Okay I lost 6 pounds over Thanksgiving is that weird or what? I haven't been practicing lately. My mom thinks I'm going to quit but I'm not. I've just been taking a breather. Haven't you ever just needed time away from your violin? Well also I've just been listening to all these great violinist and then I go and pick up my violin and i stink compared to them so I get depressed and I take a few days off of playing it. But I'm back in spirits now. so time to work on being as good as those so-called great violinist.