Yes, I think I talked my way through it out loud. "radio calls, landing checks, watch your airspeed, cross-wind component ... you can do it. Haha, as I have read, it's quite a performance change when you drop your 180 lb instructor. LOL. The airplane shot up like a rocket, the downwind was bumpier and the landing was a cinch. WHEW, any landing you can walk away from was a good landing. Haha, in actuality, it was a good landing and the ground roll was short.
Man, I LOVE FLYING!!!!! I still need another 25+ hours before I can take my check ride - probably closer to 35 hours but I'm in no rush, and the extra training is never a bad thing.