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Hope sets the stamp of vanity on all
that men have deem'd substantial since the fall,
yet has the wondrous virtue to educe
from emptiness itself a real use;
and, while she takes, as at a father's hand,
what health and sober appetite demand,
from fading good derives, with chemic art,
that lasting happiness, a thankful heart.

From William Cowper, "Hope". Lines 153-160.

Go forth, my dissertation. I hope you're done.


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Jan. 23rd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Just as the kitten in my icon says!
Jan. 24th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
My advisor has until Friday to determine if it requires any more corrections. Then I can't fix anything, but that's okay. I can't quite believe I'm this close to being really finished with it!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Congratulations!
Jan. 24th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
I've finished this project so many times (or so I kept thinking each time) that it doesn't quite seem possible I might actually be done this week.
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Jan. 24th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm hoping that email is treating it kindly. I can't believe I'm effectively submitting my dissertation by email. Especially since it's been a monstrously huge file for so very long - up until I stripped out all the images.
Jan. 24th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Best wishes for a speedy and painless conclusion to this whole process!
Jan. 24th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
*fingers crossed* here's hoping all goes well
Jan. 24th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
I recall laying in the bed at the hospital in labor with Emma..it was a rough pregnancy, I was nearing the end of 24 hours of back labor, and I was exhausted. I just wanted her OUT. They could have reached in and grabbed her, for all I cared at that point, all else could be dealt with later, OUT was the only thing that mattered to me.

I imagine you feel very much now like I did then. You pushed the baby out, darlin', have some champagne and something sinful to go with it and revel in the fact that you will never have to arrange for a sitter for this 'child'. ;)
Jan. 24th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :-D
Jan. 24th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Your "thankful heart" brought tears to my eyes.
Jan. 24th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
wow, congratulations!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx
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