Wow, you could hear a pin drop around this blog. Did we all reallyget our apps out the door, or did we just scurry off for a bit of holiday revelry? (Both, maybe?)
No revelry for me yet--I'm applying to low-res programs with deadlines as late as March. My recommendations are coming in this month, I'm still selecting samples to suit each application, and I'm just heading down to the coffee shop to edit my personal statement. Anyone else taking it to the eleventh hour? All those with noses still bent to the grindstone, show yourselves!
There may also be a few folks who (heaven forbid) have missed the deadlines altogether. Why not reward yourself for trying, and get thee to a writer's conference where you can still take the time to improve your craft? Here is a great list.