Update on the whole workin' it thing: Not only do I love the 0400-0800 shift, but the 2400-0400 shift is reeeaally wonderful, too!
I performed in a recital tonight. Or rather, last night technically, before it was this morning. I played the third movement of the Barber - Presto in moto perpetuo. A crazy piece (crazy but cool), and scary to perform. Well, we made it to the end together, my fabulous accompanist and I, and it's over. Whew!