Well, the University of Minnesota told me to be ready to hear about my application as early as February 1, which is today. I don't think I'll hear today (and if I do it's probably bad news, as in: holy cow, this girl sucks so bad we don't need to consider her anymore!), but I could.
December 15, when the application was due, seems like it was just yesterday, but I know that I wondered then how I would ever be able to make it until today.
So, start those positive vibes shooting my way!