I have had a lot of things happening that have prevented me from being in class over the last couple of months. I was out-of-town on vacation, then sick for long time. After I went on vacation, I expected that practicing upon my return would be difficult, that my fingers would hurt, that I would forget a lot. But this time, I found myself right back in a groove with my practices, as if I had not left. I did have some pain from my out-of-practice fingers, but my attitude had actually improved. A happy surprise!