My dissertation proposal defense was scheduled for yesterday evening, from 4-6pm. When I walked out of the room (after two hours and 40 minutes of presentation and discussion) for committee deliberation, two of my dear grad school friends were waiting outside the door. What a wonderful surprise. Not 10 minutes later, the committee chair walked out and said, "Don't worry, we weren't talking about you the whole time." I walked in the room to a chorus of "Congratulations!" from my four committee members.
To say I am walking on sunshine today would be an understatement.