Got it together.
I have a large picture so you can see the curved hem---it dips low in the back.
I ended up doing an icord bind off on the neck. I like how it looks and it adds a bit of stiffness that sometimes necklines need.
I also submitted my final paper to a journal yesterday (final paper of the sabbatical)--I wasn't expecting to finish it up so quickly but as I read it over yesterday I thought 'this isn't that bad--and it makes some good points so just send it somewhere.' So I did. I'm not one of those people who obsess over every minute detail of papers--just send 'em out and see what hits. Needless to say, I get rejected a lot. I'm used to it--it bothers me a bit but now my attitude is that there's a home for it somewhere.
I'm adding a few news exercises to my workout--planks and tricep pushups. I hate both of them. But I think I've avoided them for too long!