My thesis is submitted. And before the deadline, even if only by a few hours. Thank you all so, so, so much for all the support and encouragement that's kept me going through this.
I will confess I did whoop out loud after I handed the third copy to the convener just now. I'm freeeeeeeeeee! I have stuff that needs doing but nothing with an urgent deadline. So I'm planning to spend the next few days hanging out with friends (including S&S who have also just submitted, go them!) and enjoying the spring sunshine and not thinking about my thesis. Yay!
Also, I have a pseudomonas, who is tired and jet-lagged and not in the best of health, but it's good to see him! (I had managed to completely forget, with all the thesis panic, that he was coming, so I feel a little sheepish.) Anyway, he's back at the flat so I shall just go and join him and feed him some lunch.
May not be in touch all that much this weekend as I'm wanting to pay attention to my guest, especially as I abandoned him rather a lot when he was here a couple of weeks ago. But I'm going to have a mammoth correspondence and LJ catchup session next week.
I can't stop grinning.