Actually, I'm liking the way non-knitters are looking at my socks and saying "wow, they look just like socks you buy at the store". With the tiny guage, it does look like that, and that's pretty cool.
To sum up quickly, because I'm pretty tired, the toe was a cinch...just decreases. Doing the kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed was another sock making anti-drama. I just did what it said to do in the Stitch and Bitch's Knitters handbook (including getting my environment very quiet and concentrating) and it went off without a hitch.
Here is my sock...complete with foot inserted:
I feel so darned CLEVER :)