Well, if I ever thought that life might get a little easier, this week is a clear indication that I was wrong. I received a last-minute request to direct Swing Shift for their concert this Friday. That, plus two rehearsals, with them, scores with missing pages, and a whole bunch of other things, have taken what should have been a regular week of teaching and made it pretty hectic. I suspect that I will be more than ready for an adult beverage or two by the time Saturday night rolls around. Now, when was it that I was supposed to compose and practice?