Oh geez, I've got a backlog. Gotta be smarter about this, since I can't actually type more than I already am. Reassessing over OPERATION: WEEKEND!!! - I gotta make sure I can prioritize well before next week when the travel starts to hit.
I'm well aware that the perceived lessened ass-kicking is actually the temporary dip that comes right before you break out of a plateau, so once that spontaneous rewiring happens, things will rock.
Piano results today: I can play over half the major scales now, fluently, at a moderate tempo, with good even fingerings!