When I first took the viola out of its case and played it, I sounded great. The next day, when I made the huge mistake of practicing, I sounded awful. Tomorrow, I shall bravely take the viola out once more, pick it up, and walk out of my apartment to the elevator playing. If it sounds good, I shall go downstairs, playing as I go. If it sounds awful, I will go back to my apartment, put the viola away, and explain to those trimming the tree that the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak.
In any case, I shall not be playing Jingle Bells.
We shall see.