I got word this morning that my defense is scheduled for January 15. That's a full three months away but it's only three months away! This is going to give me a lot of time to relax a little bit and start refamiliarizing myself with my sources. I might be able to come off as semi-competent in the defense.
I'm about halfway through my revisions and hope to submit by the end of the month. It's an eminently practical deadline and that pleases me.