I wish I had better news to report....
I have pulled my paper for the International Medieval Congress, which clearly I am not going to get done in time at this point. I still plan to go to the conference and to preside over my session.
I am not even thinking about the doctoral program until I have a clearer and more firm prognosis.
Hang on - just when you thought things were winding down, this blog's about to get a lot more interesting. Let's all hope for a happy ending.