my defense (she found it later) and my dress sort of showing some boob by slipping around under my blazer when I arrived for the meeting (thank goodness for my godiva length hair that hid my bra/boobs until I noticed)-I’m just thankful to be finished. I have a small paper due next Monday, and that’s it. Finito. Master’s degree! Best Thanksgiving ever! So. much. thanks.