YYEESS!! I passed my defense today. It was a bit nerve-wracking, but my committee posed great questions, which I answered to the best of my ability. Now, I will make some minor changes this weekend and have it checked for style and format on Monday and submit the final copy by Thursday. In short, I will graduate on August 1 with my MA. I plan to begin Ph.D. work in late August, but have one thing left to resolve with that. I must be off, as I am going to grab a bite, relax, and hang out with friends later.