What I'm getting accomplished here:
1. Knitting. Can't tell you what; it's a secret (to be revealed around Christmastime)!
2. Reading the second-most boring book about music history ever written: Twentieth-Century Music by Robert P. Morgan. (The top prize goes to Mr. Grout
3. Listening to works of music to accompany #2 on one of my new favorite websites: Naxos Music Library (I would link it, except you have to be a subscriber or go through the library website as a current student). There are thousands of recordings archived here, not just classical, but pop, jazz, Chinese and other genres. It's great for studying repertoire I'm working on, comparing multiple recordings, and now - preparing for prelims.