So, it's official. I'm reinstated as a grad student. Weird, I must admit.
Over on the dissertation blog, I've been constructing a bibliography. I've been through my furled items. I still have a stack of articles in a folder I need to enter, a collection of downloaded pdfs from the library, and of course, a selection of books.
I've also begun writing the proposal. Tonight, I'm going to try to take the two posts I have and mesh them into something resembling an introduction. The goal is to have a proposal sent away before Christmas. That way, I can start working in earnest right after. Five months seems like a really short amount of time now.