It's mid-August, and the dissertation's due in just 20 days. I'm really trying to push myself this week to get it finished--getting up early, staying up late, living at Starbucks and Caffe Nero, etc. Richard's been very understanding and encouraging, and trying not to distract me too much. Tonight, though, I got the sweetest distraction ever.
This evening, when he was shopping at Morrison's down the hill, he texted me about plans for lunch tomorrow. A little while later I got a text saying there was "something downstairs" for me, so I threw on shoes and went down to the lobby. He'd left a bouquet of daisies by the door--so sweet!