Happily, my return flight happens to go through O'Hare with an overnight layover...which just happens to coincide with my good friend Hannah's birthday. She'll come grab me from the airport for a late night birthday celebration and a few hours' sleep at her brother's before I zip back to Britain...for a whopping 32 hours before leaving for Morocco fieldwork!
Exciting times ahead. I am going to be far too familiar with various suitcases and airports...but one can hardly complain. ;)