essay is mostly done, even if i would rather have been out and about (happy birthday, sweetie). i'm still not all the way there - i'm about 100 words and some research off - but it's getting there. the framework is in place. my produtivity has slowed to a crawl. 6 days.
meantime, though, i'm tired and my wrists are bugging, so it's bedtime, and to attack the essay some more in the morning.