That's the sound of October flying by. I have a big contest at school next weekend and it sucks up my time like nothing else. Since the second week in September we have had before and after school rehearsals every day. That means I can do no other school work starting at 7:30 and until after 5:00 p.m. And since my concert ended we have hit it hard during classes too so time during the day where I might have got something done is now gone as well. This Friday we have a party for our 7th/8th graders until 9:00 at night and it takes a ton of preparation. And then it is a mad rush to next Saturday's contest. And then I will look up and it will be NOVEMBER. I don't really feel like I'm in control this year. I'm just along for the ride. I am severely looking forward to October 30th.