I loved this post on your blog! What a wonderful visual reminder of how much you practice and how much you love the sport. I track my skating hours, blade sharpenings and usage of my pass in a calendar and have friends who do the same thing (most of us are engineers, no surprise). It must make you happy at work to look up and see all of those skate passes. Congrats!
I am working on those 3 prelim dances as well, and think I may never pass them. Skating with a partner makes me really nervous.