when in doubt, blog the cat

Well, here at chez dustbunny we’ve been at dissertation terror level: red for the past few days.  Not pretty.  Needless to say, I am now slowly trying to find my spine in that pile of quivering jelly on my desk chair and get back to work.  Also: need to prepare for another “oops, I quit again” phone meeting with my advisor.  How do other grad students avoid this panic?  I need the secret handshake or password of relatively sane academic perseverance.
In knitting news, I finished the CPH and found some lovely wooden buttons.  I’m still not convinced the yarn was right for the project, but it will make a handy sweater none the less.  Pictures soon.