And I wouldn't exactly be wishing you the "top" of anything, and I'm still pretty tired, so I'm not all that sure about this whole "morning" thing.
But other than that - the "of the" is perfectly fine.
What have you been up to in my absence? http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/632230.html
Other than working on your topics that is? Because I certainly hope you have been doing that, given that the deadline is tonight!