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Nearly there!

I think I've done a pretty good job editing 10 pages today. I've only about 3 left, plus the bibliography, and 8 or 10 problem sentences I abandoned to come back to. In other words, I stand a very real chance of polishing this off tomorrow. Hurray! Then I can return to what I'm actually meant to be working on, instead of this vastly-overdue-in-an-unimportant-way bit of work.

I'm still reassured by how much I've learned on the subject since writing my MA thesis a year and a half ago or so. In a way, I'm rather glad I postponed editing it until I had a real amount of distance from the project, until I could forget what some of the little details meant and approach it all with a fresh mind. I've rediscovered interesting little tidbits (Daedalus inventing the table and stool), and diligently tried to refrain from augmenting it with newer sources. After all, I'm only supposed to be making it look presentable for filing away in the department.

I also finally remembered to send my Vagantes paper to someone who'd asked for it. I'm so disorganized most of the time - it's been a month and I haven't responded to the lovely woman in my mother's class who promptly after reunion sent me her chapter and I STILL haven't responded. Bad me. And then there was the information on the orientation of churches I never pursued, and that's from something like 5 months ago now. Getting to know people with academic interests bordering on my own is wasted if I don't follow through on it!